Kota Kinabalu, People and Places, Street Photography.

local fruits stall at tamu putatan

Posted in Black & white, Putatan, tamu by 1davidstella on November 8, 2010

 

local fruits stall at tamu putatan

Local fruits stall the 'tamu' in Putatan township, Kota Kinabalu.

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She was arranging the mandarin oranges (local) on her stall. The other items (front to back) are; bag of dried anchovies, ‘langsat’ {Lansium domesticum} before the mandarins, pineapples, sweet potatoes, and small pumpkins. {‘Langsat’ on Wikipedia.}

happiness

Putatan township is about 15 km from the center of Kota Kinabalu city. They hold their weekly tamu on Saturdays and Sundays.

What is a “tamu”?
The ‘tamu’ is a weekly market/bazaar and every township/district holds their tamu on a separate day of the week. So, there is a tamu somewhere every day of the week.

The tamu nearer to Kota Kinabalu are more ‘commercial’, meaning many of the stalls are ‘re-sellers’ or traders. The ones further away are more ‘ethnic’. At the tamu in Putatan, there is a good number of stalls selling produce from their own farms. Tamus are a great place for interaction with the local communities.

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)

The Tamu on SabahTravelGuide.com

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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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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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.

 

ma’am and her flowers

Posted in Putatan, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on October 5, 2010
ma'am and her flowers at tamu Putatan, Kota Kinabalu.

Ma'am sells flowers at tamu Putatan.

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A “tamu” is more than just a market. It is also a social occasion when traders come from surrounding districts and towns. It is common to see young children here too, nieces and nephews who have come to spend some time with their older relatives from out of town. The tamu at Putatan is held from Sat to Sun.

Photographed at the tamu in Putatan, about 15 km from Kota Kinabalu City center. Ma’am with her bougainvilleas and other plants. If I remember correctly, the plants were from Papar, about 63 km from Kota Kinabalu.

Weekly Open Markets Throughout Sabah:-
Sundays: Kota Kinabalu, Kota Marudu, Sikuati, Kota Belud, Tuaran, Putatan, Papar, Membakut, Tenom
Mondays: Tandek
Tuesdays: Kiulu
Wednesdays: Tamparuli
Thursdays: Donggongon, Telipok, Tenghilan, Pekan Nabalu, Sipitang, Tambunan, Keningau
Fridays: Donggongon, Sunsuron, Weston, Mesapol, Kundasang
Saturdays: Putatan, Babagon, Kinarut, Beaufort, Sindumin, Matunggong, Ranau (tamu besar every 1st of the month)

A BW version was previously posted. I prefer the one in BW, but the one in colour is more suitable as a documentary photo.

ma'am with her plants

have a break, have a photo taken.

Posted in Putatan, tamu by 1davidstella on October 5, 2010
have a break, have a photo taken.

Traders at tamu Putatan.

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watermelons at tamu putatan.

Posted in Putatan, tamu by 1davidstella on October 5, 2010
watermelons at tamu putatan.

Watermelons at tamu Putatan.

patatoes and bananas at tamu putatan.

Posted in Putatan, tamu by 1davidstella on October 5, 2010
patatoes and bananas at tamu putatan.

Bananas, sweet potatoes, jackfruit and pineapples at tamu Putatan.

i am who i am.

Posted in bazaar, Black & white, Putatan, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on September 25, 2010
i am who i am.

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

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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.

Putatan township is about 15 km from the center of Kota Kinabalu city. The population here is about 85k. They hold their weekly tamu on Saturdays and Sundays.

A ‘tamu’ is a weekly market and also a social gathering. It has a history that goes back to the time when the land was under British administration. An interesting summary can be fount on SabagTravelGuide.Com here.

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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)

Another shot of the trader at tamu Putatan, but 4 months later, still without a shirt, still with a smile.:-

i am who i am (III)

i ask the heavens.

Posted in bazaar, Putatan, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on September 25, 2010
i ask the heavens.

Looking at the sky through an opening in the tents. Dark clouds were forming, rain was imminent. Photographed at tamu Putatan. (Weekly market.)

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Putatan township is about 15 km from the center of Kota Kinabalu city. The population here is about 85k. They hold their weekly tamu on Saturdays and Sundays.

A ‘tamu’ is a weekly market and also a social gathering. It has a history that goes back to the time when the land was under British administration. An interesting summary can be fount on SabagTravelGuide.Com here.

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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)

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