Borneo Day 7

Borneo Day 7

Aug 5, 2013

For our last day at Gaya Island resort, we both ordered an omelet. Over here they make an omelet in a very small pan and wrap it in the pan to finish cooking. There is very little seasoning to the food so we needed to include pepper and salt for flavour. After breakfast we headed off to snorkel in the...

Borneo Day 6

Borneo Day 6

Aug 4, 2013

Woke up at 8.45 after a peaceful sleep, to the sounds of the jungle, and set off to the restaurant for breakfast. Quite a good variety of food, I finally had some Kway Teaw which is one of my favourites? It was quite nice with a little bit of chilli added to give it more flavour. Then we headed off to the ...

Borneo Day 5

Borneo Day 5

Aug 3, 2013

We have enjoyed our time in Kota Kinabula at Le Meridien but it is time to leave and go to Gaya Island Resort. Before we leave Le Meridian, Fiona (the General Manager) has suggested we try the special menu prepared by their Michelin star chef for breakfast we had Spinach & Buckwheat Creap and Oat...

Borneo Day 4

Borneo Day 4

Aug 1, 2013

Today we headed off to Donggongon town in Penampang to visit the Tamu, the weekly open market which began in the 1800′s. The market traditionally operates on Thursday and Friday, other markets from other areas open other days. John showed us many fruits and vegetables that we have never seen before...

Borneo Day 3

Borneo Day 3

Aug 1, 2013

Today we went on the Heritage Steam Train run. this was a little like a reenactment of bygone days. The track was built in 1903 by the British but the train was manufactured in 1955 to accommodate steam, the fleet of three are part of the only few wood burners left in the world. On arrival we were issued...