Saturday, April 22, 2017

Unique statues of Sabah

Every sculpture at the state’s roundabouts tells a story of the place

KOTA KINABALU: Have you ever taken time to look at roundabouts when driving or travelling on the road?

Of course, one will take some time to look at them if they are beautifully decorated with flowers.

Roundabouts in Sabah, for instance, can really make head turns because these are the spots where many unique and beautiful statues and sculptures are built.

Almost in all of the 23 districts of Sabah have a roundabout decorated with an object that is synonymous with the respective district.

In Penampang, there is a huge sigar or Kadazandusun traditional headgear sited on a big roundabout in the middle of the Donggongon town. The spot is where a centralised commercial centre, shopping malls, schools and the weekly market are located.

The giant sigar, shows that the majority of Donggongon folk are the Kadazandusuns.

In Kota Kinabalu, one can see a huge billfish statue built on top of a roundabout in the city centre. The sculpture, erected seventeen years ago when Kota Kinabalu received its city status, reminds visitors that they are now in the capital of a state famous for its rich marine resources.

In Tuaran, a town in the outskirts, there is one large roundabout with several white horses standing majestically. Tuaran used to be the main place for horse racing activities.

In the westcoast of Sabah, one can see statues of cabbages and a floating teapot in Kundasang and Ranau, respectively.

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