February 17 - 19, 2012 @ Kota Kinabula, Malaysia

Other flights are delay, ours is early!

Le Meridian Kota Kinabula

My last month of SPG platinum membership

Continuation from Bangkok

BKI Xintiandi

Band @ Bed Club

Many guys there

Yummy bbq eggplant & corn

Banad @ V8 Pub & Bistro

Good drinks (Havana Club rum) + music = happy

Sexy girl band from the Philippines

Kitty joining the band

Mongkok cafe in Kota Kinabalu

View from our hotel room, where is the sun?!?

Sabah State Mosque

Sabah State Mosque

Sabah State Mosque

We have to cover up to go inside the mosque

FF has to cover up too!

Kitty has coverted into Muslim

Antique cars @ Kota Kinabalu

After Cuba these are not very impressive

Lepa pasil, sailing boat from Semporna district

State Museum Complex

Sabah State Museum

Heritage Village

Sabah Islamic Civilization Museum

Happy kids

Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu

It is one of the most visited landmarks in Kota Kinabalu

Very pretty with the shadow in the water

Me @ Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu

Hidden musician

Can accommodate up to 10,000 attendees at a time

Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu from the front

Our taxi driver name is called Ismail

Wet Market

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Houses in rural Sabah

Raised floor to avoid flooding

A lot of cups

Borneo Proboscis River Lodge

Snack before we go on the river cruise

Crown nose

Where is the proboscis monkey?

Garama River

Is this a male or female?

It is a male!

Also known as the long-nosed monkey

They are largely arboreal and moves quadrupedally and by leaping

Happy family

They live in groups consisting of one adult male, some adult females and their offspring

Males have a head-body length averaging 75.5 cm and weigh on average 20kg

Endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo

They spend most of the daily resting, traveling, feeding and keeping vigilant

And of course acting for the tourists!

Groups usually sleep in one or several trees that are nearby

Notice the large nose or proboscis of the male

Can exceed 10cm in length


The fur is bright orange, reddish brown, yellowish brown or brick-red

I believe I can fly

The proboscis monkey eats primarily fruit and leaves

This is a female proboscis monkey

It also eats flowers seeds and insects to a lesser extent

They start the day feeding and then move further inland

Before dark the monkeys move back near the river and feed again

Our adventure continues

The males have a very nice fur vest

The male has a red penis with a black scrotum

No the penis are not visible in this pictures

More fishermen


Huge lizard

Beautiful sunset

Driving is faster than taking the cruise

Big head shot

Me & Kitty

We should have both wore the Che tee

Buffet dinner


Cake stand @ night market

Port View Seafood Village

Lots of fresh fish

Many seafood strolls

Variation of prawn/lobster

Giant tiger prawn!!

BBQ chicken wings

Our late night snack

After we finished the meal



Kids playing at the market

Cheap cheap cheap!

While the mom is still working

Owner/Chef Li from Xian makes excellent grill eggplant!

Back again for some sexy performance

The eggplant is the real reason why we are back

Photo with the band

Met some enthusiastic Malay

Making of eggplant

Kitty*s new career as the beer girl

My new career

Okay, I am definitely not too talented in pole dancing

Sutera Harbour Resort


Many small fishes near the pier

Sergeant major

Sea urchin!

High expectation for snorkeling

Here we go, leaving the marine

Shorelien of Kota Kinabalu

The boat ride is definitely the highlight of the trip

Very bumpy ride

Arriving the first island

Suddenly sharp turn to increase our excitement

Manukan Island

Sapi Island

Many small fishes again

Crystal clear water

Me @ Sapi Island

Part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Which consists of the islands of Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Sulug and Pulau Mamutik

Kitty taking a pic of this beautiful scene

Interesting rock formation

Me & FF

At Sapi Beach

Colorful leaf

Sun-kissed beach of Pulau Sapi

Next stop Mamutik Island

The beach is not comparable to Pulau Sapi in terms of water clarity

Kitty @ Mamutik Beach

Very close to Kota Kinabalu

The snorkeling is rather poor at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Adequate foliage and casuarina trees creating a typical island scene

APU Voyage to the Future 2005

Beware of stingers

Islands here have better infrastructure compare to Phuket

Lots of small fishes

Mamutik Beach

Huge crowd of fishes

Lunch are imported from Kota Kinabalu

Various sections of sandy spots are available for sunbathing and relaxing

Wow looks good

Cannot wait for lunch!

Me @ Mamutik Beach

Very fun to watch these fishes move

The different type of fish around here

Interesting tree

Seafood lunch buffet

Buffet lunch

Kiss kiss

Forming a line

End of our Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park excursion


We took an early departure

Thus got a private boat to take us back

The airport is very near

Thanks for Air Asia discount ticket to make this trip possible

Sutera Harbour Resort

The captains like to show off their skill

Yacht from Hong Kong?

Fuel for the boat

Sutera Harbour Resort

The marine world near the pier is better


Many fishes

And stiingers

A funny creature

Just like at an aquarium

Just like at an aquarium

We were short of money, the tour arranged a private car to take us back to the hotel too

View from our hotel room

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is really close

We will be back!

Dried salty fish

Emails do not seem to be very common there

Kota Kinabalu coastline

South China Sea