Hi all.. we meet again! If you guys following the previous post on Sabah the Early Days, well here is the second part.

What you see here are some of Sabah’s early days photos during Kota Kinabalu was formerly known as Jesselton. Did you know that Gaya Street was actually first called as Bond Street.

Bond Street, Jesselton 1914

Today, Gaya Street will be closed on every Sunday for the Gaya Street Sunday market, selling lots of local foods and handicrafts, read more on ‘Gaya Street A – Z’. Until today, you can actually still see old shophouses built during the 1950s and there were few very old antique ‘Kedai Kopi’ that still exist in Gaya Street since the 1950s.

Gaya Street 1930.

There was one famous chinese shop houses in Bond Street during that day, the Ket Wah GoldSmith was one of them. After reading this post, try to locate Ket Wah GoldSmith if it’s still exist today.

View from Bond Street.

Jesselton Club in 1910s.

Atkinson Clock Tower.

Which was built in 1905, read some brief history about it here!

Jesselton view from Signal Hill.

War Memorial at Bond street 1922.

The memorial was unveiled on 8 May 1923 to commemorate the death of 13 local North Borneo soldiers who enlisted in the British Forces during World War 1.

HistoricalSabah-Community&Society All photos scanned from a book of National History Publication (Borneo) titled ‘Historical Sabah – Community & Society’ by Danny Wong Zee Ken

Stay tuned for part 3 as more classic photos will be shown. Thanks again to Ms. Hidayati for the effort and time to scanned + emailed me the photos for us here to share..

Comments
  1. Massy says:

    In comparison, there’s lotsa difference. Even the clocktower looks different.

  2. esharkj says:

    Wah massy so capat u comment.. morning person ah you.. u didn’t go ‘City Run’ today? ada free 4km running + dapat hadiah.

  3. Hussin Mozs says:

    Hi Esharkj
    Kindly pls advice wat the history like on “Dasoaka” like as stated in the Gaya Street.. is dat one of the history or just a name on it?
    Pls advice…..Mtks
    Cheerz

    Hussin Mozs
    BorneoMan

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