Back from work at 6 am and all 9 of us are going to Sabah. One of Borneo famous land, which it is known for Mount Kinabalu, Probosis monkeys and Sipadan island.
We rent a van from office 8:30 am straight to KLIA 2, a new low cost flight replaced LCCT.
Since a friend of mine arranged the transportation, whom had to cancelled his flight due to unfortunate event. I was in panic mode when the van did not arrived on time and later found out that the driver thought he had to picked us up at 9am! Fortunately, he was around the area and pick us up around 8:45 am.
We were happy as a bird and chatting how are we going to spend at Sabah and the guys were teasing each other and all that when the highway are in heavy traffic! I was in my second panic mode.. and keep checking my watch and thought “we have time, we have time” when suddenly one of van tires blowed up, literally into pieces.
We were 15 minutes away from the airport and that happened?!! I was in my third panic mode, this time I couldn’t contained myself and start calling my dad and
tell him that we urgently need a transportation and made my dad in a panic mode too. Sorry, dad! Around this moment the mood become so tense and they don’t feel to go through with Sabah trip. I tried to keep a positive mind and say “we can make it” though I am sure my expression reflected otherwise.
After 15-20 minutes,the PlusRonda arrived and save the day and they were fast too. Once the tire are back on, the driver rush to the airport and we ran like mad kids who always missed the school bus.
We told ourselves, “We made it! We actually made it”.
We arrived at 2:30 pm and rented a 12 seater van for RM 660 for 2 days.
We went to eat at Tanjung Aru since most of us did not had any breakfast. ( Remember tire burst?)
We arrived at Marina Court and settled in our apartment and around 7 pm we headed to Seafood dinner place around the block.
Market between KK Central Market and Segama Watefront. It is famous among Sabahan. All you have to do is choose from all variety of
fishes, lobsters, prawns and etc and tell them how you want to cook it and let them do the work and you will have a feast! A great feast, my tastebud approved!
The first night of dinner. A sneak peek for all you hungry people.
After fulfilling our desire of seafood feast, we retreat to our apartment and rest since next day would be a very one day pack activities.
Morning!! It was 5 a.m. and we were up and grumpy to go to Kundasang. We arrived around 8.am to a place of heaven on earth.
It was a must place to visit! It was totally reminded me of New Zealand with their black and white cows and scenery. I felt nostalgic and wanting to go back to
New Zealand. ok.. move along!
I bought too much dairy products, plain yogurt, waffles with peanut butter and chocolate and chocolate drink. I am ashamed since I broke my vows on Do Not Waste Foods categories.
After we had fun at Kundasang, we decided to stop at Kinabalu Park before heading back to the city. If you like hiking, you’ll love it here.
Around 1 p.m. we arrived at the city and straight to go island hopping. We took charter boat since it is cheaper and we were in big group. 3 Islands: Pulau Manukan, Pulau Sapi & Pulau Mamutik.
I wont bored you with details on how I can’t swim and had a life jacket all along.
Around 5 p.m. we decided to go back to the city and rest and later that night had our dinner at seafood night market.
All of us at that moment are beat and since my camera died on me due to lack efficiency of charging it, I don’t have any pic to show you guys.
We were planning to hang out until late night but one by one saying sayonara and hi to bedroom. Off the lights.
Woke up around 9 am, feeling refresh and meeting up for breakfast and went to buy sourvenirs for families and friends at Filipino market.
I bought dried prawns and anchovies for my mom since she requested back home. My mom told me dried prawns from Sabah are delicious, all I know my mom cooks delicious so ingredients pap talk don’t really get to me as yet.
Before we all went back, we had a massage.
Most of them opt for foot massage but I went for Back Massage. I was having a bad back pain a week before Sabah trip
and it really does wonder and very much needed. I just glad my back pain does not give me any trouble in Sabah.
We did massage at Warisan Square. Here are the scan for the prices for massage they provided.
It was a great trip and every one was getting along very well and co-operative.
I had fun 😊
Until next trip!