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Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Charming Kota Kinabalu Part 9: Sabah Tea & Mount Kinabalu from Kinabalu Pine Resort

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I found out about Sabah Tea Plantation through someone's blog, and because of that I made a plan to go there. To be frank, Sabah Tea Plantation is not as beautiful as plantation in Cameron Highlands, but since they claim that it is 100% pesticide free, then logically I accept why it looks like that. Heheh.

Besides the tea plantation, a small memorial is also found there.

1. The road to a glass of tea


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3. We stopped the car and walked on the bridge...

4. ...looking down

5. And fed the fish

6. Walking up to Private Allan Quailey Memorial

7. Infos of the memorial

8. The Tea House

9. The tea garden

10. View from the deck


11. Another view


12. My iced pandan Sabah tea 
 
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Next, we went to Ranau for lunch and some local dessert called Pais (a kind of steamed banana pudding wrapped in banana leaves).

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Guess it's about time to go back to the resthouse. But we were mesmerized by the magnificent view of Mount Kinabalu and decided to stop for a while for some  shots.


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It's my last night sleeping above the clouds so I kept on watching until darkness took over the day. Tomorrow we are going to check out and go back to Kota Kinabalu.

...to be continued...




Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Charming Kota Kinabalu Part 8: Poring Hot Spring - Butterfly Garden

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Next, we went to Poring Hotspring. I wrote a lot about this place here in this entry, so to save my fingers I opt to just put more photos and let the entry do the talking. Heheheh.

Ok, a little bit of typing: It was not easy to shoot butterflies even in their 'own' farm! A lot lot lot of patience required or else just enjoy the flying beauties and capture them in our mind.

1. Entrance fee is MYR3 only. Yey!
2. Nice rocky river
3. Old bridge, taken from me who was standing on the new bridge
4. Bamboo, also know as Buluh or Poring

5. The Butterfly Farm
6. Preserved butterfly

7. My first 'yes!' butterfly shot here

8. Another 'yes!' shot.

9. I guess this butterfly is really friendly...

10. HEliconia psittacorum

11. Another friendly butterfly

12. Hibiscus rosa sinensis

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18. Russelia equisetiformis

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To be continued...