FuFu Travel - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah -
18 - 24 April 2009 + Episode Six +
We had the included breakfast at Rainforest cafe.
Thanks Buddha, it's a sunny day as well.
We're going to spend the afternoon on any island.
A private jetty owned by a travel agency.
While walking to the jetty, a boatman approached us.
He offered RM18 per head to bring us to and back from the island.
I knew we could get cheaper deal at Jesselton Jetty.
But majority always win so we didn't walk till the jetty.
Instead, we were brought to a jetty near the Filipino Market.
Another mode of transportation for the locals living on island.
FuFu found out that the jetty is only used by the locals.
As what informed, all the islands around Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park are basically look the same, clean stretches of beaches, emerald green waters and colourful fishes. The owner of the hotel highly recommended us to visit Sapi island.
One very good place to take pictures.
Emerald green waters could be seen at the jetty.
Lined up to get onto the boat.
Gotta put the life jacket on.
The journey to Sapi Island was about 20 minutes off the coast.
To get to the island, we took a local speedboat at the jetty located just next to Filipino Market. Sapi Island is a very picturesque place with white sand, crystal clear and emerald green water. The island is closed at 5pm so we had five hours to leisurely enjoy snorkelling and sunbathing on the beach.
Sapi Island looks particularly breathtaking as we approaching.
"Wow, we have come to the paradise!"
Sapi island is absolutely an ideal place for snorkelling.
Here we arrived at the jetty of Sapi Island.
The island is a fully-protected reserves areas.
We engaged in recreational activities such as swimming, snorkeling, parasailing and just lazing around on the white sandy beach at our leisure. You can even explore some of the short and simple trails through the unspoilt rainforest and wetlands on the island if you wish.
Not wanting to be put off, FuFu donned the snorkelling gear.
FuFu couldn't wait anymore jumping into the sea.
We all had our own bottles of bread for the fish on hand.
After climbing up, it's time to closely examine the underwater life.
Hey fishes, here we come.
Don't you guys bleeding? No, because she inserted the bottle!
Sapi Island is an excellent venue for snorkelling.
It's a heaven for colourful marine life with crystal clear waters.
We couldn't stop camwhoring even under the sea.
Yeah... this is FuFu.
It's real hard to pose by the way.
FuFu and friend were feeding the fishes.
We're swimming with the fishes.
School of fishes swam to Peggy for bread.
The snorkelling was excellent as we saw a wide range of fish.
Oh my gosh, Finding Nemo at Sapi Island?
Erm, FuFu was so disappointed as almost all the corals had dead.
A short break after a while feeding the fishes.
Two of them gotta leave for parasailing.
So, we got back onshore for a break.
This couple heading for parasailing.
This couple and Pui went together seeing the parasiling.
Parasailing - a very relaxing water sport you would like.
Since i had tried sky diving in New Zealand so i didn't go for it.
Instead, i stayed back enjoying the sunbathing.
While Peggy and Parry taking pictures around the island.
Suddenly FuFu was attacked by Peggy.
"Dont disturb me, i wanna enjoy the tanning."
"Oh no, she ignore me, anyway just smile to the lens."
Wow... the advertisement of Quicksliver and Roxy.
"Cravings for the sun, sand, and sea? Come to Sabah then!"
I gave up sunbathing but enjoyed taking pictures with them.
FuFu is a man like a bull.
Oh my gosh, wish FuFu had built up in shape before the trip!
Yo, the handsome beach boy and pretty beach girl.
"Ops, swim at your own risk?!" FuFu cant swim! =.="
FuFu is the sailorman of Sapi Island.
Like this pictures.
The members again gathered together with a monitor lizard.
"See the huge Borneo monitor lizard crawling here."
Generally, you will see the lizard crawling around everywhere.
Sapi island is the home to these monitor lizards.
The lizards are apparently scary but they wont attack you.
They eat fishes but just be careful as its tail is quite strong.
The island is home to a huge monitor lizards that crawling here and there, up and down the tree line by the beach. I at first got the fright of my life when i saw these huge lizards appear on the island. It was really unexpected and a great surprise. So it turned out that the wildlife on the land was actually as interesting as that in the sea.
Another species of the GIANT lizards from Hongkong and Perak.
Then, we walked to Sapi Cafe for food.
A very nice building next to the restaurant.
Nasi goreng, tomyan bihun, kuey teow goreng, nasi sayur, etc.
A pictures before our lunch.
The Hongkie guy (next table) offered to help us for this picture!
This couple checking back the parasailing pictures and movies.
She loves our limao ais (iced lime juice) very much.
She is awaiting her fried noodle.
FuFu was enjoying the fried kuey teow with iced honey lemon.
Awesome sky. Beautiful girl. Cool picture.
Ready for the second round of snorkelling.
Gotta to finish up the bread we bought from KK.
This round, we went farther for more fishes and clearer water.
And thanks Peggy for bringing her Olympus waterproof camera.
It's an excellent snorkelling with a wide range of fish further out.
Wow... a big school of fish seizing for bread.
Lovely couple hands on hands feeding the fish.
Yeah it's my turn!
Another awesome snorkelling after those in Thailand and Philippines.
The fishes are surrounded by bread.
These fishes are sensitive to camera too.
It's hard to capture underwater.
It's time to go back!
The snorkelling was just awesome!
Sabah, the state FuFu would definitely want to go again.
The S curved stretches part of the island.
Thoroughly enjoyed getting away from the real life.
FuFu had a great BEACH life here.
Again please follow what the sign says. Keep the island clean.
FuFu loves Sapi Island.
All of us love Sapi Island very much.
Even the toy wanna peep the island longer.
Wrong! It's peeping the pretty girls.
The boatman was calling us actually. He wanna go back home too!
The pet said he saw group of nice boys and girls taking pictures.
The pictures taken by the toy's eyes.
With the local boatman.
After the unwind snorkelling, sunbathing, parasailing and photoshooting at Sapi Island, 5pm eventually arrived and the boatman was waiting us at the jetty. We immediately whisked back to the downtown for dinner.
FuFu really not willing to leave this paradise island.
Sayonara Sapi Island.
Here FuFu would like to share another funny clip with you guys.
See how we walked the staircase day after climbing Mt. Kinabalu.
Ok, heading back to KK for dinner.
The fishing boats are back to the jetty.
Right in front of us is the Filipino Market.
It's a lively night market.
You can get meats, vegetable, fruits, dried food, clothes here.
The fisherman and fisherboys came back with fishes.
Not forgetting, the beautiful sunsets.
Bought fried bananas for the visitors from Hongkong.
The Malaysian delicacies.
Oh... we need to get something to stuff the stomachs.
The ais kacang.
The grilled chicken wings.
We were looking for seafood.
The grilled fish?
The grilled prawn? YES!
We decided to have our seafood here.
RM10 for only one of this prawn!!!
But Peggy wanna indulge herself with the prawn.
The toy also interested to try the 10-15cm GIANT prawn.
"We also wanna try!!"
So we sat down and ordered one each.
We had grilled prawns, squids, chicken wings and stingray.
"Hey, let's start eating."
A coconut each to cool down after eating HOT grilled seafood.
We forced the toy drink coconut juice too.
Enjoyed the scrumptious meal very much.
We then walked around the market.
Got some fruits back to the hotel.
And stopped by the Centre Mall for cheap Sabahan printed tee shirts.
At night we came out for supper.
Chatted until ten to two in the morning. We only had five hours to rest as we need to wake up at 7am and get ready for the exciting white water rafting at Sungai Padas (Padas River).
[Next Episode : White Water Rafting at Padas River]