This is the best trip so far I think, since being bogged down with work throughout the year. I took the opportunity during my work trip, to spend a day outside and guess it was nice that we had our trip in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
It is better to go on holiday rather to spend time (business plus leisure) if you are the ORGANISER. Not many chances to be on your own since other participants may want to have you around to ensure the work part is settled.
Travel wise : Holiday is holiday. Work is work.
There were tips can be learn from this Kundasang outing. You need to spend at least a night in Kundasang to see the sunrise in the next day with no cloud formation for the best view of the mountain. Two hours journey is doable but going to one spot and another within one day is pretty rushing, I think.
We took a van from a travel agency. Service is so and so, I would not really recommend this one since the person does not get back to me after I texted him some feedback.I would expect this person to at least explain why one of the items in the itinerary went missing. But of course to compare the inbound tourism industry dengan yang ada di luar sana, not fair lah kan. Tepuk dada tanya selera. I consider myself as a very fussy tourist when it comes to tour paid services.
To cut the story short, lets have a look at the pictures shall we?
|Ahahahha, dah termuncul nama syarikat. Layan jer lah. We departed early morning at 8.00 am from the hotel lobby.|
|The road is in good condition. Not many cars on the road that day but it can be pretty congested during festive season especially Christmas.|
|Throughout the journey, you will be able to see the mountain peak but at this hour around 9.30 a.m the cloud start coming to conceal the view.|
|A word of caution : You may not be able to stop for photos taking considering there is no facilities for observation deck along the road. However, there are some wider spot available at your own risk. All the pictures were taken in mobile mode.|
|We have passed the mountain area and now heading to Luanti. View of Kundasang.|
|Kundasang area. Houses on the hills with farming activities (vegetables, mostly). Definitely a breathtaking view.|
|The accommodation offered to climbers and natural lovers. The price can be a real steep. Book in advance necessarily.|
|We managed to sit down and enjoy the view. The big pakus pakis plant is a bonus. Feels like going back to Jurassic Era in most comfortable mode.|
|More view from the balcony.|
|The staff lighting up the fire's place. It can be so cold at night.|
Overall, the places of interest covered are:
Tagal Sungai Moroli Kampung Luanti (Fish Massage)
Desa Dairy Farm
Desa Dairy Farm
To be continued....