Kota Kinabalu, People and Places, Street Photography.

waterfront night market.

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, street portrait by 1davidstella on October 29, 2010

 

waterfront night market, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

A food stall at the waterfront market, Kota Kinabalu. Most of the stalls operate from early evening to midnight.

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rain at tamu putatan.

Posted in Black & white, Putatan, tamu by 1davidstella on October 26, 2010

 

rain at tamu putatan.

Tying down the tarpaulin tops in heavy rain. Photographed at tamu Putatan.

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in the mood.

Posted in Black & white, street portrait by 1davidstella on October 24, 2010

 

in the mood, BB Cafe, Kota Kinabalu.

Live band at BB Cafe, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

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sweet sound of the gong.

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, Putatan, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on October 22, 2010

 

sweet sound of the gong, Putatan, Kota Kinabalu.

An elder woman testing one of the gongs for sale. Photographed at tamu Putatan.

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street painting

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, Black & white, street photography by 1davidstella on October 20, 2010

 

street painting, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Painting on a pillar at the ruins next to Chartered Bank, Kota Kinabalu. The building was destroyed by fire a long time ago.

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On Sundays, some local artists are gathering at the ruins next to Chartered Bank in Kota Kinabalu. Besides working on their paintings, they also paint their work onto the walls, pillars and some parts of the floor. The place is uncovered, so rain will spoil the day for the artists…

colours at tamu kinarut

Posted in bazaar, tamu by 1davidstella on October 20, 2010

 

colours at tamu kinarut

Colourful morning at tamu Kinarut.

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Kinarut is a seaside town located about 17 km from Kota Kinabalu and just a few km from Putatan. It is one of the stops for the North Borneo Railway {out of commission for upgrading works}. A small town with just two rows of wooden shophouses and two rows of new concrete ones, the population here is 15,716 (circa 2006) consisting mainly Bajaus and Dusuns.

Kinarut is one of three places in Sabah with “kina” as part of its name. The word probably comes from the early connection with the Chinese. “Cina” is Malay for chinese. The other two are Kota Kinabalu (which derive its name from Mt Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia) and Kinabatangan River (the longest river in Sabah).

Popular tourist destinations in Kinarut are the Dinawan Island, Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, beaches and numerous small seaside resorts.

Old timber shophouses at Kinarut town.
old wooden shophouses at kinarut town

On left: A school. On right: Railway track.
pekan Kinarut {Kinarut township}

evening at tamu putatan.

Posted in Putatan, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on October 18, 2010

 

evening at tamu putatan.

Onions, big and small. Photographed at tamu Putatan.

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Putatan is a township just 15 km from Kota Kinabalu City. They hold their weekly market (tamu) on Saturdays and Sundays.

Part of the tamu area consist of permanent structure supplied with electricity. Other parts consist of temporary tents and are without electricity supply, like the one in the photo. When the sun goes down, kerosene pressure lamps are lit.

 

daiman bona

Posted in Black & white, street portrait by 1davidstella on October 13, 2010

 

 

daiman bona

Daiman Bona, local artist, putting the finishing touches to a watercolour painting. Photographed at the ruins next to Chartered Bank, Kota Kinabalu.

 

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Mr Daiman was putting the finishing touches to his painting depicting life on a padi field, with the iconic Mt Kinabalu in the background. It is a scene which can still be enjoyed in real life at various locations outside Kota Kinabalu.

Photographed at the first outing of local artist at the ruins. They also painted the walls, pillars and parts of the floor.

101010 Do more for mother nature.

Posted in street photography by 1davidstella on October 11, 2010
101010 Do more for mother nature.

A sketch by local artist Boy. Photographed at the ruins of a building next to Chartered Bank, Kota Kinabalu.

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I chanced upon a gathering of artists at the ruins of a building destroyed by fire a long time ago. It was the first gathering of Sabahan artist at this place. I learned that they will be there every weekend. They also painted walls, pillars and some parts of the floor.

The gathering attracted many curious passer-bys, including me. I was fortunate to meet and chat with the Director of Sabah Art Gallery, Datuk Mohd. Yaman Hj Ahmad Mus, who was visiting the artists.

The artist, Boy, had just finished this sketch. I thought it is an appropriate photo to show for 101010.

 

sunset at the waterfront market.

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, bazaar, Black & white, street portrait by 1davidstella on October 7, 2010

 

sunset at the waterfront market, Kota Kinabalu.

A stall selling squids at the waterfront market, Kota Kinabalu.

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The same scene in colour.

sunset at the waterfront market.

Some recipes I found on the net:-
#Sambal sotong.. cooked in hot and spicy sauce (paste).
#Indian Gulai Sotong.. squid curry.
#Sotong Bakar .. Barbeque squid.
#Barbecued squid with tomato vinaigrette .. I think this is European.

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