Kota Kinabalu Day 3: Breezy Kundasang

Monday, June 04, 2012

 

We were all drained out after snorkeling the day before..So we sleep all the way till 9am. The moment I walked to the bathroom suddenly the whole room blackout!! Gosh electricity breakdown at this time but still consider lucky as we are checking out soon!

We actually skipped our breakfast and head straight to Kundasang. On the way we stop by Tamporuli for lunch. Gecky told us that this Restoran Wun Chiap is famous for Tuaran Fried Noodle. Obviously, by the name of the noodle, this Tuaran Fried Noodle is originated from another place name Tuaran. According to Gecky she prefer the Tamporuli Tuaran Noodle more…What makes this noodle so special is the noodle is purely hand made! NO machines is used here!! The noodle texture is so springy. The yellow noodle was tossed and fried with omelet slices, vegetables(choy sum and carrot) and barbeque pork slices char siew). The mixture taste great to me! The closest noodle I can describe this is like the fried pan mee but tastier!!

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Aside from that we also order meat ball and spring roll soup..Can you see the spring roll in the soup??? Their so called spring roll is actually fried egg wrap around fish cakes. The soup taste almost similar to my mum boiled fish ball soup just this one with a dash of ajinomoto!

We continue our ride to Kundasang. After 2 hour, we finally reach Kota Kinabalu Park. Snap some picture on the road side.

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Initially we plan to visit the Poring Hot Spring but due to Borneo cycling tour the road was blocked and we have no choice but turn back and check in to our hotel.

Mount Kota Kinabalu Heritage Resort and Spa is located on top of the hill surrounded by trees and woods. Our chalet is across the hanging bridge. The chalet was a small room with queen size bed and a small bathroom. We paid RM 238.00 exclude breakfast for a night stay here which I think is too expensive. However, I enjoy the surrounding nature environment as well as the Mount Kota Kinabalu view.

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We had our lunch at the hotel, just another western food to fulfill my hungriness! nothing special on the food but portion was huge...

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We have no where to go after lunch as almost all the road was blocked. Lucky road to Desa milk farm is opened! It takes approximately 30 minutes from Kota Kinabalu park to Desa Milk Farm. It was a really bump ride to the farm. Usually the milking process will start around 3pm. Unfortunately all the milk was sold out when we arrived. Here you can enjoy the breezy misty view across the green field with cows walking around. By just taking a brisk walk around and taking a deep breath makes me feel so relaxing. At times it just feels like in New Zealand.

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Then we head to War Memorial Park. This memorial 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. It was 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. At the peak of the memorial, we can have a nice view of the Mount Kota Kinabalu. 

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We waited about an hour before we can head back to our hotel due to the Borneo Tour..

We had a shower and rest a while before we go to pine resort for steamboat dinner! A very ordinary steamboat but it make me feel warm in this cold weather…


Well that’s all for Day 3, next up breathtaking Mount Kota Kinabalu!!

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