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Kasih Sayang Health Resort: Kokol Hill

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.

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Cycling For Free in Kota Kinabalu

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!

Blog Update – April 2017

My last post, which I just realised, was more than 7 months old. I feel guilty because my initial plan was to update this blog at the very least once a month. So what happened since September 2016?

My wife was pregnant with our first child and our baby girl was finally born in December 2016. For the past 5 months, life took a dramatic change with addition of a new family member and it becomes more and more challenging to find time updating this blog on a regular basis.

However, rest assured that this blog is still very much alive and I’m still working out a way to get this blog updated on a more regular basis. For those who are still following me, I thank you for your continuous support.

That’s all for this time. Stay tuned and cheers!

Christ The Redeemer of Kota Kinabalu?

Christ the Redeemer, it’s a famous landmark in Brazil where a giant statue of Jesus Christ standing over 30 meters high, with his both hands extended, looking over the city of Rio de Jeneiro and its coast. 

If you have no idea what I am talking about, I believe below picture will remind you of the famous landmark in Brazil.


I believe I have found the similar replica of the same in the city of Kota Kinabalu.


The picture on the left is the mentioned Christ the Redeemer statue while on the right, is our own local replica of the same view. The church concerned is St.Joseph church of Roman Catholic and this location is at Kokol Hill in the area of Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. 

What do you think?

5 Must-Visit Places In Kota Kinabalu

The state of Sabah, Malaysia, on the northern part of Borneo is famous among tourists around the world for its eco-tourism. There are so many to do here, ranging from diving around oceanic island to exploring the colorful marine life, snorkeling in crystal clear waters, climbing one of the highest mountain in South East Asia, jungle trekking in the dense virgin rain forest or just simply exploring and experiencing the people here, which comprises people from different cultural and ethnicity and of course, this also means tasting of varieties foods that you may not be able to enjoy anywhere else.

Kota Kinabalu (used to be known as Api-Api and Jesselton) is the state capital of Sabah. The state’s only International Airport is located here so if you’re visiting Sabah from other countries, most probably you will drop by at this city. The city itself has a lot to offer and in case your time of visiting is limited, why not consider the top 5 most visited places in Kota Kinabalu listed below.

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