Together with Zhineng qigong members and friends, we went for a 5D4N holiday trip to the cool mountains of Kundasang (Kota Kinabalu), and the white sandy beaches of Manukan and Sapi Islands from 6 to 10 July 2018. We stayed two nights in Kundasang and two nights in Kota Kinabalu. Excluding Air Asia flight tickets, total amount spent for food, accommodation and transport was RM900 per person.
While overnight at DreamWorld Resort, the wind was blowing strongly the whole night. A few of the team members could not sleep well due to the rattling sound of the glass-panel door. I tried leaving a 1cm gap between the two glass-panel door, and that produced howling sound. According to a member of DreamWorld Resort staff, July and August would experience strong wind in Kundasang.
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DreamWorld Resort ... good view overlooking the Kundasang town
At the jetty for islands hopping (Manukan Island, Sapi Island, etc), there were many Chinese and Korean tourists – a good sign for the Sabah tourism industry. At the Philippines night market, 1kg of mangosteen sells for RM35, and 1kg of mango sells for RM25 – almost four times the price as in Kuala Lumpur.
Overall it was a nice and pleasant short holidays where one experiences "from the mountain base (not 'top') to the ocean beach (not 'deep')". If you would like to go, I can provide good information to you.
Visiting Desa Dairy Farm which is very near to DreamWorld Resorts
Visiting Sabah Tea Plantation ... background is Mount Kinabalu; this establishment is much smaller than the Boh Plantation in Cameron Highlands
Overnight at the cosy H. Benjamin Residence Hotel ... background is the back view of Mount Kinabalu
A tour of Kinabalu National Park
Viewing sunset at Tanjung Aru Beach ... the huge food-court has been demolished
Enjoying the delicious and sumptuous seafood dinner in Kota Kinabalu
Islands hopping at Manukan and Sapi islands ... lunch at Manukan Island is RM40 to RM60 per pax; for big group, advance notice is required as food is brought from main land.
Mari Mari Cultural Village tour and performance; entrance fee includes lunch ... recommended place to visit when one is in Kota Kinabalu
Posted by KC Leong