Now let's proceed to the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu. I made another slide show to compress the space so this wouldn't look lengthy. Lol.
- Monsopiad Cultural Village - This shows you just how rich the culture of the Kadazan people is. They will showcase their dance and music. Prepare to be amazed by the sounds that they make: OOOOO-EEEEEE! Mel likes to imitate that sound. Haha! Another thing to look forward to is the House of Skulls which shows you the personal collection of skulls of the greatest head hunter ever, Monsopiad. Trivia: Monsopiad's 6th generation of descendants built this village.
- Pulau Mamutik, Pulau Manukan and Pulau Sapi - We went island hopping in these islands. My personal favorite is Pulau Mamutik because it has lots of trees and there isn't much infrastructures so the natural beauty of the island is preserved. Basically all the islands look the same but you just have to pick the one that suits your mood. By the way, the corals there are amazing so grab your snorkel from the Abang and snorkel your way to one of the most well preserved corals I've ever seen.
- Sunset View at Suriah Sabah
- Lok Kawi Wildlife Park - Saw lots of cute animals like the Sun Bear, Asian Tiger, Proboscis Monkey, and the Orangutan. I was amazed by how huge this place is. Not to mention that the animals look healthy, the cages are clean and that the facilities are well maintained.
- 1Borneo - My favorite mall. Haha!
- Larry and Vince's Farmstay - One of my most favorite places ever. If you're the outdoor lover, this place is for you. We did a lot of trekking in the jungle, playing native games, fishing, hill climbing,
owling, and eating (I just had to say that). There are lots of things to do here and you'll never get bored.
- UMS Campus - The word "huge" is an understatement. And I have to agree when a lot of people say that UMS is the most beautiful campus in Malaysia because it is.
- Tun Mustapha Tower - One of the best known landmarks of Kota Kinabalu. It is the tallest building in Sabah, and the second tallest in Borneo. And I found out from Wing Hoh that it was built in 1977. Look how modern it is!
- Floating Mosque - It looks beautiful especially at night when the lights are on.
- Pu Toh Tze Chinese Buddhist Temple - Same with the Bell Church in Baguio, only a lot bigger.
- Atkinson Clock Tower - A memorial to Francis George Atkinson found at Signal Hill Road.
- Tanjung Aru Beach - The place to chillax. There are a lot of hawker stalls and open-air seafood restaurants here.
Unfortunately, we weren't able to go to Mt Kinabalu because it's still far from where we are staying. Although I wanted to go there, I'll just have to save it for my next trip. I just don't know when. Haha!