I got another chance of scaling this mountain on 28th August 2018. To say this mountain is the highest in South East Asia will attract arguments so I will just say that it’s the highest mountain in Malaysia. I have climbed this mountain four times previously, all were before the 5th June 2015 Sabah earthquake incident that took away 18 lives from Mount Kinabalu. This climb would be something new to me because new trails were created as diversion to previous damaged trails due to the earthquake.
My Vietnam adventure was full of fun, excitement and.. pain.
Pain because I met an accident.
You see, in Vietnam the traffic is chaotic. It means you can go no matter if the traffic light shows green, yellow or red. I watched, and understood this rule on the first day I arrived at Ho Chin Minh city.
But there’s one more rule that I was not aware of, and that is a one way road can also means both ways. I was crossing a road, specifically the street of Hang Dau in Hanoi and I was pretty sure it was a one way street so I was about to cross the street focusing only on the oncoming vehicles but was not aware another bike was moving against the traffic towards me. I got hit, and he sped off.
I didn’t realised how bad my injury was until I sat down at a coffee shop and rolled up my jeans.
The point of this post, for those visiting Vietnam, be EXTRA careful while crossing the street.
Bako National Park, is one of the oldest national park in Sarawak, a state of Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. The national park was established in 1957 and it covers approximately 27 square kilometers in size. Despite its seemingly small size in comparison to other national parks in Sarawak, it has, according to Sarawak Tourism Board website, almost every types of vegetation that you can find on the island of Borneo which include Swamp Forest, Scrubland, Mangrove Forest, Dipterocarp Forest and Delicate Cliff Vegetation. Apart from types of vegetation, the website also claimed Bako National Park is home to many wildlife that include Long-tailed Macaque Monkeys, Silver Leaf Monkeys, Bearded Pigs, Squirrel, Monitor Lizards and the highlight, the Proboscis Monkeys that is endemic to the island of Borneo.
Having said above, this writing is not about promoting Bako National Park but to document what I have discovered at this park during my 2 Day 1 Night visit as well as some tips and information that may be helpful for you guys who is planning to visit this park. Whether it is worth a visit or not, it will be up to you to decide.
If panoramic view of the city of Kota Kinabalu and Mount Kinabalu is what you are looking for, why not head over to Kokol Hill? It’s a hill located about 30 minutes drive away from the city centre of Kota Kinabalu and is considered the best place to be for panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu city.
This post is entirely about Kasih Sayang Health Resort located near the peak of the hill, which I happened to get a chance to experience a night stay and to write about it, basically, my review and what I think about this place.
Are you fancy of cycling to explore the city of Kota Kinabalu? The city hall of Kota Kinabalu has just introduced their latest product that allows you to just to do just that and it is free.
In order to do so, head towards Kota Kinabalu City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu – DBKK) office which is located at Gaya Street. There, you will be required to place a RM200 deposit in exchange for a card that allows you to collect your bicycle from a machine located just outside the city hall office.
If you have decided not to use the free bicycle facility from the city hall anymore, you can always return the card and get your RM200 deposit refund.
Have you tried out the facility? Not me, yet but if you have done so, please tell me about your experience below. I would love to hear that!