Thursday, March 27, 2014

'K'ruising Kudat, Kundasang and Kota Kinabalu @ Sabah

Sabah is the eastern part of Malaysia and is part of Borneo.

All these years of travelling, I never thought Sabah was a place I would like to visit because I thought its only worth going if you are going to hike Mount Kinabalu.

Plus, I have heard from few friends that there is nothing interesting in Kota Kinabalu at all.

Somehow, by chance I came upong pictures of the Dairy Farm in Kundasang.

They looked so inviting. Instantly, I decided to check Sabah out and look at all the interesting places around there.

So, February 2014, we flew down to Sabah and moved around towns, mainly Kudat, Kundasang and Kota Kinabalu.

We got our pre-booked rental car from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Our first stop was Kudat, which is the northern most part of Sabah. You will pass by KK town on the way to Kudat.

Actually, you can also fly in to Kudat and start your journey from there - just another option to explore.

As we passed by KK Town, we noticed the sea very rough ang violent. We stopped by for a while and noticed a group of people gathered around an area.

Still assuming it was nothing, we got the info that a car just plunged into the sea a few minutes before.

It seems a Honda Civic with 3 teenager passenger swerved from the road, making all passengers flying out before it hit the sea.

On the way to Kudat, you will pass by many towns like Tuaran, Kota Belud or Kota Marudu.

They are all small towns with nothing special, just a place to find for food in between your journey.

If you leave in the morning, you would be able to have lunch in Kota Belud.

All the way from Kota Belud to Kudat, there are many shops selling grilled corn.

Kudat is at the northern most part of Sabah map. There are not many places of interests to see or activities to be done there.

Many people who take the detour to Kudat is only to visit the Tip of Borneo, which is the northern most tip of Borneo.

If weather and sea tide permits, you would be able to set foot at the furthest tip of Borneo.

To visit Tip of Borneo, can choose to stay at Tg Simpang Mengayau itself, where there are lovely chalets in front of the virgin Kalampunian Beach.

Another choice would be to stay at Kudat town, which is about 30 minutes away from Tip of Borneo.