Friday, 3 March 2017
Kinabalu Park is a world heritage site and home to the smallest orchid, among other fascinating plants. We only had a couple of hours here but it is possible to stay in one of the lodges and explore to your heart’s content.
Next, we went to Poring Hot Spring and did the canopy walkway. This popular activity is not suitable for those who are afraid of heights or those who suffer from chronic impatience.
Friday, 3rd March 2017
Today we met Reynald who works for Borneo Adventure. He turned out to be an extraordinary guide. We began the three-hour drive from the city to Mount Kinabalu at 7 a.m., along the way we stopped at a town that has a great view of the mountain. I was finally getting to see the mountain that had been used as a lure to get me to move to Singapore!
I had chosen the Kota Kinabalu 5 day tour with Borneo Adventures because it seemed to hit all of the high notes and was quite reasonably priced. The first day included pick up at the airport with transfer to The Jesselton Hotel.
When we checked in, the staff at the front desk asked what time our tour was picking us up the next morning. When we advised that we were being picked up at 7am, she offered to arrange for boxed breakfasts as the lovely tea room where breakfast is served doesn’t open until 7:30am. I was very impressed – it is this kind of thoughtful gesture that leaves a positive impression.