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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Jogging, To Me

Why jog? People ask me. Short answers from me:
– Exercise, and especially at my age, it’s not a want but a necessity. Without doing it, my headache becomes more frequent and my back ache, very painful one.

– Meditation. Life is hectic and I seldom have time to reflect my own purpose of life. Everyday after work, my mind becomes too tired to think of anything else. Jogging is my only time to ponder, think of ideas, reflect my own life, get de-stressed and move on with life.

– Connecting with Mother Nature. I love Mother Nature and my favourite jogging place is Taman Tun Fuad at Bukit Padang.

Partly covered Mount Kinabalu. Cloudy weather today.

Airbnb – I’m Hosting and Welcome to Kota Kinabalu

Hi, just a short one here.

Do you guys know what is an ‘Airbnb’? Maybe younger generation will recognize this.  It’s basically an online portal whereby you can look for places to stay overnight around the world. These are places hosted by individuals who have available spaces for you and in return, you pay them small fees. If you heard of Agoda.com or Booking.com, it works in a similar way, except this one, is not hotel, but private properties.

I’m hosting my empty space at Airbnb too. The new menu called “Airbnb” above will bring you to my property page at Airbnb. Feel free to have a look or drop me a message or email me if you require further clarification or assistance! Have a nice day!


A Day Trip To Pulau Sapi/ Sapi Island Off Kota Kinabalu

Pulau Sapi, or Sapi Island is one of the 5 islands that make up the marine park known as Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, which is located just off the coast of  Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah.

In local terms, the word ‘Sapi’ means cow and why is it called such, I have no idea. It definitely doesn’t look like a cow if I look at the map of this island (Please comment below if you know the story so I can be enlightened). What I do know is that if you’re looking for island-based fun, you will have to head to an island (which Sabah has many) and the nearest island from my home, is the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

Why specifically Sapi Island this time? Well, it was originally a plan with a group of friends to explore a little corner on the island that is not frequented by visitors, but unfortunately we later found out the trail leading to that little corner has being closed to the public.

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Google Flights – Your Search Engine For Cheapest Airfare

If you’re an avid traveler and often searching for cheapest airfare just like me, you’re going to love something that I am going to talk about.

Now, planning a trip, the problem you will almost always encounter is how and when to get a cheap airfare. If you’re travelling to a destination that is only serviced by one airline then there’s no problem, you basically have no choice. What the airline offered, you will just have to accept. But if you’re travelling to a destination that is serviced by a few airlines, it’s going to be a headache especially to those who are very price-conscious like me.

Previously, painstakingly, I went to an airline website, selected my destination, date of travel and wait for the airline to list down it’s prices offered and then after that, I would go to the other competing airline websites and repeat the same effort to get their pricing for comparison.  If i’m in bad luck, the cheapest airfare may have being snapped up before I decided to purchase it. You know how frustrating it is if you went through above like I did.

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