Well, just a sharing of my trip at Kota Kinabalu. This time round, not the luxury living style. Check out my previous Sabah luxury trip:
I’ll be back! As quoted the same statement of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This time round, I had arranged a tour package as strongly recommended my beautiful friend, Melissa Alut Lim, and here is the itinerary during my stay in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Itinerary as follows:
3rd November 2012
Pick up from your hotel and proceed to Jesselton Point Terminal, the usual ferry stop for us to travel to our preferred island.
|Jesselton Point Terminal|
Upon arrival at the Manukan island, proceed for registration at the Sabah Park's and make payment for the conservation fee.
|Manukan Island, here we are!|
Swim, snorkel, sun bathe, stroll along the white sandy beach or explore the lowland forest – the choice is yours! Time we spend on that day was 3-4 hours.
Being the most developed island, Manukan Island offers nature trails, restaurant and several air-conditioned challets. This boomerang shaped island has a good coral reefs fringing the island gives you opportunity to explore the underwater haven.
At least, I managed to go for a short hiking trip to check out their sunset point of Manukan island.
|Feel like I am back to nature...just nice to have a tree like a main entrance...|
|beautiful view of the sea|
Found something creepy during the hiking trip! See the video >.<
Pick up from the hotel in the early morning and proceed to Gaya Street Market. I did blogged about it during my first trip about Gaya street market: http://jesonestop.blogspot.com/2011/08/travel-journey-to-kota-kinabalu-sabah.html. Free at leisure at Gaya Street Market.
Then, we proceed for Kota Kinabalu City Tour. Highlights of this City tour includes view of:
- the Menara Tun Mustapha (formerly known as Sabah Foundation Building) ~ a unique 32 storey building with no pillars, one of the few hanging structure in the world,
|Menara Tun Mustapha|
- The Puh Toh Tze (Chinese Buddhist temple) with a huge status of Kuan Yin (her goddess of mercy),
|temple, peaceful as it always used to be...|
- Atkinson Clock Tower, oldest standing structure in the memorial of Francis George Atkinson, the first district officer in Jesselton at British North Borneo.
|atkinson clock tower|
- Signal Hill, the highest point to capture the wide view of the whole city.
|view from signal hill|
- Photo stop at City Mosque (the famous floating Mosque) please take note it is closed on Friday!
|city mosque, kota kinabalu|
- Shopping at Cocoa Boutique where you can find our local chocolate. Address: 1,Lorong Mat Salleh,Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu
Phone: +6088-214128 +6088-214126 +088-214129
|chilli and curry chocolate? erm...|
|the dwarfs chocolates!|
|this is the special chocolate...|
|they even customized your chocolate...|
And there you go, 1 and a half day in Kota Kinabalu makes you want to stay. As such, except Gaya Street Market where I visited twice, others program are totally different! As always, amaze by culture…
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When you think this blog is the end...no, it is not...don't you feel that something missing?? what is it? FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD food.
|Maggie mee soup (What?! Go till that far to eat maggie? =.=|
Near Gaya street Market:
|Keng Wan Hing coffeeshop|
|Keng Wan Hing noodle, but tasted different from my first visit - not so nice...|
Oh no, we brought back some creatures back to Kuala Lumpur!
|"No, don't eat me, I am alive!" - Sago worms|
I miss you, Sabah....
Enjoy Life in Good Ways,