Friday, December 30, 2005

Are you going for the New Year eve dip?

Sabah people believe that to bathe at the beaches at new year's eve as the clock strikes 12 at midnight will wash away all bad lucks and bring good ones.

Will you be joining the huge crowd? If you do,be prepared to park your cars far away from the beach and walk a few km for the bath. Else you will be caught in the massive traffic jam and may take you longer than walking home!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Abnormal increase of population rate

The Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah,Datuk Pairin Kittingan, is echoing the concerns raised by the human rights commission in Sabah that there is an abnormal increase of Sabah's population over the decades (69,790 in1970 to 3 millions today). He is worried that many illegal immigrants are been absorbed into the population becoming Sabah citizens.
If this is true the original local citizens will be out numbered by illegal-turned-citizens. It sends chill down one's spine on hearing this.
Then it will be quite possible that Sabah may have a Filipino or Indon Chief Minister one day! If this alient CM decided to break away from Malaysia and joined forces with dissidents from Acheh (Indonesia) and Zamboanga (southern Phillipines),to form a new country Sab(ah)indo(nesia)zam(boanga)-->SABINDOZAM,there will not be peace in this region any more!
The Acheh diisidents signed the peace agreement with the Indonesian government recently not because they wanted peace,they are buying time to recover from the Tsunami disaster and waiting for the conditions in Sabah to be ripen.
Conspiracy or my own fantacy?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

UK Fun Fair comes to town

The UK Fun Fair has come to Kota Kinabalu,just in time for Christmas! There are many interesting,exciting things available,like the Big Wheel,the octopus,the merry-go-round,the Canyon Raft,the Bump-Bump cars.They are of high quality unlike the others which had come here before. They will stay here for 1 or 2 months then will go to Sarawak and the Phillipines. Check it out!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Sabah Medical Center

I copy the content of today's blog from a columnist in a local Chinese daily. It started me thinking so might as well post it here to share with those who do not read Chinese.

The column says:

The Sabah Medical Center originally had a very good locality near Kingfisher Park. No trafiic jams,on a hill top over looking the Yayasan Building (eh..Tun Mustapha Building),cool fresh air.Ideal for patients to rest and get well.
It surprised everyone when it sold the building to the Federal government and moved to the present location near Damai.The road leading to the new SMC is narrow and congested.The situation will be worsened when the schools reopen soon---Tchung Tsin School nearby with its 1000+ students from affluent families,the traffic they bring in usually chokes up the access road.

Imagine an ambulance carrying a critically ill patient trying to get through the bumper-to-bumper jam to reach the SMC!

Moreover,the new SMC got only a temporary occupancy certificate of 6 months after much controversy when it first moves in.
Why did they decide to move, and why not to a better place?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Gaya Christmas Carnival 2005

Starting 19th December,every night 7.00pm-10pm,the oldest street in KK,Gaya Street will be alive with the Gaya Christmas Carnival 2005 jointly organised by the City Hall and the Sabah Council Of Churches.The said carnival will last for 5 days,featuring carols,dances,cultural shows,singing.There will be stalls on both sides of the street selling food,handicrafts,house-hold products,etc.The objective is to raise RM20,000 for the various charity organisations.
Please join in be merry and contribute to a good cause.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Borneo Games 17th-21th December 2005

After being dormant for many years,the Borneo Games is revived.
The venue for the first revived Borneo Games is at the Likas Sports Complex,Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Come and cheer your teams. Anyway,it's school holidays bah!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Quiet Chrismas this year

Chrismas is around the corner,but I can't feel the excitement yet. Seems everybody is not ready to receive it .
The streets and shopping complexes are not dressed for X'mas yet. Not many seasonal stuff are on display and you really have to look hard before you spot a X'mas tree in any of the shopping complexes.Even if you see one,it is small and not as colourful as before.
We are going to have a quiet X'mas this year.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Sabindo Land Disputes

Land theives are getting bolder and bolder,they dare even steal government's lands nowadays!
Lands officailly ear-marked for recreations and parking are quietly converted into commercial buildings (if they were not caught in time,that is) in the middle of the town.
Friends used to tell stories about their lands passed down from grand parents were mysteriously possessed by strangers. I didn't believe them,I do now.

Now that a direct order from the State Cabinet was issued sometime ago,but works are still going on at the said sites.Is there law and order in Sabah,or does anybody care?

Some very stern words came out of the Chief Minister's mouth regarding this isuue,will it make any difference? Let's wait and see.