Before boarding, we took pic!!We took air asia (Everyone can fly now). Although the seat was not very comfortable, it was really worthwhile as we bought the airfare wif only rm150 for two- ways-trip since march. So cheap right!!
After the dinner, we were lucky enough to watch this kadazan show. I wanna to take pic wif this fatty but he was too busy. We took a group pic wif them. I love the gals' custumes. So pretty!
We took a walk along the seaside. There were a lot pubs and restaurants beside the seaside. The atmosphere was really romantic. I suggested to pose like this wif jacqueline,pretty gal. I love this pic so much.
Yean leeng and king cheong came and joined us. We played card games together. It was very very fun and everyone was kept laughing throughout the games. Wen chin's response and her blur facial expression made me keep laughing. Everyone was very cute and kept competing to call each other's nicknames. I was punished to sing state song (Terengganu song). Lolz =)
Cannopy Walk. It was 600m height. I walked in front and really enjoyed the cannopy walk. The bridges are very very special. =)
Hot spring of KK. A bit cacat and we only dared to immerse our legs inside the water, a lot kids were bathing there.Day 3:
Here we started our journey, Timpohon Gate. For ur info, Mount Kinabalu is one of the highest mountains of Southeast Asia at 4,095 metres. The 754 square km Kinabalu Park situated in Sabah is the Malaysia’s first “World Heritage” designated by UNESCO in December 2000 for its role as one of the world’s most important biological sites. The park is home to an incredibly diverse range of flora and fauna including the Rafflesia, the world's largest flower. Too bad, we did not see any rafflesia. =(
To the local people, the mountain is sacred. In out talk this 'spirit' was likened to 'Casper the friendly ghost'...
There were two routes: Timpohon Trail (We took) and Mesilau Trail. Mesilau Trail is an alternative route for those who were up for more of a challenge. It is significantly steeper & tougher though, and takes an average of 3 hours longer than normal route.
The Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon is used to determine the world champion of 'skyrunning', (racing at high altitude). Competitors run from the park gates to the summit, and then straight back down! Guess what!The current record time is 2 hours and 37 minutes!! So Unbelievable!
During the climb, we were passed many times by porters carrying silly weights on their backs, just strapped on across their foreheads and backs. Many of the porters were women, carrying almost their own body weight in goods! I really salute them!
Hundreds of pitcher plants line the trail. The journey to the Laban Rata (the cabin on the halfway of the mountain) was really very very hard for me as i had no stamina at all. The journey took 6 hours and all of us were seriously exhausted when we reached the cabin. After the dinner, we headed to our room. The condition of the room was terribly bad and we shared toilets wif others. The toilets were even worst, super dirty and my room was opposite to the toilet, the smell was very unbearable, i had to shut the door tightly all the time.Day 4:
We woke up at 2am and fully dressed into the complete equipment: Thick jacket, glove, head torchlight. at 2.30am, We started our journey. Throughout the journey, i nearly gave up especially reached the part where we need to hold the rope and climbed up the steep slope. For those who know me well, I scared of the height very very badly. For once, i still can recall vividly when i climbed up the wall of china, i nearly cried and don dare to climb up even one step. Surprisingly, i overcame my fear of the height and climbed slowly to the peak. It was super super windy, cold and i felt like i was frozen.
From far, i saw the peak. At that moment, my legs were in pain and i breathed very very hard. I kept forcing myself to move on until i reached the peak. I cried and it was very embarrassing. I cried because i never tot i can reached the peak. And i DID it unexpectedly although i'm the last one who reached the peak. A million thanks to those who motivate me, especially him, who encouraged me and asked me not to gave up.
I learned an important lesson, motivation is far more important than stamina.
And i realized: Most of my gal coursemates are very very strong and they really did a great job. Congratulations to all of us! We conquer KK mountain!!
My mum quite surprised when i told her dat i reached the peak.
Before i left to kk, She kept asking me "u sure u can climb up o not", "Ur uncle said need to train well, but u so weak and never exercise b4".
My cousin lagi cute, "U sure u climbed up ar" She kept nudging me in the msn.Day 5:
The big Lobster.
Before they left
Time passed in a blink of eye. Our trip had ended. What the tour guide said is really true. When i climbed down from KK, i swear i won't go to kk mountain again. But now i started missing the time when climbing, and i regretted dat i did not take enough pic of the breathtaking scenery.
I will definitely go to sabah again for the water rafting and sipadan island!!Sabah, wait for me!
It was incredible experience...^^