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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

evening at tamu putatan

evening at tamu putatan

Dusk at tamu Putatan, a township about 15 km from Kota Kinabalu city. The sun had gone down, the kerosene lamps were lit.

~ B l a c k m a g i c ~

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

early morning at the fisheries wharf

early morning at the fisheries wharf

Most of the boats have berthed and their catch unloaded. This one had just been given a wash. The stalls and crowd are behind me and to my right. This is a busy place from midnight until early morning.

~ B l a c k m a g i c

Monday, July 19, 2010

the many rooted coelogyne {coelogyne radicosa}

the many rooted coelogyne {coelogyne radicosa}

Coelogyne radicosa. Common name: The many rooted coelogyne. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

This orchid is found in Thailand, Penninsular Malaysia and Borneo in montane forests at elevations of 1,000 to 1,300 meters above sea level. The successively opening flowers are about 5 cm across.

~View on Black~

Friday, July 16, 2010

Malayan tiger { panthera tigris jacksoni }

Malayan tiger { panthera tigris jacksoni }

Malayan tigers ( Panthera tigris jacksoni ) at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. Malayan tigers are found in the southern and central parts of Peninsula Malaysia. Recent counts showed there are 600-800 in the wild, making it the largest tiger population other than the Bengal and Indochinese tigers. It is still an endangered sub-species.


This is perhaps the smallest extant sub-species of tiger. Its stripe pattern is similar to the Indochinese tiger but its size is closer to the Sumatran tiger. The average weight is 120 kg for adult males and 100 kg for females. Male Malayan tigers are around 237cm in length from head to tail and female Malayan tigress around 200cm in length.

~ B l a c k m a g i c ~

Sunday, July 11, 2010

passenger seat view- to Ranau town

passenger seat view- to Ranau town

View from the front of a coach as it heads to Ranau, after a trip to Poring Hotsprings.

Poring Hotsprings is about 1 hour (40 km) from Kundasang, the nearest village to Kinabalu National Park. The journey from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang is about 88 km and takes about 2 hours by coach.

ethnic fabric and designs

ethnic fabric and designs

Ethnic shawls, scarves, sarongs and mats. I like these, and she looks beautiful in that ethnic-influenced dress. Photographed at tamu Donggonggon.

A 'tamu' is a weekly market. It is both a market and a social meeting place. And Donggonggon is a township just 10 km from Kota Kinabalu city. The community here is mainly Kadazan. They hold their tamu every Thursdays and Fridays.