Monday, November 24, 2014

Malaysian Borneo – Kota Kinabalu

After almost a week staying in lodges in the rainforest we had planned 2 nights of luxury in a resort close to Kota Kinabalu.

We are not really resort people, but this seemed like our best option to ensure we refreshed ourselves before we set off on another adventure.

We left Tabin after lunch and travelled to the nearest airport at Lahad Daku.

Unfortunately we were dropped off incredibly early for our flight – check-in had only just started for the earlier flight to KK.

We tried to get ourselves moved onto the earlier flight but sadly it was fully booked.

Because the airport is so small we couldn’t check in for our flight so had to stay close to the airport as we had all our luggage with us.

Once we eventually boarded the plane it was only a short flight to KK, and from there only a short connection to our hotel.

We had both been feeling under the weather during our last day at Tabin so decided to have dinner at the hotel and have an early night.

The next morning we decided to head into town to take a look around and stock up on energy supplies for our upcoming Mount Kinabalu climb.

We had our taxi drop us off at the Atkinson Clock Tower, which is one of the older structures in the town.

The clock tower is named after Francis George Atkinson, who was the first district officer of Jesselton (the former name of Kota Kinabalu).

It was very different from the styles of other buildings we had seen in the country.

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