Monday, June 18, 2012

Kota Kinabalu - Food! Food! Food!


What else to do besides sightseeing in Sabah? EAT of COURSE! :p
I am just gonna post some pictures here ^_^

Kedai Kopi Chuan Hin
Luyang Park Phase 8 (Off Jalan Kolam), 88300 Kota KinabaluSabah

Pickled Cucumber

Fried Dumplings

Steamed dumplings

Stir Fry Beef


Fried Yellow Noodle & Vermicelli

Grilled Sting Ray

Sayur Manis

Kedai Restoran Kuo Man
Lot 5, Sunny Garden, 1 ½ Mile, (Jalan Tuaran,), 88450 Kota KinabaluSabah

This was the much awaited place I wanted to visit

Full house even as early as 7.30am!


Must Have Chilli Sauce!

Simple but yummy!

Most Tender Beef I ever munched on.. 

Siu Bak - Grilled Pork - Crunchy and Tender

Home made Fish Ball

Fish Meat Soup

Pork Soup (I prefer beef =p)

Kedai Kopi Yung Siong
Pekan Tuaran (nearby Tuaran Clock Tower)

Stopped by Kedai Kopi Yung Siong at Tuaran for their famous Soto! 

Soto Ayam

Soto Daging

Kedai Kopi Melanian
Ground Floor, Lorong Lintas Plaza 1,Jalan Lintas, 88300 Penampang Kota Kinabalu

Famous for Sang Nyuk Mein (Pork noodles)

Tender pork meat and pork balls

Dry Style Sang Nyuk Mein accompanied with pork soup

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tuaran - Tamu


In search of Bambangan & Tuwau (local tradisional Appetizer I call them =p) aunt & uncle bought us over to Tuaran's Tamu.

Arrival at Tuaran...

The beginning of tamu

Found fresh stalks of tuhau! YAAAYYYYY!!!!!

Shopping checklist COMPLETE! Cili Padi, Tuhau (Pickled & Fresh stalks), Cili Padi Sambal & Bambangan

First attempt to make tuhau out from the fresh stalks

SUCCESSFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAYYYY!!!

Oopppss...sorry about the side tracked topic.. heheheh...
Back to Tuaran, went to search for "Adidas Kampung" (the local adidas shoe)

New "generation" Adidas Kampung at RM 5.90/pair... hahahahhaha

(Why did I get a pair of Adidas Kampung? Well.. uhh.. Hoping to "train" hiking with them...hahhhahahhah)

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Kota Kinabalu - Cathedral of Sacred Heart


My main agenda while at Kota Kinabalu was to attend a friend's wedding and I am extra excited because they are getting married at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kota Kinabalu!! This  was where I was baptized just a few days after I was born. My parents didn't bring me to visit this church ever since....So..yeah..I'd like VERY MUCH to take a look at the baptismal pool!! (saw the photo taken during my baptism which my mom kept). Yeah.. my baptism was awesome! I was dipped into a pool of holy water!! (I cried my lungs out coz it was so cold! How did I remember? Of coz I remember...NOT!! =p My mom relate what happened..)LOL..Nowadays baptism are not as 'grand' as those years. Babies / Adult have holy water poured across their head instead. 

Main church building

Inside the church

Way of the cross stations around the church grounds - reminds me of St Anne's church, Bukit Mertajam

Station #3 or 7 or 9 - Jesus Falls For the first or second or thrid time

Peaceful grtto of Mother Mary

Cofessional rooms available in 4 languanges - Bahasa Malaysia, Eglish, Chinese and Kadazan

Adoration room

Next to the church, stands Sacred Heart Primary School

Billboard erected near the church entrance/exit

I asked around people at the church and church helpers to show me the way to the baptismal pool. Some said they are not sure, some said it's behind the main church, some said it's near the priest office/ lodging..went around and..I CAN'T FIND THE BAPTISMAL POOL!!! @_@ There's a new church hall..maybe the church pool made way for new building? sniff... After the wedding mass, I left the church with a tinge of sadness.. 

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Kota Kinabalu - KK Waterfront Hotel


While walking around Warisan Square yesterday, found KK Waterfront Hotel and decided to enquire on their room availability and rates. Standard rooms are at RM128nett/room/night and it's still available..Let's check in!! =p

Entrance of the hotel

The hotel is located just opposite Starbucks Coffee at Warisan Square

Hotel Reception

Hotel Lobby

Elevator to guest rooms

Walkway to guest rooms

Entrance / Exit of Standard Room

Wall is semi decorated with wallpaper that looks like black leather sewn onto the wall...hehehehe..Interesting choice...

In-Room Safe Deposit Box

Queen sized bed looks more "homey" compared to Iperial Boutec Hotel

Complimentary mineral water and coffee

Bathroom with glass door shower with decorative wash basin area

Toiletries : Shower Gel, Hair Conditioner and Shower caps

Am happy with the cleanliness of the complaints... :)

Hair dryer available in the bathroom

Will I be back to stay at this hotel?

Good rates, pleasant room, quite "homey" feeling.. no complaints...So, it's a Yes! ^_^

Other hotels at Warisan Square:

Myne Hotel
Le Hotel
Imperial Boutec Hotel
Klagan Hotel (Previously Imperial International Hotel)

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