Where did we stayed and ate while we were in Kota Kinabalu weekend getaway?
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Just to be frank, it was not easy for us to choose on the accommodation while we were in Kota Kinabalu town recently. As we were on a very tight budget as well as limited time, we finally ended up with Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu. We will be only in KK town just for a night where we will then headed to Kundasang. Dreamtel is conveniently located within the city centre and very close to some tourist attractions (within walking distance) such as the Atkinson Clock Tower, the famous sunday market at Gaya Street that you wouldn’t want to miss, handicraft market and shopping malls like Wisma Merdeka, Suria Mall and many others. Continue reading
From the post office, we took the Maha Bandula Road and walked towards the Maha Bandula Park. It was very easy to spot on as this park is surrounded with important buildings within the area such as the famous Sule Pagoda, High Court and Yangon City Hall. Maha Bandula Park is located in the downtown of Yangon and The Independent Monument, an obelisk can be seen right in the middle of the park due to the Burmese Independence from the British way back in the year of 1948 to replace the statue of Queen Victoria. Continue reading
From Nyaungshwe, we depart to Yangon via night bus which runs daily departing at about 6.00pm and arriving Yangon at 7.00am. As this is our first time on a JJ night bus in Myanmar, we were so impressed by the service offered by them. There were 2 bus drivers on board as well as a stewardess who serves us hot or cold drinks. As you wish. We were even told that dinner was provided that night but we declined the offer by just taking the remaining instant noodles pack that we have with us. No worries as blanket and a small pillow was also provided throughout the journey. Amazing! Just amazing! Continue reading
HANDMADE UMBRELLA WORKSHOP
To be frank, we actually skipped a few others workshop offered by our boatman such as the silversmith workshop and many others. Again, no harm telling them if you’re not interested and to proceed with the next pit stop. This handmade umbrella workshop detour came just in coincidence as we’re too eager to meet up with the Long Neck Tribal Women from the Padaung Tribe. This handmade umbrella were made from bamboo (as for the handle) as well as mulberry tree. Everything were make to perfection. Continue reading