KK scene: Sea + mosque
My day-2 started very early in the morning. For the sake of enjoyment, I sacrificed a lot of my sleeping time. =P And so, we got up around 7am (the sun rises and set 1 hour earlier in East Malaysia) and went to a famous shop to eat roasted duck Wan Tan Mee with Kuan's parents. Josh's not satisfied with the noodles and he ordered a few "siew pao" to eat. Right after finishing our breakfast, we went to the Jesselton Port to take a boat to Pulau Manukan. The island is one of the islands in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. All the fishes are protected there and if anyone is caught fishing, they will be fined.
Waiting for our roast duck breakfast
To Manukan Island @ Jesselton Port
So, we took around 15 minutes to reach the island.Before we step out of the boat, we enjoyed looking at the different types of fishes swimming in crystal clear water. Hell, I've never seen such beautiful water in my life.
Me, Kuan, Bee on the boat
Fishes + Crystal Clear Water
While others were still shooting photos and enjoying the view, me, Kuan and Bee went to the lobby to check in. We've booked 2 chalets which costs us around RM200 per chalet. We dumped our luggages at the waiting room, rented some goggles and life jackets, changed into swimwear and jumped into the water for snorkeling! Before jumping into the water, we actually visited the Marine Research Centre (looks more like a musuem) where inside were a lot of corals, shells, fish bones and etc etc. A very quick tour around the centre and off we go into the water. Weee~~
Entrance @ Manukan Island
Whale's Bone @ Manukan Island
The water is nice but too bad the sand is too rough with a lot of dead corals which makes the floor too spiky and hard to walk on. I was quite excited as this was the first time I went snorkeling and I've been longing to snorkel for a long long time. We managed to lure some fish over to our hands using some bread we bought. It was beautiful, fishes swimming around you, some of them nibbling your fingers. Too bad there were no photos taken because our cameras are not waterproof.
Back from snorkeling ^^v
After that, we went to the shallow side to play water. It was very relaxing lying on the beach where the water splashed on your feet every few seconds. We stayed in the water until our skin got all wrinkled. Washed off some of the sand at the public toilet and to the chalet we went. As I stepped into the chalet, I was quite stunned as the place was really cozy and nice. We took turns to bathe while the others watched tv, rest at the balcony and eat maggi mee lunch. Suprisingly, Ian manged to contact someone and bought a carton of cheap Tiger beer. We drank some beer, played some cards and rest.
Chalet bedroom (1st floor)
Chalet living room (ground floor)At 4pm, Kuan asked me whether I wanna go to the Sunset Point, a place where we can see sunset (duh!) And so, we borrowed a torchlight from the reception counter and started to follow the trail towards sunset trail. The trail is about 1km long. As I lifted up my feet for the first step towards Sunset Point, I kicked on a rock and injured my little toe. Thankfully the kind hearted receptionist gave us a plaster to seal my wound. Off we go~
Sunset Point @ Manukan Island
What a mess...That's about it for day-2 @ Manukan Island. My housemate was hungry and he ordered some popiah to eat. Looks like my plan to lose some inches after the celebration of fat pig CNY is not going to start today. *yawn* Billy, out.
Next: Kota Kinabalu - Day 3