Visiting Kota Kinabalu
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When we visited: October 2006
How we got there:
Koror-Davao-Manila via Asian Spirit, then Manila (Clark)-Kota Kinabalu via Air Asia (about $100/person round trip)
Where we stayed:
The Pacific Sutera Resort, part of the Sutera Harbour Resort Complex (conference special $79/night for a deluxe room)
What we did:
While Mason attended his conference, enjoyed the swimming pools, the bowling alley, the kids play area/club and the food. We took the free hotel shuttle downtown and did some shopping in a local mall it was quite the experience-- the colors, the food stalls. We did two tours. One was a half day city tour where we caught the view from Signal Hill, saw the Sabah State Mosque, and visited the Sabah Museum.
Interesting Fact Learned:
The Malay word for the finger decorations (the ones that look like long fingernails) and the Palauan word for fingernail are the same.
What we wanted to do but didn’t:
We are definitely going back when the kids are older to visit Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Springs, but most importantly, fly to see the Orangutans at Sepilok.