Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sabah and Kota Kinabalu trip final post

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This post summarized our Sabah and Kota Kinabalu blog posts.  Below are all the links to the Sabah's blog post and some photos.  Definitely will visit Kota Kinabalu again or other part of Sabah in the future for the food, the nature and the islands.  Below are the links to all the places we visited and the food that we tasted.


  1. First of all, we went to eat the nice fish head noodle at Fatt Kee Fish:
    Eating at Fatt Kee Fish Mixed at Kota Kinabalu during Sabah Trip
  2. Next is our stay for one night at Kinabalu Pine Resort which is located at the foot of Mount Kinabalu and the weather is cold and comfortable but it can get very cold at night:
    The stay at Kinabalu Pine Resort at Kundasang during Sabah Trip
  3. On the first day we also went to the Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve at Ranau to deep our legs into the hot spring:
    Getting wet at Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve at Ranau, Kota Kinabalu during Sabah Trip
  4. The next day we went to play with the cows and goats at the Desa Cattle Dairy Farm:
    Visiting Desa Cattle Dairy Farm, Kundasang during Sabah Trip
  5. Before we went back to the city of Kota Kinabalu, we went to experience the starting of climbing path of Mount Kinabalu:
    Experience the beginning of Mount Kinabalu's climbing at Kinabalu Park, Sabah
  6. And we stop for lunch at Kedai Kopi Jia Siang (家香生肉面) when we reached Kota Kinabalu for the famous local pork noodle:
    Pork Noodle at Kedai Kopi Jia Siang (家香生肉面), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  7. The next day, we went to river crusing at Weston Jaafar River Lodge which we saw a lot of fireflies in the night cruise:
    River Cruising at Weston Jaafar River Lodge, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  8. The journey continues to the Island hopping at Taman Tunku Abdul Rahman which covers two of the island, the Sapi Island and the Manukan Island:
    Sapi Island and Manukan Island at Taman Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sabah
  9. The next day we stop at the roadside to taste the coconut pudding, grilled coconut and BBQ Clam (Lokan Panggang):
    Coconut Pudding, Grilled Coconut and BBQ Clam (Lokan Panggang) at Tuaran, Sabah
  10. After that, we went to see the crocodile at the Tuaran Crocodile Farm:
    Visiting Tuaran Crocodile Farm during Sabah Trip
  11. Food and more food at Lok Kyun Restaurant (乐群酒家) which we ate the local noodle, Tuaran Mee:
    Tuaran Mee (斗亚兰面) at Lok Kyun Restaurant (乐群酒家), Tuaran, Sabah
  12. After the noodle, we went to the Rumah Terbalik (Upside Down House):
    Visiting Rumah Terbalik (Upside Down House) at Tamparuli during Sabah trip
  13. Our last official location at the Mari Mari Cultural Village which we learnt about the natives of Sabah:
    Visiting Mari Mari Cultural Village during Sabah Trip
  14. And the last day we visited the Gaya Street Sunday Market for souvenirs and food::
    Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

    Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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On the last day of our Sabah trip, the tour guide brought us to visit Gaya Street Sunday Market since there is no more official activity in our list.  Gaya Street Sunday Market in Kota Kinabalu is a nice place to buy some souvenirs for yourself or your friend and family.  You can get some local stuff such as the popular local Tenom coffee, handmade items, key chains and fridge magnets.

Before the photos, let's watch a video of our walk in the Gaya Street Sunday Market.




Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The entrance to the Gaya Street market.  The weather is nice for a walk in the market.  The weather has been nice during our visit except some light rain on our first day.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Sabah's ukulele for sale at the market.  RM 10 for 1 piece.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Some fruit plants for sale.  You can buy and plant at the back of your house if you have some land.  Some unheard of such as buah pulasan and some other are common fruits such as durian (King of the fruits), cempedak and mango.  Also spotted the rambutan tiada biji (the seedless rambutan).

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
This is the local Sabah coffee, freshly ground here so we can smell it a few stalls away.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Some local fruits and vegetables for sale.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
More plants and vegetables.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Local handmade hand fans.  Can buy one if feeling hot at the market to cool down yourself.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Not sure what is this but there is a Sabah word so can buy as a proof that you have visited Sabah.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Wooden warrior mask, I guess.  Or maybe local God's mask.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Pepper grinder with black or white pepper included.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Fridge magnets.  There are so many kinds of fridge magnets for you to choose such as these bread and cupcakes shaped magnet.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
More magnets.  Got donuts and barbecue shape.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Sabah's bookmarks with seafood as decoration.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Cute shoes key chain. 1 pair for RM 10

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Terracotta Vase for sale with Sabah and Borneo scenery.  RM 10 for 1 , RM 25 for 3

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Spot the grumpy tortoise sitting on the crab beside the ball shaped old tortoise?

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
These are not real wines,  they are fridge magnets, again.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
More fridge magnets. This time the sea creatures such as crab, lobster and dolphin.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Again, not real desserts but fridge magnets.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Glow in the dark decorations.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
More tortoise and crab fridge magnets

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Ok, these are not fridge magnets, they are real mini fans.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
A view of the busy Gaya market.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Coloruful dreamcatchers, believed to filter out the bad dreams and catch only the good dreams.  Buy the biggest one so that you can to catch the biggest good dream.

Gaya Street Sunday Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Handmade sling bags.

We walked around in the Gaya Street Sunday Market for around one hour and went back to hotel and prepare to go to the airport.  Worth a visit to get some local souvenirs and try some of the food and drinks.

 

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