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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Latest Checklist for Sabah


Checklist:-

1. Manukan and Mamutik Islands (done)
2. Mantanani Island
3. Pulau Tiga, Survivor Island (done)
4. Kundasang
5. Mount Kinabalu
6. Tip of Borneo, Kudat
7. Labuan (done)
8. Brunei

5 more to go! =)

Trip with Ah Lim 3 (back dated to 6-9 April 2012)

Oops. Sorry for getting this last part done late. =)

As for the last part of the trip, we actually went to Pulau Tiga or also known as Survivor Island. This was  the island where they had their first episode of Survivor show. We actually got a hard way to the island because the resort didn't offer any day trip already, but we managed to get a fishermen's boat. We rented the boat for about 5 hours and it costed us about RM 450. It was really "wow", but what to do! It was much cheaper than staying a night over at the island!

 The jetty to Pulau Tiga, right behind the petrol station (Shell)

Our "hostage" boat to Pulau Tiga 



Upon arrival! Welcome!!! =)

Once you arrived at the island, remember to capture a picture of the map! 


Trail to our first destination, the mud volcano 

 The starting point


 1km finally, another 100m to go...

Before reaching the pool of mud, there was a hut with "natural" water supply for you to clean up 


"We are floating! We are floating!"  

Back to the starting point... 

What were we waiting for?! Washed up at the sea!



Spot the monkey! 


Ok, there goes our RM 450. But it was very worthy! Hopefully I can be back here for another holiday... =)

Enjoy and have a nice day.. =)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Trip with Ah Lim 2 (back dated to 6-9 April 2012)

Upon arrival at Kuala Penyu, we just checked in our luggage and straight away proceeded to Garama Village for river cruise (Garama River Cruise). The journey between these 2 places was very far and it took us almost 45 minutes to reach. We actually reached there 15 minutes late but the person-in-charge was very kind because he actually started another boat for us as the other 2 boats had left the mini jetty. 


Once you have reached the place, they will serve you with some evening tea first. Just to fill your stomach up before going for the cruise.

Some of the local "quih" 

 The scenery around the place, it was about 5pm



Ok, everyone was looking forward for the river cruise 

 Just too bored before the boat arrives

 Here comes the boat


 Cruised the Klias river, just getting ready to spot some proboscis monkeys 

Ok, spotted one finally. Try to look out for the chili!! =)  

Enjoying the moments of sunset at Klias river 

Our guest 


 Yea! We were on the river!

Speed our way back to the starting point for dinner 

Good dinner but the soup was a bit too salty 

The cruise didn't end just like that because there was another boat ride to watch fire flies. Too bad that my camera couldn't get some nice pictures of the fire flies which lighted the tree like a christmas tree. Instead of that, I just captured the moon at the lonely dark river while the guide was explaining about the facts related to fire flies. Interesting!


The whole cruise was RM 75 per person. Packages can be easily found from any of the Sabah tour websites.  But as for the place of the river cruise, it might be a bit difficult to find this place because it is a bit deep into those villages. You may opt for another one which is the Klias river cruise. 

To be continued...

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Trip with Ah Lim 1 (back dated to 6-9 April 2012)

What a day to start! I have broke my record in KK, first time sleeping later than 8am. Gosh. Maybe this is actually a relieve after the tedious 2-months clinical rotation. Ha-ha. Anyway, back to the main topic. This man, aged 3?, came all the way from Penang with a purpose but without a target. So, my friends and I have to plan his whole trip once he stepped down from the plane. And this was our first place to visit, Labuan.

We have a few choices to travel to Labuan, such as taking the ferry from KK to Labuan, or taking a flight directly to Labuan. But we opted to drive all the way down (about 2-3 hours) to Menumbuk Jetty to take the speed boat to Labuan. The fee for the speedboat was RM15 per trip per person but you may go for the ferry which is about RM5 per trip per person only. If you wanted to ship you vehicle across, charges are based on the sizes of your vehicle. 

Menumbuk Jetty 

Just to make sure that he was the correct person 

Here goes the ferry, RM 5 per trip per person. There is only 2 trips per day. So make sure that you know the timing of the ferry before choosing this. 

The speedboat, RM 15 per trip per person. Once it's full, it will depart from the jetty. 

Once you have the map, you are accessible to  anywhere with a car.

Good to have the duty free shop right opposite the hotel (Victoria Point)

First destination, the War Memorial Park. This is the place where all those who fought for WWII buried. 

The Chimney Museum  


 Still thinks that he is our lecturer

Surrender Point 1, place where the Japanese troops surrendered to the British. 

Surrender Point 2 

After travelling to the 3 places, it was time to visit the beach at Labuan before going for dinner. So, here were some of the nice pictures taken.

 


Ok, time to have dinner. Since Anjung Ketam was known for good seafood, so we had our dinner there.


 A picture facing the sea and the risen of the moon


As for the next day, we actually managed to go to the Marine Park before going to Financial Park to shop for chocolates and alcohols.



Back to the mainland and head to our next destination

So, here ends our trip to Labuan!

To be continued...

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