Sabah Oriental Hotel
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... second row of VIP seats to watch. We noticed that there were some equally bemused tourists in the front row but they had been given food and drinks so we were very jealous! At one point the competitors started a traditional dance and started bringing VIPs on tonthe stage to dance with them and then the inevitable happened. We were dragged up to join them so we shuffled round trying to do a traditional dance in front of about 200 bemused locals! As we ...
... from people's plates and a disgusting smell from the water below that had a layer of litter floating in it together with dead fish.....lovely place! It did, however, have a McDonald's and one new shopping mall so after eating once at a cafe and holding my nose at the same time, I gave in and resorted to McDs for breakfast and evening meal! Such a pity because I do like to eat proper food wherever I am. There were quite a lot of tour agents but looking at ...
... back to the hotel. We met up with Sam in the evening and decided to try one of the restaurants on the seafront as Sam had been recommended one to try called ashea (something like that!) that served local food. I had the schezuan chicken with rice which was very nice. Afterwards we went for a drink at one of the nearby bars and enjoyed a few hours of relaxing and enjoying a couple of beers (my first beer in almost 2 ...
... us today we also had one of those "moments" difficult. When we have days without adventure, just going from hotel to hotel, we feel like we are just losing time. Our stay at this hotel in Kota Kinabalu has been a continuation of Singapore and it seems that we miss the action. We had planned a few days of adaptation but they have become too many days.
Therefore, we look ...
Early morning ritual to watch the sunrise over Mount Kinabalu; starts with a lovely red sky just before 0600; the sun appears from behind the mountain at about 0625. It really is stunning.
We had a visit this morning at breakfast from Fiona, the Hotel's General Manager; she had just returned from two weeks holiday and was trying to get back into work mode! She had a chat with everyone.
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