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    Kota Kinabalu + Brunei, May 2013

    I've enjoyed looking at the picture threads here, so might as well do another one.

    I travelled with two friends/colleagues during late May/early June last year. We were all SEAsians and budget travellers. I won't say backpacker, since that word seems to have a negative connotation here. We're young but not of the rowdy backpacking crowd - we didn't do parties or get drunk, kinda boring tourists who just photographed things, but we did carry small backpacks for our stuff. Anyway, here are the pics...

    Our hostel was on Jalan Laiman Diki, fairly central.


    There were some eateries beside the hostel


    We just walked around, eventually reaching a mall, Centrepoint Mall Sabah


    The city was clean and there weren't much people around (Thursday, I think).

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    Another street shot


    Inside Centrepoint Mall - at the entrance, there's an atrium, with some souvenir shops.
    We bought some stuff there during our last day in KK.


    There's another atrium upstairs - 3rd or 4th floor, I think.


    Cinema


    There was a harvest festival, so there was this exhibit.

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    We just strolled in the mall, then had lunch at the basement food court.
    This was my lunch

    rice, tofu, chicken, veggies

    This was my friend's plate

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    After lunch, we rode an a/c city bus to get to the bus station.
    This is the bus station


    We had to wait a while for the bus to fill up. View from inside the bus


    On the way to the Sabah Museum


    I found this little bit of cloth inside the bus funny/weird....

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    From the bus stop, there's a bit of a walk to go to the museum.


    Sabah Museum





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    Nice! Hope you have more pics for us!

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    The main building of the museum complex




    There was this longboat on display outside


    It's a big museum complex. We didn't visit all parts, since it rained later.
    We didn't go to the gardens and far areas.



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    @ misskit, thanks! Yes, there are more pics. I'll post a few more now, since my &(%$ net is cooperating with me.

    There was an old train outside


    There were also some old cars on display.
    I don't know much about cars, so kudos to you if you guys can identify these.





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    It wasn't allowed to take pics inside the museum, so I just took pics outside.




    We spent some time here while waiting for the rain to stop.


    Stuffed toys - some are proboscis monkeys.


    There was an islamic museum, but it was further on (and raining), so we didn't go there anymore.


    We did go to a film/journalism museum and it was interesting.
    I didn't take pics, since I was a bit camera-weary by then. Now I wish I did.
    Anyway, more pics to follow later...

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    I can id the volkswagon beetle! :-)

    nice pics....I've lived in west Malaysia for 5 years now but never been to east Malaysia!

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    We spent a pleasant afternoon in the museums, then went back to the city centre.
    For our evening meal, we shared a bowl of bah kut teh soup.


    We stayed at a hostel called Lavender Lodge. It's owned by a Chinese Malaysian.


    It's a four-story building. The TV room is above the flag, our room was to the right of TV room.


    Lavender Lodge is beside this other budget hotel.

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    Pics inside the hostel.

    This was our room, a triple. It was 2 girls + 1 boy, so you could say we were a threesome. Girl-friend and I took took the double bed, guy-friend slept on the single. No kinky activities during night-time, they were both busy facebooking and twittering. There was a desktop pc for free use, and free wifi, so they could do their social media updates. I was busy photographing.



    TV room - chatted briefly with a Canadian lady who was travelling with her daughter.



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    Quote Originally Posted by danno5 View Post
    I can id the volkswagon beetle! :-)

    nice pics....I've lived in west Malaysia for 5 years now but never been to east Malaysia!
    haha, I know the beetle too! How was your trip to Manila and surrounds? Will you do a pic thread?

    I did KL in 2012, and Borneo in 2013. Took promo flights.

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    Nice pics Katie thanks for sharing

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    More hostel pics... hallway


    oops, btw, our room had a/c and a fan


    Very clean facilities... two toilets per floor.


    Two shower stalls per floor too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bankao dreamer View Post
    Nice pics Katie thanks for sharing
    When I was reviewing my pics, I saw some turtle pics from a zoo we visited. Reminded me of your turtles and the mutant ninjas. Watch out for them.

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    Lobby & breakfast area at the back.
    Receptionist and most of the staff were Filipinas, so no problems with the language.

    That's my girl-friend's back (she was FB-ing on the pc) and guy-friend's feet.

    Awards from hostelbookers, hostelworld, tripadvisor


    Stairs... no elevators here for old knees.


    Hostel had a bulletin board which had some postcards & letters from former clients.


    This pic could be seen from the landing of the 2nd floor.
    I guess this guy was excited when the pic was taken.

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    Great thread so far!! I'm really looking forward to your Brunei pics. I've been to Brunei twice since my mother and stepfather worked there for 10 years. It's not very often you see Brunei come up in travel threads. My mother and I went to KK, but we stayed at The Pan Pacific, very posh.

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    View from the window (can't remember if from TV room or our room).
    There was a seafood market/eateries across the street.


    View to the far right


    View to the left

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8 View Post
    Great thread so far!! I'm really looking forward to your Brunei pics. I've been to Brunei twice since my mother and stepfather worked there for 10 years. It's not very often you see Brunei come up in travel threads. My mother and I went to KK, but we stayed at The Pan Pacific, very posh.
    Brunei will be later, since we stayed 3 days in KK, 1 day travelling by ferry, then 2 days Brunei. We saw Le Meridien Hotel in our strolls. Maybe saw the Pan Pacific too. I'm afraid I don't have the $$ to be posh.

    Re: Brunei, I think not many people go there, since there's not much to see or do. No beer either (strictly Muslim). When I was researching for Brunei, I came across a blog post, "Bypass Brunei it's boring". If you're a party animal or want bars, clubs or alcohol, it would indeed be boring. Since we weren't drinkers, it wasn't a big issue for us.

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    Pic of Sabah from the hostel wall.


    Hostel was ~20 min walk from the harbour.
    On the 2nd day, on the way to the harbour, we passed by this.


    Passed by this odd-shaped building too. It's a mall.


    I saw this too in Terry's Borneo thread.
    Only saw the rainbow when I was viewing pics on the comp.


    There's a Jalan Tun Razak in KL too.

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    Second day was beach day. Some pics at the harbour.
    Kota Kinabalu welcomes you.


    Towards the jetty. That's the arm of guy-friend.
    The area to the right is some kind of waiting area.


    Ferry to Labuan. We took this ferry some days after.


    Some peeps buying tickets at the counter. You had to buy tickets for the island hopping at these travel agencies. The ferry ticket to Labuan and onward to Brunei can also be bought in one of those counters. You need to bring passport if you'll book seats for Brunei. According to the agent, it's best to book a day or two in advance if going to Brunei, since the seats get filled up fast, esp if it's a holiday or a weekend.


    Some pics were from my camera (actually I borrowed it from my sister) - the one with the exact dates. Some pics were from girl-friend's cam; we shared the docu-duties, so that only one cam per day and we would not get too camera-weary. Guy friend was the assigned map-reader & navigator.

    Beach pics to follow later...

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    "There's a Jalan Tun Razak in KL too."

    I think there is one in every Malaysian City! lol

    I am still planning to do the photo thread for my PI trip...just need to get off my lazy ass and figure out this photo thing on TD!

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    I used to live about 2 1/2 hrs south of KK. Went to KK about every 3 -4 weeks for shopping and to relax at the Tanjung Aru Beach Hotel. Very pleasant.
    Other weeks company had a beach house so just relaxed on the beach with books, beer and a SurfJet, while children played in the sand.
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    These photos show what Thailand should look like. Pristine clean. I suppose the wealthy Malay Govt's can hire Thai labourers to pick up street trash. Labour is cheap in Thailand, but all levels of Thai Gov't just ignore the trash laying around. Nice to see Locals taking pride in the appearance of their cities.

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