Photographer's Note

Of all the ethnic races in Sabah, the most colorful and ornamental than most is the Bajau. Bajau is pronounced with a strong J as in Jaws.

Generally inhabiting the coastal plains from Kota Belud to Tuaran, this local horsemen and women donned themselves during festival with decorative costumes, intricate and colorful.

To get a glimpse into their lives, there is a weekly Sunday Fair in Kota Belud, which is about an hour drive from Kota Kinabalu. Not only you could get a glimpse of their daily lives, but so too their cultural and delicacies.

This photo was taken in the same series as the previous three postings. It was taken during a Sunday Fair, in Kota Kinabalu in a street called Gaya. The lady was part of a cultural troupe performing cultural dances during the opening of the Borneo Safari 2004.

She was standing under a "Bunga Manggar" which is really a long stick with a plume of flowers on top. Exposure reading was taken from her face and over exposed by 1/3. This rendered her face "correctly" exposed but overexposing certain areas outside the "parasol".

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