Whoopsies ! what a delay from my previous post. So I finally had some time after moving to a new place, settling down with work, meeting up with friends etc etc. and of course a fairly proper internet which im having now to continue my travelling experience in Kota Kinabalu (* Internet was horrible ever since I moved to Cyberjaya).
Ahhhhhh. Its a sunny sunday that keeps heart warmth. The wholemeal cracker with peanut butter spread and topped with dark chocolate chips simply makes it perfect.
Back to November 25th, 2012
So what’s happening on a relaxing Sunday across the South China Sea, a place where the highest peak of Malaysia located?
The Sunday Market at Gaya Street definitely makes the city extra lively in the morning! Weehoooo!
It takes less than 5 minutes walk from Borneo backpackers to the sunday market. Its a place where u would love to grab some souvenirs for your love ones as the price are definitely cheaper and there are much more variety to choose from as compared to the other markets around in KK. The one recommended souvenir i would suggest to get is the dried local Sabah coral seaweed, fondly known as sea bird’s nest ! Being said to be rich in collagen, calcium and iron, they are consumed as dessert or salad for the benefits to reduce wrinkles, dark spot, freckles, acnes, cellulites, improve skin texture, blood circulation, strengthen joints, normalise body acidity and more ! All these for RM 6 for 500g if im not wrong.
Well the one thing I find special about this market is that people actually sell chicks and ducklings =p
My next Sunday destination: The Volkswagen Bug Fest
Something worth mentioning but I’m sorry to disappoint you that its not on every usual Sunday , it was pure luck that this event was going on while my visit to KK last year.
The beatles were extra sexier when they already are. Just look at them 8)
I personally hearts the red one with open top. Just imagine if Im driving one and travel around, its too sexy you’ll get epistaxis i know X)
Next sunday checkpoint -out of Kota Kinabalu: The Kota Belud Tamu Besar
I charted a minivan from the bus station nearby in KK for RM8 and the journey took around an hour.
Tamu Besar is the biggest traditional open-air market held in Sabah which will be organized annually in Kota Belud district. They had all sorts of games , funfair and food stalls around. The main highlight was the Bajau Horsemen (‘Cowboys of the East’) parade.
Sunday evening : Back to Kota Kinabalu-KK plaza, Central point market and Filipino market
Stepping back to the city of KK, I continued my adventures with a pair of ultimately worn out legs i got from the summit of 4095m above sea lvl…lol..proudly to mention again.
Went to a local shopping cetre known as KK central point shopping centre and also the nearby Filipino market.
This is where i smell DINNER. AND I’M SERIOUS HERE. It was where i tasted the best sotong bakar (grilled calamari ) ever in my life. The sotong was simply so fresh i could taste the sea which makes it unique. It was so juicy and springy. God knows how much i missed the taste of it! Its a place you could have a seafood feast with a bunch of friends, yes, a group would be ideal since the stalls here sells grilled seafood in big portion. I actually tried hard to ask for an individual portion which she finally offered me 2 pieces of grilled prawns at RM5 and the plate of grilled calamaris at RM5 too. Very worth it and satisfying.
Here too I tried a different kind of goreng pisang. It was coated with fine bread crumbs and sugar which makes u enjoy the crisp of every bite.
The market sells fresh catches from the sea too. I was very attracted to the enormous chunk of fresh tuna.
Beside the Filipino market was where the central market located. Here I tried out the local kuih pinjaram aka “UFO” kuih. There were pandan flavor and original butter flavour, 3 pcs RM1. Tasted quite nice but it was soaked with oil =|
Sunday Night of KK- Back to Gaya Street
The street was filled with mesmerizing city lights. It’s a beautiful city. While walking my way back to the lodge, there’s this restaurant that caught my attention much. It was a very funky, comic-ish restaurant. I even found their webpage http://www.bombersburger.com/p/about-us.html, have a look.
I ordered “The smoker” which was served with bbq sauce. It was the best beef patty I ever tasted. So fresh and original ! The bbq sauce was just a so so but the patty definitely stands out ! AND, I must not forget to mention that this is the first restaurant I ever came across who generously provide all kind of awesomelicious sauce. Do you know what awesomelicious means? It means Kraft’s A1 steak sauce, Tabasco sauce, Heinz tomato sauce and French’s classic yellow Mustard. =O ! TADDAAA ! So that explains why the restaurant gets crowded with burger lovers at every second.
Perfect ending of a Sunday- @Borneo Backpackers
Hot bath, balcony, night breeze, night sky, street lights. =)
****Day 5 to be updated***