En route to Kinabalu Park, we made a stop at Nabalu Village- the funny thing was that in the itinerary the stop at Nabalu was for ‘savour local fruits and to bargain for prices for the handicrafts’..but it was not mentioned that at this stop, one could get a very good view of Mount Kota Kinabalu
And of course there was the shopping, we were told that it was cheaper to shop for souvenirs at Nabalu Village than down at the KK city…part of the market and no, the dog is not for sale..
I think that person that hung out the clothes has lot of pride in the chore, in such neat rows too
Next stop was the Kinabalu Park , we visit the Exhibition Centre and I was astonished by the records on the signboard..Whattttt ? 2 hours 37 minutes and 4 seconds to climb the majestic Mt KK. How do they do it ?We took a short stroll at the mountain garden
These mushrooms reminded me of Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear from Goldilocks ( I am not sure where I got that association..well probably make more sense that associating them with Harry, Curly and Moe ?)
Had a short stop for lunch and we head on to Poring Hot Springs . There are some detailed pictures about the hot spring at this site , The hot springs were rather popular, there were a number of people soaking and prancing at the pools
There was also a rock pool
But our purpose at Poring was the Canopy Walkway. The charges wete RM3 for Malaysian above 18, RM1.50 for Malaysians aged 6 -17 , for foreigners the charges were RM5 for adults and RM2.5 for age 6 -17, Additional RM5 for cameras ( including digital, manual and handphones) and RM30 for videos.
We didn’t pay to bring in the cameras, so no pictures- sorry. To get to the canopy walk is in itself a good workout, you get to walk many many steps uphill, at that time of our visit, it was drizzling slightly, so I couldn’t tell the wet scalps were due to sweat or rain..it took around 30 minutes of walking ( and panting) amidst the lush green forest to reach the elevated canopy walkway. It was not a continuous walkway but a combined four walkways. The walkway is said to be 157.8 meters long and 41 meters high. The reward …A breathtaking view….you can view some interesting pictures of the canopy walkway by clicking here
On the journey back to KK , we stopped by some roadside stalls that were selling fruits, vegetables and local produce
One of the attraction was a fruit said to be not available back in the Semenanjung – called Buah Tarap, shown below with some rambutans for companions
The taste – cempedak-ish, soft, sweet and fragrant, with a hard seed inside. I think this must be in the nangka- cempedak family lah….I liked it..what you see in the picture below is a partially consumed fruit..