Monday, 6 June 2011


As we know,in modern era,still have some community still believe with other superstitions..
before we go to far,let me know u what is mean superstition...

Superstition is a credulous belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge. The word is often used pejoratively to refer to folk beliefs deemed irrational. This leads to some superstitions being called "old wives' tales". It is also commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy and spiritual beings, particularly the belief that future events can be foretold by specific unrelated prior events.
sabah below the wind

as we know.every country have their own superstition..same with my country is sabah..
sabah have many own superstition..
example as flower shower,head hunter,belief for gunung kinabalu and more..
let we know about my country superstition...

in sabah,have many different ethnic..
we have ethnic bajau,kadazan,dusun,kedayan,brunei,and more..
but ethnic kadazan dusun is the largest etnic at sabah..
they have many own belief..but i just story one of them..
kadazandusun ethnic
its about the legend of gunung kinabalu....

The Mount Kinabalu being a significant feature in the life of the early Kadazan/Dusun, also has a variety of legend and superstitions attached to it.One of popular legends of Mount Kinabalu is about the dragon who lived at the top of Mount Kinabalu, who was said to have a ‘Butiza’, a lunimous jewel a bezoar stone, which he used as his lamp and plaything.On moonlight night the people of Ranau and Tamparuli places would look up at Kinabalu and they saw the bright gem being tossed up and caught again and again on the dragon’s forked tongue.The story about this dragon luminous jewel, spred beyond the seas, even as far as China. The Emperor who heard about it was determined to get possessions of the jewel.

finish about Mountant Kinabalu,we go to other supertition..
this belief is little bit crime..haha
this called 'pengait' or head hunter.. 

In ancient times human skull was also associated with the story of the "hook" or in English as "head hunter" a call to the headhunters to be married or lending as a sign of heroism. The authenticity of the story hook is uncertain because there is no hard evidence of it, maybe it was just a legend or just a story of stories penglipurlara alone.
The story is a bit scary and it raise the hairs are rapidly sinking swallowed era, a story "hook" and the stories of headhunters rarely heard anymore in any of the state.
The story "hook" in the past been recognized as an ancient culture that was practiced by tribes, although not as powerful as the story Rungus the Murut in Sabah in the 16th century until the 17th. Many believe the sources of the oral stories passed down from generation to generation, even in modern times that very day there still believe the story of taking a human head supposedly for the purpose of paying ransom to the waiters in the place of organized development, especially the bridge.

this head for build the bridge

and finally is about belief at area kota belud..
at sabah called 'balan-balan' and here called 'penanggal'.
let we know about history or superstition of ' scare..

The Penanggalan or 'Hantu Penanggal' is a peculiar variation of the vampire myth that apparently began in the Malay Peninsula, or Balan-balan in Sabah. See also the Manananggal, a similar creature of Filipino folklore. "Penanggal" or "Penanggalan" literally means "detach" or "remove". Both terms — Manananggal and Penanggal — may carry the same meaning due to both languages being grouped or having a common root under the Austronesian language family, though the two creatures are culturally distinct in appearance and behavior.There are similar myths of creatures with almost exactly the same features among the Balinese of Indonesia, where it is called the Leyak, in Thailand where it is called the Krasue, in Laos where it is the Kasu or Phi-Kasu and in Cambodia where it is the Ap.According to the folklore of that region, the Penanggalan is a detached female head capable of flying about on its own. As it flies, the stomach and entrails dangle below it, and these organs twinkle like fireflies as the Penanggalan moves through the night.Due to the common theme of Penanggal being the result of active use of black magic or supernatural means, a Penanggal cannot be readily classified as a classical undead being. The creature is, for all intents and purposes, a living human being during daytime (much like the Japanese Nukekubi) or at any time when it does not detach itself from its body.

this called balan-balan