Posts Tagged ‘Mt Kota Kinabalu’

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 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..