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Interesting places in Likas Bay:
Likas Bay Lake   Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
Likas Bay Public Park   Sekolah Ugama Islam Sabah
Rural Development Corporation  


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Dawn at Likas Bay

Dawn at Likas Bay
Made by 1davidstella
Dawn at Likas Bay. This is adjacent to Kota Kinabalu City, just 2~3 km from city center. From where the shot was taken, the road runs around this bay all the way to the left edge of this photo. The peak to the right of the sun is Mount Kinabalu, located in the Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage site. This is the tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago... the tallest mountain in South East Asia. In 1997, a re-survey using satellite technology established the height of the summit at 4,095m (13,435 feet) above sea level. Kinabalu National Park is one of the most important biological sites in the world. The botanical diversity is tremendous... over 800 species of orchids, over 600 species of ferns and the world's richest concentration of nepenthes (pitcher plants). A recent botanical survey estimated that there are 5,000~6,000 plant species in the park. There are also 326 species of birds and 100 species of mammals in the park. I must find the time to spend a few days there. {Excellent information is available on wikipedia}.

Young Coconut Palm Growing On The Parent Tree?!

Young Coconut Palm Growing On The Parent Tree?!
Made by thienzieyung
At the field of All Saints Secondary School in Malaysia - seen this since last few weeks but only managed to photograph it today. In rare cases, one can find a coconut seedling germinating on the parent tree. It could be that the 'gum' sticking the coconut to the inflorescence is still strong or either the coconut is resting on a leaf petiole, just like in this case. The coconut would have fallen but the petiole is still supporting it. How does the seedling still get to grow without soil? Well, inside the coconut, is where all the water and nutrients it needs can be found - in the form of a spongy white ball. And this ball, called a 'coconut apple', is edible and tastes sweet. However, a few more weeks on the tree and it could be the end for this seedling - let's hope strong winds blow it down so it can grow on the soil instead!

Lots Of Old Coconuts Left On The Tree...

Lots Of Old Coconuts Left On The Tree...
Made by thienzieyung
Now, at the field of All Saints Secondary School, there are a few Malayan Red Dwarf coconut trees. And one of them (tree pictured in next photo) has lots of old coconuts and dried leaves still hanging on to the crown. I think that the 'gum' between the trunk and the inflorescences are still strong so that's why the old coconuts do not fall. However it is easy if you want to get some old coconuts. You can use the dried leaves to 'hit' the coconut bunches and it will fall freely. If you want to keep your coconut tree clean, you should pull all leaves down after they dry up, while the coconuts can be taken down when the corresponding inflorescence becomes dry. Some might call this tree stubborn because it won't 'let go' of the coconuts for a long time.

Old MRD Coconuts In Malaysia

Old MRD Coconuts In Malaysia
Made by thienzieyung
This is the 11 coconuts taken down from one of the Malayan Red Dwarf Coconut Trees in the field of All Saints Secondary School in Kota Kinabalu. All of these came from the same inflorescence except the one on the most extreme bottom right corner. The three on the left fell first when I used the dried leaf and the rest fell after I poked them using a bamboo stick. Most of them got torn from the inflorescence except two. Out of the 11, I could immediately confirm that two are sterile seeds (the sound of sloshing water in these two seem different). These coconuts look nice externally, but the flesh inside is quite typical, though its water is a little sweeter than usual. Its safe to drink water from an old coconut, by the way.

Mawa Coconut Tree In Malaysia (MYD x WAT)

Mawa Coconut Tree In Malaysia (MYD x WAT)
Made by thienzieyung
Just next to the shops outside All Saints School along Likas Bay Road in Kota Kinabalu, there is one good and healthy example of the Mawa variety coconut. The crown of this tree is full with leaves and the trunk looks pretty tough and solid. Mawa coconuts are not rounded, they are more oblonged shaped. This tree is a hybrid, a cross between the Malayan Yellow Dwarf and West African Tall. However, this tree is growing inside the compound of an abandoned, old looking house and it looks like the tree has never ever been climbed before - there seems to be no cut marks intended for climbing the tree easier. And it seems to be growing quite fast as well. More current photos of this tree in few weeks time!

Young & Old Malayan Red Dwarf Coconuts

Young & Old Malayan Red Dwarf Coconuts
Made by thienzieyung
I headed to the field at All Saints Secondary School in Likas to photograph the coconuts on one of the trees there. One of them is the Malayan Red Dwarf, and has lots of fruits - young and old ones. I've attempted to 'knock' the whole bunch of old coconuts down on the left from the tree using the dried leaf but only a few got separated from the inflorescence. I knew I had to use a long stick to poke the fruits so that it can fall. After poking the bunch from a few directions, it finally fell (the whole bunch consisted of 10 coconuts). I then poked the single one at top middle and it fell immediately. The nuts are photographed in the next photo. That's how easy harvesting old coconuts can get!

PC fair II

PC fair II
Made by 1davidstella
PC fair at the Sabah Trade and Exhibition Center, a 3-day event from Aug 8~10, 2009. Very crowded, and the usual things you find in the shops, but all in one big place. The exhibitors do well here. Business is brisk, bargains aplenty. People come here to buy things, not a place to window shop. It's too crowded. A retailer told me that the sales from the 3 days here is about 3 months' worth in his shop. Fantastic! So, I was there an hour, and these are my purchases: {USD1.00 = RM3.50} #1. Samsung 20 widescreen LCD .. RM425.00 {cute 2G pendrive free gift.} #2. Western Digital My Book 1 TB external hard drive.. RM390.00 Good to see more people wearing surgical masks too.

Tranquil Morning

Tranquil Morning
Made by Nora Carol
So, this is the photo that I captured during the day I woke up early than usual hoping to get a glimpse of the sunrise but its was a little bit cloudy this is all I got with a bit of the golden tones. I do realized that I probably over on the saturation and maybe I can get a better composition if I was not too excited taking this picture!! but I really love it!! Can you guys just comment “great shot” that will make me very happy..hahaha :D :D, just kidding guys of cos an honest/simple comments of maybe just a view is more than enough for me . I’m going back to this place again but not sure if can get up early LOL Have a great day/evening all :))))

Wisma Perindustrian In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Wisma Perindustrian In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Made by thienzieyung
Drove pass Likas Bay again and managed to get a glimpse of the landmark office building along Likas Bay. Wisma Perindustrian is 17 stories high and without a single doubt, an awesome sight over Likas area can be seen from the top and I've yet to reach the top! This building can be seen as far as from Sepangar Bay (to the north) and Kepayan Ridge (to the south). IMO, it is one of the best looking buildings in Kota Kinabalu city. It should be a nice place to photograph Pacific Parade, which is just across the road. In the future, those nice views will be blocked by the Bay 21 Condominium, which will be built right in front.

Nissan Supercars At Kota Kinabalu - 370Z & GT-R

Nissan Supercars At Kota Kinabalu - 370Z & GT-R
Made by thienzieyung
And on the other side of the dealer near Likas Plaza, facing Tuaran Road, are two interesting cars for sale. That would be the Nissan 370Z (photographed back in August 2010 also) and the Nissan GT-R has arrived around then as well. I think the prices are quite high; that's why these luxury rides are having a hard time looking for their owners. The Nissan 370Z sells at RM 355 00 (US$ 115 680)! And the GT-R is a mind blower! It sells at half a million ringgit, and that's US$ 162 943. The price of the GT-R is already discounted. I remember seeing it more expensive back in August 2010. Awesome cars!

Thank God For The Tree Of Life!

Thank God For The Tree Of Life!
Made by thienzieyung
I went to find my breakfast at the old shops opposite All Saints Secondary School in Kota Kinabalu this morning. After buying it, I went to photograph the nearby Mawa Coconut Tree. Mawa is a hybrid coconut, with the Malayan Yellow Dwarf as the female parent and the West African Tall as the male parent. This particular tree is a shocker, its produces tons of coconuts! There were easily over 15 bunches of them on this tree, three of four them are old ones. The coconut tree is the most useful tree men is blessed with, and yet it has an attractive look! This side of the tree is facing the west.

Mawa Coconut Tree At Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Mawa Coconut Tree At Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Made by thienzieyung
A full view of my favourite Mawa coconut tree in Likas, Kota Kinabalu. This tree is quite huge and very healthy, you won't believe the amount of fruits on the tree! The tree is growing inside the compound of an old abandoned house, but the crown sticks out and occasionally old coconuts fall outside. Since this tree is a hybrid (mixed varieties), some of the seedlings tend to have a bright yellowish colouration just like the Malayan Yellow Dwarf. This tree fruits' are wrinkly and oblong shaped. But the flesh is extremely thick. Location: Likas Bay Road (outside All Saints Secondary School)

Der coolste Busfahrer der Insel

Der coolste Busfahrer der Insel
Made by pix2.0
Der Local Bus gleicht eher einem privat umgebauten Camper als einem Vorstadt Pendelbus. Der Fahrer war (schätzungsweise) gestern gerade 18 Jahre alt geworden. Schwer gestylte Haare, Spiegelsonnenbrille, zerrissene Jeans und immer lässig die Kippe im Mundwinkel. Im Gepäckraum war kein Platz für unsere Rucksäcke. Hier befanden sich schon Subwoofer und Verstärker. Während der Fahrt gab es ordentlich was auf die Ohren. AC/DC wird schließlich auch auf Borneo nicht in Zimmerlautstärke gehört. Auch bei Rot an der Ampel: Die Scheiben des Busses vibrieren und der Boden bebt.

The Ruined Coconut Tree @ Malaysia

The Ruined Coconut Tree @ Malaysia
Made by thienzieyung
I headed to the field at All Saints Secondary in Likas today and from there I noticed one of the neighbouring coconut trees - the upper half of the crown was almost all gone - there were about two or three leaves left on the upper half. I'm guessing that someone wanted the heart leaf and they had to cut their way through through the thick crown to get it. Poor tree, its just like the Malay saying Gajah mati kerana gadingnya, which means to get bad luck due to having/ possessing something beneficial. In English that saying would be 'elephant is killed because of its tusks'.

Huge MYD Coconuts In Malaysia

Huge MYD Coconuts In Malaysia
Made by thienzieyung
In my opinion, this Malayan Yellow Dwarf coconut produces the largest-of-its-variety coconuts I have seen. There may be many MYD coconut trees in Kota Kinabalu, but this is the biggest ones I've seen. This tree is planted at the field at All Saints Secondary School in Likas. By the height of the tree, I'm guessing its more than 15 years old, and may be coming to its 20th year quite soon. That could explain why its nuts are so huge for its variety; some of it is even rounded! At this time there are no old coconuts on this tree, but its producing lots of new ones now!

Trimmed Coconut Trees In Malaysia

Trimmed Coconut Trees In Malaysia
Made by thienzieyung
At the field of All Saints Secondary School of Kota Kinabalu, there are quite a number of coconut trees planted. However, after doing a few years observation, I can say that these Malayan Red Dwarfs are not the fertile type as most of their coconuts when old, they do not produce new seedlings. I dare to say that only about 40% do so. Is it the soil condition or the generation of the trees that causes this? The tree on the extreme left produces lots of coconuts, but yet they are infertile. While the tree on the right seems to be bending to the right, I wonder why?

Common Coconut Variety In Malaysia

Common Coconut Variety In Malaysia
Made by thienzieyung
Just like any other living things, coconuts come in a wide range of colours, shapes and sizes. One might wonder what kind of variety is most abundant in beautiful tropical Malaysia; well, these apricot yellow coconuts is the answer. The Malayan Red Dwarf coconut, abbreviated as MRD, is even more common than the Malayan Yellow Dwarf, here in Malaysia. Locally, we call it kelapa gading/ mawar and I'm guessing in India they call it the king coconut. On this particular tree in Kota Kinabalu, there are plenty in production, and there seems to be one just ripened, too.

Tall & Strong Mawa Coconut Tree @ Malaysia

Tall & Strong Mawa Coconut Tree @ Malaysia
Made by thienzieyung
I then headed to the form 5 block and captured the view of the tall Mawa coconut tree beside Likas Bay Road in Kota Kinabalu. See, what did I tell you, the tree is extremely healthy and is bearing tons of coconuts now! The trunk looks pretty solid and can withstand the weight of its gigantic crown. This tree is a hybrid (crossed between the Malayan Yellow Dwarf and West African Tall). Right now, the tree is shedding some coconuts and soon there will be old coconuts falling! Just remember never to stand underneath a coconut tree with old coconuts or dried leaves!

New Subaru Impreza & Audi TT At Kota Kinabalu

New Subaru Impreza & Audi TT At Kota Kinabalu
Made by thienzieyung
In December, I saw that at the luxury car dealer near Likas Plaza, there were some new rides for sale and they displayed it very near to the main road. It really looks nice in KK. There, nearest to the gate, is a blue Subaru Impreza STi with a price of RM 218 000 (that's about US$ 71 016). Meanwhile, the black Audi TT costs RM 245 000 (about US$ 79 806). Too bad the vehicle tax in Malaysia is very, very high. So if one can afford such rides, you are really rich, especially in Kota Kinabalu. For those who can't afford it, admiring it is good enough; just like me.

Tilted Betel Nut Palm In Malaysia

Tilted Betel Nut Palm In Malaysia
Made by thienzieyung
I noticed that this old betel nut palm tree (areca catechu) or commonly known in Malaysia as a 'pokok pinang' was recently tilted to an extreme angle as I visited a school in Likas area today. It has been dry in Kota Kinabalu these few weeks and I think that this tree cannot withstand the soaring heat. Its root became weak and the trunk of the tree landed on a water tank. This tree is about four stories tall and if it were to land on the neighbouring roofs, it would be some damage done. That's the danger of having a tall betel nut palm so close to buildings.



Nearest places of interest:

Rural Development Corporation
Sabah Trade Centre Carpark
Likas Bay Public Park
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
  Tun Mustapha Tower
Sabah Foundation College (Campus B)
Tanjung Logong
Gayana Island Resort

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