Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Last year, my family and I had decided to join the expedition to Mount Kinabalu, Sabah. It was my father's school that held the expedition. It costs RM1200 for a person. We had to pay RM3600 to join it. There were 20 people that joined the expedition including my family. We went there on 31st May because it was school holidays. My mum left my younger brothers and sisters at my grandmother's house. We went there by aeroplane, of course. It took three hours to reach Sabah, State Beneath The Wind.
When we reached there, we stayed at Airport Hotel which is located rightly in front of the airport. The hotel was the best hotel among all the other hotels that we had spent a night in Sabah. After that, we moved on to the nearest restaurant. It was 3.30 p.m. All of us were hungry at that time because we did not buy the food up in the air as it was very expensive although it was very delicious. So, we ate at the restaurant.
Then, we went back to our hotel. At 8.30 p.m, our Sabah road trip driver asked us to come to the Kaamatan Event. So, we just followed him, get in the car and off, we went to the event as we did not to dissapoint him.

There, we met some people that we had never meet before like Kadazan Dusun. According to our road trip driver, the event is held every year on 31st May to show their grateful to Kinorohingan, their god that have been giving them food all the time. Before Kaamatan Event is held, Magavau is held first to respect the spirit of the paddy. During the Kaamatan Event, Unduk Ngadau, which means Beauty Peagent is held. When the clock strikes 10, we went back to the hotel because we were very tired.
The next day, we went to Manukan Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park which is also located in Kota Kinabalu. Before we went to the island, there were hawkers selling all kinds of food such as karipap, fried noodles, laksa and others stuff. We had some laksa before we continued our journey. From the jetty, we could not see the island as it is located behind the first island that our eyes could reach. (If someone says island, that sure means the transportation is automatically water vehicles such as ferry,boat,etc.) We went for a ride to Manukan Island. After sometime, we could see the island clearly but you know what they said, "It takes long time to reach the destination within our eyes if one is neither on land or air". We spent 30 minutes on the boat as the phrase says.

We reached the island on 5.25 p.m. At that time, it was still sunny day. We went for a swim for a moment. After 20 minutes later, the sky was getting dark and darker. We have to quit swimming and changed our clothes. We were afraid that it might rain cats and dogs as we do not want any problem on our way back to Kota Kinabalu. We ran as fast as we could and get into the boat. After 15 minutes later, the dark sky return to normal a.k.a sunny day. Then, we went to our newest hotel. I thought t'was better than the Airport Hotel but luck isn't at my side at that time because we get the second worse hotel. I was grateful as our room had water and bathroom although it did not have fans, air-conditioners and also hot water.


Loving U said...

Cun layout...
Ambil kat mane ye??

Loving U said...

Ur essay is good but u hv typing errors..X)
So better check and correct it..