Saturday, October 31, 2009

SABAH | Orang Sabah bah ni ..

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is a small yet a fast developing nation.

I think the last trip to KK was in 1990, and the only major shopping centre was the Centre Point Mall at the left, this is one of the main road, leading to the Airport.

Free shuttle bus to 1Borneo from the city centre, in front of Warisan Square.

Atkinson Clock Tower, is one of the oldest, if not the oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu, built out of wood without any nails in memory of Francis George Atkinson - the popular first District Officer of Jesselton during colonial times in 1902. It is functional till this day.

If you are wondering, where the clock is at, it is actually removed and sent for repair, so they just use a small digital clock, eermm, nope, not really, actually, the clock face is on the opposite side, I was in a hurry, it was still raining, and I only managed to get thru the other side of the clock tower.

The boardwalk on the Waterfront.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

SABAH | Land Beneath the Wind

Sabah, is also known as the Land Beneath the Wind, or Negeri Di Bawah Bayu.

But, the signboard says, The Nature Resort City.

The Waterfront.

A quick capture from inside a fast moving vehicle, The Shuttle Bus, anyway, that tall building is the Menara Tun Mustapha, which formerly known as the Sabah Foundation Building.

When it was comeplered in 1977, this 30 storey steel and glass structure, was one of only three such buildings in the world. There is an auditorium, two mini-theatres, exhibition foyer, gymnasium, kindergarten, research library and a revolving restaurant on the 18th floor.

Street view of the city centre. It was raining, hence the water droplets.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

SABAH | Singgah di Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, KK, is the capital of Sabah, located on the northern part of Borneo Island, and the home of the great Mount Kinabalu, and several island famous for snorkeling.

The trip to KK was a short one, and due to transportation constraint, we only manage to wander within the city centre.

Unlike from my previous excursion, this time, I only managed to get a handful of photos, the memory card in my camera was not even half utilised.

Almost all of the photos were taken with the Canon G10 and on moving vehicle!

Some of the shops that one can find in 1Borneo Hypermall, captured from the bus.

1Borneo is about a good half an hour ride to the city centre, and the taxi fare from the airport is RM50, but there is a free shuttle bus to/fro 1Borneo to the city centre.

A glimpse of the minarets of the City Mosque, built on a 2.47 acres site at the Likas bay, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is situated near the sea. This majestic white mosque boasts similar features to the Nabawi Mosque in Medina.

As the signboard says, this is the Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu, or the Big Market of KK.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

SINGAPORE | Kampong Glam - Part IV

The last part of the current series.

Bussorah Pedestrian Mall, view from the mosque.

A family passing by one of the shops. There are many textile shops within the vicinity, if you are looking for any particular textile, feel free to browse around.

Slim yet headless models, displaying the textile on sale.

Close-up of some of the items on sale, and these are head gears, worn by men.

And this is a unique historical sculpture, made on display to show the cost of the goods on sale, errrm, nope, not really, this is just some random corrugated cardboard that I found, and just capture it for my photo collection.

Friday, October 23, 2009

SINGAPORE | Kampong Glam Walkabout

The journey continues.

A kite dangling on the under the window ledge.

Even 7-Eleven have a local feel to it.

Walking along the street of yesteryear.

Singapore Souvnier (.sic) on sale, 1 for SGD4, 3 for SGD10.

The shophouses in colours!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SINGAPORE | Jalan-jalan in Kampong Glam II

Jalan-jalan is the Malay word for walking around or walkabout.

Continued from previous post, here are some more photos.

Enjoying coffee along the sidewalk.

The old architectural window style are still keep intact.

Ayam Penyet, one of the specialty dishes could be found among the shop lot.

Little Shophouse, literally.

No, Stop! This is not in Iraq, Baghdad Street is in Kampong Glam.

Monday, October 19, 2009

SINGAPORE | Jalan-jalan in Kampong Glam

It has been awhile since I have posted a proper decent post.

I used to post daily, but with only one photo per post, some like it as it is updated daily, but some say why there is only one photo, hence I posted several photos every other day, yet some still say that the photos are still too little.

Oh well, now I will just post whenever I feel like it.

During a previous visit to Arab Street of Kampong Glam, due to some technical problem I did not manage to get to capture the central plaza.

Kampong Glam might not be considered to be a glamourous place in Singapore, but for those who wanted to try something different, this is it.

According to Wikipedia, the area's name is derived from two Malay words, Kampong, meaning "village" or "settlement", and Glam (or Gelam) referring to a variety of eucalyptus (Melaleuca leucadendra) which grew in the area.

Its bark was used by boat builders in the village to caulk boats while its leaves provided cajuput oil (from Malay: minyak kayu puteh, or white wood) which could be used to treat muscular aches and pains, as well as respiratory problems

Bussorah Pedestrian Mall at Kampong Glam, and at the background is the Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque).

MAG, Malay Art Gallery, the facade of the building are mainly like this, like those in the black and white movie.

People flocking to buy the goods on sale.

A lone bicycle, just like the classic old movie.

Some row of shop houses.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Some people might think that having those "yellow sign" in their car is cool. But some signs have mistakes which instead made the driver looks silly.. Just like the "Angle in Car" .(.sic)