One of the segments in Local Heroes is cooking with local celebrities/chefs using traditional and unique ingredients from Sabah.
We are proud to feature Sabah’s culinary hero, Pison Jaujip and his delicious recipes. Famous for his page
Ropuhan Di Tanak Wagu, Pison shares new and improved twists on local traditional recipes and reminds us about the history and importance of our local cuisine and ingredients.
Introducing our Eco-Hero, Adzmin Fatta. He shares his story working with Reef Check Malaysia’s conservation work on the beautiful island of Mantanani Island off the coast of Sabah. Adzmin started his eco-career when he was just a teenager after an opportunity to attend a WWF eco bootcamp.
Since then he and his friends set up an NGO -Green Semporna and he also represented Malaysia as an environmentalist in the US. He’s an inspiring, dedicated and passionate Sabahan youth.
Stay tuned when his story is aired on RTM.
Thank you so much to our eco hero Japson Wong for giving a small workshop on making rhino beetles out of Nescafé capsules. The workshop is part of a story about Japson’s upcycling and 3D art work which will be screened on Local Heroes later this year on RTM. Thank you to our eco warrior kids Janessa, Serene, Bella and Madison.
More from Local Heroes, here is another hero featured in the program that needs no introduction.
Our very own young and inspiring hero,
He started off as a content creator who educated his viewers about Sabah, Malaysia in his "Get It Right" videos, and his hit videos "Grandson bullies grandmother." These have earned him more than 70,000 subscribers and over 1 million views!!!! Now, being the Jack of all Trades that he is, he has released a new single entitled Bintang and this too as so far gained over 115,000 views!
or fondly known as Keewon, is a multi-talented creative hero, proof that she is much more than just a beautiful face. Besides being crowned the 2018 Unduk Ngadau at the Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA)
Kaamatan Festival 2018, Keewon is also a successful ambassador, emcee, motivational speaker, actor, singer and also conducts make up classes in between! Her music video, Magandad Dika has over 600k views to date!
What an inspiring, empowering young woman! Follow us to know more when we sit down with her on our show, Local Heroes talking about herself, her work and her hopes and dreams. Hosiani Keewonshop
Our culinary hero featured this week started a homemade cake business in 2016. In 2017 she was invited to cater for the premiere of the movie Huminodun and she impressed everyone with her unique and delightful pastries. What makes Patricia Mosinoh-madani different is she came up with her own ideas of creating cakes made of local products such as bambangan and tuhau.
Her unique creation of Bambangan Cheesecake and Tuhau Rolls received an overwhelming response and she has never looked back since. She was in the banking industry for 26 years before becoming an entrepreneur and yes, our culinary hero. She joins our celebrity chef Pison Jaujip for an entire day!!!! And teaches him how to make her infamous Bambangan Cheesecake.
Heya! Siung Films is very keen to help support and promote local businesses. Today we'd like to introduce a young business owner featured in Local Heroes, Christ Boylondon J. Originally from Kuala Penyu, Christ opened up
Little Sulap, a local eatery with insta-worthy settings, offering a taste of local Sabahan cuisine located right in the hustle and bustle of KK City.
Little Sulap is also known for its unique and creative menu names. With names like Teruna Kesepian (Lonely Guy), Sumandak Godoot (Gluttony Lady), and Original Sabahan, one can only guess what's in the menu! Christ uses locally grown brown rice, served with fish or chicken with local staples tuhau and local veggies.
Christ also promotes an environmentally conscious eatery and only uses metal straws to serve drinks for his customers. Thumbs up!!!
Check out our interview with Christ on Local Heroes where he shows our culinary hero Pison, how to cook a traditional dish called Tinimbu!
We had a great time interviewing Audrey Koh Audrey Koh-Wiles our culinary hero in the show, Local Heroes!
She showed us how to make Florentines (famous Italian pastry of nuts and fruit) with a Sabahan twist!
Audrey was also joined by Fred & Charlie, members of a social enterprise started by her which benefits the Borneo Paraolympic archers.
The Lintanga Sisters, known for their stamina and speed, are Sabahan ultra runners. As part of the Malaysian Ultra Trail running team, these women travel around the world to compete.
They are the true epitome of how tenacity and determination can bring you to great places, but it's the love of family that keeps you going.
After months of MCO, we are finally done with the post-production phase for our upcoming TV series, Local Heroes. We interviewed 39 heroes, and one of them is Sabah's very own MMA champion, Ann Osman.
made history by becoming Malaysia's first-ever female professional MMA champion. Ann proves that facing your fears head-on and conquering them guarantees you a spot at the top.
Today we are featuring Sabah's very own musical genius and a true local music legend, Roger Wang.
With eight acclaimed albums under his belt, he is regarded as one of Malaysia's best solo acoustic guitarists. Roger shares with us his long musical journey and how he rekindled his passion for music through stepping away and focusing on a new creative medium.
Sabah offers some of the most unusual ingredients you can find in the whole of Malaysia. From bambangan to butod, locals use these ingredients in their everyday lives, giving birth to extraordinary delicacies that cannot be seen anywhere else!
Hailing from the small town of Kuala Penyu, Chef Christ is always on the lookout for new ways of experimenting and creating original dishes. Through the fusion of local flavours with modern cooking, he will be showing us unique and exciting ways to use traditional Sabahan ingredients to satisfy our tastebuds.
Sabah's very own Brenda Anellia Larry, she is a true inspiration to all of us, proving that nothing can stop us from accomplishing our goals. We might have shed a little tear during our interview with her.
She rose to fame when she became the first Malaysian para swimmer to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Afraid of water in her younger years, family and teachers encouraged her to step out of her comfort zone and try swimming. Brenda is an inspiration to all of us, proving that nothing can stop us from accomplishing our goals.
From indie to pop to rock music, we have it all at Local Heroes! Sabah's very own indie rock band Me Gusta has been making huge waves in the local music scene around Sabah. Releasing their first single in 2011 and haven't looked back.
After reaching the Hard Rock Band Search finals in 2016, they cut a name for themselves and began performing throughout the country before releasing their self-titled album two years later. Me Gusta reminds us that sometimes, we need to take a step back and find our passion to achieve success.
we are featuring Cheong Kok Ann. Sabahan Renaissance Man and the architect of the Tamparuli Upside Down House.
A true jack of all trades! He is the former chairman of the Sabah Performing Arts Society and Kok Ann is also a musician and organiser of the KK Jazz Festival. He proves that if you continue to pursue your creative spirit, great things are sure to come your way.
we are featuring Sabah’s multi-talented Phoebe Tsen. She is a singer-songwriter, producer and nominated for the ADA (Asli Drama Awards) 2018 for Best Music & Sound Designer.
Making up half of Bornean band Avery Fos, Phoebe is an up-and-coming music producer working closely with Malaysian theatre company, Pitapat Theatre.
Giggle Garage Animations, an award-winning and one of the most successful animation studios in Malaysia, is operated by two Sabahans. Juhaidah Joemin and Zeno Gabing, the power couple with humble beginnings prove that dreams can become a reality when you combine hard work and passion.
Based in Cyberjaya, Giggle Garage has more than 70+ number of creative and technical staff. It is also an MSC Malaysia status company providing CGI animation services, commercial works, VFX or content commissioning for multiple digital platforms. Their animation series are showing in 181 countries and translated into 18 languages! With several Disney and Netflix projects under their belt, we’re indeed so proud of them!
Mary Jim is an inspiring woman with a story to tell. After overcoming a tragic event at the tender age of 15, Mary Jim moved to Kota Kinabalu as a young teenager and today, helms an incredibly successful business.
Now, she's giving back to the community that raised her. A strong believer that kampung fashion has its place in the world, Mary is building opportunities for rural communities to thrive on their own terms.
A band on a special mission, Chugs on Deck hopes to challenge misconceptions surrounding mental health through their music, and create conversations that will empower and support those in the struggle.
Chugs on Deck put out their first EP in 2016 and since then have gone from strength to strength.
Known as The Elephant Whisperer. Koro hails from Telupid, a town in Sabah's interior region. His love for the wild has led him to where he is today.
Koro is currently leading a group of citizen scientists as they work on the Elephant Harmony Project to create a better understanding of elephants in our communities.
An a capella group that's performed some of the best covers of all-time favourite songs in Kota Kinabalu.
True Echo is now venturing into composing their own music and staying true to their roots.
Henokh is a professional violinist who's inspiring the next generation to find freedom in music. This music teacher has taken children from rural communities under his wing, teaching them how to play classical, traditional and contemporary music on the violin.
Henokh believes that it is important to preserve culture and tradition through music while empowering Sabahan youth to strive for greatness in their lives.
Armed with hard work and dedication, Chef Harees made his way to becoming a junior sous chef in five-star hotel Shangri-la Rasa Ria Resort and Spa.
Although the journey hasn't been easy, Chef Harres shows us that when you enjoy what you do, nothing will stop you. Besides, he says, cooking is fun.
Huge thanks to Fiona Hagan and her team at Rasa Ria.
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