Casuarina Tanjung Aru Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu
... slowly being nurtured in a way that they will slowly be released into the wild. (The whole process takes about 7 years). The following day we said goodbye to Alex and Gordon and left Sepilok, heading back too Kota Kinabalu. The journey took about 5 hours and although some of the views were spectacular (we drove past Mt Kinabalu) we were also joined on the bus by many children being sick and an overflowing toilet stench. LOVELY. Arriving back in KK we checked in to ...
... balcony, showering and breakfast, we decided to have an early morning dip in the infinity pool before it got too hot. We were down there by 0845; it was already hot.
We stayed there until 1030 when we went back to the room to get ready for the shuttle bus to the Tanjung Aru’s sister hotel, the Shangri-La Rasa Ria, to visit the Orangs at the Wildlife
To say the journey was tedious ...
... days. Whilst in downtown KK we made
our way down Australia Place where the Australian soldiers camped when they
landed in Jesselton (renamed Kota Kinabalu on 30 September 1968) in 1945. At
the end of Australia Place is the Atkinson Tower (which also survived the
bombings) built in 1905 on Bukit Brace (Brace Hill) by Mary Edith Atkinson in
memory of her son Francis George Atkinson, the First ...
... stopped off in Starbucks for a drink and wifi. I had my first proper cup of tea in ages which was so nice, we also found out the shuttle bus definitely came around this area so headed off to attempt to find it. And would you believe it, we found it directly opposite the bus stop we'd been sat at....but there was a notice saying it had been cancelled as of this year so that's helpful! In the end we gave up attempting to ...
... where woke up this morning.
The plan was to go on a tour called 'Highlights of Kota Kinabalu' so we needed to be up early and ready to board one of the first tender trips to the shore. We judged there was no time for our usual trip to the gym and so Jo did some warm up work and some Tai Chi in the room and Nick just wandered off for his first dose of caffeine of the day.
We made it safely to shore, about a 15 minute tender ride and were met ...