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Old Jul 17th 2011, 1:00 am
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Originally Posted by columbine View Post
Golly, never been to Sandakan or that part of the world. I think it's quite far away from Penang Sorry not familiar with all the names and places there
Its to the right of penang ,borneo and the bit at the top is sabah,well worth a visit imo.
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Old Jul 17th 2011, 1:02 am
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Super off topic....but there are shophouses in Sandakan as well guys. Mizelli, I think I know the area you speak of. Thank goodness most of the "new growth" in Sandakan is inland and well away from the harbour. So unsightly new linkhouses, factories and the like can't be seen. There are some new hotels including a monster Fourseasons being built, but the character is still there, the long piers with houses (Like Penang clan piers) with superb fish restaurants cheap as, and friendliness like nowhere else. As can be seen from the photo some of the waterfront has been upgraded, but still lovely. Part of the harbour and the Agnes Keith tea house is still there
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Old Jul 17th 2011, 1:17 am
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Super off topic....but there are shophouses in Sandakan as well guys. Mizelli, I think I know the area you speak of. Thank goodness most of the "new growth" in Sandakan is inland and well away from the harbour. So unsightly new linkhouses, factories and the like can't be seen. There are some new hotels including a monster Fourseasons being built, but the character is still there, the long piers with houses (Like Penang clan piers) with superb fish restaurants cheap as, and friendliness like nowhere else. As can be seen from the photo some of the waterfront has been upgraded, but still lovely. Part of the harbour and the Agnes Keith tea house is still there
thanks for that , wouldn't recognize the place ! there used to be just kampongs ? along the front and a large fish market ,it was a beautiful place ,time marches on though one day I would like to return just to see it!Thankyou again for the pictures....
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Old Jul 17th 2011, 1:23 am
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I agree with Mizelli, East Malaysia is well worth the visit....and you need plenty of time to do it properly. Sabah and Sarawak were never Malay states, but sovereign countries that joined as part of Malaysia under specific conditions set by them. Atmosphere is different, predominantly Christian, Chinese and the various tribes almost merge as one, foods great and, once you can ignore the huge influx of Filipinos and Indon's in KK, (Jesselton) its lovely. Went across North Borneo (excluding Brunei) by bus once and had a ball.

Just to really bore everyone, I personally love a story I heard about the name Kinabalu. Seems some Chinese traders and their wives got shipwrecked off Kota Belut. Having been saved, the men looked in awe at the great mountain in front of them and believed it was the mountain of the fabled golden dragon. So they climbed the mountain and perished and the Chinese (Kina) widows (Balu) were left behind in Kota Belut.
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Old Jul 17th 2011, 1:28 am
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I was down there today driving along Sims Ave and was going to turn into the lorong and have a look but I thought it was Lorong 24 which was one way into Sims Ave so didn't bother. Now I see it was Lorong 24A.

Maybe next time.

That whole area is one I'd like to live in, so lively with so many coffee shops etc etc.

We stopped for lunch in a place in Changi Rd and the noodles were as good as I've eaten.
The cook had been cooking for 30+ years and had started out as a helper and worked his way up. The place was spotless but in a good un sterile Singaporean way
So much better than the nouveau hawkers who are just in it to make cash and cut corners and miss out ingredients and don't wash chop sticks or plates properly..
Oh yes, we lived at the posh end No girls standing on our street although of course very close to the action so a lot of foot traffic, and my husband used to get offered more than noodles every time he went for a takeaway.

Lorong 9 Beef Kway Teow (corner of Geylang Rd and, amazingly, Lor 9) is a must-do. Get a sweet and sour pork as well as the obvious dish. I try to meet a friend there for lunch every time I stopover, and meet a big gang for dinner at No Signboard too.
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Old Jul 17th 2011, 1:29 am
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Forgot to press upload button to show the great mountain of the golden dragon.
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Forgot to press upload button to show the great mountain of the golden dragon.
thanks wonderful sight!...seem to have lost my post again ,not very computer savvy!Had put that the sepilok orangutan sanctuary is worth a visit ,went there when it was new......Now will apologise again for hijacking this thread......sorry...and thanks again for the info and pictures fond memories!
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Hi mizelli, I think (open to being corrected) that new members who post something with a URL in it are moderated for a certain number of posts, in an effort to prevent people registering purely to spam/promote their business, etc. This will also happen if you quote a post containing a URL rather than posting one yourself.

Keep posting, and it will stop happening
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Hi mizelli, I think (open to being corrected) that new members who post something with a URL in it are moderated for a certain number of posts, in an effort to prevent people registering purely to spam/promote their business, etc. This will also happen if you quote a post containing a URL rather than posting one yourself.

Keep posting, and it will stop happening
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Old Jul 21st 2011, 4:02 pm
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[QUOTE=Strider24;9499891]I agree with Mizelli, East Malaysia is well worth the visit....and you need plenty of time to do it properly. Sabah and Sarawak were never Malay states, but sovereign countries that joined as part of Malaysia under specific conditions set by them. Atmosphere is different, predominantly Christian, Chinese and the various tribes almost merge as one, foods great and, once you can ignore the huge influx of Filipinos and Indon's in KK, (Jesselton) its lovely. Went across North Borneo (excluding Brunei) by bus once and had a ball.

Predominantly Christian and all very well intergrated until BN started their Project IC, apparently according to the alternative press Sabah population has increased by a mysterious 284%....go figure!
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Predominantly Christian and all very well intergrated until BN started their Project IC, apparently according to the alternative press Sabah population has increased by a mysterious 284%....go figure!
This has become a very contentious issue and could bight BN on the bum if its not sorted out quickly.
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Originally Posted by Strider24 View Post
Forgot to press upload button to show the great mountain of the golden dragon.
Great pic, Strider.

I'm thinking of asking Sue to rename the thread Shophouses, Old Malaysia, and any old topic you can think of. What d'ya think? It's one of those great off-topic topics
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