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The Destiny of the Flower

CRUISING in Sandakan

Sandakan is a great place to visit and spend memorable vacation. I still remember my trip to Sandakan from Beijing, China. The trip was accompanied by my whole family consisting of brother, sister, grandpa, grandma & my parents. It was really wonderful as we flew directly from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur and from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan Airport. The airport was brightly lit as we could see its natural beauty merging with the sea all around it.

SIGHTSEEING FROM AIRPLANE

The sight from the airplane was really promising as we click several pictures inside the airplane posing with my grandpa and parents. My brother was enjoying himself by cherishing on delectable food while my sister was busy reading fashion magazines. While my parents were discussing issues among themselves and grandpa was enjoying the view outside the airplane. After spending couple of hours inside the airplane, we landed safely in Sandakan. Sandakan is known for its natural habitat situated in Sabah, Borneo. It is also known as the gateway to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary.

BOOKING ONLINE

After spending couple of minutes inside the airport, we booked a rental van online. The van had spacious seating capacity with air con and music. I played my favorites through usb stick drive while my brother and sister enjoyed music in their headphones. My grandma was the happiest person among the lot as she was laughing full heartedly and enjoying the scenic views from the van.

REACHING MAY FAIR HOTEL

We reach May fair Hotel on time. It is one of the best hotels in the town as it has range of facilities such as water filtration system along with hot water facility. Our room had a huge tv, dvd player along with air conditioning. I felt quite fortunate as our whole family was enjoying their stay in such a luxurious hotel.

BOOKED 3 ROOMS

We had booked 3 rooms for our family. My grandma and grandpa were staying in one while my brother and sister were staying in another. The view from the Hotel window panes was majestic. I checked out a list of facilities offered by the hotel. Since, it was early afternoon, so we all group ourselves in one room and ordered lunch for everyone.

RIVER CRUISING IN KINABATANGAN

Since, my brother is quite foodie, so we ordered separately for him. The hotel staff bought the lunch on time and we ate while speaking to each other. My grandpa was discussing about river cruising in Kinabatangan. It is said that Kinabatangan River is one of the longest flowing rivers in the region. My grandma was against the idea of river cruising as she wanted to spend time at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. She is a great nature lover and prefers to spend time with natural species. We all agreed with her and decided to venture later with river cruising.

THE MONKEY SANCTUARY

The monkey sanctuary was great as it was built in the middle of mangrove forest. The sighting of the monkeys from the wooden balcony was great as it seemed that we coexisted with these species. We also saw hornbills and journeyed our way towards Labuk Bay.

VENTURE INTO GOMANG TOMB CAVES

Later, we decided to venture into Gomang tomb Caves. The cave boasts several species of swiftlets. There were nest all around along with bamboo poles and ladder. We clicked several photographs over there and assembled ourselves outside the cave premises for quick adventure of river cruising. The river cruising adventure involves various regions of mangrove swamps. My grandma didn’t like the swamp area as they were typically inhabitable for humans. But, the natural habitat boasted vivid species swarming the entire place along with natural vegetation situated few kilometers away from it. It was one of the best cruising experience in Sandakan.

THE Fabulous Putra Jaya

PutraJaya is termed as the federal capital of Malaysia. It has various administrative offices along with historic buildings. I prefer Putra Jaya in terms of its magnificent botanical garden and fabulous hotels. I have been to Kuala Lumpur before but I wanted to travel to Putra Jaya in Malaysia. It is said to be a planned city in terms of construction of building, parks and mosques. I booked my flight ticket online and reserved my hotel and transportation resources.

FLYING FROM GUJARAT, INDIA

My flight from Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India was scheduled to land in Kuala Lumpur at 10 AM in the morning. As planned, on the day of my journey, I went to the international airport in Ahmadabad. The services available in the airport were great as it was renovated recently.

CHECKING LUGGAGE

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I checked in my luggage with the respective airline counter and went straight to the boarding gate. I saw that all the passengers were waiting for their boarding call. I asked the airline staff about the timing for takeoff. She assured me that it would take more than 20 minutes. In the mean time, I quickly bought a magazine and started reading it.

JOURNEY TO KUALA LUMPUR

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The journey to Kuala Lumpur was smooth as there were no huddles in between. Upon reaching Kuala Lumpur, I opted for a rental car where previously I order car rentals in Malaysia and drove it straight to Putra Jaya. It is known famously for its Putra Mosque along with Millennium Monument. I planned to tour both of them. Since, I wasn’t tired from air travel so I decided to visit the Millennium Monument first.

THE MARVEL MONUMENT

I was astonished to see the archeological marvel of the monument as the monument has a pillar with a height of 68 meters. There were several visitors in the walkway as it is quite tall. The shape of the monument is extraordinary as it is shaped in form of hibiscus. It really felt great.