Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 2 - Discovering KK, Tamparuli & The Grand Surprise

It’s Wednesday morning in KK! We woke up feeling hungry and Boss took us for brunch at Sinario Café.

Lepak at Boss's house

I am giving 2 thumbs up for this café for its delicious and unique food.

We had Nasi Goreng Lalap, Nasi Goreng Ayam Cheese, Nasi Goreng Butter Prawn and Kuetiow Tomyam. As for drink, it is Jus Apolkat, Teh Tarik and Limau Ais.

Next, we head to Bukit Bendera! Yup…. Bukit Bendera does not only exist in Penang! In Penang, Bukit Bendera is translated to Penang Hill, but in Sabah, it is called Signal Hill. Both is not a direct translation from Bahasa Malaysia to English!! HAha. Funniness!!

What can be found here? Simply...................... breathtaking and nice views on Kota Kinabalu.

Look at the sea.... ;)

Nice place for photoshoot too.

Next, we head to Menara Tun Mustapha.
Info :- Located 5 kilometres or about 15 minutes away from the KK City Centre. Formerly known as the Sabah Foundation Building, this circular tower of steel and glass stands 30 storeys high in the Likas Bay area and is instantly recognizable as a Sabah icon. It has a central core with steel brackets supporting each floor. When completed in 1977, it was one of the three such buildings in the world based on this design concept. (Credit)

According to Bos, we can actually head to 18th floor where we can get to see a nicer view. But, there was an event going on that day, so what we did was just jumping around as can be seen below. :P

As a tourist, one of the must go place is none other than Jambatan Tamparuli. Well, one of the reason it got famous is because there is a song inspired from this type of bridge in Tamparuli. The real Jambatan Tamparuli has been reconstructed, thus, we made a stop at Kampung Damat instead.


Fear Factor?

As we get ready to leave the place, Kak Ilah and I received sms from our A.Azrul & Omin. The 2nd group from KL are about to embark their plane to KK. But what does their sms says?
Our flight got delayed” . (-_-‘)
It was ~1.15pm. They are supposed to depart at 12.50pm bha. :( So, instead of going to the airport, we head back to Bos's home for a short nap. :P
At around 2pm, received another sms from Omin "We are back 2d departure hall. Wait for further updates on the flight change" Uhuk. :( Air Asia! Why oh why? We are suppose to make the move to Kundasang at 4.30pm. How now? :( Being pessimistic, of course i started to think of 1001 possibilites. What if they can't make it?
But then, at 2.49pm... received another sms "Br masuk plane. Hopefully kul 3 nanti gerak" OK. Good update. Around 3pm, Omin send the last sms saying that they are ready to take off... and if everything goes well, they will reach around 5.30pm. Hoyeah!

Thus, unwilling to deter our spirit, we decided to think positive and head to Tanjung Aru instead.

We had ABC Special...for the price of RM2.50, and also ate our dinner.

Take a stroll along the beach.

At about 6pm, we head to airport and meet up with the KL team. Phew! They actually arrived!! :P Immediately, we took the pre-arranged rented van and head to Kundasang. Ooops...before that, we made a stop at Alamaya as the KL team would like to have some dinner first.

If i am not mistaken, we reach our destination at around 9pm. It is Mountain Resthouse, which is only around 100m from Kinabalu Park.

Here's how the room looks like. Simple but clean and comfortable enough for the to-be hikers. ;)
It was a good memorable night. :) Rain, Muchi the Cat and the shared open door toilet. Haha.
Next up --> The Climb.

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