It was Kaamatan holiday, rather than visiting the KadazanDusun Cultural Center, we decided to get away from the city. Hubby had already booked a place in Kudat, why Kudat? we fallen in love with Kudat. Don’t know what to expect, we packed our bags and had the 3 hours drive.
Upon reaching, it really feels like home and to me ..its down memory lane, my childhood environment. Except for the sea, everything is the kampung environment I use to stay.
THE KAMPUNG STYLE
The place is call 9 Huts on a Hill, you can check the availability of room, price or any details you need to know.
Its a place to relax and have the quality time with the family so.. this really means quality time.. with no television!
LETS TAKE A DEEP BREATH
We are all busy with our daily routine, our jobs and responsibilities. We starts early morning and at the end of the day, we are all tired. What I love most about this place is this Eagle Yoga Platform. It is situated facing the beautiful sea and looking at the blue sky,
While you do your yoga in the morning, you can feel the warm sun touching your skin and the feel of breeze as you stretch. As you lie down taking your deep breath, you will hear the sound of the sea waves.. it is so relaxing.
TIME FOR EXPLORING
You are free to have a walk, cycle, work out at the gym or feed the animals (they have chicken, ducks and goose at the moment). We forgotten to take picture as we really had fun exploring the place.
PATH TO THE SEA
This path will lead you to the sea. You can go to the sea any time you want.. well except for when storm and rain. Morning will be the best time to go to the sea and even swim. I love the view at night, as you can see people with flashlight looking for crab.
9 Huts on a Hill located in Bak Bak Kudat are so near to the Peak of Borneo and 15 minute drives to Pekan Kudat. It is still a new place and there are a restaurant under construction.
So if you are thinking to get away from the hustle and bustle from the city or just need time to relax, I recommend you this place is the great place to do so. Plan, set your date and go! Till then, have a great escape!
Our family goal this year is to go for a family trip around our beautiful Sabah. During the Chinese New Year holiday we decided to go to Kudat. We have been to Simpang Mengayau, Kudat, so we thought we don’t have to visit or stay there this time. My husband saw a nice resort from the website and booked for a night. He booked at North Borneo Biostation, Kudat.
Having no idea what to expect..we just packed and go! Driving from to Kudat took 3 hours, on the was raining and certain part was hot sunny day. We reached our destination around 2.30pm and it was another 10-15 minute after Simpang Mengayau. It was indeed a nice place with only 20 resorts and it suitable for custom shop Hawaiian style as the environment and weather is similar.
Our dinner for that night at The North Borneo Biostation’s Restaurant..
The best thing about this place is that you can spend time quality time with your family… why? because there are no TV! So you can do pretty much of everything…talk! talk! talk!
We had our walk in the morning… it was beautiful!
There are a few activities in this resort but we were unfortunate because during our stay, it was a rough seas and the waves were quite high.
That was our first family trip for this year and hoping for new different trip soon. Till our next family trip, have a wonderful weeks ahead.
My family had planned for a trip to Labuan to celebrate New Year. My elder sister bought us ticket for our vehicles to board on the ferry from Menumbok/Labuan/Menumbok during Christmas. We are all eager for this trip, our children were super excited.. its going to be a two days trip and we had booked a Villa with a swimming pool in front of it. We planned to go on the 30th December 2015 until 1 January 2016.
Two days before our family vacation, i was at my office when my nephew called me around 8.30 am.. ‘mumyley! where are you? i sense something was terribly wrong.. from his intonation and voice.. “the office, kenapa?” i asked him. “Bapa accident!” referring to his grandpa (my dad). I drove from my office to check on them and trying to keep calm while driving. Upon reaching i am glad to see my dad and nephew was unhurt even though the car was damaged. The accident has made everyone worried but we were so thankful that my dad and nephew was unhurt. At that same time, mum was not well, she had leg cramp.
A day before our family vacation, my brother text message me that we might postponed our trip to the day after or cancelled everything because our grand aunt passed away on that day. Oh! what a misery this have been. I just don’t know what to do.. i just leave it to my parents to decide. My mum called “your dad and brother will pay the last respect today.. and our trip tomorrow is still on” Aaah seriously..that’s my mum talking .. awesome! Earlier mum and dad was at the chinese traditional massage .. in hoping that she recover from the leg cramp (even i asked her to go to clinic..they insisted their traditional way of getting better).
As i was wanted to go to bed after getting my kids packed their bags for the trip, my brother text message me saying… ‘another problem.. mum can’t walk.. need to go to clinic early tomorrow morning‘ it was already around 11 pm. I suggested that he bring mum to any 24 clinic.. she might get an injection. I went to bed without getting my things ready.. i just sleep.. not knowing what will happened next.
My husband woke me up around 5 am and there i was not knowing what to do.. is the trip still on or cancelled. Called my brother “how is mum? without asking about the trip. “She is ready to go! we all ready!”… “aaah! what do you mean ready? “ok sudah mum after i bring her to the clinic last night”.
The long waiting days has come to an end. After the test and trial, our family trip is on and we were moving to our destination. Four hours drive… two hours by ferry… we reached our destination safely. Even though its not a happy ending, as my nephew was admitted to hospital that night we arrived due to fever.
But just like what we needed.. a nice villa where all our family can stay together for two nights and a big swimming pool for our kids to swim and enjoy themselves.
Life is like that too, we plan everything on where and what we want but somehow we have to go though many trials in life.. but if we persevere.. we will achieve anything. Lets start our new year with wonderful affirmation, beautiful visual and share loves and spread your kindness to others.
May you reach your destination !