Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Giant Gong @ Sumangkap Village, Kudat

One of the place must visit in Sabah is Sumangkap Village. The whole villagers are gong makers. I never heard about this place before and it really widens my knowledge.

在沙巴游玩,其中一个必去的地方就是Sumangkap 村庄。这里的村民都是锣匠。在这之前我还未听闻过这里,这次的到访实在增广我的见闻。

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The wall paint at the entrance of Sumangkap Village. 
在Sumangkap 村庄入口处的壁画。

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"Gongs are the most prevalent of Sabah's idiophones and are found throughout sabah. They are widely used by Kadazan Dusun, Rungus and Murut people. Gongs are made of brass or bronze. It has a thick with a broad rim and produces muffled sounds of a deep tone. Each gong has a name which denotes its sound or rhythm it plays. These musical names vary according to sub-dialect and village. The rhythm of the gong also represents emotion, sadness of a death or happiness of a festival or marriage."

"锣是沙巴最普遍的体鸣乐器,在沙巴各地都可以找到Kadazan Dusun, Rungus 以及 Murut族民很常使用该乐器。
锣是由黄铜或青铜所制。它有一个厚厚的广泛边缘,并可产生深调的低沉声音。每个铜锣都有一个名字代表着它的声音或旋律。这些乐器的名称,根据次方言和村庄而异。锣的节奏也代表情感,死亡悲伤或庆典的快乐喜悦或婚姻。"

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From the map drawn in 2011, there were 66 houses in the village, it may be more now.

从2011年的地图上,可知道这村庄有66户房子,现在可能较多。

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Behind me is the crafts hall. 
在我背后是艺术礼堂。

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I thought this was the biggest in Sumangkap village but I'm so wrong! Continue read and you will know why....

我以为这锣是Sumangkap 村庄最大的锣但是我错了!继续读你就知道答案...

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SDSI= Satu Daerah Satu Industri 
One district one industry
一个区域一种行业

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Hit with a stick, each comes out with different sounds. 
拿个木棍敲打,每个都发出不一样的声音。


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The gong products sold are of various sizes, some come with unique designs.

这里的锣售卖品有大有小,有些还有特别的设计。

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At Sumangkap Village, visitors can watch skilled craftsmen at work making gongs in various stages. 

在Sumnagkap 村庄,游客可以见识熟巧的锣匠正在做锣。

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The art of gong making in Kampung Sumangkap was inspired and initiated by a well-known local gong craftsman, Mr Mojunkob@Majabab B.Omlunru in 1968.

在Sumangkap 村庄制作锣的工艺是在1968年,一名本地锣匠Mr Mojunkob@Majabab B.Omlunru发起的。

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The giant gong in Sumangkap Village becomes Kudat's district attraction. There is 1 giant gong, 2 middle gongs and 2 small gongs. So it really looks like a husband with 2 wives and 2 children...hahaha

在Sumangkap 村庄的巨锣成为了Kudat区的旅游景点。这里有1个巨锣, 2个中锣和2个小锣。所以真的很像一个丈夫有两个老婆和两个孩子...哈哈哈

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“The giant gong measuring 20 feet tall and weighing 980 kilogram is made of twenty pieces of 4' x 8' zincs. The giant gong making was inspired and fully funded by Malaysia Handicraft. It took approximately five weeks for four local gong craftsmen to complete the Giant Gong. (16 Sep to 20 Oct 2008). ”

I believe this is the largest gong in Malaysia. I never seen any bigger than this in Peninsular Malaysia.

"这巨锣的面积有20尺高,重达980公斤,以20片的4' x 8'锌所制。这巨锣的制作是由马来西亚工艺所发起和赞助。4名本地锣匠花了大约5星期时间完成。(2008年9月16日至 10月20 日)"

我相信这是马来西亚最大的锣。因为在半岛我还没看过比这更大的。

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I just hit with my hand with the 5 gongs at the field, all producing different sounds. It is so amazing to see such a giant gong which is bigger than a van. And if you are interested with the gong making, make sure you pay a visit to this place.

p/s: The gong factory opens daily includes public holiday from 8.30 am till 5.30 pm.

我用手去敲打在草原上的这5个锣,全部都产生出不一样的声音。看到比一辆货车还要大的巨锣,心里不尽的惊叹。若你们也有兴趣来这看看锣的制作过程,记得要到访这里哦!

p/s:锣工厂每日开放包括公共假期由8.30早上直到5.30下午。
The gong factory is open daily including public holidays from 8.30am to 5.30pm. - See more at: http://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/kampung-sumangkap-gong-factory#sthash.sJTufmde.dpuf
The gong factory is open daily including public holidays from 8.30am to 5.30pm. - See more at: http://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/kampung-sumangkap-gong-factory#sthash.sJTufmde.dpuf

52 comments:

  1. Cool post nice pictures doll.
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  2. Huge gong! I didn't know there was an entire village that crafts gongs- it's great that you brought us a bit of this amazing tradition :) xx Maja
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  3. Wow..this is an interesting place to visit, Emily! Will keep this place in mind when I make a trip down ^.^

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  4. Nice. I did not know that so many different types of gongs existed. Thanks for sharing the great photographs. They really are stunning.

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  5. SDSI= Satu Daerah Satu Industri
    One district one industry :) sound like satu malaysia :)

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  6. (from some reason this sent a comment but I don't even know what it was sent o.O weird I know so, could you please ignore my early comment?)

    The Gong factory looks really interesting! It's not a instrument that we use a lot here, but sill looks really nice
    Take care*

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  7. you travel a lot and always visit really interesting places! it definitely was an amazing experience :)

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  8. i want to visit soon! nice place dear!
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  9. Stunning place ! You are so cute :)

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  10. Great post and funny photos!
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  11. Hi Emily, once a while I did drop by your blog.

    thanks for visiting me. No problem in following you.

    such big gongs!!

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  12. Hello Emily, thanks for the comment on my blog! Sure, let's follow each other.
    I've followed you on GFC, so perhaps you can follow back on Bloglovin? :)

    xxx MODEmoiselle on Bloglovin.

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  13. Very interesting pictures! :)

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! I started to following you, now it's your turn ;)

    Autumn in Neverland

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  14. You are so small next that gong :)

    I done it (following) :)
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  15. Now don't laugh if I tell you I've never seen a gong in person. I should, as I listen to its sound as part of yoga meditations :-)
    Baci,
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    1. i would not laugh
      there are many things I never seen before as well
      so make sure you visit this place to see it in real

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  16. I've yet to visit Sabah. Looks like I've to visit real soon after seeing your post. TGIF! xoxo
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  17. Gong... We have also the same. A traditional musical instrument. Nice Photos Ms. Emily :-)

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  18. Wow, so much interesting! great post!

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  19. What a cool place! Was fun to read about this Gong village :)
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  20. Wow, such a big gong! A great place to visit!

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  21. I wanna go in your country ! ^^ XoxPK

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