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MAMAGANDAL

Mamagandal or 'manakai' is the process of carrying paddy sacks (“bandu”) using a buffalo to transfer the sacks from the seedling area to the paddy grain barn reserve (“tangkob”). This activity that has become a traditional game was introduced to highlight the originality of the daily activities of the KadazanDusun ethnic in Sabah during the harvesting season. This game displays culture and speed, perseverance and physical strength of the tribe in utilising the transport system in the past, in the muddy and puddle conditions of the paddy field.



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