Monday 29 October – Tuesday 30 October 2018 – Melbourne – Kota Kinabalu (Borneo) via Kuala Lumpur

Monday, 29 October 2018 – Melbourne to Kota Kinabalu (Borneo) via Kuala Lumpur

After breakfast, Chris and I said goodbye to Mary and Jan and we then made our way to Flinders Street Station to catch the free City Circle No. 35 and then onto another tram to meet up with Chris’ son Dion and his two little girls.

We spent time at Dion’s until 6.00 when Dion drove Chris and I to the International Airport. I took advantage of wheelchair assistance as my left leg was so painful to walk and stand. We booked our luggage through and stayed in the Old Town White Coffee restaurant until it was time to be met by the wheelchair assistant lady who took us through the necessary formalities for flight Malaysia MH0128 departing Melbourne at 00.40 to Kuala Lumpur.

After our meal, it was time to settle down for the long flight. I found it very difficult to get comfortable so was pleased when we arrived at Kuala Lumpur after 8 hours 20 minutes at 6.00 a.m. – 3951 miles.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 – Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, Borneo – Day 1

We proceeded to Zone C for Malaysia MH2610 – Boeing 737-800 Jet, Seat 16C departing Kuala Lumpur at 9.35 a.m. It was a smooth 2 hrs 40 min flight arriving in Kota Kinabalu at 12.15 p.m. (1018 miles).  We met the rest of our group on the tour, our guide, Brendan and our coach driver. We were driven to our accommodation at the Dreamtel Hotel. 

We settled into the hotel until 2.00p.m. when we were then taken on a scenic tour of Kota Kinabalu city, passing the Sabah Foundation Building, University, Sabah State and City Mosque and the Sabah Museum to mention a few.  It was then onto the night markets and then to the Sri Tanjung Restaurant for a delicious seafood meal with a cultural show.


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