Kota Kinabalu, People and Places, Street Photography.

souvenirs at Pekan Nabalu {Nabalu town}

Posted in Nabalu town by 1davidstella on September 27, 2010
souvenirs at Pekan Nabalu {Nabalu town}

A souvenir shop at Pekan Nabalu. Cowboy hats.. but we have very <i>few</i> horses here, plenty of buffaloes.

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Nabalu town is 13km from the entrance to Kinabalu National Park, and 73km from center of Kota Kinabalu city. It has grown from a popular roadside stop-over for souvenirs to the present tourist village.

Among the souvenirs here, you will find some spices, honey in bottles, packets of local red/black rice and handicrafts, both commercial and locally made. There are also stalls selling food and beverages.

handicrafts at pekan nabalu

The best souvenir, perhaps, is a beautiful view of Mt Kinabalu, provided you are lucky to have a clear morning. It is usually cloudy by late morning. A viewing deck and pavilions for visitors have been constructed.

I was lucky to have perfect weather when I visited Nabalu during the Chinese New Year break (late february 2010).

my best souvenir at pekan nabalu.

i am who i am.

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, Putatan, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on September 25, 2010
i am who i am.

Keeping life as simple as it is. Trader at tamu Putatan.

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He didn’t speak.. just smiled, head and hand signals. His friends said he is ‘orang asli’ (indigenous tribe), he didn’t understand what I was saying. I think they were just joking.I have seen him every time I visited this tamu… no shirt, bare-footed, and no cellphone. He doesn’t look like he wants one.. keeping life simple.

Putatan township is about 15 km from the center of Kota Kinabalu city. The population here is about 85k. They hold their weekly tamu on Saturdays and Sundays.

A ‘tamu’ is a weekly market and also a social gathering. It has a history that goes back to the time when the land was under British administration. An interesting summary can be fount on SabagTravelGuide.Com here.

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Tamus (weekly markets) throughout Sabah:-
Sunday: Kota Kinabalu, Kota Marudu, Sikuati, Kota
Belud, Tuaran, Putatan, Papar, Membakut,
Tenom
Monday: Tandek
Tuesday: Kiulu
Wednesday: Tamparuli
Thursday: Donggongon, Telipok, Tenghilan, Pekan
Nabalu, Sipitang, Tambunan, Keningau
Friday: Donggongon, Sunsuron, Weston, Mesapol,
Kundasang
Saturday: Putatan, Babagon, Kinarut, Beaufort,
Sindumin, Matunggong, Ranau (tamu besar every
1st of the month)

Another shot of the trader at tamu Putatan, but 4 months later, still without a shirt, still with a smile.:-

i am who i am (III)

i ask the heavens.

Posted in bazaar, Putatan, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on September 25, 2010
i ask the heavens.

Looking at the sky through an opening in the tents. Dark clouds were forming, rain was imminent. Photographed at tamu Putatan. (Weekly market.)

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Putatan township is about 15 km from the center of Kota Kinabalu city. The population here is about 85k. They hold their weekly tamu on Saturdays and Sundays.

A ‘tamu’ is a weekly market and also a social gathering. It has a history that goes back to the time when the land was under British administration. An interesting summary can be fount on SabagTravelGuide.Com here.

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Tamus (weekly markets) throughout Sabah:-
Sunday: Kota Kinabalu, Kota Marudu, Sikuati, Kota
Belud, Tuaran, Putatan, Papar, Membakut,
Tenom
Monday: Tandek
Tuesday: Kiulu
Wednesday: Tamparuli
Thursday: Donggongon, Telipok, Tenghilan, Pekan
Nabalu, Sipitang, Tambunan, Keningau
Friday: Donggongon, Sunsuron, Weston, Mesapol,
Kundasang
Saturday: Putatan, Babagon, Kinarut, Beaufort,
Sindumin, Matunggong, Ranau (tamu besar every
1st of the month)

old timber shophouses in Papar town.

Posted in Papar by 1davidstella on September 23, 2010
old timber shophouses in Papar town.

The old timber shophouses in Papar town. The vans are transports to the many villages in the district.

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Papar town is 38 km south of Kota Kinabalu. The name means flat or open land. It is a low lying coastal area extending inland toward the Crocker Range. The population is estimated to be 105,000 consisting of Kadazan, Dusun, Malay and Chinese. It is traditionally a good rice growing area.

The town is one of the main stops of North Borneo Railway line, which has been de-commissioned for maintenance and repairs. I do not know when it will resume service. The town has grown in recent years, but the old timber shophouses remain and co-exist with the newer concrete ones.

Wikipedia information on Papar.

old timber shophouses at Papar town.

old timber shophouse at Papar town.

black magic woman

Posted in Black & white by 1davidstella on September 21, 2010
black magic woman

Black magic woman. Natasha @ BB Cafe, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

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♪♫♪ Evil ways ♪♫♪ .. Santana, Live by request.

aku cinta pada mu {i love you}

Posted in Black & white by 1davidstella on September 20, 2010
aku cinta pada mu {i love you}

Nani @ BB Cafe, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

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♪♫♪ Aku cinta pada mu. ♪♫♪ .. Sheila Majid.

nani @ bb cafe

Posted in Black & white, Gaya Street, street portrait by 1davidstella on September 12, 2010
nani @ bb cafe, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

Nani @ BB Cafe, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

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oye como va {hey, what’s up?}

Posted in Black & white, Gaya Street, street portrait by 1davidstella on September 10, 2010
oye como va {hey, what's up?}

Nani @ BB Cafe, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

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♪♫♪ Oye como va ♪♫♪.. Santana, Live by request.

nani @ bb cafe

can’t take my eyes off you.

Posted in Black & white, Gaya Street, street portrait by 1davidstella on September 9, 2010
can't take my eyes off you.

At the Sunday market, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

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Can’t take my eyes off you. ..Frankie Valli

Fashionable accessory and head wear. This was the crowd at 10.25 a.m. Gaya Street is closed to vehicles on Sunday morning for the market which runs from 6 a.m. to about 1 p.m.

time for ice-kacang

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, street portrait by 1davidstella on September 5, 2010
time for ice-kacang

Mak cik (aunty) puts the finishing touch to my ice-kacang dessert. Photographed at the night market, Kota Kinabalu waterfront.

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“Ice-kacang” in direct translation means “iced beans”. It is a local dessert with red beans, jelly, milk and fruit syrup, topped with ice shavings. I think I paid RM2 for this one. (US$1=RM3.15). Cheap and good.

The husband (I think) turned the fly-wheel on a machine which shaved ice onto my bowl of dessert.

ais kacang man..

A variation of the ice-kacang, this is ABC super! (Air Batu Campur which means ice-cubes mix). I had this huge tub at Tanjung Aru Beach, for RM2.50. Very cheap and very good! Wicked, wicked dessert.

abc super!

Ice-kacang recipes:- {From a search on the web.}
#Malaysia Traditional Recipes Mom here.
#Keyingredient. Digital recipes. Real cooks. here

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