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A new open hall for Kg Lahanas


Kudus (right) recieving the mock check from Ewon.

8 July 2024

By AVV


KOTA BELUD: In a remarkable act of generosity, Kadamaian State Assemblyman, Datuk Ewon Benedick, recently donated a substantial amount of RM50,000 to the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) of Kg Lahanas, here.


Chairman Kudua Darisoh expressed his gratitude for the generous donation, emphasising that the funds will be utilised to construct a versatile open hall within the village. The construction of this multipurpose facility will serve as a catalyst for various community activities, including sports.


The open hall will be a hub of social and recreational activities, providing a safe and welcoming space for the youth to engage in sports such as sepak takraw and badminton, he said adding that these are popular sports among the youngsters there.


“Besides sports activities, the hall will also be used for other social activities such as weddings, festival celebrations such as Harvest Festival and all manners of social gatherings in the village,” he said adding that they are anticipating the construction of the building.


By investing in the establishment of this open hall, an environment that encourages active participation in sports will be created ultimately contributing to the overall well-being and development of its residents. Additionally, this facility will be available for various community events such as weddings, harvest festivals and other cultural gatherings, as well as educational programmes, further enhancing the social fabric of Kg Lahanas.


He thanked Ewon who is also the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative (MEDC) for his generous contribution for the construction of the open hall which he believes will have far-reaching effects on the community.


“Datuk Ewon is a good state assemblyman as he has never neglected us and has prioritise our interests and concerns. He has been constantly supportive of us, assisting us when there is a death in the family, difficulties and illness among others,” he said, adding that the Minister is an ideal leader who has his constituents’ interest at heart.


Kampung Lahanas, nestled scenic rural environment, is a close-knit community comprising 486 residents. The majority of the villagers are self-sustaining farmers and rubber tappers, living harmoniously with the bountiful land that surrounds them. They cultivate orchards that yield seasonal fruits, which they eagerly bring to the Tamu (traditional market) in Kota Belud township on Sundays and Taginambur Tamu on Fridays. Additionally, some residents also cultivate a variety of vegetables and herbs for personal consumption, with any surplus finding its way to the market.


Kudua spoke of the existence of tourism activities within the village, recognising the potential growth in this sector in the near future.


He did not discount the potential of the village to attract visitors seeking an authentic rural experience. The village's picturesque landscapes, traditional way of life, and the abundance of natural resources make it an ideal for eco-tourism and cultural exploration.

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