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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah–don’t change in a hurry please

Kota Kinabalu in local Chinese dialect means “City of the Chinese Widow.”

Located in the northwest coast of the world’s 3rd largest island, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu or “KK” as it is known to locals, is clearly different from state capitals in West Malaysia.

Beautiful sunsets–Visitors and locals alike can be seen strolling along the waterfront in KK enjoying the glorious sunsets

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The Search for the Proboscis Monkey

As I stood on this boardwalk watching this sunset in Borneo, I wondered if they were all like this one every evening. This is the pathway to the jetty where we boarded the tiny boats on the Garama River to seek out a very unusual reclusive creature. 1/250 sec f5.6 ISO 200. 17mm lens. Canon 20D.

Time flies. It’s almost been a year ago since I was in Borneo. Around this time last year we were in Kota Kinabalu, a city in Sabah, a state in East Malaysia. Specifically where is this? Well, see this map of the island of Borneo.

This was probably the highlight of our trip to Malaysia. It was my very first time to KK or Kota Kinabalu. The pace was much slower than on Peninsula Malaysia.

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