Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Balik Kampung to Tawau

It's balik kampung time!

It's our first flight together as a family of 4. Based on my previous horrible experience flying with little baby, it did make me fear of flying a little, but this time around, I was slightly more prepared.


Happy boy needed food to be stuffed constantly in his hand to keep the smile on his face.

Awww... he was looking all happy here, I hope this would continue for the rest of our journey.

Finally we boarded, big boy was enjoying his doughnut papa bought just before boarding.  ,

Didi wanted some of those doughnut too!

Since we had a horrible flying experience on AK137 just few days before, so I had been cracking my head to think of possible ways so the whole drama scene wouldn't occur again.



Assorted snacks & a counting book in the baby hand luggage, praying hard that these would keep him quiet & occupied in the plane.

I bought ourselves the hot seats, the first row to be exact, so that my baby would have a little space to move around, on the ground (that's how he loves it). It did help out. 


The front row seats helped a bit since there was some space for him to move around.

He enjoyed playing, crawling & cruising around for an hour before he went into a deep nap for 2 hours. What a peaceful & wonderful flight journey! I was so relieved that he only woke up when we reached our destination.







The boys were so happy to be at the grandpa's house.

Big boy was here once at his grandpa's house when he was 9 month-old, now that he's almost 3, I bet he didn't remember that he came here before. Both were happy & thrilled to be here, running wild exploring the whole house.



Look what he had found? Anyone's up for a ride?

Hey yo! It's my first business of the day. I think my passenger is very happy with my service.







Beautiful sunset.

Beautiful sunset.

Sun rises early here, it was already broad daylight since 5am+, it also sets early too, by 7pm it was already pitch black.


I wonder how they always end up sleeping in the same pose.









Today, we went to Tawau Hills Park for a dip in the river. This park is so beautiful & is naturally reserved, there are many activities that a bunch of friends and/ or families that can enjoy, it's a great place for jungle trekking & some recreation activities like picnic or camping.




Tawau Hills Park
A Sanctuary Within Plantations


Tawau Hills Park lies 24 km NW of Tawau and was gazetted to protect water catchment resources for Tawau Town and the Semporna Peninsula. At least 7 major rivers originate here. The Tawau River flows through the middle of the 27,972 ha park and forms many natural deepwater pools and waterfalls, for example, the Table Waterfall.
A network of roads leads to the park, passing through agricultural estates. A newly completed sealed road connected the park from Tawau Town. Oil palm, rubber and cocoa fringe the park's boundaries. The terrain is hilly with two prime elevations - Gunung Magdalena ( 1310 metres) and Gunung Lucia ( 1201 metres). Bombalai Hill (530 metres) is a major landmark.
The Park Headquarters comprises of an office and staff accommodation. There are chalets, hostels and restaurants operated by KOKTAS, the Sabah Parks staff cooperative. Nature trails lead to waterfalls and hotsprings.

Entrance Fee 
Adults (18 year-old & above) - RM3
18 year-old & below               - RM1


 









They had so much fun they refused to get out from the water.

The water was so cold even my hubby couldn't take the cold too well, but the boys had fun in the river & refused to leave. It's such a beautiful place that we would really like to re-visit the next time we're back.






Have you heard that dried seafood are cheap in Sabah?
Today we did a little shopping at the market to buy some dried seafood, this is a must in the itinerary everytime we come back. Their dried food are generally better quality & cheaper in price.


Dried scallop imported from Japan, can you guess how much this pack of 1kg costs?

The size of 20 cents.







How time flies, there goes our 5 days 4 nights in Tawau & we're already back home by now. 

The boys have enjoyed so much at their grandpa's house, the life was different with their everyday city life, & my big boy has to keep telling me how much he misses his grandpa & he would want to go back to grandpa's house again. 






Oh, I've totally forgot to mention that my little boy had another meltdown on our return flight. I guess he is not good at saying goodbye. LOL.




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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Balik Kampung to Tawau

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It's balik kampung time!

It's our first flight together as a family of 4. Based on my previous horrible experience flying with little baby, it did make me fear of flying a little, but this time around, I was slightly more prepared.


Happy boy needed food to be stuffed constantly in his hand to keep the smile on his face.

Awww... he was looking all happy here, I hope this would continue for the rest of our journey.

Finally we boarded, big boy was enjoying his doughnut papa bought just before boarding.  ,

Didi wanted some of those doughnut too!

Since we had a horrible flying experience on AK137 just few days before, so I had been cracking my head to think of possible ways so the whole drama scene wouldn't occur again.



Assorted snacks & a counting book in the baby hand luggage, praying hard that these would keep him quiet & occupied in the plane.

I bought ourselves the hot seats, the first row to be exact, so that my baby would have a little space to move around, on the ground (that's how he loves it). It did help out. 


The front row seats helped a bit since there was some space for him to move around.

He enjoyed playing, crawling & cruising around for an hour before he went into a deep nap for 2 hours. What a peaceful & wonderful flight journey! I was so relieved that he only woke up when we reached our destination.







The boys were so happy to be at the grandpa's house.

Big boy was here once at his grandpa's house when he was 9 month-old, now that he's almost 3, I bet he didn't remember that he came here before. Both were happy & thrilled to be here, running wild exploring the whole house.



Look what he had found? Anyone's up for a ride?

Hey yo! It's my first business of the day. I think my passenger is very happy with my service.







Beautiful sunset.

Beautiful sunset.

Sun rises early here, it was already broad daylight since 5am+, it also sets early too, by 7pm it was already pitch black.


I wonder how they always end up sleeping in the same pose.









Today, we went to Tawau Hills Park for a dip in the river. This park is so beautiful & is naturally reserved, there are many activities that a bunch of friends and/ or families that can enjoy, it's a great place for jungle trekking & some recreation activities like picnic or camping.




Tawau Hills Park
A Sanctuary Within Plantations


Tawau Hills Park lies 24 km NW of Tawau and was gazetted to protect water catchment resources for Tawau Town and the Semporna Peninsula. At least 7 major rivers originate here. The Tawau River flows through the middle of the 27,972 ha park and forms many natural deepwater pools and waterfalls, for example, the Table Waterfall.
A network of roads leads to the park, passing through agricultural estates. A newly completed sealed road connected the park from Tawau Town. Oil palm, rubber and cocoa fringe the park's boundaries. The terrain is hilly with two prime elevations - Gunung Magdalena ( 1310 metres) and Gunung Lucia ( 1201 metres). Bombalai Hill (530 metres) is a major landmark.
The Park Headquarters comprises of an office and staff accommodation. There are chalets, hostels and restaurants operated by KOKTAS, the Sabah Parks staff cooperative. Nature trails lead to waterfalls and hotsprings.

Entrance Fee 
Adults (18 year-old & above) - RM3
18 year-old & below               - RM1


 









They had so much fun they refused to get out from the water.

The water was so cold even my hubby couldn't take the cold too well, but the boys had fun in the river & refused to leave. It's such a beautiful place that we would really like to re-visit the next time we're back.






Have you heard that dried seafood are cheap in Sabah?
Today we did a little shopping at the market to buy some dried seafood, this is a must in the itinerary everytime we come back. Their dried food are generally better quality & cheaper in price.


Dried scallop imported from Japan, can you guess how much this pack of 1kg costs?

The size of 20 cents.







How time flies, there goes our 5 days 4 nights in Tawau & we're already back home by now. 

The boys have enjoyed so much at their grandpa's house, the life was different with their everyday city life, & my big boy has to keep telling me how much he misses his grandpa & he would want to go back to grandpa's house again. 






Oh, I've totally forgot to mention that my little boy had another meltdown on our return flight. I guess he is not good at saying goodbye. LOL.




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