“Cincai” in English means ‘the work that has been given is done casually with no effort put into it’. So, when other Malaysians call us Sabahans and East Malaysians “Cincai” they are saying that we do not put any effort in our endeavors, we do not strive to be the best, we are not the best, we are ignorant, illiterate and lazy people from the rural areas. So why waste the country’s effort and resources into helping them grow into a prosperous state?
You wanna know why? Because you are wrong fool. We are all Malaysians and regardless of the distance and geography of the land that separates us from the west side of Malaysia. We have the same rights to facilities and support that is suppose to be available to ALL Malaysians. The fact that we have an abundant amount of natural resources, friendly and racially blind people makes us even more valuable in today’s society.
Sabah could be the hope of the country. The state of Sabah might be the key in uniting this fractured place we call Malaysia. It may not be a perfect place but that doesn’t stop us from trying to live peacefully and respecting each others religion, race and culture.
Let it be known that an abundance of natural resources are not what makes a country ‘rich’. A country’s treasure is its people, culture, heritage and history.If a country can take care of its heritage, celebrate it and proclaim it proudly then that country is rich. It is a treasure that every country has. It is a treasure that some have fought hard to preserve and protect while others have let it gone to rot.
For now, all I can say is that I am proud to be a Sabahan.
What started this blog post is the photo below (don’t worry I have added translations for you below if you don’t understand Malay) I felt sad that my fellow Sabahans had the need to showcase our state to tell everyone that we should be proud to have Sabah in Malaysia and to not underestimate the people in it.
SABAH IS NOT CINCAI, OH!
Photo 1: In sabah, beautiful girls are everywhere, looking natural without makeup and botox, You will definitely get hooked.
Photo 2: The upside down house in Tuaran. There are only 10 of it’s kind in the world and the only one in South East Asia.
Photo 3: Tourist from all over the world call Sabah the land of seafood. It is fresh, affordable and can be found anywhere in Sabah
Photo 4: Sabah is home to some famous international artist and musicians such as Pete Teo, Gary Chow, Roger Wang and Che’nelle, Don’t know them? Google!
Photo 5: There are no segregrations of race here. No one in Sabah chooses a restaurant based on race and eats together because every race has their own special cuisine that can be enjoyed by all!
Photo 6: Sabah is one of the states that churns out alot profit for the country and is the number one exporter for Cacao, Palm oil etc. Sabah is a large contributor to the country’s economy via the tourism sector.