Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hello September

Has it really already been a month? Wow, time really flies. I can't belief that I'm actually working in Penang and I've got to say life has been great in Penang, loving the new working environment. The only thing is, I can't speak Hokkien! Anyways, colleagues have been great to me and also meeting up some of my ex-course mates, not to forget a blogger friend of mine. Of course, missing each and every one of you in KL especially my family. I can still remember the day when I first move to Penang, that heavy-hearted feeling before leaving KL, gosh it's just so heartbreaking, especially for me who is so so homesick kinda person. But I know, it's part of the growing process. Sometimes I'll get patients asking me "Why aren't you working in KL when you are actually from KL? cause rarely people from KL will want to work in Penang but instead people from Penang will want to work in KL." Well (just in case you are curious too), I actually wanted to come out of my comfort zone and explore some other places. 

So, I've been on a company trip recently to KK, Sabah and it was amazing! Although it's a bit rushing but still, kudos to one of my colleague, Khor who is a Sabahan aka our tour guide plus driver throughout the whole trip. Going through all those up and down hill and bumpy roads, all I can say is his driving skill is just superb (just so you know, it's a manual gear van) 

Meet the i-Sports Group, waiting for transit to KK from KLIA  (photo taken by Cindy)
We headed straight to the airport after work and arrived at KK International Airport around 10.30pm and off we go for some Coconut Pudding, damn it was so good!
So, that's the end of first day. On the second day itself, we went for a tour at Gaya street before going for island hoping and some water sports.

Look at this weird rambutan look-alike durian, and you know what....'s flesh is actually red in colour, I didn't like it though, taste tad bit like alcohol in it, yucksss...
I forgot what this is, but it taste more like langsat, niceeee...

Cindy and me (Photo by Cindy)
I can tell you the street is freaking long! And most of the stalls are selling almost the same thing.
At the jetty waiting for our speed boat to arrive.
Let's take a selfie (Photo by Cindy)!
Meet Shanese!
Meet the 2 pretty ladies, Cindy and Shanese.
Here we are! Sapi Island.
From left, Cindy, Judy, Khor, Ian, Miss Tan, Stella, Vincy, Shanese and Me (Photo by Cindy).
*Photo credits* by Cindy
*Photo credits* by Cindy

                                                              *Photo credits* by Cindy

*Photo credits* by Cindy
Due to time constraint, we only get to go for para sailing, but not the flying-fish, booo :/
 After whole day of suntanning and water sport, off we go for some seafood along with sunset. Ahhh seafood!!!!

Sorry for not uploading the photos of the seafood, probably will write another post for that. After a full loads of seafood, off we go to Kundasang. This is where the adventure begin, with the up and down hill, bumpy road trip. It took around 2 hours to get there, or more than that, cause we sort a lost our way to the resort and most of our phones have no coverage, so we couldn't get to use the GPS. But no worries, we found the way and manage to get to the resort in the end safe and sound, around 10pm and damn it was so chilly. After checking in, had a little chit chat and we actually plan not to sleep for the night but in the end, everybody crashed! So that's probably how it ends for the second day. 

And so the next morning, I woke up to this magnificent piece of art, I would call it, haha! Yes! You are actually looking at the Mount Kinabalu.

Surprisingly the breakfast buffet style is quite satisfying. After we had our breakfast, we are set to Desa Farm.
On the way to Desa Farm.
So here we are, Desa Farm with Mount Kinabalu as the background.

Hello there!

We spent like the whole morning at the farm feeding milk, admiring the spectacular scenery and of course trying out their fresh chocolate milk and ice-cream, yum! Then, we were headed back to KK town and on our way there, we stopped halfway and we had this famous "Babi Bakar" (definitely no sensitive issue here).

Tadaa, it was tad a little too dry though, but it was good.
Chop chop!
Not to forget, we paid a little visit to Tamparuli "Rumah Terbalik" (Upside down house), where everything is upside down, of course. However photography is not allowed inside the house. So you have only the exterior view.

To end our trip before heading to the airport back to Penang, sunset at Tanjung Aru beach is a must! The moment you lay your eyes on it, it's.....ahhhhhh *melts* it's just stunning! No words can describe how beautiful it is.

Sunsets are proof that endings can often be beautiful too!
It's a great way to end the month of August and welcome the month of September. Hello September! Will definitely plan another trip to Sabah again soon.


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