5D4N Kota Kinabalu Day 5 : Tesco Custard Cream Biscuits, Hotel Eden54, AirAsia, Mount Kinabalu Coloured Certificate, McDonald’s, Krispy Kreme


07.00 am – Woke up, showered and had biscuits for breakfast.

Made a mad dash packing up

at the same time.

Almost done.

08.00 am – Gave in our key cards,

paid for our 2 nights’ stay and checked out. RM53 pp/night is DAMN CHEAP, the hospitality of Rosanne & Ling Ling and the super strategic location of Eden54 makes this hotel THE PLACE to stay in when in Kota Kinabalu. Believe me. Rosanne/Ling Ling, if you are reading this, THANKS A MILLION FOR EVERYTHING!!!!

08.20 am – Started our journey to the airport.

Bye Kota Kinabalu. It was awesome while it lasted!

08.25 am – It only took us 5 minutes to reach KKIA.

The fcuked up thing when we arrived at the check in counters was only 1 was open, hence, the long queue. Come on, AirAsia!

800 grams lighter compared to the first day.

I learned a luggage this small cannot be more than 15kg,

so it’s usually enough to fit into AirAsia’s strict tiered luggage policy.

09.00 am – Went in to wait by the boarding gate.

We are just so proud of ourselves.

If you are a Malaysian who can still run around and have yet to climb Mount Kinabalu, please do it.

The view of the stars and bed of clouds at the top is worth every drop of sweat.

09.23 am – Walked towards our plane.

Minutes after take off, John missed KK so much

he stayed up and took

pictures of the

Sabah sky while

Geoffrey couldn’t take it anymore

and neither could I.

12.10 pm – Arrived at LCCT-KLIA.

Cool pic below, right? Guess who took the shot. 👿

Walked towards the domestic arrival gate, collected our luggage and bid Geoffrey farewell.

12.24 pm – John and I went to the forever packed McDonald’s for lunch.

Ordered 2 of exactly the same meals for both of us as the kitchen and cashiers were so busy I didn’t want to confuse them.

Chit chatted till it was time to check in for our flight back to Penang.

02.40 pm – Checking in.

Got our boarding pass.

04.25 pm – While in the air, we ordered ourselves a box of Krispy Kreme.

I took a peppermint stripe while

John took the chocolate drizzle. ~mmMMmmm~ delicious!!

06.00 pm – Home sweet home. Unpacked and rested. Whew! What a trip! Loved it!

Next, winter in Melbourne! 😈

5D4N Kota Kinabalu Day 1 : AirAsia, LCCT-KLIA, Oldtown, Eden54, Cock And Bull, Jesselton Point, Suria Sabah, Tong’s, Kinabalu Park, Grace Hostel


04.43 am – Woke up to a box of milk and

red dragon fruit.

05.48 am – Arrived at Penang International Airport with John.

Checking in our luggage.


Got our boarding pass and proceeded to

Gate 14.

Put our bags down and

proceeded to wait.

It was only 6.30am.

By 6.55am we were already up in the plane.

07.10 am – Our plane took off on time. Well done!

The excited 7 year old kid taking pics of the clouds below.

08.00 am – Arrived at LCCT-KLIA.

Began the long journey to

the arrival hall.

The map of where we were.

Our plane from the side.

The excited 7 year old taking pics in front of the entrance.

Reporting back to Butterworth while waiting for our luggage.

08.10 am – Collected our luggage and proceeded to wait for Geoffrey to arrive so that we can combine our luggage.

08.25 am – Started making space in the check in luggage for Geoffrey.

5 minutes later.

Another 10 minutes later.

As soon as we were done we checked in our luggage.

Geoffrey’s additional 2.3 kg worth of clothes.

Collected our boarding pass and

08.40 am – proceeded to OldTown for breakfast. Note to self : Never wear pyjamas traveling in future.


Took us 7 minutes to get a table and order our food.

Coffee and

curry mee for me.

09.34 am – Walked to our Lat themed plane.


10.23 am – Mount Kinabalu, here we come.

After a while, Geoffrey was silently reading the newspaper.

John was silently playing his PSP.

But not for long.

The clouds below us.


12.10 pm – Lunch was served.

The chicken rice is one of the only nicest and edible meal in AirAsia’s menu. Others like the briyani and Pak Nassir’s nasi lemak may look nice but is crap and bullshit.

The cup of water that came with the online pre-ordered meal.

Geoffrey and John with their chicken rice.

12.40 pm – Well, hello KK!

Proceeded towards the domestic arrival hall.

Actually, if you are from West Malaysia, you’d still have to go through the same entrance as the international passengers.

Compulsory immigration checks.

For West Malaysians entering Sabah / Sarawak, the identification card is enough.

After that, you’ll get this of paper which is called a social pass. I lost this on the last day and almost missed my flight!

Waiting for our luggage.