Saturday, August 21, 2010

SABAH TRIP 2010 (DAY 3)

Date: 21 August 2010

Our day 3, is on the trip to the Mount Kinabalu. The trip up to the hill is indeed refreshing and a fun trip. Roads are not straight road but uphill road.

We reached there but the weather is very cold and the clouds is thick. We hardly can see the tip of the mountain and slight disappointment.


We are now on the hill but is not the tip. It is at the road where is the final stop for cars. So, you need to walk up if you want to reach up. We did not make our move up but we stop at the Final Car stop which is at the Pondol Timponan. Here you may see the people helping to carry your bags with RM 10-20 per kilo up hill.



- On the way, you can sit around the corner and have a relaxing moment enjoying the breeze.
- The flowers on the way up
- The route to walk up the hill
- The resort of the Kinabalu Mountain

We had our picture taken in Gunung Kinabalu an dis real freezing cold.


This flora and fauna botanical paradise covers an area of 754 square kilometers. The biggest attraction in Kinabalu Park would be the Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and one of the world’s most prominent mountains, Mount Kinabalu, which peaks at 12, 455 feet above sea level. Kinabalu Park is open daily from 7am to 5pm.

After the mountain hill, we headed to the Kundasang War Memorial where the place to remember the dead of the Australian Soldier during the Japanese Occupancy. And is all about the Sandakan March which had kills thousand of people. The memorable place is full of flowers





A must-visit in Kundasang is the Kundasang War Memorial. Established in 1962, this was one of the first memorials to commemorate the brave Australian and British Prisoners of War who died in Sandakan and during the infamous death marches to Ranau during World War II. The memorial also remembers the people of North Borneo who risked their lives to help the POWs.

The Memorial is made up of four beautiful gardens - the Australian Garden, the English Garden, the Borneo Garden and the Contemplation Garden and Pool - to represent the different nationalities. With its towering pine trees and blooming roses, a walk in the gardens is reminiscent to that of a stroll in a quaint English garden. The scent of roses lingers in the air and the serene atmosphere makes the Kundasang War Memorial an ideal place to contemplate and remember the heroes of the war. Visitors can also opt to view a brief video on the history of the Sandakan Death March.


We also enjoyed ourself at the Atmosphere in Menara Tun Mustapha. The upabove 18 Floor and looking around at the beautiful view of the town




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.
Inside are housed an auditorium, two mini-theatres, exhibition foyer, a gymnasium, kindergarten and Research library. On the 18th floor is the revolving restaurant Atmosphere where you can enjoy a different dining experience.


At night, we headed to The King Hu restaurant in Tanjung Aru,Taste nice.. and it is all about chinese food.

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