Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Backpacking Trip to Kota Kinabalu From 27 August to 2 Sept

Anyone who interested in joining this trip please contact me A.S.A.P.

Trip details
Depart at KLIA at 27 night flight August and back to KLIA from Kota Kinabalu at 2 Sept

The air tickets for the trip will be around RM > 250 because during promotion date.
We will be taking AirAsia Flight. It is the cheapest you can get!
At 23~24 will be a Mt. Kinabalue Climathon so are you TOUGH enough?

of course is not compulsory to participate in that race, just an extra feature in my program.

We will be staying at Summer Lodge Hostel or Akinabalu Youth Hostel The lowest price will be RM 20 per pax @ night
This is not a luxury trip so we will be staying at backpacking hostel only.

Last day to apply for this trip is 18 of May 2008 so please be fast!

Places of interest in K.K

Atkinson Clock Tower
One of the most enduring landmarks in Kota Kinabalu, which has stood prominently on the bluff along Signal Hill Road, is the Kota Kinabalu Clock Tower. It was built as a memorial to Francis George Atkinson, the popular first District Officer of Kota Kinabalu. This memorial has the distinction of being the oldest standing structure in the whole of Sabah that survived the air raids and blitz of World War II.

Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary
Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary is a natural site for wildlife and is located in the heart of the city. The Bird Sanctuary has an important natural function and has a feeling ground for many species of birds and also for several migratory species from Northern Asia.

Gaya Street Fair
The Gaya Street Fair is held every Sunday morning and is the place where locals come to buy their goods. You can find almost anything at the Fair. From local handicrafts, souvenirs and clothing to food, drinks, Chinese medicines, delicacies and even animals like chickens and pet dogs, can be purchased for very reasonable prices. It also is a good opportunity to try out your bargaining skills.

Sabah Museum
The Sabah Museum is located at Old Palace Hill (Bukit Istana Lama) only 5 minutes from Kota Kinabalu city centre and is situated on 43.3 acres of lush green natural and planted jungle. This location houses not only the Sabah Museum, but also an Ethno Botanic garden, a Zoological garden and a Heritage Village all in one place!

There are 5 major shopping complexes in KK: Centrepoint, Wisma Merdeka, Wawasan Plaza, Karamunsing Complex and KK Plaza. Although most of the shops in these complexes carry fixed priced items the goods sold are all reasonably priced especially during the Mega Sales months of March, August, and December.

Apart from shopping complexes, areas such as Segama, Sinsuran, Asia City, Gaya Street and Api-Api Centre are also shopping areas good for electronic products. The Filipino Market is a place to buy handicrafts but if you are looking for authenticity Sabahan made products then the Sri Pelancongan Sabah Shop located at Sinsuran Complex is a good place to stop by. Most shopping complexes open from 10.00am and closes at 10.00pm

Signal Hill
Signal Hill is one of the best places to get a good view of KK. The hill is in a natural area where one can peacefully enjoy the beautiful skyline of the city with a view that extends to the islands.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Islands Park
The Tunku Abdul Rahman Islands Park is located just 3 to 8km. off Kota Kinabalu shore. Only 10 to 20 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu city, you can enjoy the beautiful tropical islands and indulged in lots of R&R. Some of the islands are equipped with chalets and food outlets to accommodate your needs.

The Park consists of 5 islands, namely Gaya, Mamutik, Manukan, Sapi and Sulug. It is a favourite place to go to for picnickers, divers and nature lovers. The park offers ample space to try water sports and you can also enjoy and adventurous jungle trek to see the flora and fauna at namely, Gaya, Manukan and Sapi islands.

Grab from http://www.world66.com/asia/southeastasia/malaysia/kotakinabalu
More information about K.K click Here

We will try to go for all the places if time are available. Further planning is still going on.

1 comment:

Colin Loh said...

Haiz...Too bad la, I have always wanted to go to KK, but then got no chance...Actually planned to go last year end one but then no one want to join then just cancelled the plan lor...

Anyway, hope you enjoy the trip can post more beautiful photos then for me to have a look, ya...