Saturday, June 25, 2011

Kota Kinabalu: Day 2

We decided to choose Mount Kinabalu instead of the islands tour. So, when we finally woke up at 6am in the morning, it is way too bright!! The sun streak notoriously bright into our rooms once the curtains lifted. OMG!We have forgotten the fact that daylight in Sabah is actually comes almost an hour earlier than Peninsular Malaysia. So 6am here is already as bright as 8am in Kuala Lumpur!

We finally leave KK city centre around 9am and head for Mount Kinabalu Park. Of course we wouldn't dream of climbing up the mountain so getting as close as to its lower plateu would be as similar honour!  ;)   The journey was smooth as the weather was quite pleasant. Eventhough for certain stretch, the road was quite wind-up, but it wasn't that bad, plus the view of the mountain range which most of the time were on our left drive is astonishingly awesome!

When we finally managed to take a glimpse of the Mount Kinabalu' s peak, the feelings were so overwhelming! We are so at awe at the magnificent height beyond our eyes!! Gorgeous!! We thank God for creating such magical place! But, the peak seems to shy away from us as the cloud keep on hovering around it which made it harder for us to capture the mountainscape on camera.

When we reach Mount Kinabalu Park, it was already around 11am but the sun was striking the heat  and the temperate cilmate was leaaving us with basic humidity of the tropic. Hey, we didnt know that there's place to stay here at the foot of Mount Kinabalu! Imagine what it would be like at this place really early in the morning - woww!!

the chalet at Mount Kinabalu Park

we trail the track to upper levels of the Kinabalu Park halfway through by car
Mount Kinabalu seen from the road to Kundasang

After awhile in Kinabalu Park,  we decided to continue the journey to Poring Hot Spring which is located near Ranau, which basically going to take us another hour journey to the place. On our way, we pass by awesome place known by the name Kundasang.

sunset facing the South China Sea

Sunset  along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens

Sunset in Kota Kinabalu
seafood galore for dinner