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Friday, 16 June 2006

A week @ Kota Kinabalu.

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Cuti paling panjang pernah aku ambik + paling jauh pernah aku pi. Sampai boss aku cuak nak approve leave aku. Apply 3 months earlier - dia reject. Then aku booked flight a month earlier. He had no choice... If not approved then i took unpaid leave - Nekad!

Friday - 2/6
Flight AK5112 from KUL to BKI at 3:15pm. Kids already excited, asking which plane will take them to BKI. Flight was delay for 45mins and it's normal for AirAsia. - Cheap.. jgn cakap banyak.

Cikgu + Jasmin. with AirAsia to BKI @ 4pm

>2 hours flight - They getting bored + can't saw anything down below. The only thrill them was during take-off and landing.

With Alauddin on the plane
After 2hours+.. Kota Kinabalu

Reach KK @ 6:30pm. Sudah gelap. Perak aku tengok masa/jam KK vs Semenanjung. Everthing seem to be fast. Zohor + Asar terlepas. Magrib dah masuk dah.

For a week, we stayed with Kak ipar aku @ KK

Saturday - 3/6
Subuh jam 5am. Argh! awainyer.. merangkak aku turun katil. Nasib baik tak tertidoq masa sujud.
1st visit - Wet market @ KK!

Kerapu.. 2+kilo for lunch
Bersepah ikan2 besar
Udang... menitik air liur tengok harga
Wet market at KK

Mak aaaiii.. nala punya besaq. Semua ikan besaq2 (Sorry beb! aku jakun..) tuna, lobster, sting-ray.. marlin (dia kot..) + murah plak tuh!. Bought kerapu 2+kilo = RM14. Murah banyak.. compare @Kedah. Then i went to dry market... cari benda2 makan yang aku tak pernah rasa. Found kuih pasong and avocado (local called it - buah susu, sedap buat buat jus katanya)

Lunch: Ikan bakaq + air asam.. + jus buah susu... :P burrrr

2nd visit - Pasar Filipina (Kedai2 kraftangan) + pasar tani
Located at KK Waterfront. My in-law already start shopping. >RM 400 for pearls, gelang and etc - Boring aku... then I walked around pasar tani... Lapaq. Cari benda makan that i never taste before. Found Sayap (Kepak ayam bakar) and ABC santan. Yummy!.

Bargain... rantai, brooch, gelang, butang baju raya...!
Boring tunggu depa.. Outside of Pasar Filipina. With anak buah 3 of 5.
Pasar tani at KK Waterfront. ABC stall
Sayap.. heheee sayap. Kepak ayam bakar bah.
Minum petang.. with sayap and ABC taruh santan

Sunday - 4/6
@7am - Jog/running to KK town
From Taman Sri Kepayang to KK town. Passing Q.E hospital, Masjid Negeri, BSN, Maybank, Golf Resort, back to Masjid Negeri, Q.E and balik. 10+km. 52mins. An easy jog. Enjoying KK town early morning.

@10am - To Kundasang
On the way to Kundasang, stop at Tamparuli. Try/test naik Jambatan Tamparuli from the famous "Jambatan Tamparuli" song. The bridge need to be repair. Banyak kayu jambatan patah dan berlubang. Huh! tinggi siot. Jatuh dalam sungai kat bawah - piiieeeee.
"Woiiii sapa hinggut jambatan nihhh!!"

You know.. right!
Atas Jambatan Tamparuli

Continue to Kundasang.
Can saw the Mount Kinabalu (MK) but hidden by cloud. Check-in Zen Garden Resort hotel. 2km from Kundasang town. Get refresh and proceed to Poring Hot Spring, 40km from Kundasang.

It was raining heavily until Poring. Ingat tak nak mandi.. but sudah mai jauh2... nak tunggu lagi. Zaasssss.

Hot and Cold. Enjoy the hot springs under the rain.
Asraf, Jiji, kak uda, Jasmin and Alauddin at Zen Garden Resort

Monday - 5/6
@7am - After subuh gajah. 4km slow jog.
With RM10 to pekan Kundasang with in-law + cikgu + anak buah. Depa letih panjat jalan bukit and return to resort. Aku jog sorang2. Only 2km from resort to pekan Kundasang. >1km jog - still tarak peluh keluar. Sejuk mengigil. But nice to see local people doing their routine, budak2 pi sekolah keb. Kundasang (kelas tuition kot), Angkut sayur-sayuran. Pekan Kundasang sibuk dengan jual-beli sayur oleh pemborong.

Early morning. Mount Kinabalu behind us
Morning walk. 2km to Kundasang.

Walked around the stalls, tengok aktiviti jual-beli, fruits, vegetables... Spend >20mins there before bought some breakfast. To taste local meal. Nasi lemak, mee goreng and kuih2. Then ran-back dengan bungkuih makanan to hotel.

Jasmin.. pewiiiittt!!
Gelang tangan aku!! Aku pilih. @Pasar Filipina. FOC coz borong 1/4kedai
Mount Kinabalu
Reta
Cikgu. Pewiiitt
Family photo at Kundasang
Team building site @ Perkasa Hotel, Kundasang
Hakimi and Jasmin
Din the Tarzan
Ready to swing

- To Perkasa Hotel: Team building site.
- Strawberry Cafe: Buah strawberry tarak... bukan musim dia.
- Pekan Kundasang: Bought some fresh vegetables + fruits
- Kinabalu Park: Get information

Vegetables at Kundasang town
Brocoli at Kundasang
Makcik jual pokok bunga. Mulut muncung penuh dengan soget
Vegetables at Kundasang town
Pokok bunga

While check/getting for info, received bad news.
1. The group that i should join for climbing... they cancelled
2. More bad news... they not booked my name
3. And.... from tomorrow until Saturday... fully booked - My return flight is, on Friday.
Terduduk aku macam ayam berak kapuq. For me... no point coming to KK without climbing.

- To be continue, next posting -

Return to KK.

Thursday - 8/6
Manukan Island.
Went with ipar's company boat - FOC lega. Else >RM200 need to pay for fare. Took about <30mins to reach.
Kat sana..
- snorkeling.
- Pegang ikan
- Tangkap gamat
- Kambuih bebudak dengan pasir
...sampai semua pakat kena sunburn. - hitam berbaloq. Puashati

Jetty at KK
Waiting for a boat to Manukan Island
Speed boat
1/2h to reach Manukan Island
Leaving KK for awhile
Heading to this island
Manukan Island jetty
Sampai dah
With Jasmin
Are you ready??!!
Just enjoy..
...
Lapaq
Snorkeling
Jasmin... playing with sand
...
...
In b/w mode. Going back

Petang - Main bola
World Cup.. friendly match
MU menang 11-8

Friday - 9/6
Last day. Wet market again - love shopping there. Aku tekong.
Lunch menu for today.. Tomyam Seafood and ikan bakaq.
Bought a slide of 2+kilo isi ikan Tuna/Tongkoi/Kayu, sekoq Jenahak 3kilo and udang besaq ibu jari kaki 2kilo - Fuh! Puashati.

At KK, if you buy ready meal - mahal.
But if you buy raw .. such as ikan + sayur dan masak sendirik - murah banyak.

Next... Pasar Filipina again. Finished all the budget. Mostly ikan masin, terubok masin, gelang, rantai and etc.

Shark fin
Gamat, in different size
They said isi ikan kering... but the price RM300+. Ikan apa?.. tak tau.
Sea Hourse. Boleh makan?. Tak.. buat obat.
Buah tangan
Minum ptg before to Airport - Balik

6pm - To KK Int. Airport. Balik. Flight AK5115 @ 8:02pm. Said thanks to ipar for took us around KK, belanja makan and hospitality - Thank you.

Next post - Climbing Mt.Kinabalu alone..

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  • Wah wah wah... sakan jd org KK baaaa... modenas takde ke HQ kat KK? bleh mutual transfer.. pastu kwn2 bleh le dtg melawat hang kat sana, pastu bwk kwn2 naik kinabalu baaa.. ehem ehem.. :)

    By Anonymous N, at 10:54 am  

  • Rugi tak leh kerabat gunung. Tapi KK looks very tempting from your camera lens...

    Suka your typical istilah Kedah. ...make me missed home so much....

    Will say hello if happen to bump in you during road races in KL


    Saad Boya.....

    By Anonymous Saad Boya, at 11:45 am  

  • Banyak lagi U miss out at KK. Try rafting @ Kiulu,Probocis Monkey, Gerama, Sepilok @Sandakan,
    Kinabatangan River, diving @ Sipadan (byk divesite lg)etc. Nice to know you & your family enjoyed the trip bah.

    By Anonymous Tuty, at 10:46 am  

  • N: Mulut ko byk garam daaa.. baru ajer diaorg approved buka new HQ.

    Saad Boya: Boya?! yr real name or nick.. hehee. Org kaw. mana?. Belanja pun boleh... no probs

    Tuty: At least gambar gunung @ Sabah flag sudah ku pangkah! hahahaaaa. Keciwa.. x dpt jumpa kwn rapat @ Sepilok

    By Blogger aharis, at 12:08 am  

  • haaaa.. kalo nak tau, proposal bukak modenas kat KK tu aku la yg buat.. heheheheheh... hi, untung juta2 billion, share price pon naik melambung kat index counter, mesti la nak expand biz kan.. so, ada can la ni kwn2 nak buat rombongan ikut hang??

    By Anonymous N, at 11:01 am  

  • Patut laa.. la ni rugi berkandaq2.
    Tapi bukan kat KK.. Kuching. Untung?! Cut the cost lagi ada..
    Pi gua Niah - jolok srg burung..

    By Blogger aharis, at 4:41 pm  

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