Kota Kinabalu, People and Places, Street Photography.

happy new year 2011

Posted in Uncategorized by 1davidstella on December 31, 2010


happy new year 2011
Happy New Year 2011

Wishing all a Happy New Year 2011. May you have a bright year ahead.


tamu kinarut.

Posted in Black & white, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on December 22, 2010


tamu kinarut.

Women selling vegetables and other local produce at the weekly tamu, Kinarut.

Lightbox / Tamu Kinarut set

Kinarut is a 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 5th highest mountain in South East Asia) and Kinabatangan River (the longest river in Sabah).
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)

totem at monsopiad cultural village

Posted in Black & white, Cultural Village by 1davidstella on December 22, 2010


totem at monsopiad cultural village

From archive: Totem at Monsopiad Cultural Village. Ethnic and ceremonial crafts.

~Lightbox~ / Monsopiad Cultural Village set


time for happy hour(s).

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, Black & white by 1davidstella on December 19, 2010


time for happy hour(s).

Brass Monkey Cafe & Bar. Highly rated place for steak in Kota Kinabalu.



Kota Kinabalu waterfront.

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, Sunset & Sunrise by 1davidstella on December 13, 2010

Kota Kinabalu waterfront.

Panoramic view of the waterfront, Kota Kinabalu city.

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self portrait.

Posted in Uncategorized by 1davidstella on December 9, 2010

self portrait

Self portrait.

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tailor at the night market.

Posted in bazaar, street portrait by 1davidstella on December 8, 2010


tailor at the night market.

There are many men who provide tailoring and alterations service at economical prices. Photographed at the night market, Kota Kinabalu waterfront.

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goodnight, sweet dreams.

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu by 1davidstella on December 1, 2010


goodnight, sweet dreams.

Chalet on the sea. Photographed at Gayana Eco Resort.



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