Thursday, August 6, 2009
So what would you do when you are assigned deep into the Interior Division for a 3 days and 2 nights assignment?
You bring along your trusted camera, despite knowing you won’t have much time to stroll around snapping photos.
Time constraint is the adversary here. Thus the only day where I am free to do what I love is on the last day itself. Which happen to be Sunday, which is the ‘Tamu Keningau Day’.
In these days of H1N1 fright, always come prepared.
Someone who has been to a Tamu in Keningau mentioned on lucky day, you will come across people selling python meat. I didn’t find any except for these two Labi-labi that will most likely end up in someone’s pot.
There are many traditional products on sale in Tamu Keningau, made by the hands of the elders.
Traditional herb known as Pokuntiou.
Sabah’s famous Tarap fruit.
Selection of seeds for your garden at home.
Even refurbished retro Japanese bicycle in some striking colour!
Kalology refers to science of abstract beauty. Thus this post will not be appropriate without exposition of Keningau’s finest.
Sunday morning sumandak went for Tamu in her cool shades and rattan basket.
Lovely sumandak of Keningau after Sunday’s mass.
And hot sumandak selling some delicious quail meat.
But of course, this lovely shot of Ina is personally the best for me. Who knows, she could be strutting the stage during her younger days in Unduk Ngadau contest?
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Nevertheless one can’t deny the Supreme Being as we drove back from Poring, reaching Bundu Tuhan at 6:05 pm only to notice the glorious view on the offering.
The cloud hit the peak of Mount Kinabalu, creating a pattern that makes it look like it is enveloping the peak.
While at the same time when u look east, strip of clouds strike across the setting sun.
Even the trees and cloud alone create such astonishing view.
The sky is like a huge canvas, where God paints on it.
And to the west, a full moon begins to appear on the darkening sky.
I simply can’t deny the existence of God in Bundu Tuhan, what with God’s finest creation, such as a group of four Kadazan girls to further testify on this.
And I fall in love.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Hence last Saturday I climbed up the twisting road to Ranau and paid a brief visit to Poring at about 3pm.
Poring is famed for its hot springs. But a nice warm bath in the pool is not what I had in mind, especially not during the school holiday when the area will be crowded with families and kids.
So with my fellow acquaintances we decided to hike the jungle trail to Kipungit Waterfall and Bat Cave, roughly 760 metres from the hot springs.
Visitors can also choose to go as far as Langanan Waterfall, 3525 metres into the jungle which also involve climbing up the hill. Apart from that there is also a Canopy Walkway which is 157.8 metres long and 41 metres high just nearby to the hot springs.
Due to time constraint I have to skip both.
I couldn’t agree more.
So why the heck did I came here during school holiday and arrived at Poring late in the evening?
Friday, June 5, 2009
You can just drop by one evening after work, sit at the café and just spend time watching people on the beach.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
So off to Signal Hill Observatory Platform to polish my skill on exposure and shutter speed.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Buffaloes are common at most kampung in Sabah. When it comes to wedding ceremony, most likely you will have buffalo meat serve on the menu.
Pogunon once made the news after the unearthing of ancient burial jars in the area. I didn’t manage to find the site except for these two graves.
The Babagon River that runs through it falls under the Tagal system. A system that prohibit fishing except on certain period in order to sustain the aquatic life in the river.
I came across this Ina (Kadazan for grandmother) on her way back home with a basket full of Babagon’s finest pineapples.
Snap a shot of her and then offer to send her home.
Ina thinks my car air-conditioner comforting but the leather seat a bit too hard.
So on 1st June, being a public holiday in Sabah, I took the opportunity to drive up to Moyog.