Before I proceed to my write up on Pulau Sapi, let me do the duty to carefully explain to you why there are so many people talking about so many islands at the mention of the word, Sabah. Reason why I'm doing so is because whenever people visit KK City, they have very limited time in exploring most of the natural gorgeous attractions, and sometimes ended up just moving around KK City. And when one does that, people would usually end up asking, why are there so many mentions of islands when we get to experience none?
As you can see from the previous Matthew Paul map below; Sabah is situated close to top north of the Borneo Island. That said, it's a privilege to say that tons of islands are under the local towns and cities surrounding the shores of this particular part of Borneo island. From Sipitang (look out from South left), imagine yourself "walking" from the Sipitang's shore / beach walk up slowly to Menumbuk, Kuala Penyu, Pulau Tiga, Kota Kinabalu, Tunku A…
Part of this year's mission was to keep exploring Sabah. I was so engrossed with going international before this that I keep forgetting that I'm actually staying on one of earth's most mysterious and breathtaking island. Sabah, Borneo.
This will be a small step in pursuit of my mission. What was supposed to be a "destressing trip" with Ying Ying turned out to be a romantic affair between me and my mum to Bukit Kokol. Situated among the hills of Sabah's crocker range, Bukit Kokol is around 2000 feet above sea level, with unobstructed view of Kota Kinabalu city, temperature meddling around 20degrees, and just about 30 minutes drive from the city, making it perfect for those who wants a quick fix getaway.
As you can see from this map by Sabah Matthew Paul as well, Bukit Kokol should be situated around the red-highlighted area, up hill.
Getting there is the easiest. From the three way junction, between Indah Permai (One Borneo/ Menggatal), Inanam and Tebobon, he…
I've been to alot of clubs from all around Malaysia, the dodgiest, the best and the most packed - but what I saw last night was an eye-opener I've never experienced in all my clubbing life before.
If it wasn't for my friend, I would have thought that that place was a brothel. When I first entered the club area, I saw five Chinese ladies wearing minis, sitting suggestively. They were grumbling and complaining in Chinese which I can only assume the slow business.
I went in and was taken to sit behind the bars (literally), and waited to be served with drinks. All of the sudden I felt too green to be in that place. All the Angmoh men around me were caressing at least one woman, feeding them alcohol like it's water, and licking and kissing their faces like only a lover should. Other tables were gambling so openly, I felt suspicious, ashamed, and out of place.
Other older men around were looking at me like I was this cold meat, that I was there by force…