Singapore to Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu Travel Blog› entry 13 of 15 › view all entries
After saying an emotional goodbye to the brilliant group of people for whom I had travelled with for the previous two weeks from Thailand to Singapore, I was on my way venturing on my own. The same feeling I got when I first boarded the flight to Heathrow on my own, was again buzzing around my stomach giving me the sense of excitement, optimism, hope and fear. I had shared a taxi to the amazing Singapore airport with three of the group, who were continuing their travels with GAP Adventures onto Indonisia. I was dropped off at a different terminal and I was on my way. I was blown away by the sheer beauty and cleanliness of the Changi airport. I was flying with Jetstar and I had no problems with them.
I arrived at Kota Kinabalu airport at about 2pm and after getting my luggage I boarded a loal taxi (left some what confused by the ticket system they use, which was a bit like waiting at a Cheese counter for my number to be called out) to Kota Kinabalu centre.
We arrived at the Rasa Ria to a lovely welcome as we were 'Gonged'!!!! This gave Karen a great deal of amusement and we both ended up with the giggles.
After checking out the room, we ventrued down to the beach which unfortunately had been left a little waterlogged after a recent storm. The clouds were grey and we were about to see our first Borneo storm. We decided to get our barings and also checked out the spa facilities which we both sampled.
We were spoilt for choice in the way of restaurants as the Rasa Ria had a number of options from Japanese, Indian, Malaysian to more contemporary western cuisine at the superb Coast Restaurant and Bar.
We then retired for the night in the knowledge that my dream of seeing the Orangutans (one of the main reasons for my entire trip) was beckoning the following day.