Kota Kinabalu, People and Places, Street Photography.

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)

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