To Kota Kinabalu via SilkAir

Words by Kit Tng

Living in Singapore means we are surrounded by rich biodiversity in the region. Whether we are looking for a “rough-it-out” adventure or the most luxurious spa escape, we get it all within a short flight away.

Recently, I was invited for a 4-day short trip to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. When I first […]

By |July 17th, 2013|Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|2 Comments

Hopping around Kota Kinabalu city

After a fantastic day out snorkeling in Pulau Sapi and Pulau Manukan, we just wandered around the waterfront area, trying to sniff out any surprises along the way. At the roundabout near the Central Market in Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, a giant marlin seems to have leapt out of South China Sea and stays […]

By |December 12th, 2009|Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|25 Comments

Burnt in Manukan island

Sabah is known as “the land below the winds” as it is located below the typhoon-prone region around the Philippines. Many tourists visit Sabah for Mount Kinabalu, a World Heritage Site since year 2000 and its exotic islands can be visited all year round.

The boat operator fetched us from Sapi island to the nearby Manukan […]

By |December 4th, 2009|Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|18 Comments

Island Hopping in K.K

The next morning, following the visit at the Filipino Night Market, we were fully-charged for island-hopping at Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park which consists of five idyllic islands – Sulug, Gaya, Manukan, Mamutik and Sapi. It’s merely a 5-min ride by taxi from King Park Hotel (where we stayed) to Kota Kinabalu Ferry Terminal […]

By |November 28th, 2009|Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|16 Comments

The Night Market in Kota Kinabalu

It takes about 1hr 15mins flight from Singapore Changi Airport over the South China Sea to Kuching Airport in Sarawak; another 1hr 20mins (approx.) from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu (KK) Airport in Sabah, an almost-3-hr pleasant journey on Malaysia Airlines to reach the northwest coast of Borneo, the world’s third largest island.

At KK airport, […]

By |November 17th, 2009|Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|32 Comments

My First Trip to Borneo

I’ve long heard about the beauty of Sabah in Northern Borneo – its alluring beaches and many exotic islands such as Pulau Sipadan which is one of the world’s top dive sites, and the highest mountain in South-East Asia – Mt Kinabalu. Little did I expect that I would get a sponsored trip to […]

By |November 13th, 2009|Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|10 Comments