Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo, Kudat


Rungus is one of the ethnic tribe living in Sabah. I rarely heard about this tribe in Peninsular Malaysia. (perhaps I did not concentrate in History class last time)  During my Sabah visit, I notice that they are residing primarily in northern Sabah in the area surrounding Kudat. 

Rungus 是在沙巴州内的其中一个民族。在半岛,我真的很少听到这族群。(可能我在上历史课的时候没有专心听讲) 在游玩沙巴的期间,我才发现原来他们多数住在北沙巴尤其是在Kudat这地区。


Rungus Long House
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo
Modernisation makes everything changes including their lifestyles. Most of the Rungus folks shift to the city for living and sight of its traditional long house where they stayed together in old days getting rare. To my surprise, there are a few of Rungus long houses built on stilts remained and opened for visit in Kg Bavanggazo near Tinangol.

时代的进步渐渐改变了他们的生活方式。大多数的Rungus 民族为了生计都搬去市区工作,所以他们居住的传统长屋越来越少见。我很惊奇,当我去参观Tinangol 附近的Kg Bavanggazo的时候,竟然还可以看到几间高跷的传统Rungus长屋。


Traditionally, the Rungus people live in longhouses built on stilts, but the shift to modern-day living has meant that the sight of such longhouses are getting more rare. - See more at: http://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/kampung-bavanggazo-rungus-longhouse#sthash.G47I4D0s.dpuf
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo
If you coming from Kota Kinabalu city (where airport located), the whole road journey takes around 2 hours 6 mins+ for 132km distance. As transportation in Sabah is not so developed, it is advised to book a tour with local tour agency or rent a car. Compare with Peninsular Malaysia, the road is quite bumpy along the way to Kg Bavanggazo so make sure you have your seat belt on. (hardly get a nap in the car...LOL)

若你是从Kota Kinabalu市中心(机场所在)来的话,132公里的路程大概耗时2个小时6分钟左右。由于沙巴的交通不发达,所以建议若你们要去这里的话,最好是跟本地的旅游社预订或者租辆车自行驾驶。比起半岛,这里一路去Kg Bavanggazo的路很颠簸,所以确保你系好安全带。(在车上真的很难入眠...哈哈哈)

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


The reception hut at the entrance. From the brownish signboard at the main road, it takes around 8 minutes on gravel road to this place.

 在入口处的接待亭子。从刚才那巧克力色的大路边牌子到这里,需要大概8分钟的时间,一路上都是石子路。

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


The entrance fee is stated as above, quite reasonable the rate.
 入门费如上,收费还蛮公道的。


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

We came here for lunch. 
我们到这吃午餐。

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

The dishes did not look tempting but never judge the book by its cover, it just so tasty! I was told that Rungus tribe eats lots vegetables and seldom consume meats. I also found that the simple dishes prepared and served is not oily but healthy and suits my taste bud.


虽然菜色看起来没有很诱人,但是不要只看表面,试了才知道,真的很好吃!我听说Rungus族民吃很多蔬菜,少吃肉。我还发现他们的简单料理都不油腻而且很健康,非常适合我的口味。


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

After lunch, we walked to the long house for visit. Longhouses are dwellings in which several families live together in separate rooms.

吃完午餐,我们便到长屋参观。长屋是几户家庭住在一个屋檐下,但是是在不同的房间内。


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

The staircase is made with wood without much touch up.
楼梯是用木头做的,没有太多的点缀。


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

Just big enough for my foot. 
梯口至可以容纳到我的一只脚。

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

The entrance door
入口处的门栏

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

The interior of the long house
长屋内的设计

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

Behind the doors and wall are rooms for the families.
门口和墙壁的后方是房间。

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

This is the wall of Rungus long house. The wall is made with tree barks. Between each, there are gaps and holes big enough for one to peek inside. Haha how creepy I am >.<

这是Rungus 长屋的墙壁。墙壁是用树皮做成的。在树皮之间,有些小封和洞口,大到可以让人偷窥房间内的一二。哈哈我好像很阴森

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo
This is how the room of Rungus tribe looks like. Ignore the mattress, pillow and mosquito net, that's not related to Rungus traditional living. Just for your information, the rooms at long house are available to rent out to visitors who plan to stay a night there to experience the Rungus communal traditional lifestyle. 

这是Rungus 族民房间的样貌 。请忽略那床垫,枕头和蚊纱,因为这不关传统Rungus的生活方式。这房间是出租给那些想在这体验Rungus社区传统生活逗留一晚的游客。

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

The thatched roof is made with leaves, lashed with rattan for the frame. 

茅草屋顶是用树叶,利用藤作框架。 
 
Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

The floor is made with bamboo. The long house is built with all natural ingredients from the jungle. It shows that how intelligence were their ancestors to use things available in surrounding to build a house in old days.  

地板是用竹子做成的。这长屋内的一二都是用森林内的全自然物品所制。这表明他们的祖先多么的聪明,善用周围的东西盖一间屋子。


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


The rack besides the door is to place their food in old days.
在门口旁的架子是以前拿来存放食物用的。


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

Besides the long house, there is a stall and shop selling beaded crafts and rattan. 
除了长屋,这里还有摊子和店面售卖珠子手工作品和藤制品。

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

The shop owner who is a 60 years old lady was doing the bead work.
这店长是个60岁的女人,他正在那做珠子手工。


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

Look at her crafts work. I have been told that the bead adornment with human figure on it is expensive compared with others. I forgot what is the reason behind, but I guess it takes a lot of works and time consuming.

看看他的手工。我听说那些有人像的珠子手工作品是比其他昂贵的。我忘记什么原因,猜想是因为可能比较多工和耗时的关系。

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

Having a selfie with Rungus kid.
与Rungus小孩的自拍


Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

This is one of its kind of Rungus plaything. The owner said that in old days those Rungus guys who wish to marry with another Rungus girl must pass through the test by successfully putting in the thread and out from it. They are considered as ideal candidate if they can do it. I think it is really a good tool to test a guy's patience, intelligence and determination to marry a girl he loves. What do you think? I watched more than twice the owner demo it but I still can't catch the trick. LOL...more time is needed

这是其中一种Rungus的玩具。店长说在古代若Rungus男生要娶另个Rungus女生的话,必须通过这个测试。他们必须把线放进去然后成功拿出来。若他们可以做到的话,代表他们是合适的人选。我想这是个很好测试男生耐心,聪慧以及娶他心爱女生的恒心最好道具。任何意见?我看了两次店长怎样做但是我还是无法捕捉到。哈哈...需要更多的时间


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo
 Bubu (left) and popok(right) are the names for the Rungus fish trap as shown in the picture.
 Bubu (左边)和 popok (右边)是Rungus 族群拿来捕捉鱼用的道具。

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


A lot of beautiful and colourful Rungus hand made accessories for sell.
非常多漂亮以及五颜六色Rungus自制的手工首饰出售。


Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo
 Very unique design of necklace 
非常独特设计的项链



Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo
Rings of brass that Rungus ladies worn around the waist.
Rungus女族民戴在腰的铜圈

Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo
 Out of curiosity, I put it on. It is said as modern day 'corset'. There are big coiled rings and small coiled rings for different body size. It is very easy to wear it but very hard to take off....hahaha I need the owner's help because it is very heavy and stuck at my chest part LOL...awkward and good lesson for me not to be so playful


因为好奇,我把它穿上。据说这是现代的紧身胸衣。有大到小铜制的圈圈,依据个人体型选择适合自己的紧身胸衣。这东西是很容易穿上但是却非常难脱下来...哈哈我需要店长帮忙才成功脱下因为很重而且卡在我的胸膛哈哈哈...非常尴尬也体型自己不要那么好玩

Rungus long house
Rungus Long House @ Kampung Bavanggazo


Ok till here my sharing of Rungus Long House at Kg Bavanggazo, for next few posts, I will share further about the Rungus traditional costume. Bye!

好,这就是我在Kg Bavanggazo Rungus 长屋的分享,下一篇,我会分享Rungus的传统衣服。再见!


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  3. This is beyond beautiful!
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  4. Actually I from sabah, I only had visit one times 7 years ago. I wonder are u sabahan too? Huh?

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    1. She always travels here and there for free. So envy. :P

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    2. im not sabahan, that's my virgin visit to sabah

      dun envy me...i got abundant of writing debt for the travel

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  5. I thought Long House only can be found in Sarawak. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. haha i guess those never been there will have same thought as well
      welcome

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  6. More reasons for me to visit Sabah. These places remind me of Indonesia & Thailand.

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  7. Great photos.=)

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  8. I've always admired their beadwork ..absolutely beautiful, Emily.

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  9. So fascinating how they still live in these long houses. Their handicraft work looks amazing

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    1. yup that's one of the attraction there

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  10. Wow, I wish I could experience it.
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  11. Likr Sarawak, Sabah is rich in beautiful culture. I visited the long house in Kapit as well as in Sarawak Cultural Village.

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