Photographer's Note

Sabah is a state at East Malaysia with cover an area of 76,115 km2 (29,388.2 sq mi). Living with multi races, there are many villages on the slope even habitat of indigenous are found in clumps or forest. Kota Kinabalu as the capital city of Sabah is a developing city, at another sides residents at towns and villages are engaged in light industry, indigenous are maintain their life in traditional way.

Sabah's economy was traditionally heavily dependent on lumber based on export of tropical timber, but with increasing depletion at an alarming rate of the natural forests, ecological efforts to save the remaining natural rainforest areas were done in early 1982 through forest conservation methods by collecting seeds of different species particularly acacia mangium and planting it to pilot project areas pioneered by the Sandakan Forest Research Institute researchers, however, palm oil has emerged as a choice of farmers to plant as a cash crop. Other agricultural products important in the Sabah economy include rubber and cacao. Tourism is currently the second largest contributor to the economy. There are other exports like seafood and vegetables.

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Additional Photos by Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2575 W: 64 N: 4774] (20560)
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