Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Sabahan Truly Asia

Have you ever asked or heard people asking, whether Sabahans still live in the jungle, hunt for food and wear clothing made out of leaves?

If I was asked so, I would proudly say yes. (Cuba imagine Marsha AF2 pakai Nipah leaves skirt sama Coconut bra) hehe.

When you as a Sabahan start to feel low just because you’re from Sabah, these facts would make you change your mind:

We have the second largest International airport in Malaysia. While other’s might not even have any. We have three major airports, while others might not have one Car fuel is the cheapest here.

We have two official cities, KK and Sandakan and soon Tawau, while others might only have a town. We are still the reason why tourist comes to Malaysia, for our mount Kinabalu.

Two out of the top three of the sexiest girl in Malaysia are from Sabah (Daphne Iking and Amber Chia) according to FHM. The whole Philippine country doesn’t envy Malaysia. They envy Sabah. Sipadan Island, need I explain?

Everybody say’s Mokhtar Dahari is the main reason Malaysian football team qualified for the Olympics, football event in the 80’s. With all due respect, the two goals are scored by Hassan Sani and James Wong, both Sabahan. Not forgetting the man who kept Malaysia at bay, Peter Rajah, also a Sabahan as the goalie. The most air travelers are from Sabah.

Almost all Sabahan have atleast traveled once or twice with airplane, compared to the west Malaysians. We have our own daily newspaper, Daily Express and Sabah Times. Every time there’s a reality show, our contestant always reaches respectful level. AF, Blast-Off etc.

We live in harmony, not just with Malay, Indian and Chinese, but also with Kadazan, Dusun, Bajau, Murut, Rungus etc. The term Sabah truly Asia is more like it. Most of us Sabahan speaks at least 4 different language. This is just to name a few, but despite all this, we are still proud to be Malaysian.

From: Angela