Sunday, October 10, 2010

Where is Batu Sapi?


P185 Batu Sapi constituency is adjacent to Sandakan bordering Libaran and the (in)famous Kinabatangan.  For the first time, I noticed how gigantic the Kinabatangan parliamentary constituency is, an estimate will be that it's nearly the size of Johor!

Oh, and one more little factoid, Sepilok is in Batu Sapi constituency, so we can visit the orang utans ;-)

And another little piece of trivia - "Sapi" means "cow" in Indonesian, and Batu Sapi means, literally, just that - "cow rock". And it looks like this:


Ah, at least we now know where the place got its name ;-)

1 comment:

Jeremiah said...

For Sabahans to decide how they should vote especially in situations where the candidate is popular (rightly or wrongly), I suggest we analyse the purpose of our votes based on the following weights: the strategic vote should count prominently with a 50% weight and the balance 20% accorded to the political candidate and 30% for his/her policies.

I believe this is a fair system of deciding how to vote. If you think that voting against BN is the best for Sabah's long-term economic and political future, then the 50% of your decision will outweigh the sympathy vote for Linda Tsen Thau Lin, which is a maximum of 20%. However, if her policies and vision for a new Batu Sapi/Sandakan are very good and inspiring, then she gets another 30% which will make the voter's decision a tougher one to call.

Pls read my post-March 8 GE analysis for the swing factor that tipped the 12th General Election:

http://jeremiahliang.blogspot.com/2008/05/swing-factor-that-tipped-12th-election.html