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My first Kota Kinbalu trip - Day 1

Ok,brace yourselves for another long post and this time its about my recent Kota Kinabalu trip i took with Nelson, Yvonne and her family during the Hari Raya weekend. :) It was wonderful even though it was just 3 days. Definitely am going back there soon to conquer Mount Kinabalu. :D That is if i'll be disciplined enough to get myself back into shape. ;) But if you've not been to Kota Kinabalu then it deserves a spot on your vacation list. :) Image hosted by Photobucket.com Had this crap-of-a-burger from Burger King in KLIA. Mushroom Swiss is still my favorite burger from Burger King but this was pathetic. Image hosted by Photobucket.com AirAsia plane that's taking us to Kota Kinabalu. 2 1/2 hours worth of flying time just to get there. Add another 1/2 hour and i would be in Bali...ah,what a wonderful wishful thought. ;) Image hosted by Photobucket.com This one really cracked me up. ;) Think its suppose to be a area where you can keep your luggage. Isn't there a better way to term it? Image hosted by Photobucket.com A view from the hotel we were staying in, Kinabalu Daya Hotel. Nice place to bunk in but i think Borneo BackPackers has a pretty good rate for people on a budget. :) Worth checking out. Image hosted by Photobucket.com Koay Teow soup with wanton and pork ball for lunch at 2pm. :) Was kinda hoping for some really good food in Kota Kinabalu but didn't find any I'm sorry to have made that remark. :) I've gotten quite a earful from the KKians i've met and it seems there is alot of places with good food in KK town itself. ;) So my fault,should have gotten my facts right first. :) So now i know,i'll make sure i ask the right people about where to find good food. :D Will check with JulieTheBiscuit for her eating haunts before going over or the other wonderful people that was nice enough to point out my mistake. :D The next time i visit Sabah,i'm sure it'll be better. :) Image hosted by Photobucket.com Off to Manukan Island after lunch around 3pm with Jonathan and his dad while Nelson and Yvonne went shopping/scouting Kota Kinabalu town. :) Manukan Island is the one on the right, Mamutik in the middle and Sulug on the left i think. :) Image hosted by Photobucket.com Manukan was ok, but if you've been to the East Coast islands such as Lang Tengah or Redang...Manukan isn't really that great compared to the other islands i've been to. The water's muddy and visibility isn't that good but then again it's just 20 minutes off the mainland so i guess it's expected. Or maybe i should have visited Sapi Island or Gaya Island instead. Even though that, i think Manukan is quite good for a day trip. :) Image hosted by Photobucket.com Went over to SEDCO Square just behind the GSC Cinema for dinner. Was looking for seafood and SEDCO Square came recommended but the price is almost the same like eating in PJ. Was kinda hoping for prices like in Klang or something. But it was an experience. :) Image hosted by Photobucket.com Fresh fish in tanks. :D Love coming to seafood restaurants like this..at least you get to choose your meals. :) Maybe that's why the price is at par with the seafood restaurants in Klang Valley. :) Image hosted by Photobucket.com Lai Liu Ha...some type of prawn. It was interesting to see them all in individual bottle. :) I wonder why. ;) Image hosted by Photobucket.com *slurp* Lobsters but it cost RM200 for one...it was out of the list. Sigh,was kinda hoping for some lobsters. ;) :P Image hosted by Photobucket.com A view of the tanks with the fresh seafood in them. :) Yum,yum. :D Image hosted by Photobucket.com There were other stalls beside the seafood restaurant so it's pretty good to have more selections. :) Oh by the way,i just found out from the lady that sapi means beef. :) Interesting. :) Kambing = goat/lamb. Ayam = chicken. Pretty cheap, RM0.40 per stick. I think now in Klang Valley it's like RM0.80 per stick. :) Image hosted by Photobucket.com Yummy delicious BBQ chicken while waiting for our dinner to arrive. :) But it can't beat the Jalan Imbi BBQ chicken. hehe. :D Image hosted by Photobucket.com Had satay too while waiting for dinner. Quite good, not too chewy. But this wasn't the reason we were sitting there. :P Image hosted by Photobucket.com Fresh, delicious crab in sweet and sour sauce. If only they provided bread/mantou to go with the dish. :) Image hosted by Photobucket.com Doesn't it look so good to eat? ;) :P It wasn't difficult to get pass the shell and to the meat. :) Just nice. :D Image hosted by Photobucket.com Steam fish...fresh. It was yummy. :D Tasty sauce to go with the fish. :) Image hosted by Photobucket.com The now fried and chopped up Lai Liu Ha [prawns]. Anybody knows the english name for this sea creature? :) It was quite difficult to get to the meat and personally...i didn't really like it. :) Image hosted by Photobucket.com The only non seafood item on the table. Marmite pork...or was it chicken...anyways,it was good. :) tasty. :D *slurp* Image hosted by Photobucket.com After dinner, we went for a much needed walk to walk off all the food we had for dinner. ;) Walked around town and ended up at the WaterFront Esplanade near the Philippines Handicraft market. Travelled by plane for 2 1/2 hours and where did we go for supper...Coffee Beans. Wow..haha. ;) :P It's quite nice actually, supposed to be the happening spot in Kota Kinabalu town. Image hosted by Photobucket.com Guess what i saw in Coffee Beans. ;) Double Take, but why should i be surprised by this...this is their hometown. :D Of course they'll support their own. :D Read all about them at alldatJazz.com, they are playing at Alexis this weekend...so go check them out. :D Seriously good. :) Image hosted by Photobucket.com I had this Blueberry cheese cake for dessert. ;) Yummy...if only they had a StarBucks here. :P Image hosted by Photobucket.com Jonathan had the Chicago cheese cake. With mango or was it lemon..anyways,it's a cheese cake..what's not to like about it. :D Image hosted by Photobucket.com Another view of the hotel we were staying in across the road. :) It's not too bad despite it looking abit shabby. :D So that's the end of Day 1. :) Got quite alot done even though we got to Kota Kinabalu around 12pm, checked into the hotel, unpacked and finished lunch around 2pm. :)
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