Monday, November 24, 2008

Kampung Kuit Seri Aman, Lanas Trip 23/11/2008

On 22/11/2008 and 23/11/2008, Lions Club Of Tanjung Aru had organized a project to Kampung Seri Aman Kuit at Lanas, Keningau which is a rural village about 70 km from Keningau and 190 km from Kota Kinabalu.
There are few Lions from Keningau join this project as well.
We leave Kota Kinabalu at 3.15 pm for Keningau and reach Keningau around 3.45 pm

From KK to Keningau, we have rest at Gunung Mas for a cup of Coffee.
Its a very cool places which have a Tree-Top-Cabin for tourist to stay, but I myself do not dare to stay. It doesn't look confident enough to stay because of the facilities...

On the 23/11/2008, after breakfast, we set off to Kg. Kuit Seri Aman from Keningau. It takes us about 25 minutes drive to reach Soop before Lanas.
This is the road from Soop to Lanas, this 38 km road was built with stones and take us 1 hour to drive..
This wasn't a confortable journey because of the road condition and the dust and we have to drive very slow as to maintain the car suspension..
After we reach there, there is a villager told me that the Elected Minister of that area have promises to built a new road for them but the promises is still flying in the sky for years hehehe...

Finally, we reach the Kampung, and all the villagers is already waiting for us..

The Balai Raya of Lanas, 1 hall to be shared by 6 village with only few lamps, we can't even found a fan in there..

After we reach there, the Lions member start arranging the childrens there for the deworming or they calling this "Ubat Cacing"
They are all very skinny and this deworming help them to get rid of the bad cacing which was told have eat all their nutrition...

Our Vice District Gavenor is feeding the children with the "Ubat Cacing"


Past President is also feeding the Ubat Cacing to the childrens..

After the Ubat Cacing time, we start giving away some items like used clothing, slippers, towel, "Sarung", tooth paste and tooth brush to the villagers.

This is 1 of the house in this village, we shall feel grateful for what we have in the city because what we have is actually very very very much better than what they have...

After the service, the villagers lead us to a Tourism place just another 10 minutes drive from the Kampung. This is at a riverside where there the villagers feed the fish from young and catch them when the fish is big enough..

group photo of all the Lions..

Group photo of the Lions and the locals..

This place was official launch as the tourism spot by the Minister of Tourism Sabah just the day before we arrive

And lastly, they sing a song for us in their language which we all don't quite understand. It was something like Malay but the song was real good..

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Night At Kundasang

Kundasang is a small town sited at the main road from KK to other major city like Sandakan and Tawau
It is famous for the fresh fruits and vegetables locally grown
and also the cool and windy weather
Gunung Kota Kinabalu (KK Mount) view taken at Pekan Nabalu when going to Kundasang

The Mountain view from the hotel

Cloudly mountain...

Another view of the mount from the Hotel...

at 6.30am...

A conopy walk within the hotel
Blue blue sky...

a special way to get to the Chalet from the reception

The Chalet, with reasonable price and comfortable.

A shot of Kundasang's farm

Poring Hot Spring

Poring Hot Spring, a natural sulfuric hot water source located near Ranau.

a modernize and hygiene pool for tourist to have a good time here..
there is 2 tap - 1 for hot water and another 1 for cool mountain water, we may mix it to the tempareture we wanted


A very beautiful river at the entrance..

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tip Of Borneo - Tanjung Simpang Mengayau (12/10/2008)

The Tip Of Borneo is the northernmost area in Malaysia which locally known as Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Kudat.

It take me 2 hours and 15 minutes drive from KK.

When I first reach there, the view is actually out of my expectation for the blue blue sea, the white sandy beach, the waves, and the rocks...