Kota Kinabalu, People and Places, Street Photography.

i am who i am.

Posted in Black & white, Putatan, tamu by 1davidstella on August 3, 2010
i am who i am. Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Putatan, street portrait.

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

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.

~ B l a c k m a g i c ~

ask the heavens

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, Putatan, street portrait by 1davidstella on July 30, 2010
ask the heavens

Rain often spoil a good market day at the tamu. Photographed at Putatan.

Putatan holds their tamu on Saturdays and Sundays. About half the space at the tamu is covered by permanent structure. The other half (photo above) is under temporary tents. When it gets dark, this section is lit by using kerosene lamps (pump pressure).

~ B l a c k m a g i c ~

senyumlah sikit, kak! {smile a little, sis!}

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, Putatan, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on July 28, 2010
senyumlah sikit, kak! {smile a little, sis!}

Laughter at tamu Putatan, a township about 15 km from Kota Kinabalu.

She couldn’t stop laughing, while her friends teased her about being photographed for a magazine.  I love the friendly atmosphere and the hospitality I enjoyed at this market. Oh.. ‘kakak’ in Malay means ‘elder sister”. It is the informal way to address a lady older than yourself.
~ B l a c k m a g i c ~

evening at tamu putatan

Posted in Black & white, Putatan, street portrait by 1davidstella on July 26, 2010
evening at tamu putatan

Kerosene lamp lights a stall selling red onions at tamu Putatan.

evening at tamu putatan

Posted in Putatan, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on July 23, 2010
evening at tamu putatan

Evening at tamu Putatan, a township about 15 km from Kota Kinabalu.

~ B l a c k m a g i c ~

Putatan is a bustling township about 15 km from the center of Kota Kinabalu City. Every Saturday and Sunday, it holds a ‘tamu’.. a weekly market which is very popular for its local produce.

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)

happiness

Posted in Black & white, Putatan, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on July 21, 2010
happiness

At tamu Putatan, about 15 km from Kota Kinabalu city.

~ B l a c k m a g i c

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fruits stall at tamu putatan

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, bazaar, Putatan, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on March 18, 2010

fruits stall at tamu putatan

A fruits stall at tamu Putatan. 'Tamu' is a weekly market.

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