Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sabah trip - Ranau

Ranau is a short 20 minute drive from Kundasang.

The earthquake caused minor damage to the structure and facade of several shophouses in Ranau. But they were quickly patched up by their owners after the quake.

 "Sila letak balik itu buku di atas newspaper. TQ"

Time passes by at a leisurely  pace in Ranau. No one's rushing, everyone has some time, and kids are free to do as they please.

A local Sabah daily.

Unlike Kundasang, residents have to rely on the government for water solutions. Hence a few water facilities were built to solve this problem.

It's not because there's a drought of sorts. But due to the earthquake, when the rain falls, harmful minerals poison the water, making it unsuitable for drinking unless it's filtered properly.

 Another riverbank devastated.

On the last day of our trip, I woke up at the break of dawn and started going around town.

I finally made my way to the farmers' market (pasar tani).

Packing tomatoes for sale.

An indigenous vegetable similar to serai.

They sell durians by the kilo here, making durian consumption a costly affair as compared to Sarawak.

No stall? No problem. Just shop from your pickup truck.

Feeling hungry, I ventured into a stall and ordered kolo noodles with duck and iced coffee for breakfast. At RM10.50, it's one of the most expensive breakfasts I've had !

Rolling tobacco in front of a sundry shop.

This nice lady allowed me to take her photos.

Sabah kolo mee is a mish mash of Kuching kolo mee ingredients. Can't get used to it unfortunately.

Well that's all for my Sabah trip. Hope you enjoyed the photos as much as I did shooting them.



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