Honeydew and the weekend life in Kota Marudu town

While browsing my backup folder, I found a few short videos I took years with my Sony Ericsson phone. I upload this video in particular, a part of the untold stories from my work as a Maxis promoter in Kota Marudu (circa 2010).

self portrait

self portrait

I just got into Maxis at that time and I was assigned to be one of the team to be placed here in Kota Marudu. Location; Pekan Baru, Kota Marudu.

Maxis Pop Up Retail Centre Kota Marudu

Maxis Pop Up Retail Centre Kota Marudu

What seems like another cowboy town changes when it came to the weekends. Just in front of our retail centre, these vendors set up their melons and honeydews to be sold throughout the weekends.

Lots of melons on the pickup truck

Lots of melons on the pickup truck

There are also other vendors setting up their places as well,

other melon vendors

other melon vendors

We quickly became friends to one of the vendors, I observe their activity every weekend. Setting up at the exact same spot every weekend, how they endure the hot sun and also safeguarding their fruits at night from unsuspecting thieves.

Selling melons under the hot sun

Selling melons under the hot sun

I learned that they didn’t pack up and leave by the end of the day, they just sleep (while keeping guard) there for the night until Sunday.

Throw the melons

Look how they distribute the melons from the pickup

Here’s the video I mentioned earlier,

On weekends, the town is bustling with peoples and vendors, some all the way from the interior, Kudat and even Pitas. Since we became friends with one of the vendors, they always pick up the best honeydew melons for us, and it tasted really good and fresh, way better that the ones I got in KK.

slicing honeydew

slicing honeydew

Mark and his honeydew

Mark (one of Impact Zone crew) and his honeydew slice

our cleaner choosing which melon is good

our cleaner choosing which melon is good to bring home for the family

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses

  1. cutebun says:

    That’s pretty cool!
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  2. kay masingan says:

    2010 ah..ya saya ingat ada Maxis punya booth di kota marudu ni. Tapi rasanya saya x ada p tanya-tanya. Singgah pun kali x ada. 2010 saya still in sandakan, balik kota marudu once a month so memang x ada peluang mo jalan2 la..:)
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  3. MichelleSung says:

    hihi sya nampak more chance a.k.a morchen 😀

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