Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Day With Nature


After the rain...

Visited the National Park with a good friend, KT and his son, KH who came over from KL for a few days. KH recently graduated and the dad wanted to spend some quality time with him before KH starts work in January. This is KH's first trip to the Island of Borneo. We thought our park is a must. I was apprehensive about staying in the National Park itself because the last time when we were there, nothing worked, bathroom's taps leaking, cabin was filthy and whole park looked like it was falling apart. Then recently Sutera Resorts took over the park management.
So what awaited us this trip at the park was a very pleasant surprise.
The cabin was very clean, the beds were 5 starred and bathroom fully renovated but I suspect the taps and bathwares were retained from the old which was rather puzzling considering the availability of very cheap and modern wares from China. Anyhow, the place was still 100% better than before. A very substantial breakfast spread (comprised of nasi lemak, two choices of porridge, fried noodles, sausages, an egg station, bread station, beverages...) was provided at the Balsam, the oldest restaurant at the park. We could see a lot of maintenance work going on at the park. Keep up the good work, Sutera Resorts.
Didn't encounter any blog worthy food on the trip but had a feast of the eyes with nature, my next favorite things to shoot. KH was also armed with a D40x Nikon and we went trigger happy...

Hope you had as much fun going through the pictures as I had taking them. Don't ask me to name them as I don't know most of them except the golden needles and the chrysanthemum which are both edible.

I love fire places and the scent of burning firewood. The cabin we stayed in came with this...

And KH was a master at 'fire-starting' (?). 
Thank you, KH, for your 'chi kung' but most of all, your thoughtfulness. It was the highlight of the trip for me, sitting in front of the roaring flame, talking about everything and nothing at all.

5 comments:

ganache-ganache said...

Wow, the flowers are gorgeous !! The red berry/flower ?? look like strawberries !

daisyfused said...

WAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

i miss national parkkkk!

Precious Pea said...

This National Park is at the foot of Mt Kinabalu rite? Cos i been there and saw those familiar flowers! Nice cozy place to stay. Did you bring along sweet potatoes to dump into the fireplace??

Christy said...

I LOVE your photos....can I use them as my wallpaper ar? hehehe *smiles*

a feast, everyday said...

ganache, don't think they r edible but they do look sooo delicious.

heath, come home 4 cny lah n we can go to NP.

p pea, yes this is the kinabalu national park.
I wasn't thinking of sweet potatoes in front of the fire place but i was knocking my head 4 not bringing a bag of marshmallows...

christy, tq, which one would u like 4 ur wallpaper? hahaha :D