Mt. Kinabalu, of its east side via Kampong Marakau, some 5km from Ranau town. The village with population of less than half of a thousand, was mostly ‘occupied’ with paddy field, aquaculture ponds, patod (a Dusun term for an area of the bamboo clumps) and scattered housings, besides a rubber plantations and orchads on its hillside.
Kg. Marakau was also known for being among the village that was located within the route of Sandakan Death March, the most infamous incident in series of events which resulted in the deaths of more than 6,000 Indonesian civilian slave labourers and Allied prisoners of war, held by the Empire of Japan during the Pacific campaign of World War II, at prison camps in North Borneo.
I was shooting from the compound of a primary school, SK Marakau, located uphill of the village. What can be seen on the foothill of Mt. Kinabalu is SMK Mat Salleh II, a newly built secondary school. It was on the other side of a highway, linking eastern and western sides of Sabah.
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Miha2ou7 (5162) 2008-01-05 12:21
Impressive scenery, taken nicely, you composed the photo well, with the tropical growth infront and the mountin in the background. Love to see such sceneries, so please share some more. :)
A great shot!
ls7902 (7348) 2008-01-05 21:08
Great view of Kinabalu which I will certainly trekk one day. I like the floating clouds in the middle. I imagine the nice cool & clean mountain air in Kg. Marakau. Must be a nice place to be. Salam. Latiff.
meor (67) 2008-01-05 22:45
what a great scenery you have there. Include with blue, green and the white color clouds. I'm not sure about others but for me the center tree is distracting the picture. keep up the good work and do share with us more of your photos.
trekks (14348) 2008-01-06 2:51
I dreamed of this place for many years, Ramdan, but finally took a small step to reach this summit in July2007. Few hours of trekk, a sleepless night, and early morning trekk again on the steep rocks. It was memorable.
This view reminds me of the calling again, and March it shall be when I will see you again, Mt K, but hopefully this time, armed with a dSLR for photgraphy purpose as well as physical conquest. I hope for good weather and light!
This is a great angle to appreciate the heights of Mt K and its majestic view, with surrounding valley and misty clouds.
You are adventurous to capture this pov from Marakau. It takes great spirit to search and find good viewpoints. Explore and you will get good shots. Nice work, Ramdan.
I would dream to see glowing sky backdrop to this Mt K scene. Ball is on your feet!
fadzilaffendy (96) 2008-01-06 4:53
wow...beautiful view.I like it! Great prespective and point of view. Perfect background with this impressive history. Well done.
All the best
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-01-06 16:25
Beautiful view of the peak with white clouds with SMK Mat Salleh in good view. Maybe I can see a better view if those bamboo trees were shifted a bit to the side, but then again, you wouldn't want to cover that handsome hut on the left.
- Copyright: Ramdan Nain (Ramdan) (117)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 24 - 70 mm EX DG Macro
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-05 9:49