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Sawangan Jeti

Sawangan Jeti
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Copyright: Steve Benedict (amai26) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 78] (738)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-24
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon 400D Digital, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, 58mm UV Kenko
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-08-25 6:46
Viewed: 1824
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kuala Penyu is a town in the West Coast Division of Sabah, Malaysia. district covers 453 Sq.Km. Some 114 km from Kota Kinabalu. It is about 2 hours drive from Kota Kinabalu and the town is situated by the mouth of Sitompok river. It is a nice, quiet fishing village with beautiful beaches and clear blue sky. The town comes alive each Tuesday as traders and members of the community gather at the daily Tamu (market). From leafy greens to delicious local cakes, vendors proudly display their goods, enticing passers-by with bargains. Come and join the hustle and bustle of traders at this weekly market. Most ˇ®tamu' operate as early as 6am and close by 2pm. Take a taxi, which will cost RM30.00 per person (one way) from Kota Kinabalu. A bus ride from the city centre to Kuala Penyu town is RM10.00 per person (one way).

Its population was estimated to be around 18192 in 2002, with ethnic Kadazan or Dusun Tatana forming the largest single ethnic group. Kuala Penyu is located on the Klias Peninsula, which was once originally covered with mangrove swamp forests. Much of these mangrove swamps were destroyed by greedy land developers, who only later realized that the soils were much too acidic to support oil palms. It is divided into three parts by administration which is Sitompok, Bundu and Menumbok.

Agriculture is the main economic activity for the population of Kuala Penyu. However tourism is increasingly popular in Kuala Penyu. There are attempts by the government to further promote the district by upgrading the facilities at Pantai Sawangan to accommodate the popular annual ˇ°Pesta Rumbiaˇ± and setting up a Rumbia information centre at Tamu Kayul. The Pulau Tiga Park and Pantai Sawangan are established tourism assets for Kuala Penyu.

According to general unrecorded consensus, most of the Kuala Penyuan are farmers with some younger generations are migrating to towns. One thing for certain is that Kampung Sungai Labuan has always been the centre of business and economic in Kuala Penyu. Looking at religion, it is widely diversified with unrecorded consensus has it that majority are embracing Christianity. Administration of Kuala Penyu

The information centre, located in Kampung Kasugira, also holds exhibitions on handicrafts made out of the sago plant and a demonstration on how to make sago delicacies. If you're ever in the quaint district of Kuala Penyu, be sure to swing by!

Getting There
Kuala Penyu is 120km from Kota Kinabalu city. Take a bus from the Segama overhead bridge (next to the Post Office) and a one way-trip will cost you approximately RM18.00. A taxi ride from the taxi stand next to the Merdeka Field should cost around RM180.00 (up to groups of four) per way.


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very beautiful in green trees as a clear partition between the blue sky and the greenish blue sea water.
the jetty is real nice too.



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  • rigz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 82] (1091)
  • [2008-08-25 7:05]

Hi Steve,

Firstly, I would to thanks for the very infomative notes. Great shot of the jetty. Beautiful scenery has been captured.
Clarity dan details yang jelas. Texture air laut yang tenang jelas kelihatan. Good shot.

Geoffrey Bin Ramji

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  • Lano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 184] (1205)
  • [2008-08-25 18:46]

Hi Gaman,

i like the composation of tall sky. I'm not sure about the blue but it's good work and the note really imformative.

nah selamat mengambal.



Hello Steve. You have made a good choice in capturing this jetty in tall frame exposing the beautiful sky. I like the perspective and sharpness of the image. Just IMHO, the jetty will look much better if it is drawn right to the bottom corner of the frame. Well done and keep shooting and sharing. Regards. Jusni

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-08-27 2:55]

hello Steve

I did not get a chance to see south of KK on my last trip, although I know there are some good attractions there. Very good blue sky here although I find the color hue a bit off natural.

In this shot, you show the simplistic view of the jetty in a bright day of blue sky. IMO, you can also try variation of landscape format because you can add more feature to this view, rather than more sky. But that is personal taste, although there is no harm for you to shoot a few frames of the same scene in different style and ways just to compare what is most interesting, and for you to choose the best view at home on your computer. Just my view. Very good informative note. tfs


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