Another must do activities when you are in Kota Kinabalu is the island hopping at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. This time around, as time doesn’t permit us, we only managed to cover 2 islands which is Manukan and Mamutik Island for just half a day. The marine park is basically a cluster of 5 islands which is Pulau Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug and it is accessible via speedboat rides from Kota Kinabalu Town which will take about 15 to 20 minutes. One thing that you should now is that the departure and the arrival are located at Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal which is next to the Malaysia Royal Custom Department. There are numbers of tour agents around the terminal and just haggle like a pro to get the best deal of the day. Continue reading
Yes! The time that we’re waiting for! We drove all the way to Kundasang from Tamparuli for 1 and half hour. For your information, Kundasang is located 90km away from Kota Kinabalu town. Why Kundasang? The view all the way there are totally fantastic and absurd! For real! And it is also your window to the highest peak in Malaysia or the 20th most prominent mountain in the world! One tip that we can give you at this point of time is the peak of Mount Kinabalu are best view at dawn and just before dusk. So, it’s best if you could stay overnight in Kundasang Town to get this lifetime experience and bring back with you the memories. Not to forget numbers of stall selling ‘Sinalau Bakas’ too. :d. If you are currently wondering what ‘Sinalau Bakas’ is, go figure! Continue reading
Before heading directly to Kundasang Town, we decided to maneuver our route to this small town of Tamparuli in the district of Tuaran. What’s with this place of Tamparuli and what’s all the fuss about this place? To answer your question, this is exactly where the most famous landmark of Tamparuli, the hanging bridge and the first Malaysia ‘Upside Down House’ or ‘Rumah Terbalik’ is located. Just get to know that Tamparuli is also the most convenient stop to town of Kiulu, a popular white water rafting destination for domestic as well as foreigner tourists. Let’s go guys!
While we were in Kota Kinabalu, besides hanging around at the market, we even planned to visit some of the history and cultural interesting spot there. Just to get hold a lil’ bit of knowledge of the rich and long history of the local culture, we decided to settle with one of the cultural village and the state museum. It was not easy to make the decision as there are two cultural village available in Kota Kinabalu itself. We finally settled with the cheaper version (not that cheap either!) of Monsopiad Cultural Village instead of the brand new Mari Mari Cultural Village. Continue reading