Kampung Numbak

Numbak from the hillside
Numbak from the hillside.

I discovered Kampung Numbak using Wikimapia, a mash up of Google Maps and Wikipedia, while staying at 1Borneo, a megamall on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah. After finding it online I decided to pay Numbak a visit. There was something very strange about the juxtaposition of Borneo’s biggest mall and this impoverished village of 5,000 a stone’s throw away.


Numbak taxi stand
Numbak taxi stand.
Trash on the shores of Numbak
Trash on the shores of Numbak.
The children of Numbak
The children of Numbak expressing nationalist sentiments.
Numbak from the waterside
Numbak from the waterside.
Chilling in Numbak
Chilling in Numbak.
1Borneo from the university grounds
1Borneo from the university grounds.
A mysterious concrete monument
A mysterious concrete monument.
Pipes on the ground
Pipes on the ground.
A long walk through a desolate campus at sundown
A long walk through a desolate campus at sundown.

More from this trip can be seen by clicking here: Malaysia.