Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Bajau - Sea Gypsy (Semporna Trip 2010 - Part V)

Did you remember my post about MABUL ISLAND long time ago? hehee check dis LINK if u have forgotten.

When we were doing our island tour on Mabul. we did meet with this beautiful kids. They are the Bajau kids also known as Sea Gypsy. what was that?

Playing around... doing some stunt...

Sun bathing... everyday huh?

The most hyperactive one

some me the 'gun' hehehe

simple smile..

The Bajau, (also written as Badjao, Badjaw or Badjau) are an indigenous ethnic group of the southern Philippines. Due to escalated conflicts in their native Sulu Archipelago of the southern Philippines, many of the Bajau have migrated to neighboring Malaysia over the course of 50 years. Currently they are the second largest ethnic group in the state of Sabah, making up 13.4%[1] of the total population. Groups of Bajau have also migrated to Sulawesi and Kalimantan in Indonesia, although figures of their exact population are unknown. They were sometimes referred to as the Sea Gypsies, although the term has been used to encompass a number of non-related ethnic groups with similar traditional lifestyles, such as the Moken of the Burmese-Thai Mergui Archipelago and the Orang Laut of southeastern Sumatra and the Riau Islands of Indonesia. The modern outward spread of the Bajau from older inhabited areas seems to have been associated with the development of sea trade in trepang.

*wikipedia (-__-)

so normally they are nomad. but i think these Bajaus are from Mabul island and already settled down for a quite long time already.Here in the island village,they got school and mosque.

One thing about these Bajau kids they are very friendly and easy to approach. But once you too close with them, they usually asking you for money. This could be maybe their parents already thought them to do so since lot of tourists, divers coming into the island.

2 + 1 = ???

Friendly Bajau kids

asking for money.. poor kid..

So when you come to Mabul Island, don't forget to mingle around with these kids.

Till then

see ya.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kiansom Waterfall

Kiansom waterfall is about 30-45 minutes' drive from Kota Kinabalu. Entrance fee is RM1.50 for adult and rm0.50 for kid (as my last visited on November 2010).

This waterfall is reachable via vehicle, either by your own car or public transport that you can take from Inanam town.

Facilities that provided here is picnic / camping area, car park, recreation area, public toilet and some of the locals there selling their own product such as fruits. ;)

Another attraction nearby is the Mari Mari Cultural Village where you will find it just before this waterfall entrance.

I came here not for bathing but just for enjoying the nature and take some photograph. There is many waterfalls in different sizes.

You won't get lost! from Inanam town you only have to follow the main road.

Once reached you will enter this way and have to pay the entrance. Fee are as i mentioned above.

When we reached there is almost going to rain.... ;) mother nature

enjoy the pics below

my lil bro

We even managed to captured this spider!

Hope you all enjoy the pictures. For the riverflow i used shutter priority. Experimenting with Slow Shutter Speeds can be a lot of fun.

till then see ya. TQ.
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