"Colors, colors, colors" Kota Belud Local Custom Tip by hez28
Kota Belud Local Customs: 2 reviews and 5 photos
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.