November 17, 2016

Bound to the land below the wind ! #1

Spread the red carpet people cause Afiq is back from the land below the wind!

Sabah has definitely offered too much exquisite natural beauty. From the moment we landed to the day of my returned to Kuala Lumpur, every scenery was jaw dropping. To those who do not know where Sabah is, let me give a brief introduction.

Sabah is one of the 14 states in Malaysia, located at the Borneo, the third largest island in the world. Famous for its natural beauty, the greenish ambiance offers total tranquility, Sabah is a must visit spot for travelers all over the world.


As a budget traveler, I preferred to travel as light as possible, saving bucks from my pockets and do not fancy extravagant wander. I just brought my backpack and off I went to the airport with Hanafi, a friend of mine together in this journey. Thank you to AirAsia for the cheap fare too!

Return Fare : RM210.12 per person (without insurance)
P/S: I believe you can grab it at a cheaper price than this! Effort man!

Our flight was scheduled at 6.45am. 2 hours and 30 minutes later we arrived in Kota Kinabalu. Retrieved our car at the airport and we immediately went to eaaaaat!

Car Rental through Thrifty
Car : Hyundai i10
Expenses : RM483 for a week (RM241.50 per person)
P/S : Pre-book your car for the best rate! 

Brunch @ Kak Nong Restaurant
Mee Pangsit
P/S : It was appetizing!

After we had stuffed ourselves, it was time to meet our host here in Kota Kinabalu! We booked our accommodation via Airbnb which saved us a lot of kaching$$. The place was better than expected. We paid for a room but seemingly it wrapped with a package, with the whole house were ours' temporarily. 

Host : Nora
Expenses : RM398 for a week (RM199.00 per person)
P/S : Nora was an amiable host! She helped us with our itineraries too!

We laid back to recharge cause we stood eyes for the morning flight. A few hours later, we jumped into our car and start our visit. We did not plan to go anywhere that day, much appreciation went to Mr. Google. With his help, we occupied our day.

Muzium Negeri Sabah
Expenses : RM2 for Malaysian | Free entrance for students
P/S : Utilize your student card anywhere you go!

After an hour spent at the museum, we drove to Atkinson Clock Tower. The road getting there was a bit crooked, be mind that safety is a priority!

I drove further up to the observatory centre to witness a glimpse of the sunset. It was stunning.

As a Malay, we did always plan on where and what should we eat for dinner during the day. Seafood galore is a must for everyone traveling to any parts of Sabah! Cholesterol served on a plate was genuinely prepared for you.

Pasar Malam Filipina

We headed home afterward to get some rest and plan for our days in Kota Kinabalu. Wait for next post coming!

1 comment

  1. Aww... I so would like to read the rest of your Sabah posts. I am already hooked now. Been to Sabah a number of times myself but your experiences are certainly different.