"Colors, colors, colors" Kota Belud Local Custom Tip by hez28

Kota Belud Local Customs: 2 reviews and 5 photos

  Bajau art - patchwork on the ceiling
by hez28
  • Bajau art - patchwork on the ceiling - Kota Belud
      Bajau art - patchwork on the ceiling
    by hez28
  • Colors, colors, colors - Kota Belud

In Sabah, when you come across something/someone colorful, you would automatically say ?This is Bajau?. Some people would take it as an offence, but most wouldn?t.

If you see a modified fast car in Kota Kinabalu with tacky colors on the interior, which complement its flashy colorful lights and other colorful accessories, automatically, the locals will say ?Whoa, Bajau alert? =) or..

Someone dressed up very colorful and mismatched will definitely be called a "Bajau" in Sabah..

This all comes down to Bajau Art. Their art is a composition of patterns with lots of bright colors. You can see from their costume and home decoration, to their horse costume (!) and their makeup: they are all bright, colorful, sometimes very tacky.

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  • Updated May 30, 2006
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