Thursday, December 7, 2006

Lush and green paddy fields.

The leaves of a mango serve as a frame for this paddy field I found in the northern Kota Marudu district, a three hour leisurely drive from Kota Kinabalu.
Such scenes are becoming scarce at what used to bepaddy growing areas near Kota Kinabalu such as Inanam and Penampang.
Population growth has resulted in higher demand for land and this has resulted in paddy fields being filled up and transformed into housing estates or worse yet industrial areas.
I can only wonder how long will we continue to see paddy fields in smaller towns around Sabah being reduced to sites for illegally constructed workshops or warehouses.

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