Thursday, September 10, 2009

You Could Count Them With Your Fingers

There are only about 3 old buildings left in Kota Kinabalu City; the old post office building, the sabah art gallery site and the old clock tower. The Japanese had bombed Kota Kinabalu during WW2 in the year 1945 that leave us with only 3 buildings, one of which was burnt.

Kota Kinabalu and Sabah for that matter is a story about piracy and rebellion coming mainly from the Bajau against the British East India Company. The story of Mat Salleh and Shariff Osman at Marudu were good example of such activities.

The British initially established a settlement at Gaya Island, off Kota Kinabalu, but they later shifted to Kota Kinabalu, known as Api Api then because of attacks from the pirates.

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