Touch of Togetherness

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Deon Lee

There were about 300 families residing in Kampung Pernimbawaan in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Villagers travel to town for their daily needs, work and school by their own Do-It-Yourself (DIY) sampan. One of the villagers told me, these sampans were built together by villagers, not an individual effort. This applies to building homes too. Villagers, male and female divide their roles to looking for raw materials and carpentry works to put things together. No nails were used. All raw materials. Not only the product is solid, it makes the bonding stronger.

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia


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