Hidden away at a little corner of Sandakan, and perched on top of a small hill that is surrounded by tropical forests, Panganakan Dii Tropical Retreat is a place where guests will find peace and tranquility. Since its opening on 1st July, 2008, many of its guests have found that this is a wonderful place to spend a night or two. This is where guests can wake up to the nature's habitat. In the morning, it is common for one to hear the birds chirping away, or listen to the constant humming of the insects, or be surprised by the mysterious noise from the forests which isoften caused by the naughty monkeys chasing one another up in the trees. Although the squirrels don't really mixed with humans, these cute little animals are often sighted on the tree branches while they go searching for food after day break.
Fatt Kee Kopitiam is one of the best places in downtown Kota Kinabalu to enjoy a good tasty budget Chinese cuisine. Since the kopitiam is located at the ground floor of Ang’s Hotel at Beach street, many of the locals like to called this eatery Ang’s hotel too. Fatt Kee Kopitiam has been cooking their wonderful Chinese cuisine for the last three decades. This eatery is a family run business, from the parents to the siblings everyone is involved. During lunch time many people, especially office workers, are seen lining up for the take away economy rice. For as little as RM 5 customers can choose three dishes in small portion from a wide variety of dishes. These dishes vary from day to day and the chicken drum stick with honey is very much sought after. Customers can dine at the shop too.
Hotel City Star is a mid-size accommodation with a total of 40 rooms. Providing a comfortable and convenient stay are the main aims of this hotel. All the rooms are fully furnished with modern facilities. Spilt-units air-conditioner, attached bathroom, television set with Astro channels, coffee and tea making facilities are provided for the ease and comfort of the guests. Being centrally situated at the heart of Sandakan town, guests will find that many commercial establishments, government offices, banks and shopping centres are with in walking distance.
This hotel is a five storey building, and it is serviced by a lift. Only two categories of rooms are available, namely standard and deluxe. Standard rooms are available in single or double, while the deluxe rooms have single, double and triple occupancy. These rooms are moderately spacious. Decoration is kept simple. Quality mattress are used. The main different for the two room types is the deluxe room comes with a mini bar. Compare to other nearby hotels, the room rates here is very affordable too.
Situated at the Segama Shopping Centre which is very much in the centte of Kota Kinabalu (KK), Hotel Suang Hee provides comfortable and affortable accommodation for the visitors. Established in 1978, this hotel is a small scale venture with a total of 22 rooms only. Guests can choose from three types of rooms namely standard, deluxe and family. Standard rooms consist of just a single bed and have the lowest room rate. As for the deluxe rooms, these are further divided into twin bed, queen bed and triple, while the family rooms range from four single beds to six single beds. Therefore travellers do have quite a few choices for rooms at Hotel Suang Hee to choose from, and they can decide on the one that suits them most.
All these rooms are air-conditioned, there is small television, and an attached bathroom with hot and cold showers. Do note that the family rooms are equipped with fans too, apart from the air-conditioners. Good security is also provided by having CCTVs on all the hall ways. For the convenience of customers a water dispenser with hot and cold water is located on each floor. Internet service is available at the lobby.
The Mabul Island has two interesting sides, on one side it houses all the exclusive accommodations, and the other side is where all the budget homestay accommodations are located. Situated on the side of the budget stay, as well as nestle among the villager houses and just 500 metres out to the sea is the Billabong Scuba. Built on top of the sea bed with stilts and wooden structure, the Billabong Scuba building is shaped like a letter “U”. The sleeping rooms are located on both of the parallel lengths, while the dinning hall, reception and the common area are placed in the middle. Guests will be able to enjoy free Wifi service at the dinning hall. Billabong Scuba has a total of just 16 rooms and these rooms are divided into three categories, namely Air-Conditioner Room, Fan Room, and Basic Room.
A visit to Kota Kinabalu (KK) often end up on a dinner table with seafood delicacies. Since more and more tourists visit Sabah, through words of mouth, many people know that the seafood in KK is not only tasty but very fresh. While most tourists go to high end and mid-range restaurants in and around the city, many KK Lites will go to Welcome Seafood Restaurant in Penampang. Not only the seafood here is delicious, the price here is also very affordable. The cooking style here is definitely Chinese. This restaurant has only about 50 tables, so do book in advance to avoid any disappointment.
A simple and affordable restaurant at Kinabalu Park.
The place to stay at the paradise island called Mantanani island, located at the north west corner of Sabah.The West Coast of Sabah has seen tremendous transformation since achieving independence from the British Empire in 1963. Just take a look at Kota Kinabalu, for the past few decades, it has grown from a small town to one of the biggest cities on Borneo Island. But Mantanani Island, located on the north-west corner of Sabah and about 80 km away from KK, has remained pretty much untouched, and its forests remain intact. Washed by the waves of South China Sea, Mantanani Island is a grouping of three islands namely, Mantanani Besar, Mantanani Kecil and the very small caving island – Lungisan.
An affordable modern hotel at the KK Times Square commercial area which is very near to Kota Kinabalu.
A budget Hotel with comfortable setting and it has many modern hotel facilities.