Tanjung Aru Train Workshop Warehouses

Tanjung Aru train station workshop played very important role to ensure all the trains in working condition so that the goods can be properly transported.

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The warehouse houses few old trains and coaches for maintenance workshop and storage were empty and run down for many years.

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The huge warehouses served as a testimonial for the old rail era where it used to be abuzz with mechanics fixing the trains.

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One of the warehouse housed an old unused 1955 Vulcan Foundry 2-6-3 Steam Locomotive series number No 6-014.

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There are some newer trains parked at the workshop for maintenance at the other warehouse.

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Two different era warehouse, the left believed was built earlier served as the main workshop and the right built later as a storage facilities.

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Today, the warehouse is no more there and all workshop operation has been moved to a new site at Kinarut.

The forgotten faces of the Bobohizan

Few years ago, it was an honor to be invited to observed the magavau ritual rehearsal by a group of old bobohizan joined by their apprentices.

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The group was led by matriarch Rosenani Sogondun, a keeper of the old practices which she inherited and taken over from her predecessors many years ago.

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It is not often one can see bobohizan rehearsal close up because such practices are not encourage since the spread of christian religion among the natives.

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It is unsure how long the practices can be preserved and continue because generally the community not really well verse or understand a lot about it to inherit their  knowledge and wisdom.

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Open burning at abandoned dry paddy field

It is surreal to able to see an huge open burning with a huge high tension power tower in the background.

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The burn struck on an empty paddy field that was abandoned due to months of dry spell along the old Penampang to Papar road.

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The smoke was not the problem to the new Pan Borneo highway contractors and the lorry drivers spot drove into the smoke with no regard of their safety and health.

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At other spot, the burn seem pretty close to the high tension electrical tower and it is not sure whether there are risk, hazard or interrupt to the power supply delivery.

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It was told, the fire started when someone irresponsibly burn a rubbish. Then the fire spread so fast toward the abandoned paddy field. The fireman spotted just monitoring the spread with some attempt to contain the fire locally.

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It is amazing to see how the fireman control and isolating the fire burning with their safety uniform in such condition. The dry heat sure really make it harder for them to stop the fire as the water vaporized so quickly.

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Few days after these photos was taken, rain gradually started pouring and the long dry spell officially ended when the monsoon wind bring back the cloud to this part of the state.

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A picture is worth a thousand words

Nothing is more effective and strong in communication and information transferring than a picture or a photo, that will spark various emotion and interpretation within the observers perspective and comprehension.

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Stranded rubbish at Likas Bay 

A picture or photos is a tool where anyone can use for their own purpose in their own self intention or bigger purpose in their direction and goal regardless it is for good or bad intention.

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Compare to words, the intensity of the information are greater and with a smart phone size of display, anyone with or without proper education can understand or relate to the graphical information and create more emotional respond such as happiness, sadness, anger, laughter, etc.

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Jannie and Anne, the Lasimbang sisters leading the community

Historically, there are many photos or picture that change the world especially those that published in the mass media such as the newspaper, video reel and now the internet. Many powerful regime has been brought down just by a simple image that unlike the old days, cannot be ignored or contained as they please.

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Wong Tack and SM Muthu looking at the swamp destruction at Telaga, Pitas

That is why, a good picture is not dictated by experienced and equipment of the person but the ability to be aware and prepared for its surrounding and the ability to predict and be ahead in few seconds of any events or incident.

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The police are holding their line, against the BERSIH 4 from marching into the city area

But, that is not enough because some of the best picture depicted in a very simple and subtle way where it is unexpected by the person who created it until time catch up with the information as it was intended to be.

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The Atkinson Memorial Clock Tower

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Tanjung Dumpil, KK City Hidden Jewel

Not many know that at the other end of the famous Tanjung Aru Beach, there is Tanjung Dumpil Beach.

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Tanjung Dumpil located at the Putatan district can be access via Petagas along Kampung Contoh and Taman Pasir Putih from Putatan where houses was built along the Petagas river mouth until the airport extension had one side of the river to be vacant.

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Tanjung Dumpil presented a new fresh view of world famous sun set of Kota Kinabalu City which was one of the eight great places to watch sun set in Huffington Post.

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia — Often overlooked in favor of more high-profile destinations nearby, Borneo’s coastal town of Kota Kinabalu offers a dramatic backdrop for sunset-viewing. Hit the local food market for some dumplings or noodles, grab your picnic blanket, and set up camp on the town’s beach. From that spot, you’ll have a perfect view as the sun falls behind Mount Kinabalu (the highest peak in Borneo).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathleen-peddicord/best-places-to-watch-sunset_b_5526168.html

Nothing much more solitude for a moment to experience a beach with no tourist interest other than the locals who enjoying the beach without being reminded that we are actually in the middle of the city.

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The only reminder of being in the city is the constant scheduled airplane landing on the Kota Kinabalu International Airport which brought millions of tourist visit in a year in mainly from China and Europe.

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Groups of youngster and locals come to this place to because unlike Tanjung Aru beach, this place is still unknown or earmarked for any development but it is for sure there will be someone who will certainly figure it out in near future.

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