Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Kota Kinabalu (Jesselton) old photo show

The Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament office is launching a collection of old photographs taken in the old days before the 2nd world war and after the war in Kota Kinabalu, the then called Jesselton town. This is for the purpose of keeping records on the historical events and happenings in Kota Kinabalu down the memories lane. The old valuable photographs taken during the old days can bring back all the momories of the development of Kota Kinabalu, especially after the war.

This idea was inspired by a group of old folks in Kota Kinabalu, who met the KK MP Dr. Hiew and requested him as the MP of KK he must put in a effort to collect the old photographs, compile and edit them, store as a permanent record with description of the event. The valuable photos shall cover the various sites, spots, old buildings, people, events, trees, ports, schools, places of worship and beaches.

Dr. Hiew said, his office will be glad to take up this challenge, and have decided to adopt the following steps:

(1) the collection of valuable old photos from those who still keeps them in the album, the photos shall be scanned and returned to the owners,
(2) to compile all photos in different categories, ages, reproduced, and enlarged, then store in CD,
(3) a public photo show shall be launched in the Kota Kinabalu City to display all the photos,
(4) a photo album is also printed to record the old photos of Jesselton and Kota Kinabalu.

The people in Kota Kinabalu is welcome to participate and bring their old photos to the Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament office in Foh Sang, or call 088-254987, or E-mail: sabahdap@hotmail.com. All photos will be return after scanning and copied. Let us work together and keep our memories of the old Kota Kinabalu forever.

(photo shows : the old bus stop and bus, old shops and lorry in Jesselton, during 1948)

By : Dr. Hiew King Cheu

亚庇国会议员办事处正在发起一项收集第二次世界大战前和战争结束后至今在亚庇的老照片,当时亚庇称为杰士顿(Jesselton)镇。 这是为了保存在亚庇的历史事迹并作为一个永久性的纪录。 昔日老旧的宝贵照片可以带回很多记忆及亚庇的发展过程,尤其是在战争结束之后。

这想法和灵感来自一群在亚庇的乐龄人士,他们建议邱国会议员,并邀请他拿出时间并付出了努力,搜集亚庇老照片,把它们重整汇编和存储,作为一个永久记录及事件的描述。 该些宝贵的照片应该包括在不同的地点,景点,老建筑,人物,事件,树木,港口,学校,宗教场所和海滩等等。


欢迎亚庇人民参加该项活动,使到他们的亚庇老照片能够与大家一同分享及怀旧,也能让年轻的一代知道亚庇市多年来的进展,请拨088-254987或电邮给sabahdap@hotmail.com 。 所有的照片被扫描和复制后将会立即被归还。 让我们共同努力,使我们的记忆永远获得保留。