Kota Kinabalu, People and Places, Street Photography.

calling out the deals.

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, bazaar, Black & white, street portrait by 1davidstella on March 22, 2011

 

calling out the deals.

Calling out the deals, and he is ready to make some tuna cutlets. Photographed at the waterfront night market, Kota Kinabalu.

~Lightbox~ More photos in my Bazaar-KK City set.

 

a ‘rare’ portrait of me.

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, bazaar, Black & white, street portrait by 1davidstella on March 17, 2011
a 'rare' portrait of me.

A portrait of me by Ian Rummey (UK). We stopped at this stall for fresh young coconuts after a walkabout at the waterfront night market, Kota Kinabalu. {I am rarely in front of the lens.}

#201103-06 Lightbox. Other photos in my Bazaar -KK City set.

Fresh young coconuts were RM2.50 each, and coconut water in ice at RM1.00 a cup. Cheap and good. (US$1 = RM3.07)

universal language – smiles and laughter.

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, bazaar, Black & white, street portrait by 1davidstella on March 10, 2011

 

universal language - smiles and laughter.

Traveller and photographer {Ian R of UK} interacting with the locals at the waterfront night market, Kota Kinabalu.

~Lightbox~ More photos in my Bazaar-KK City set.

The night market consists of a wet section for fish and other produce from the sea, and a dry section for vegetables and fruits. There is also a section for hawker food. The atmosphere is friendly and the people eager to interact. Although Malay is commonly spoken at this market, simple English is widely understood. They like you, Ian.

coffee break

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, bazaar, Black & white, street portrait by 1davidstella on March 9, 2011
coffee break

Elder woman having a coffee break at her stall. Kota Kinabalu waterfront night market.

~Lightbox~ More photos in Bazaar – KK City set.

She was selling an assortment of seaweeds, including the popular caulerpa (commonly called sea grapes, green caviar, “ar-arosep” or “lato” in the Philippines). Read about this grapelike seaweed on Wikipedia here.The woman said the seagrapes are eaten fresh.

I found a recipe to make a salad from this seaweed here. I also found a blog with an entry about this salad “lato” here. The photos look delicious!

I spent an hour at the market, with a traveler and photographer from U.K. {I think you will remember this stall at the market, Ian.} We enjoyed ourselves, sampled some jack fruit and fresh coconut water, too. Oh, we normally drink our coffee in small glass mugs like the one in the photo. Coffee cups belong in the hotels, cafes and restaurants. 🙂 .

ethnic heartbeat.

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, Black & white, Donggongong, street portrait by 1davidstella on March 9, 2011
ethnic heartbeat.

Portrait of a gongs-man at tamu Donggongong. Volunteers sometimes get together to play a gongs ensemble at the tamu,

~Lightbox~ My tamu Donggongong set.

A gongs ensemble consists of nipple gongs of various sizes. The sound is muted and harmonious. The larger ones are hung vertically, while the small ones are horizontally suspended on ropes. Wikipedia infornation about gongs.

thirsty travellers.

Posted in BB Cafe, Black & white, Gaya Street by 1davidstella on March 8, 2011

 

thirsty travellers.

Travellers passing through Kota Kinabalu. It is hot and humid here. The cafes and pubs are popular places to chill out after a day in the sun. Cheers, Pavel and Karl.

~Lightbox~ My BB Cafe set.

Compared to Malaysians, it seems that people from western nations travel a lot more on vacations. It is nice to see many people from distant countries. Thanks to budget airlines, many Malaysians are now travelling overseas on their vacations. However, most will work a lifetime before they get to see other parts of the world.

thirsty traveller.

Posted in BB Cafe, Black & white by 1davidstella on March 8, 2011

 

thirsty traveller.

There are many travellers passing through Kota Kinabalu. After a day out in the sun, hot and humid when it doesn't rain, many do stop by the cafes and pubs to chill out.

Good evening, Rick.

~Lightbox~ My BB Cafe set.

 

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street cafe and bar.

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, BB Cafe, Black & white, Gaya Street by 1davidstella on March 8, 2011

 

street cafe and bar.

Late afternoon at BB Cafe, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu. Street cafe and bar, popular place to chill out in the evenings.

~Lightbox~ More photos in BB Cafe set.

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