FuFu Travel - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah -
18 - 24 April 2009 + Episode Eight +
Realised that we hadn't taken any pictures with our certificates.
Four Low's Peak Heroes VS Four Sayat-Sayat Climbers.
It finally came the last day. Few of us chatted till the next morning.
Happy moment always leave us very fast. It's 5am.
From the picture, you will know we're not willing to leave Sabah.
Anyway, FuFu will be back for Sandakan and Sipadan sooner!
Dang, FuFu was bullied at the end?
We're glad that we managed to made the trip a joyful holiday ever.
The wonderful trip ended yet a new journey going to start soon.
Terminal Two (AirAsia), Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Check-in corner, for passengers towards Shenzhen and KL.
It's quiet at eight in the morning.
We went to the airport together. They were heading to Shenzhen.
I still had another 20mins to slowly enjoy sipping my coffee.
It real amazingly makes everyone can fly!
It's time to wave at KK. Sayonara.
KK, still an untouched city with not many high-rise buildings.
Guess what? That's the prominent Mount Kinabalu!
Wow, gorgeous! Couldn't believe i had climbed up till the summit!
This island must be great for snorkelling or diving.
FuFu sure will go back to Borneo for sand, sea and sun!
It's getting higher. Across the South China Sea back to peninsula.
The exact view of the sea of cloud i saw on top of Low's Peak.
Phew, FuFu was once climbed up till this altitude! Incredible.
The coastline of the east coast also not bad!
On top of the peninsula of Malaysia, finally.
West of Malaysia, indeed still has many sites worth to explore.
This must be Nilai or the small town near the airport.
PLUS, the highway that links the south and the north.
What are these actually? Fish breeding farms?
The oil palm plantation everywhere can be seen.
FuFu strongly disagrees cultivating the FOREST into plantation!
SimeDarby, enough! Remain the rest of the forests we ought to have!
"Okay, safely landed. Malaysians, welcome back home." So sweet.
Airasia, don't leave our baggages unattended!
The first time FuFu using the domestic arrivals building!
If you forgot to get your online skybus ticket, no worry, get it here!
------------All about Kota Kinabalu------------In and Around------------
Sabah, might be not that convenient for us in the peninsula to visit unless you take the plane. I was damn curious over the architecture, culture, languages, people and almost everything in Sabah. You never know how a city looks like until you are breathing the air there. Not talking too much here, you gotta explore and experience it yourself.
The must not missed Sunday morning market at Gaya Street.
The most enduring landmarks in KK, Atkinson Clock Tower.
City Mosque, the most beautiful mosque in Kota Kinabalu.
Get away from the downtown, leisurely strolled along Likas Bay.
Not forgetiing the magnificent sunset at the waterfront.
Visit the Kinabalu Park that is largest than Singapore!
On the way going to register for the mountain climbing.
Try to bring as less and lighter clothes as possible.
Kinabalu Park is Malaysia's first World Heritage site designated in 2000 for its outstanding universal values' and role as one of the world's most important biological sites. Staggering five to six thousands plant species which is more than all of Europe and North America combined together, the park is one of the richest plant regions of the world.
Kinabalu Park is blessed with astonishing variety of flora and fauna.
Check out the insect eating pitcher plants yourself.
Squirrels are easily seen at Mempening Shelter.
Discover the tough grasses and flowers in the crevices.
The majestic view of the sea of clouds.
Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia and the prominent mountain in Southeast Asia. Low's Peak is the majestic summit of Borneo, stands at 4095.2m tall, the focal point of the Park and the whole of Sabah. The views of the surrounding peaks are magnificent.
All Malaysians shall try going to Mount kinabalu and conquer it.
The view from the summit is truly breathtaking, seriously!
Please slowly observing the greatness of the nature.
Get the fresh air on top of the mountain if possible.
Remember to fill up your stomach before descending the mountain.
Get and show this off to your friends then frame it up on the wall.
Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park, consists of five idyllic islands which are located about 20minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu. With its uncovered beaches and clear water, it's the prefect getaway for those who love to swim, snorkel or just laze around whole day long. Jet skiing, scuba diving, parasailing and wake boarding are some other of the fun water sports.
Sapi Island, one of the paradises you shall visit.
If you are a beach boy or girl, you must not miss the beach!
Go enjoy the sunbathing!
The exciting parasailing you might like to try.
The snorkelling is the must-do-thing when you go to any island.
See if you could accept this or not!
If you hate lizards, please don't go to Sapi Island.
Watch out the monitor lizards when you go to Sapi Island.
Remember to have your dinner at the Filipino Market.
Try the Yi Hong (怡豐茶室) curry laksa that worth for 5 bucks.
Curious how we took this picture?
Sleeping on the road?
You must like this clip. Just need to be extremely careful!
Padas River is situated in the inner of southwestern part of Kota Kinabalu that is only accessible by train used since the late 19th century in Borneo. Basically, this trip will give you three experiences advantages; the plank wood trolley ride to Pangi Station, the excursion of Grade 3-4 rafting at Padas River and a uniquely ride in an antique train back to Beaufort.
If you are more adventurous people, try the thrilling water rafting.
See the unique ride we ever had in Sabah.
The sound was a bit annoying and eerie though.
Taking the trolley with only plank of wood and four ball bearings.
Damn this is another hilarious clip!
We're going to start the rafting journey here.
Gotta brave enough to shoot through the wild rapids at Padas River.
This exciting adrenaline rafting will take you down to wave that goes as high as six feet and thrilling rapids up to Grade 4. The ultimate challenge will speak for itself as one shoots through and experiences the nerve tingling excitement which crescendos rapid after rapid while getting a closer look at the Borneo's amazing rainforest.
It's all about teamwork! Cooperate with your teammates.
Remember to bring your waterproof camera along.
To get everything recorded for the future mementoes.
The most exciting water sport FuFu has ever tried.
Since everyone owns a digital camera nowadays.
Remember to take as many pictures as you can in and around KK.
Above are the best parts i had with my friends in and around Kota Kinabalu. Wish they would at least had given you guys a clearer pictures of the city. Last but not least, i wanna say many thanks to my friends for making the trip so enjoyable and meaningful. Wish to travel with them again someday.
FuFu had a great time with his buddies.
In case you have missed out any episode, no worry, here all are they.
Episode One : KLIA to KKIA
Episode Two : Kota Kinabalu
Episode Three : Kinabalu Park
Episode Four : Low's Peak
Episode Five : Mount Kinabalu
Episode Six : Sapi Island
Episode Seven : White Water Rafting