2020 – A Year of Covid-19 Pandemics
Kuai – Kandazon, Penampang , Sunday, 10th May 2020 – It’s been almost 2 months since the MCO (2020 Malaysian Movement Control Order) was enforced on 18th March 2020; a preventive measure by the Federal Government of Malaysia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. If there’s no more extension of the MCO, Penampang and Sabah state is scheduled to be on “lockdown” till 12th May 2020.
Like other places around the globe, Kuai-Kandazon village undergone quite challenging experiences during the lockdown period which prohibits movements and mass assembly nationwide, including religious, sports, social and cultural activities. Industries are closed except for infrastructure services, supermarkets, wet markets, grocery stores and multi-functional stores selling daily necessities.
Since then, this village has been quiet; silent without the sound of vehicles and people’s movements on the main road Ramayah – Putatan. Weather on the first month of lockdown was the hottest till 2 weeks ago when the raindrops showered the whole village. Now the beautiful blue sky is here again but we can’t go out to the green rice fields or to the nearby Moyog river to capture the scene. Fortunately, we got our drone just before MCO and these are some of the village aerial views captured during lockdown.
Village Landscape Undergone Great Changes
Looking at it, seems Kuai-Kandazon landscape has undergone great changes but sadly didn’t record them earlier (due to our constant travelling schedules). However, still hopeful that these images will be useful for the generations to come.
Stay Home and Stay Safe
It’s the 2nd week of May. Supposedly, we have gathered with our friends and relatives for Kaamatan celebration (Annual Harvest Festival for North Borneo). Can’t gather for the festival this year but hope our “harvest” will always be prosperous. #KotobianTadauKaamatan #StayHome #StaySafe.