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Kelupis in a licuala grandis leaf wrapper.
TypeSnack (Kuih)
Place of origin Brunei,  Malaysia
Region or state Sabah,  Sarawak,  Brunei
Created byBruneian Malay , Lun Bawang/Lundayeh, Bisaya and Bajau[1]
Main ingredientsGlutinous rice flour, palm sugar

Kelupis (which literally translates as 'glutinous rice rolls' in English)[2] is a traditional kuih for the Lun Bawang, Bruneian Malay people in the country of Brunei[3] and in the states of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia.[4][5] It is also a traditional snack for the Bisaya people, while for the Lun Bawang/Lundayeh people, the confection is made in large batches especially during a traditional wedding ceremony.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Rice in Many Forms (Kelupis)". New Sabah Times. p. 6. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  2. ^ Tamara Thiessen (2012). Borneo: Sabah - Brunei - Sarawak. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 145–. ISBN 978-1-84162-390-0. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ Abd. Latip Talib (2006). Beraraklah awan pilu (in Malay). Utusan Publications. pp. 127–. ISBN 978-967-61-1899-8. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Kebudayaan (Brunei)" (in Malay). Papar District Office. Archived from the original on 26 October 2004. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  5. ^ "An encounter with 'Kuih Kelupis'". Borneo Post Online. 13 March 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2013.