1 The City (this issue)
2 Tunku Abdul Raman Marine Park
3 The Orang Utans
4 The Market
These first three photos were taken early in the morning, from our hotel room, which faced the sea. I miss that view now! In the first photo to the left as we were looking out to sea, you can see some of the islands of the marine park. The smallest one is Mamutik. You are looking out at the South China Sea
This one, looking to the right, shows Gaya Island
and the fishing village
And this is looking straight ahead. It was
fascinating to watch the constant traffic of
small and larger boats moving across our view.
The smaller boats have powerful outboard
engines and ferry people out to and back
from the islands of the marine park
Next to the hotel on the waterfront
is a roundabout with this swordfish.
I apologise for cutting off the tip of
his nose! I was trying hard to avoid
cars appearing in the photo, but as
you can see, not completely successfully
Now for a walk. We saw a marquee
with local handicrafts. Here's Daniela
practising her musical skills with expert
Boat builder. All boats in dry dock
A street with some of the official government
buildings. Kota Kinabalu, formerly Jesselton,
is the capital of Sabah state in Malaysia. The
city is located on the northwest coast of Borneo
facing the South China Sea
This is the City Hall
Does anyone know the significance,
if any, of the different hats? Do
leave a comment if you do
Jesselton Hotel. Jesselton was razed
by the retreating British early in World
War II to prevent it from falling into
the hands of the Japanese. It was finished
off by the Allied bombing at the end of
the war and there were only 3 buildings left
One of the buildings is this one in Jalang Gaya,
our favourite street. It housed the Post Office
for a long time. Now it is the home of the
Singer sewing machines are very popular.
You can see people repairing and making clothes
in the streets and shops
Atkinson Clock Tower.
Also one of the three original
buildings that survived the war.
It was built in memory of the first
district officer of Jesselton, Francis
George Atkinson. He died of
"Borneo Fever" in 1902 at the
age of 28. The clock was originally
lit up at night and acted as a beacon
This didn't survive the war! But it has become
a great place for people to express themselves
A dark message
A very important message
Great reflection from the entrance to Metro Jaya,
a brand new shopping centre opposite the
Two little girls. Dig the headgear!
Some of the buildings are in colour
Not sure where billiards comes in....but a
fantastic display of pretty round things
Tree sandwiched between the
buildings providing "al fresco"
seating for a cup of tea
Your "al fresco" seating and teapot!
Strange place to park....
No burgers at this BBQ
Chicken, and chicken, and.....
Another building in technicolour
Little one caught in the web
Next time, photos of two islands
in the marine park. Hope to see
you again :)