GALERI Ariffin is a small gallery in Kampung Kiudang in Tutong that houses a slice of the traditions, culture and history of the Dusun people.
One of the attractions of Kampung Kiudang, the gallery belongs to Hj Ariffin Abdullah, a sprightly 73-year-old retiree. I drove down recently to visit him and talk more about his gallery, which was located at the ground floor of his house.
“The gallery grew from my collection of medals that I won in competitions, both nationally and internationally,” said Hj Ariffin.
And what a collection it was. He has over 200 medals that he won spanning his active competing years which, believe it or not, is still going strong. An avid runner, he still competes at his age with one Masters Tournament coming up soon.
The collection started in 1983, when he was competing while still in the police force, and his hobby was supported by family.