Kopi Ping Cafe

Set up a kopitaim or cafe with about twenty popular items that KK Lites love to eat, and have some very good local drinks to go with it. Does this formula work for a cafe? Look no further as Kopi Ping Cafe in Damai has just gone ahead with the above idea and in less than six months it has become a success story. It was opened in July 2010. Today the young and old generations find the place very appealing as the food/taste here some how do cater for everyone. Apart from the food, the interior decoration is also very pleasing to the eyes, which makes the customers relax in a chatty mood.

For a simple meal customers can choose from the many hawker-style offerings like Hainamese Chicken Rice, Curry Noodle, Sambal Meehoon and Fried Noodle. Specially single out here is the Prawn Noodle (Har Men) which is quiet good for local standard. During lunch and dinner hours popular local dishes such as Sweet & Sour Prawn, Ginger & Spring Onion Beef, Black Pepper Fish and Chicken Salad are available.

Visit Sabah

Sabah is located on the northern part of the Borneo Island, the third largest island in the world. It has a land mass of 73,619 square kilometres, which is just slightly bigger than the Washington state of USA. Two thirds of Sabah shoreline are surrounded by seas and with its long shoreline, it also comes with many tropical islands, as many as one hundred, which range from the habitable big ones to exotic tiny ones.

Last century a prize winning book called “Land Below the Wind” which was written by celebrated American writer Agnes Keith, has created a lot of interest from the Western world to explore this wonderful mysterious land. Today with avid promotion done by the state government in many developed countries and also via words of mouth, Sabah is fast becoming the popular choice for an ultimate tropical vacation.

Paitan Kindergarten Project

The Paitan district is located at the northern most corner of Sandakan division, this area of Sabah is consider to be some of the most underdeveloped regions of the state. From Kota Kinabalu one would have to take a six hour drive to Paitan town, which consists of less than ten shops. The distance from Kota Kinabalu to Paitan town is about 250 km. From Paitan town many villages can only be reached by using four wheel-drive vehicles or riding small river boats up and down the river. Many of these villages would take about 1 hour to reach by boat and a few located at the far edge of the interior will take two hours. Almost all of these villages do not have access to grid, and rain water is collected for their daily water ration. Most of the people here are made up of an ethnic group call Orang Sungai. They rely extensively on farming or working in palm oil plantations for their general income.

Poring Water World

Located at the south-eastern corner of Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Spring is still within the boundary of Kinabalu park and it attracts thousand and thousand of tourists annually. While the Kinabalu Park Headquarters has cold temperate climate, Poring Hot Spring has a hot and humid climate that is covered by the dipterocarp forests. There are many interesting activities for the day trippers to do here. These activities include the popular canopy walk, or the more adventurous folks, they can go for jungle trekking to the breath-taking Langanan waterfall, which has a 100 foot drop. For nature lovers they can visit the Butterfly Farm and the Orchid Conservation Centre.

But the most important thing to do in the mind of most people while visiting Poring Hot Spring is of course to enjoy a hot bath with the steaming water coming out from the natural hot spring. Over the years the park management has slowly made this area to a small water world park. Visitors can enjoy the covered public bath area or the swimming pool, for free. For those who like more privacy they can choose the private bath houses. For a good swim one can try the bigger multi level pool near the cafe, this slide pool is loved by the children.

The Public Bath Area

Paradise Two

Paradise Two is one of the best site for snorkelling at Mabul Island. Dense corals concentration provide many living spaces for small fish. Many species of reef fish, including family like Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Anemonefish, and Damsel fish are found here. This is also a popular place to see turtles.

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