Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A day trip to Mamutik Island.

A few weeks ago my friends who were studying in Australia came back to Kota Kinabalu (KK) for their summer break. One of them was visiting from Brunei, another from west Malaysia.

Since everyone who comes to Sabah MUST experience the islands, we decided to go even though it rained EVERY day and the skies were gloomy.

On the day of the trip we met up at the jetty, bought the ticket, got our packages and stuff. Water sports. Jet ski, banana boats, para sailing(?), and a new thing to us the fly fish. (cost me quite a bit these things)

From the jetty, the sky was quite gloomy.

We left the jetty on a speed boat headed for the islands, the sky was as gloomy as ever, we prayed that it wouldn't rain while we were in the island. The seas were calm enough, I always enjoy speed boat rides, salty air blowing in the face.

When we just arrived.

When we arrived, there was a little sunshine. Good for us, though we can still see heavy clouds in the distance. 

So we had our fun doing all the water sports, went snorkeling for a bit, and headed home about 4 hours later. Thankfully it did not rain the whole time we were there. Still got sunburned from the cloud covered sun, quite amazed by that honestly. Alas what is a day at the beach without getting sunburned.

In the afternoon, we went to a friend's house to play some boardgames, had dinner with pizza and stuff there. Played Cluedo, Scrabble, and Monopoly-which lasted about 5 hours for that one game. Good times.

Cluedo.

That was the most fun I had in a single day in my whole 9-months of idling before college. Maybe the Mt.K climb came close, but that was an achievement and self challenge thing. I'll continue the climbing post this week. Promise. :D

31 comments:

  1. looks like a very nice place to go. maybe one day i consider to visit mamutik :D

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  2. Sucks about the weather! Looks like a fun time regardless. Please finish that Mt. K Climb post as well! I hope you have more pictures of that, it look cool.

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  3. looks liek a great place to go!

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  4. Looks a lovely place! thanks for sharing!

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  5. Wow, great pictures! Thank you for posting this!

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  6. i wish i could get out of the states for the summer!

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  7. lol cluedo.. I don't know why American board games are everywhere.

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  8. that looks a fantastic place. i'd love to go sometime.

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  9. Great pictures! Beautiful!

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  10. wish I could visit that place looks amazing

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  11. looks like a peaceful please, I wish I live near there.

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  12. It looks so nice, you are sooo lucky!

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  13. omg! i love cluedo! i tho no one play'd that anymore

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  14. I want to visit the amusement park in Brunei. I heard that it's scary.

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  15. and it used to be free. don't even know if its still open. ages since I've been to brunei.

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  16. glad you had a great day. nice pics

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  17. I should play more board games... good times. Nice photos too!

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  18. Looks like an awesome vacation spot!

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  19. Looks so cool. I wish I could go there.

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  20. cool, sabah and the islands look amazing. i was in malaysia last year, sadly not on peninsula only visited kuala lumpur and the perhentian islands but it was a great experience anyway :)

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  21. Sounds fun and those are some cool pictures :)

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