Secret Recipe Banana Chocolate and Meat Ball Spaghetti

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International chain restaurant Secret Recipe opens another chain restaurant at Oceanus Waterfront Mall.

Beef Meatball Spaghetti

Secret Recipe restaurants are located at Centre Point Sabah or Oceanus Waterfront mall and various other places. Expanding rapidly due to favorable market condition. Unrivaled making of mouth-watering cakes and serving western style foods is just a perfect place for casual dining. The beef meatball spaghetti priced at RM18.50

Staff are adorable and quick in learning their mistake without arguing with their customer when they billed wrong item into my bill. I have paid extra foods that I did not order and consume. 

Secret Recipe Banana Chocolate Cake

It is not worthy visiting Secret Recipe without ordering its cake, A big slice of chocolate banana cake at RM8.00 is more than enough for your afternoon tea break. Life is wonderful with Secret Recipe cake !!

Oceanus Waterfront Mall Secret Recipe

One of the place to hangout after salary disbursed to employees !!

Delicious Japan Boat Takoyaki at Sabah

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Available for only RM3.50 with a special sauce plus the juicy seafood meat hidden just cant get enough of it.

Sabah Japan Boat Takoyaki

It is not selling ramen or sushi. They are mainly serving the ball-like snack from Japan. It will be good if they do serve ramen. What is your first impression on this decoration ?? All they need is a linen enough to cover the body of customer till knee and import some quality Ramen with experienced Ramen chef !!

Japan Boat Takoyaki

The demand of Japan Boat Takoyaki in Sabah is great leads great expansion of Japan Boat Takoyaki business in Sabah ! It used to be RM3.00 only around the year 2012. There is a RM0.50 price increase between 2013-2014.

Japan Boat Takoyaki at Sabah

I never know what was inside till today. It was minced octopus !

Another Japanese delicacy happening in Malaysia. Takio Ikayaki's Ikameshi (Giant Squid)

Restaurants Increase Nescafe Ice price to RM2.50

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New price for Nescafe Ice at Restaurants the year 2015

We should be happy there is no need preparing a cup of Nescafe at home or office that every time someone prepares for us at a fee. I believe It is historical remark because it will remain the same in the future increasing RM 0.50 for a cup of Nescafe due to GST and inflation. One thing is missing oh, shall not mentioning about  the possibility of oil price affecting it because it go downward instead of upward trend.

It is always delicious somebody brew Nescafe for us no need go out buy sugar or Nescafe powder or washing the cup with water and detergent. We should remember today the price of our favorite Nescafe cost at RM2.00 or RM2.30 !

Will the price threshold for a Nescafe stop at RM2.50 or awaiting for RM3.00 for a cup of Nescafe in the future ? It sound so intriguing finding out ! I remain resilient and optimistic that it will hit RM3.00 threshold when everyone denied that everything is not certain there is one thing constant that will be price of food never goes down. At least I have not seen it with my naked eyes in this 20 years !

Sabah Restaurant Receipt shows GST 6%

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It is under business right to exercise prior to the agreed date ?

It never one intention to harm anyone but to states the fact or truth or reality. I will never reveal because it will be a common thing at the future nagging it just feel no right. Demand and supply still rule. . You have the right to impose but we have the right to say and comment!

When demand and supply rules the above receipt is nothing at all. World crude oil fell 40 dollars and more it is amazing to know that nothing get affected at here everything is still normal because there is no decreasing price in our local oil price. When the oil price just increase a little bit locally, everything seem goes up !

There is one significant question in my head a little voice saying that "When it the right time for our favorite restaurants trim it price down ?" I had this questions when I am still young I always glimpse on the price of my favorite food. Apparently, it was just a fairy tale ! As I grow up, I realized that when food and service goes together nothing really goes down.

It never goes down I was hoping a miracle that could bring this dream materialized. The reasons behind it I heard that the restaurant owner wants to maintain profit. Due to some minimum wage policy or local oil price increased or 5-star service. One of the most sound reason of all will be go and you try to open a restaurant business yourself !  I was so guilty being so naive by stating all this facts

Business operator used to be charging RM3 for a bowl of kon lao men or RM 3.50 for big portion chicken rice or RM1.50 for 3 Dim Sum or RM0.70 for a roti canai. Nowadays, no one hardly get the prices

Do you ever miss paying RM 1.00 for a fried rice or fried noodle ?? I mean it not like the salary is catching up the inflation of food. There is only one certain thing in the future "price of your favorite foods goes up in the restaurant if demand is still strong" . 

We talk too much about demand what about the supply well, my favorite restaurant might want to maintain it price if there are many new and good restaurants doing business around there. Besides, people changes their diet too during a life cycle or due to some significant event happened like disease that would be something entirely unpredictable but it does occur !

So stop everything start eating your favorite food with the food price set by the restaurant ! Although their business depend very much on customer do not forget they listen when you comment on the food taste but not food price !

Chicken Foldover is here at McDonalds Malaysia

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McDonalds Malaysia latest menu Chicken Foldover

It is a roti canai folds with two chicken meat and tomato. They should seriously think some special sauce in it because it quite dry. I was hoping some roti canai's curry or bbq sauce. I still vote for spicy Mc Deluxe or Big Mac. They should put scramble egg in between !!

I do not buy your idea of latest menu Chicken Foldover ! It is a genius idea combining roti canai and two pieces of nugget-like chicken meat !


Ah Huat White Coffee Canned Beverage

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"Ah Huat" or in English Mr Huat, "Xin Xiang Shi Cheng" or in English May Your Heart Desire, Come True.  

The brand is "Ah Huat" . Tagline is may your heart desire, come true. Taste is White Coffee. One of the most prominent coffee brand due to the brand ambassador to be "Ah Niu". Partly to that its wide advertising contributes successful of the brand penetrating beverage market in Malaysia.

I am guessing it is the first coffee manufactured with a Mandarin characters. Produced by the same company manufacturing Power Root coffee or Alicafe. You will know this company because they extensively advertises drinking its coffee one of you will take away RM 1 million prizes.

Ah Niu becomes ambassador of Ah Huat coffee although it does not look like him at all. He then read something attracting you drink coffee and take home some attractive prizes. The truth hurt there will be few lucky participants only to win this contest,

Well, another opinion of mine is that all the white coffees does not taste differ only difference is the packaging !

I may have bought this RM 2.50 ??


Nescafe Mocha Flavor in Canned Beverage

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Please bring RM2.00 for irresistible, morning-waking Nescafe.

Nescafe Coffee Mocha with low fat most importantly it changed to a new packaging the purple dressed Nescafe Coffee Mocha is eye-catching. You will surely get one of it in one of your working day blues.

Oh Wait ? did the retail shop just increase the price of canned beverage to RM 2.50 ? You are better buy at Super market in prior !!

Check it out Top 10 Coffee Drinks in Malaysia

Jia Duo Bao Canned Beverage

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Another option if you are not going to order Chinese Tea Ice 

  • Product            : Jia Duo Bao 加多宝
  • Calories           : 40 KCAL, 10g Carb, 9.2g Sugar
  • Net Weight      : 300ml
  • Status               : Halal , Made in Malaysia
  • Manufacturer : Pokka Ace (M) Sdn Bhd / Under licensed of Wing Tung Drinks
  • Flavor              : Sweet herb taste
  • Value               : RM 2.00

Made by herbs of Mesona Chinensis Benth, Plumeria Rubra, Microcos Paniculata, Chrysanthemum, Lonicera Japonica Thumb, Prunella Vulgaris and Liquorice. 

Photos Taken inside Oceanus Waterfront Mall

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Some of the brands opened outlets while most of the shop lots were yet to be occupied 

I have seen Hard Rock Cafe banner and Nando's banner advertising that they are about to open outlet within Oceanus Waterfront Mall. Oceanus Waterfront Mall is strategically placed patrons are likely visiting Oceanus Waterfront Mall after Centre Point. Just like patrons would visit Wisma Merdeka , Wisma Sabah and Suria Sabah due to the close proximity.

Oceanus Waterfront Mall project is finally completed delaying for couple of months.

The Face Shop  Oceanus Waterfront Mall

Anyone would like to buy some cosmetics imported from Korea ? I presumed it must be a Korean made cosmetic because the ambassador look like a Korean celebrity. 

I have seen Lazo Diamond outlets in various shopping malls they are expanding rapidly. They are at Centre Point, Suria Sabah and One Borneo

Starbucks Coffee Oceanus Waterfront Mall

Merely opening for two days, Oceanus Waterfront Mall most frequented shop lot is ..... StarBucks Coffee. One is never wrong opening premium coffee shop overlooking a wide view of South China Sea. One can sip Starbucks's premium coffee at One Borneo, Suria Sabah and of course, Oceanus Waterfront Mall. A cup of Starbucks coffee is in the price range of RM14 - RM 17.

Secret Recipe Oceanus Waterfront Mall

Secret Recipe is another popular brand among Sabahan for its well known gourmet cakes.

South China Sea and rainy day

It was 5.35 PM, dark clouds the view from one definitely will be stunned sipping Starbuck coffee or eating Secret Recipe cakes

Captured within Oceanus Waterfront Mall. 

Sabah Optical Gallery

It is a book store or optical store ??


It was flippers or fipper your best choice shopping for sandals

Oceanus Waterfront Mall Information Centre

Ask them anything let say you wanted to know about how big the shopping mall or where is the food court, maybe ?

Photo taken date : December 16, 2014

KFC Crispy Prawn and Double Down Maxx

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KFC Newest menu for the month of December of year 2014

KFC Double Down Maxx
Closer look and rear

A wise or not-so-wise choice the newest menu in KFC Malaysia right now is Double Down Maxx simply to say removing two bun and replacing it with chicken meat. When eating, you are required to use the KFC plastic cover and not grabbing it like a burger sometimes the chicken meat is still in hot temperature.

A little bit of spicy herb used in making it I would say it pretty awesome to eat. On your last bite, it better measure how oily the food by touching the warm surface of double down maxx you will be wiser next time do not judge the book by its cover. They better use plant oil or palm oil to cook it much more healthier.

KFC Malaysia burger Double Down Maxx 2014
Aerial view

The size of the Double Down Maxx is just commendable. I have no idea addressing it as burger or else because it does not fulfill one of the requirement to be a burger. It is in satisfying portion one would not feel it not worth in term of size. However, the price is RM14 plus if one choose Double Down Maxx combo which means it come with additional Pepsi soft drink and cheesy wedges (M).

Crispy prawn KFC Malaysia
Seafood crispy prawn

I went to KFC never thought of there would be any crispy prawn simply going there knowing Double Down Maxx. I have ordered Double Down Maxx combo with crispy prawn total 5 pieces it costs RM7.90. The crispy prawn is just taste so good even though for me who does not like to eat seafood. One need not pluck away prawn hardened part just swallow it everything !

Double Down Maxx KFC

The box is amazingly manufactured. Do not hesitate too long find double down maxx by opening the box !!!

Maggi Curry and Tomyam Flavor Kahwin

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Marriage of Maggi Tomyam and Maggi Curry. New flavor emerged 

Maggi Tomyam and Curry Kahwin

The taste of Tom Yam flavor is incredible couple with Maggi Curry flavor spicy delicious it will create magnificent instant noodle soup.

This idea is contribute by Maggi Malaysia. Encouraging instant noodle and Maggi supporters to try "Kahwin" two types of one favorite flavor. I would choose curry and tom yam although I like all Maggi instant noodle flavors.

Maggi rolled out few new flavor and brand new noodle. Penang White Curry and braised beef flavors. I have tried both of it. You may see both review at

  1. Maggi Royale Penang Curry Flavor 
  2. Spicy Braised Beef Flavor

Besides, Maggi seem to have re-introduced new packaging and a bigger packaging in the year 2014. A bigger version of Maggi instant noodle for man who like bigger portion of Maggi instant noodle. Check out the image of amazing Maggi Big package at Maggi New Big packaging

Jack n Jill Roller Coaster

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Jack n Jill Roller Coaster

  • Product            : Roller Coaster Jack n Jill
  • Calories           : 300 KCAL, 30g Carb, 2g Protein, 15g Fat
  • Net Weight      : 60g
  • Status               : Halal , Made in Malaysia
  • Manufacturer : URC Snack Foods ( Malaysia ) Sdn Bhd
  • Flavor              : Sweet & Spicy
  • Value               : RM 1.90 (Varies)
  • Website           :

Pretty salty snack. Don leave it open exposing to the air it swiftly turned not crunchy anymore. One of the potato chip you must try if you are Malaysian !!

The company manufactured this product is URC Snack Foods incorporated 1982 operation continues 1984 first product they were selling is Jack n Jill potato chips. They are actively export products to Brunei, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and many more.

URC HQ is believed based in Johor currently. Various products they produce and sell locally are Roller Coaster, Jigs, Corn Curls, Cloud 9, Nips, Chooey-Choco, Cream-0, Magic, C2.

Hoping they is developing potato chip in Malaysia. The price of a single potato chip snack is increasing annually. Snack business is one of the lucrative anywhere in the world.

Eat at BBQ Chicken Restaurant

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BBQ Chicken Restaurant located at Suria Sabah basement floor

BBQ Chicken Restaurant
Weekend patrons in BBQ chicken at Suria Sabah shopping mall

Let me take a guess I have faith that this "BBQ Chicken" restaurant is preparing Korean-styled fried chicken. I am sure it is a franchise but, I would definitely say this is a big business opportunity in Sabah because I think Korean restaurants are well received and welcomed by local community. 

I have been to one of the Korean-themed restaurant. I like the restaurant prepares oven/stove for self -frying the meat I think it non-halal. In fact, I like both of them as well as BBQ Chicken restaurant. I bet it halal certified.  

BBQ Chicken Restaurant Gangjeong Chicken and marsh potato
Gangjeong chicken and olive marsh potato

I was ordered a chicken with rice they gave me an answer "Finish". I wanted to try Korean-styled rice too or BBQ Chicken's rice. Anyways, Gangjeong chicken is pretty amazing must try. As for the olive marsh potato I still think KFC's is undisputed no 1. 

BBQ Fried Chicken BBQ Chicken Suria Sabah

Olive fried chicken using healthy olive oil deep-fry it. I had taste it with my tongue indeed unlike chicken cooked with ordinary oil. I guess it healthy a lot.

If I am not wrong all of these cost around something like RM 40 plus. It was worth it as my first time stepping in this restaurant. I would definitely come again wish to try the BBQ Chicken restaurant's rice !!

Place              : Suria Sabah Shopping Mall Basement
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Oceanus Waterfront Mall Open for Public December 2014

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Opening of newest and grand shopping mall in Kota Kinabalu 

Oceanus Waterfront mall

Some would argue Kota Kinabalu is crowded with shopping malls there are Karamunsing, Warisan square, Centre Point, Suria Sabah, Wisma Merdeka, But, it seem like Suria Sabah, our latest shopping mall's shop lots are to be fully occupied then most of them would argue that please establish another shopping mall at the heart of Sabah capital city!!

When Oceanus waterfront mall opens its door to the public, Suria Sabah and One Borneo are respectively ranked on 2 and 3 in term of opening date. I would agree that when on festive season there are many shopping mall patrons and no doubt the number of Sabah population is rising.

The most intriguing questions are what are the brands is coming to open in Oceanus Waterfront Mall ? Will it takes 2 years to lease all the shop lots inside Oceanus Waterfront Mall ?? I am pretty sure Nando's restaurant management have taken the earliest initiative alerted us by putting a big advertisement board that they will open a branch inside Oceanus Waterfront Mall which each meal cost around RM20.00 plus.

It hard to guess whether or not another cinema is open up there ? Despite that, we are anticipating the opening of Oceanus food court it must be overlooking the South China Sea as pretty as the view of Suria Sabah food court.

The top of the Oceanus Waterfront Mall is yet to be completed. I bet it must be a hotel. The question we need to ask is do we have too much hotels in Sabah ?? In the coming years, we will see fierce competition among the hotels and resorts. Besides, I have seen employment opportunities for local community.

More about Oceanus Waterfront Mall at Photos Taken inside Ocean Waterfront Mall

Easy Steps to Apply BR1M 2015

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"Kemas Kini Permohonan" & "Semakan Status" should be enough for one to get the handouts

BR1M 2015

Author have received a letter about the BR1M recently. A big and latest news about BR1M is the BR1M 2015 or BR1M 4.0 application could be applied on December 1, 2014.  I would say nothing important inside the letter.

Due to author has make BR1M registration in the year 2014 which is the BR1M 3.0, there is no need for another registration.

The red highlighted "Kemas Kini Permohonan" is the first step must be completed. One must put honestly in filling up the blanks. If there are changes in salary or address one must give the information. When entering "Kemas Kini Permohonan" one will encounter IC numbers and two more additional questions about personal information such as postcode, full name and the state you were given.

BR1M 2015

This is one of the important step before one tick on the "Saya bersetuju dengan terma dan syarat di atas" make sure double check on your personal information. Tick it and click "Setuju & hantar"

"Semakan Status" this is your second most important and last step. Entering your IC numbers and answer correctly two given questions. After that, one will get the ultimate answer of approval BR1M 4.0 or 2015. I think my application has been received

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Lunch at Upperstar Restaurant Suria Sabah

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Christmas theme decoration for the upcoming XMAS celebration.

The Xmas celebration is approaching Suria Sabah's Upperstar restaurant at Kota Kinabalu. One of the restaurant you must not miss when visiting Kota Kinabalu, Sabah / North Borneo. Upperstar serves local cuisine, burger and pizza. They do not serve pork but one could get alcoholic drinks here.

Tell you why you should choose Upperstar because the food is served in a plentiful portion the price is not that bad with government tax and service charge combined. I would rank Upperstar in a level equivalent of KFC and McDonald's  

Upperstar xmas decoration december 2014

The decoration is stunning local community like to come dine here. In weekend, there were people lining up outside due to no more available seats.

Upperstar xmas decoration december 2014

WiFi and computer are presence you would not notice time ticks away dining here. I guess there are noise absorb objects no matter how noisy next table it will not affect your dining experience.

Upperstar Staff wearing xmas hat

The Upperstar service is commendable as soon as one left the restaurant seat the leftover food and plates are to be carried away immediately.

Upperstar lunch menu

The best time visiting Upperstar restaurant would be lunch time. The foods are priced cheaper. The portion is still sizable apparently there is no double standard. Hey, they care about whether we are satisfy with the portion.

Nasi Lemak King
coconut plain white rice, curry chicken, marinated BBQ chicken wing and nasi lemak

This meal should be RM11.00 in total after tax. There are 4 BBQ marinated chicken wings pretty tasty and plentiful

Roti Kahwin Upperstar restaurant

Pretty delicious and one of the iconic small bites appetizer. I think this is something like RM 1.80.

Spent RM15.70 for Nasi Lemak King and two plates of Roti Kahwin.

10 Things to Know about Tabin Wildlife Reserve

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One of the tourist destination in Sabah to the far east

A door to a Dipterocarp forest or well known as Rain forest in North Borneo. Away from oil palm trees you will see for yourselves the magnificent Mengaris tree on your way to Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

In the daytime, you will have a chance to see primitive in North Borneo. Such as, Macaque and Gibbon. When the night fall, leopard cat and flying squirrel are presence. Besides, Borneo Pygmy Elephant and Horn bill are living within the perimeter. In the river, sometimes, Egrets and otter swimming around seeking new home.

  1. The water are sterilized although the color might be a little bit of yellowish. ( I have no problem with the water after stayed there for 1 week)
  2. Canned soft drinks and alcohols were sold.
  3. Bring raincoats prepare especially for raining season.
  4. Mud volcanoes with mud certificate.
  5. There were electricity generator reset at fixed time. Blackout for 30 seconds was not that bad.
  6. Bring some essential medicines the hospital or private clinic is 1 and half hour away.
  7.  Best time visiting Tabin Wildlife Reserve and high season is in the month of  February to October.
  8. Book your reservation at Lahad Datu airport is possible.
  9. Bring binocular for bird watching.
  10. Do not feed the animals especially primitive one with 90% human DNA similarity.

Maswings plane
It illegal take an image of the plane at this proximity but no one seem noticing 

The fastest option to Tabin Wildlife Reserve is depart by plane arrive at a rapidly growing town "Lahad Datu". I believe there was only one aviation company operating to Lahad Datu it is "Maswings". Took approximately 1 hour to reach there from Kota Kinabalu (Capital city of Sabah) to Lahad Datu.

As soon as you have arrived to Lahad Datu airport, there is a Tabin Wildlife Reserve's office nearby within the airport your inquiry they would gladly answer.

Lahad Datu Sumatran Rhino statue
Rhino Statue at Lahad Datu

Sumatran Rhino statue next to Lahad Datu airport. They are facing population extinction and one of the protected animal in Sabah.

Tabin Wildlife Reserve entrance

It takes 1 hour and half to reach Tabin Wildlife Reserve from Lahad Datu Airport and away from vast oil palm trees. 

Tabin Wildlife Reserve buffet lunch
Plain rice, shrimp, fried chicken meat
We were served buffet-styled lunch. There were alcohols and some canned carbonated soft drinks to be purchased. 

Tabin Wildlife Reserve Coffee & Tea
Coffee or Tea ??

Drink tea if you have just standing there feel the rain coming down hitting your face. It will help a lot get one better tomorrow. Besides, one could opt for morning coffee.

River lodge Tabin Wildlife Reserve

There is a nearby river at this lodge. Sometimes, gibbon or macaques might knock door it was not that uncommon. One will see hornbill at the morning and owl at the night. River lodge is big enough for three persons.

Tabin wildlife Reserve bridge to otter trail and hill lodge

Notice that bridge, it leads you to otter trail where a nature guide will take you go through rain forest explaining trees and plants. Mind you that giant forest ants and brown leech are presence inside. Wear some long sock, comfortable shoes and bring some rain coat if possible. If you do not want dirty your shoes, there are some shoes from Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

Besides, this is a way to hill lodge.

Tabin Wildlife Reserve Hill lodge

500ml mineral water everyday is served. One could turn on the air-conditioner if you feel the weather is hot. In fact, living nearby a flowing river and within rain forest, you will feel like the humidity on your bed.

Tabin Wildlife Reserve Restaurant during the night time

There is only one restaurant you could go at Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Local internet connection is weak although they use local broadband company such as streamyx or celcom or whatever. But, calling and messaging should not have any problem. Whatsapp, LINE, Wechat smartphone application are affected but bearable.

Tabin Wildlife Reserve Dipterocarp forest

Some of the things you will see in "otter trail" are Lantern Bug, Mengaris Tree, Liana Vine, Rengas, Memosa, Wild ginger, giant ant, coral fungus, earth worm, brown leeches, ebony trees and wait-till-you-see-it.

Trip to mud volcano Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Nature guide is doing routine dos and don's

Do not feed animal , do not leave anything but footprint do not take anything but photograph, do not provoke. These are some wisdom from experienced and veteran nature guide. First of all, we need to do some grabbing when riding the 4 wheel truck because the road ahead is way too bumpy. 1 4 wheel truck could carry 12 persons. We were doing this mud volcano something like 2PM the weather was good although there were some rain on the way to mud volcano.

North Borneo Pygmy Elephant Dung
Elephant Dung

There is a distance where the road is inaccessible by 4 wheel truck we must walk to the mud volcano. 4 wheel truck will wait outside. We were very lucky witnessing horn bill, wild boar along the bumpy trip. Before the walk, we were briefed that there were pygmy elephants just passed the sole road to mud volcano. As if there were elephants standing our way, we would need to turn our way around and call it a day. 

Fortunately, there were no elephants standing against our way !! we have found some fresh elephant dung it was not smelly at all guessing because the strong smell of mud covered it

Mud volcanoes Tabin wildlife reserve experience

Some people covered themselves with the mud volcano to the extend no parts of the body was clean. 

Tabin Wildlife Reserve cleaning up after mud volcano

Exhausted trip to mud volcano at Tabin Wildlife Reserve. It time for shower cleaning up boot, clothes and mud on body.

Night safari Tabin Wildlife Reserve

It was an insane night a trip to the jungle watching some active-on-night creatures. There were gliding squirrel and leopard cat. Most of the time enjoying the night landscape, the stars and moon. 

It was a great getaway and this is the end of journey at one of the tourist destination in North Borneo/Sabah Tabin Wildlife reserve