Kampung Numbak

Numbak from the hillside.

I discovered Kampung Numbak using Wikimapia, a mash up of Google Maps and Wikipedia, while staying at 1Borneo, a megamall on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah. After finding it online I decided to pay Numbak a visit. There was something very strange about the juxtaposition of Borneo’s biggest mall and this impoverished village of 5,000 a stone’s throw away.

Numbak taxi stand.
Trash on the shores of Numbak.
The children of Numbak expressing nationalist sentiments.
Numbak from the waterside.
Chilling in Numbak.
1Borneo from the university grounds.
A mysterious concrete monument.
Pipes on the ground.
A long walk through a desolate campus at sundown.

More from this trip can be seen by clicking here: Malaysia.

Malaysia 2013

A series of posts about my first trip to Malaysia in early 2013. I visited Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, and Malacca over the course of three weeks.

  1. A Chinese Cemetery in Sabah
  2. Tanjung Simpang Mengayau 1
  3. Tanjung Simpang Mengayau 2
  4. Tanjung Simpang Mengayau 3
  5. Visions of Tuaran
  6. Kampung Numbak
  7. The Mystic Island of Pulau Besar

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