Blogs from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Asia - page 35


Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu January 16th 2007

Hi guys, Jess here again, i am adding some photos, click on them to enlarge. These are some of my favourites. enjoy....... read more
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Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu January 16th 2007

We came back from Sandakan, to KK and venture around to some beautiful islands and beaches..we also stayed up at what we all warmly like to call 'village Reena's'. ... read more
beaches, life is tough 2
beaches, jelly fish warning..
beach again...

Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu January 6th 2007

(I don't have a cable for my photos so photos will follow) Fri 5th Jan After I had finished writing my last email I went to the hotel that we had to meet at the next day and asked if anyone had checked in. A lady called Mellinda had and so I went and knocked on her door and aranged to meet the next morning. I then had a disarster trying to get back to the hostel as I got on the right bus but didn't recognise where to get of and the driver didn't tell me (prob didn't understand when I asked). So I ended up back in town!! Lucky it was a circular route. When lady realised I was stuck she ended up walkingme all the way back to my hostel. It was so ... read more
KK from the island

Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu January 5th 2007

4th -My last day in Australia I spent at Bondi Beach meeting a friend from home- Peter. He had come form asia a couple of months ago so he told me all the best places he went. We also did a 2 hour walk with him, his cousin and his friend around the headland I forgot this was the plan and had turned up to the first sunny day in a while wearing tracsuit bottoms ready for the night flight! It ended up being a bit of a rush to get to the airport but of course once I got there I still had to que for ages to check in. My first flight to Kula Lumpur was long and I was stuck right in the middle of the middle row so had to climb over ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu January 4th 2007

We took an early flight to Kota Kinabalu or KK as it is known here. We called Bal's mum Rena and said hi we are here! sorry we arrived unannounced, but Rena was very happy to come and pick us up from the airport. first impressions of KK were wonderful the people here are amazing.... Spent one night with Rena at her new house, which has just been built in the hills, the second day we went to her local market and she showed us the true art of bartering. Stayed a night in KK city house with Rena, then caught a vey fast bumpy, winding bus to Sandakan. pictures of KK below and Rena's house for Bal to see......... read more
Rena's house in hills
Rena's house in hills2
the view

Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu December 11th 2006

From KL we flew to Sabah in Malaysian Borneo (Borneo is divided into 2 parts, that owned by Malaysia and that owned by Indonesia). We are here predominantly for the wildlife and diving and so headed straight for a tour operator to book our excursions for our week-long stay. On their instruction, we left for Sepilok the next morning which took 6 hours on the bus and past the stunning Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in SE Asia. We wanted to climb to the summit but sadly there were no spaces while we were there (G suspects Nat is quietly pleased!). Sepilok is an area of protected rain forest that is home to the Worlds most renowned Orang Utan Preservation Centre. At this sanctuary, you can see Orangs at various stages of rehabilitation being fed and ... read more
Look, would you stop with the photos, can you not see I'm trying to mate with this tree?
The Macaques couldn't quite grasp the 'no leaves = no camoflague' thing
Wild Orang - honest!

Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu December 10th 2006

Clambering down from the rickety base-camp bunk-bed, I turn off the 2am alarm and wonder vaguely what was going through my mind when I packed for this trip. Already shivering in the frigid early morning air, I blearily consider my woefully inadequate clothing options. Let me sum it up for you like this: I'm about to climb to the summit of the highest mountain in South East Asia and I don't even have dry underwear to put on. A t-shirt still wet from yesterday's climb, a pair of light running shoes, a thin jumper, rain-jacket, quick-dry travel trousers, a beanie, gloves & a make-shift scarf (the bandanna I used in India to filter out road-dust) complete my rag-tag ensemble. The up-side is that I don't have to decide what to wear; I just put on every ... read more
Hundreds of pitcher plants line the trail
View from the summit, just after sunrise
You're constantly passed (at high speed) by porters like this guy - quite discouraging... =P

Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu November 30th 2006

After settling in back in KK we decided that we wanted to do the fishing we didn't manage to do on our python hunting trip. We hadn't had the supplies we needed and the fishing platform was out of order. This time we were prepared. Unfortunatly after 15 minutes drive the minivan broke down, the breaks stopped working. So we got towed away to Vincents mothers place where we borrowed a Toyota Corolla of his nephew. Vincent felt bad that we didn't manage to go fishing for the second time so he was decided that we did something. As we thought the birdpark was a bit dull we went to the crocodile farm. The crocodile farm is basicly it's name, they farm crocodiles. They must have had a few hundreds in 30 or so pools. Apart ... read more
bamboo house 2
inside bamboo house

Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu November 28th 2006

We spent the second day at Sipadan snorkelling. It was great, tons of wildlife, the best moments were when I touched a turtle (which means good fortune and long life) and followed a shark for 5 minutes. Sipadan is apparently number two divesite in the world after Galapagos Island. Early next morning we took a bus to Sepilok, famous for it's Orang Utan sanctuary. We got a room 10 minutes walk away from the sanctuary itself. It was a nice place with plenty of animals, turkeys, ducks, water buffalos, sheep, goats, dogs and a deer. We relaxed the rest of the day and decided to go and see the monkeys the next day. At 10 it was feeding time and we shared the place with quite a lot of tourists. I managed to get quite a ... read more
floating restaurant
house in th sea
island from boat 2

Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu November 22nd 2006

Mat: We are in Kuta Kinabalu. Its muggy. Muggy muggy. As you would expect it to be in the tropics. Probably exaggerated for us because the last couple of weeks in New Plymouth and Wellington were so cold, wet and windy. Our plans at the moment are to book the hut halfway up Mt Kinabalu for the 29th, so we can hit the top on the 30th for my 30th. We are waiting for Air Asia to open so we can check out the flights to Sandakan. They only cost $30 or something which means we do not need to take the bus (8 - 12 hours depending on stops according to our hostel host). We are over sitting in one spot for long periods after the flights and hanging about from New Plymouth - Auckland ... read more

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