Monday, September 25, 2017

Malaysia - Sabah - Ranau (Sabah Tea Garden / Poring Hot Spring)

One of the must try food when you're in Kota Kinabalu would be Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap.
Their beef noodles are delicious. However according to our expert food critic princess Nicole Lee, it was so-so only and you can have a nicer one somewhere in KL or Selangor. According to her la kan.

 Location: Block B, Lot 14, Kedai Plaza Grand Millenium, 
Jalan Pintas, Donggongon, Penampang, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

We started our journey to Ranau right after our late breakfast which is around 11.15am.
The entire journey to Ranau was quite long due to the bad road condition.
It's only roughly about 100km away only but it took us more than 2 hours drive.

That's their ONE AND ONLY 'highway' which is more like a lorong/one lane road to me. So imagine if there's a couple of huge heavy vehicles before you, then u slowly slowly drive la har until vomit blood.

Despite the long drives, the scenery is to die for! Well the scenery is of course referring to Mount Kinabalu only la. hehe

Just take a look at that majestic looking mountain. 

 Mount Kinabalu checked!
Tak payah panjat gunung. Ambil gambar dari jauh dah cukup.

Before heading to Sabah Tea Garden, we stopped by our hotel to check in and to drop our luggage as well.

We stayed a night at this hotel called Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa.
The moment we reached there, the weather was so nice. The temperature was about 23-27 degrees and there is no fan or air-condition in our room.

The temperature will hit lower than 25 degrees during the night.

 The view from our hotel room.

After unloading our stuffs back in our hotel, we continued our road trip to Sabah Tea Garden, which takes roughly another 30 minutes drive. By the time we arrived, it was about 3.30pm. There's a package to tour around the tea factory for the price of RM44 which includes lunch set. However the best time for such activity would be around 8am to 12pm.

Too bad we got there pretty late, therefore we did not tour around the tea factory.
It's not that bad though, because we managed to chill around their cafe/restaurant which is quite enjoyable as well.

 Everything is made out of  Sabah Tea Leaves.
A pot of Sabah Tea (H) - RM10.0
A pot of Sabah Tea (C) - RM13.00
Sabah Tea Pancakes - RM11.00
Sabah Tea Waffle - RM14.00

Sabah Tea Ice Cream - RM7.00 

Next stop was Poring Hot Spring.

The operating hours are from 8am to 6pm everyday.
The time we reached there was already 5pm. Hahaha so much of a plan. Timing all out.

Entrance fees are as per stated above. 

 Dipping our feet in this natural hot spring water.

Hahaha! Left or Right?

We were having a hard time finding a suitable place to dine in.
The area is totally a dead town at night.

So that's all to sum up my trip to Ranau, Sabah.
Up next - Kundasang post.

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