Kota Kinabalu, People and Places, Street Photography.

casual and simple

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, Gaya Street by 1davidstella on June 28, 2010

 

casual and simple

A traveller at the Sunday market, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

 

 

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pony tails

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, Gaya Street, street portrait by 1davidstella on June 25, 2010

pony tails
Casual and simple. Photographed at the Sunday Market, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

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hey puppy! puppy! look here!

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, Gaya Street by 1davidstella on June 25, 2010
hey puppy! puppy! look here!

Pet stall at gaya Street Sunday market.

take me home! (II)

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, Gaya Street by 1davidstella on June 21, 2010

take me home! (II)

Kitty attracting a lot of attention and affection at a pet stall. Photographed at the Sunday Market, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

Kittens are popular and are quickly bought although the prices are expensive. I could not afford the kitten in the photo but I just had to take a photo of it.

The kitty had a tough competitor (and neighbour) in the form of a black puppy who was very resourceful in attracting attention:-

don't you play cute... that is not fair!

early morning at the fisheries wharf

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, Sunset & Sunrise by 1davidstella on June 21, 2010
early morning at the fisheries wharf

Most of the boats have berthed and had their catch unloaded. This one had just been given a wash. Photographed at the SAFMA wharf, Kota Kinabalu.

This is a busy place from midnight until early morning. The fish stalls and crowd are behind me and to my right, at the Central fish market. Many of these boats have been retired from fishing duties. However, many are now converted into charter boats for off-shore fishing, servicing the lucrative tourism industry.

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photographer and photographed.

Posted in bazaar, Gaya Street, Sepia, street portrait by 1davidstella on June 19, 2010
photographer and photographed.

A tourist in the morning sun and weaving his way through the crowd. Photographed at the Sunday market, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

It is easy to pick the tourists in the scene… they stand head and shoulders above the crowd! Sabah is generally a very hospitable place. The community here is really multi-cultural.

And Kota Kinabalu, being the gateway to the other places of interest in Sabah, is rather ‘international’. Besides the Americans, British, Aussies, Koreans and Japanese, I have met many travellers from France, Germany and other parts of Europe as well. The bulk, of course, are from Peninsular Malaysia, Brunei and Sarawak. (Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei are neighbours on Borneo Island.)

ancient jars (tajau) at the house of skulls

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, Black & white, Cultural Village by 1davidstella on June 15, 2010
ancient jars (tajau) at the house of skulls

Old tajau (jar) at the House of Skulls, Monsopiad Cultural village. The 2nd from left is the Panding Tiga, a 16th century ceremonial jar originally from Thailand. Dried hisab palm leaves ward off evil spirits.

These ancient jars sit in the House of Skulls at the Monsopiad Cultural Village. In the middle of this house, 42 skulls covered with dried hisad palm leaves, hang from the roof. They were beheaded by Monsopiad, the Kadazan warrior. The leaves are said to keep away evil spirits.

The Monsopiad Cultural Village is constructed on ancestral grounds and is run by the 6th and 7th direct descendants of Monsopiad who lived some 300 years ago. It is located about 16 km from Kota Kinabalu city, in the district of Penampang, the Kadazan heartland.

The Monsopiad Cultural Village was one of the venues of “The Amazing Race 4”, Leg 8.

the elder

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, street portrait by 1davidstella on June 13, 2010
the elder

Ma'am sells some vegetables from her garden. She is a regular at the weekly tamu (Thursdays and Fridays) of Donggongong township.

stormy weather

Posted in Black & white, Cellphone by 1davidstella on June 12, 2010

stormy weather

Shot on my cellphone and processed for a stormy weather feel.

Kota Kinabalu is in the flight path from the airport which is about 9 km away. A plane flies over the city every 15 minutes or so. All buildings in the city area are restricted to 12 storeys tall. {View on Fluidr}

ethnic fabric and designs at tamu Donggongong.

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on June 8, 2010
ethnic fabric and designs {bw}

Ethnic shawls, scarfs, sarongs and mats. I like these, and she looks beautiful in that dress in ethnic-influenced design. Photographed at tamu Donggonggon.

A ‘tamu’ is a weekly market. It is both a market and a social meeting place. And Donggonggon is a township just 10 km from Kota Kinabalu city. The community here is mainly Kadazan. They hold their tamu every Thursdays and Fridays.

The young lady is a local who has been living out of town for some years. I think that’s her mum in the photo. Before this, she had asked me for help to take a photo of her, with her camera. .. Donggongon on Wikipedia. .. Kadazan on Wikipedia.

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