Native Rungus accessories

I went for a medical camp last Sunday in Kampung Muhang. Situated in the district of Kudat, the place is populated by Rungus people. Yes, they are the same native race group as my wife, but unfortunately, she do not know all the accessories that I shoot here.

Just would like to share with you the things that you wont find it anywhere else – except Borneo…

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Tinohian – the one that is put on the head of male elderly Rungus people.

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Togkol – the one that is put on the neck.

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Barefoot is common here…

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Sadang – Earings.

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Linongkitan – fabric material that is worn by Rungus women.
Saring, Batakan, Olitang, Satu – A group of bracelet, worn by Rungus women, made with brass.

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A Rungus elderly men with Sigal (on the head).

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A self employed General Practitioner who lives with his lovely family in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. He dedicates his spare time serving people with precious information on climbing the Majestic Mountain of the Borneo, Mt Kinabalu. Reachable at drizad(at)

5 thoughts on “Native Rungus accessories

  1. Kay Kastum

    I believe the Rungus tribe in the kampung are one of the few tribes in Sabah that still portray traditional elements..of course it’s diminishing very quickly too.

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