Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Vintage side of KK

Today.. kind of missing my hometown.. so decided to talk a little bit about my hometown.. Kota Kinabalu (KK)..

This post dedicate to those who never been to KK.. So orang KK diam2.. jangan masuk campur.. (familiar kah ni warning?? LOL)



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In KK.. I would say it is quite easy to find food.. The cheapest way of having food is to look for 'cha-fan'.. Nasi campur like this. It's a home cook.. cheap and yummy meal.. My fav way of eating.. ;-p

Of coz you can find fancy food and fast food around.. but today I wanted to bring you jalan2 at 1 part area of KK.. which more towards the Gaya street.. May be we can called it as our China town (??) or the vintage side of KK.. :D



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Eventho my hometown is now called a city.. I am still glad to see some old shops like this is still around.. some has been repainted to give a fresh looks to the city.



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I am thankful for our goverment's mission wanted to stay as a green city.. and that is why we have a lot of big trees around.. and I would say this area are very cozy because of the trees..



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When I walk along this area.. I suddenly feels like I were at a 1 of the China street.. I still can see some shops still keeping the old way of displaying their products.. and it really touch me.. it's like back on time..



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I didn't managed to captures all the shops.. (for my remembrance.. never know what will happen in future.. I know I am gonna miss all that ). I love how they arrange all the groceries. Some are familiar.. and some looks very old brand.. I just can't differentiate is that a new brand or an old 1.. but for sure they look vintage for me..



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Entering 1 of the shop.. and I am so in love with the way they selling all the biscuits.. and preserved fruits.. it's an old way.. wah! bring back my memory when I was still a kid.. ;-p



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Some old building has been renovated and repainted to become a small hotels.. I noticed our town much more cleaner now too..



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Ah.. this road full with memories.. which me myself can't really remember.. too many.. When I was small I was walking on this path.. and today my boy was walking on it too (in orange).. ^_^..

This is not a 'that's it??' view around KK town.. yes KK developed so much.. and we do have buildings and malls.. but that is in a different chapter.. ^_^

Hope you enjoy my short story..

18 comments:

Mimi said...

Eh, naik sudah tu bangunan Cathay lama oh kan?

CathJ said...

Mimi: ah ya kah.. nda perasan pula.. hahahah...

mummysyafie said...

pernah sampai kk tapi dah lebih 5 tahun lepas..skrg kk dah maju kan

CathJ said...

Mummysyafie: mcm tu lah cerita nya...hihihi... uh 5 tahun dah lama tu.. :D

Wyne Ren @ Mauve Ocean Blue said...

Ko punya 'warning' utk urang KK bah...terdiam trus saya...HAHAAHAH!

Okie lah...saya urang KK, sy diam-diam suda nie :-p

nc said...

gaya street baini..mimang cantik kn.
paling banyk kadai makan sadap, sana juga la :)

vintage. o yeahh :)

debrajill said...

eeee..tu makanan yang saya tgk ba kan! punya sadap! hehehe..

AloyCia E.Joan said...

hari minggu paling syok jalan2 di Gaya Street kan... and kalau sa pi sana pasti akan mengisi perut di salah satu restoran yg jual laksa di sana... dah banyak kali masuk tu kadai tapi nda pandai2 ingat tu nama dia... hihi... sorry aah... saya org KK yg nda pandai diam juga ni :)

UmmiRosma said...

Oh i love those big jars for placing the biscuits and dried fruits....sooooo vintage....this picture brings back memories too...

Looking for a Car? said...

looking forward to visit such awesome place!

Inspired Momx1 said...

The last time I went to KK was like 8 or 9 yrs ago. I must make sure I go there when I balik kampung (Sandakan) next March. From the photos, I can a lot of change took place.

Mrs Graig_Kenny said...

I miss my hometown,too :(

CathJ said...

I was just joking about to ask KK diam2 tu ah...hihihihi...

inspired mom: wow.. 8-9 yrs??? lagi lah lama... balik ui... hihihihi... wah jauh nya sandakan...

Shirley S Wong said...

i miss my hometown too:(
Cath...sia diam2 ja ni...suda kana warning kan...sssssssssshhhh...

Cindy Khor said...

now you make me curious about kk. maybe i should try to plan a trip there together with the boyfriend next january. fingers crossed

Mummy Gwen said...

KK is a big town. Nice. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi CJ.Am a silent reader of your blog.tks for all the infos about your travel in malaysia and abroad including singapore,my birthplace.i enjoyed reading your articles so much.keep up the good work and may you have a safe delivery yaa...^_^

Lizeewong said...

I miss KK too and the nasi campur. :)