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.

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