Sunday, October 27, 2019

Insta-Worthy Places in Sandakan, Sabah

Hey guys! I am back!
If you have been my Instagram followers, you should have known that I have visited Sandakan, Sabah last month for 4 days 3 nights, and I have shared a lot of amazing pictures taken during the whole FAM trip on my Instagram page (@immateapot).
Hence, not only sharing on my Instagram page, I have decided to make an Insta-worthy collection right in my blog page too, sharing some pretty spots in Sandakan that are best for pictures.

#1 Kinabatangan River
Kinabatangan River
FYI, Kinabatangan river is the second longest river in Malaysia. During the river cruise session, you may spot wildlife like orangutans, hornbills, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, king fishers and more. You can get a shot of you, yourself sitting at the center of the boat to get that 'Venice shot' LOL. Remember to pair that with a vintage weave hat.
Kinabatangan River Cruise
Along the river, we spotted an amazing spot where either side of the river was full of water hyacinth. We decided to travel right at the center, into the water plants for these few spectacular shots.
Kinabatangan River Cruise

#2 Gomantong Cave

Gomantong Cave is known for the largest limestone hill in Malaysia that consists of 19 caves, perfect for wildlife sighting.
Gomantong Cave
Leading to the cave, you need to walk for a good 5 to 10 minutes using the wooden walkway. Of course, you may have your photo-shooting session start too while immersing yourself in the great sun shower and the sound of nature.
Gomantong Cave
Here come the spot at the entrance (Simud Hitam) of the cave.

#3 Bilit Adventure Lodge

Should I said 'a place to get yourself digitally-detox?' I was quite surprised with my very first night staying here as it's totally like 'you're lost'. Yes. in the jungle. No WIFI, no line services, totally getting yourself digitally detached. 

But I pretty much like this place, to get myself a retreat stay-cation, just plainly enjoy the beauty of nature, see the wildlife near the lodge, get closely with your friends and families.

Bilit Adventure Lodge
I like the wooden walkway a lot. You guys know I always love symmetrical photographs haha.
To get to the lodge, you may need a 2.5 hours drive from town and crossing the river with boat for about 5 minutes, as it is just right opposite / beside the river.

#3 Rainforest Discovery Centre

A birdwatcher's paradise that you may found varieties of bird species, plants, trees and insects.
Rainforest Discovery Centre
Getting closer with the nature.
Rainforest Discovery Centre
Found an amazing floral walls! Just right near the open parking haha! It blends well with my hair. Love the contrast colors.

#4 Agnes Keith's House

Agnes Keith's House
A place for artistic photographs. Can't really find any great spots for photos indoor, zero ideas. Let me know if you find it haha.
But I like the overall composition outdoor.
One and only indoor picture I have gotten myself. Visiting the art gallery? 

#5 St.Michael's and All Angels Church

One of my favorite spot. Because it's all about the beauty of architectural building. Am I in somewhere overseas?

St.Michael's and All Angels Church
The most-shared picture in Instagram! Symmetrical arch.

#6 Puu Jih Shih Temple

Puu Jih Shih Temple
A must-visit attraction in Sandakan! A hilltop temple to get a panoramic view of Sandakan bay, the town and Sulu Sea.
Everything is so beautifully sculpted inside.

#7 My Nature Resort

My Nature Resort
Favorite resort among all the stays. 
Fully made of wood chalet, with air condition, TV and most crucial - WIFI! Super spacious, with a large living room and yes! I love the forest-facing balcony!

#8 San Da Gen Kopitiam

San Da Gen Kopitiam
Tell me! How can you miss out this amazing Kopitiam!
Retro interior, with white color as dominant, marble tables, vintage prints, letting you to drown in the old memories. Not only the amazing interiors, the food is surprisingly good too! We try the nasi lemak,, UFO tart and roti kahwin.

Hope you enjoy 'reading the pictures' and do let me know which is your favorite! Bye.


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