Kota Kinabalu, People and Places, Street Photography.

chloe makeover

Posted in street portrait by 1davidstella on June 2, 2013

chloe makeover
Daughter Chloe makeover of an original photo by sister Daphne

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mr facebook

Posted in BB Cafe, Black & white, street photography, street portrait by 1davidstella on November 7, 2012
mr facebook portrait

Mr Facebook.. a traveller.. I didn’t get his name!

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.

look here kitty kitty!

Posted in Black & white, street portrait by 1davidstella on February 17, 2011

 

look here kitty kitty!

Street lion dance performance outside the premises of a company. Loud, colourful, exciting and entertaining.

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tamu donggongong.. greetings.

Posted in Black & white, Donggongong, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on February 9, 2011

 

tamu donggongong.. greetings.

Friendly and cheerful atmosphere at Tamu Donggongong. Vendors at the dried seafood stalls (salted fish, anchovies and shrimps).

~Lightbox~  My Tamu Donggongong set.

The Donggongong township holds their weekly tamu (market) on Thursdays and Fridays. Not a huge market in this pre-dominantly Kadazan township, but it is easy to spend an hour or two here. An enjoyable market to visit.

 

huang poh lo, chinese and arabic calligrapher, artist.

Posted in Black & white, Gaya Street, street portrait by 1davidstella on February 6, 2011

 

huang poh lo, chinese and arabic calligrapher, artist.

Pre Chinese New Year at the night market, Gaya Street.

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Huang Poh Lo {N. Poolohgasingam}, “The Man Below The Wind”, Malaysian living in Sabah and currently the only known Indian, Chinese Calligrapher in the world. He also created “Shah Rumi-Jawi” Calligraphy, a Roman font of 26 alphabets. I can’t read Chinese and I am very humbled to meet this man who is a master of this Chinese art form.

New Sabah Times (newspaper) feature about Huang Poh Lo.. “when you mix love and skill, you get a masterpiece”.

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