Sabahans defend their heritage

By Cynthia Hoo

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Just as many in West Malaysia are beginning to discover the eastern half of Malaysia, Borneo Malaysians are discovering themselves.Walking along Gaya Street in Kota Kinabalu recently, I couldn’t help but linger at the shop fronts of establishments such as Chop Teo Seng, which had on display nostalgic photos of yesteryear. These were put up two years ago as part of a street celebration for the people living there. While most of the shops have removed their mini exhibitions, some...

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Cynthia Hoo

is a journalist who's trying to learn more about the small corners of Malaysia and its people.