Friday, April 6, 2012

sabah trip with LOVE! (part 1)

last time, i went there with my close friends & i found that sabah is one of malaysia's best holiday spots.
so i was thinking of getting the same great experience again but this time with my other half.
anyway, my entry of the previous sabah trip can be read here.

last time we were staying at the heart of kk town which i think SO not suitable for honeymooners like us.
so this time i chose to stay a bit far but not too far away from the city centre.

so yeay grand borneo hotel it is!

the hotel is located at about 7km from the city centre & it is part of 1borneo shopping complex.
me myself, i think the hotel is near to perfect.
the only thing that makes it less than perfect is the absence of parking facility for the guests.
we had to pay for the parking (inside the mall) & it is not cheap especially on weekends.
you can always park your car by the roadside anyway, but we don't want to take the risk.
well, better safe than sorry, no?
apart from the parking problem, everything else was fine.

as of the car, we rented it from hertz (sime darby car rental).
i did some research & i found that hertz offers the best rates, but that only applies if you book the car online.
yeah, you too can book online to enjoy the best rates.
they gave us a new hyundai accent for only at rm115 per day, well that's the price for myvi if we were to rent from other company or individual.
even last time my friends & i rented an obsolete pesona at discounted price of rm150 per day.
so yeah, hertz is highly recommended especially if you are flying using malaysia airlines because they are located in terminal 1.
if you are flying with air asia, you will have to take a taxi to terminal 1 from terminal 2 which will cost you another rm30 for one way taxi trip (mind you, you'll need to do the same thing upon returning car), and that was what we did.
we don't mind paying extra rm60 for the taxi in order to get good car & the total is actually still cheaper than renting from others.

below is the itinerary throughout our stay.
i can say that we really had fun & i enjoyed the trip so much.
i'm too lazy to elaborate each item like i always did, so i will put it in a simple point form with hope that it still can help others in planning holiday in kk.

friday, 2 march 2012
- arrived in kk
- checked in to the hotel
- dinner at salut seafood

saturday, 3 march 2012
- breakfast & off to kundasang/ranau
- to tagal sungai moroli at kampung luanti
- to sabah tea plantation
- to poring hot spring
- lunch at tapak tamu ranau
- to desa cattle, mesilau dairy farm
- to kinabalu park
- dinner at gayang seafood
- shopping at pasar malam kg. ayer
- supper at tanjung aru food court

sunday, 4 march 2012
- breakfast at gaya street
- shopping at gaya sunday street market
- to jeselton point to get boat to the islands
- snorkeling time!
- shopping at pasar ikan masin
- dinner at pasar filipino

monday, 5 march 2012
- breakfast
- shopping frozen foods to bring back home
- off to the airport & back to kl

pictures are coming up in part 2, insyaAllah! :)

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~ US *_* ~ said...

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white purple flower said...

Bukan kat entry ni la..entry yg kita pergi sabah dulu..tapi dah message dah kat fb