Friday, September 5, 2008

Where you can go around Kota Kinabalu city

I live in Kota Kinabalu city for almost five years now and there are several places that I think quite good to visit.

Panoramic KK
1. Signal hill - Its about 15minute hike up hill from "Padang Merdeka". Its a hill where there is a viewing platform. From the platform, you see the bird's eye view of the city. You can even see the five islands on the South Chine Sea. Gaya Island is very obvious just infront of the city. Best to come around 5pm for sunset view.

2. KK night market - The night market is located in Kampung Air near the Court Building. Its start open around 6pm and close around 1030pm.It is a place where people can bargain for the price. Mostly sourvenirs, t'shirts, watches, jewelleries(Pearls), leather belt and few others thing sold there. It is open every day in the evening.

3. Sabah Museum - Open every day from 9am to 5pm. About 10minute drive from city center. There will an entrance fee for visiting the museum. There are two section at the museum people can visit. The main building and the heritage village.

4. Gaya Street Sunday Market - Held every sunday at Gaya street. The road will be close and people start to setup stalls on the street. Start at 6am finish around 2pm.

Still few more to listed down here. This post will be continued soon.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Photo Safari Itinerary #1

6 days 5 nights Photo Safari Borneo Package

Danum Valley (BRL) /Sukau Kinabatangan/Gomantong Cave/ Sepilok

Day 1 Lahad Datu / Danum Valley

Meet at Lahad Datu airport or hotel lobby and proceed for 2.5 hours drive to Danum Valley. Check-in at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Afternoon Nature orientation walk and night walks. Dinner and Overnight lodge (L, D)

Day 2 Danum Valley / Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Spend this day in pursuit of the endemic and endangered wild Orang utans, Bornean Gibbons, Maroon langurs around BRL, we venture out morning and afternoon to photograph some of the oldest rainforest and wildlife in the area. After dinner, get prepared with headlamps, we trek or drive to the darkness of the forests search of nocturnal mammals and frogs Overnight lodge.( B.L.D )

Day 3 Danum Valley / Sukau

After lunch, proceed for 5 hours drive to Sukau. Check-in at River Lodge, after dinner, night river safari on boat in search of estuarine crocodile, owls, civets, leopard cats etc. Overnight River lodge (B.L.D)

Day Sukau

4 & 5 Two full days are spent with river cruises in the morning and afternoon in the vast wetlands of Kinabatangan. Proboscis monkeys, hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, pig tailed or long tailed macaque and Borneo’s snakes can be photographed from the boat. Good chance of seeing Borneo’s elephant and wild Orang utan. After dinner, night river safari in search of crocodile, owl, leopard cat etc. Overnight River lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Sukau / Gomantong Cave / Sepilok

After breakfast, explore one of the biggest limestone cave in Sabah, the Gomantong Cave, which is home to millions of bats and edible nest swiflets.

Proceed to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and stop for lunch along the way. Close range with the Orang utans gives good close-up shots.

Later transfer to your onward flight or check-in at hotel. (B, L)

End of service.

Includes: twin-sharing accommodation, english-speaking Guide, boat and vehicle transportation, meals as mentioned on the itinerary.

No. of person : Minimum of 2 person / Maximum 8 person per trip

Note: Aerial Photography by Helicopter are available upon special arrangement.


Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Poring Canopy Walkway

If you haven't update yourself with a recent news
about the canopy walkway in Poring Hotspring, I
posted these photos for you to view. The park
ranger taking out
the rope, net, planks
and ladder on the 1st
bridge after the
1st platform was
destroyed by the
big fallen branch,
slightly above the
platform. So at the
moment visitor
has to start from
the original ending
platform for the
walk and must return
back to where they
started. This way
cause visitor have to
wait for their turn
to go on the bridge.
The original starting platform was now has put down
and move to another different place. The branch was
fell from a big tree,(arrow).
Soon there will be another
two bridges will be added
to existing bridge. The work
placing the cable and rope
has already been started
so may be it will be another
2 month to finish and open
for public visitors. At the
moment people have to be
patients for the condition
that they had to wait for
a turn to go on the bridge
by waiting for people to
come back 1st from
crossing the bridge.

will be
built. The
bridge will
length of the bridge even longer than before.
Work in progress for the two new bridges.

I will post again with any news about places of interest
in Sabah soon. You can bookmark my blog by simply
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Canopy walk notice