08 October 2009

AirAsia and Kampung Bayor

My last flight was to Phuket in 2006. After our child was born, concentration and attention was given in raising our son. We did not travel for almost three years. Today, we see our son is fit for travelling, so we decided to visit Sabah. I will be bringing three persons with me. My wife, son and my mother-in-law. Thanks to AirAsia, the fare is cheap. I can't wait to go there. My last trip to Sabah was 20 years ago. Ahaks! I heard it is a nice place. Is that true? I am thinking of staying in Beverley or Hyatt hotel. Which one do you think is the best?
Anyway, few weeks ago, I went to kampung Bayor (on the way to Balai Ringin) I went there to give a talk to a group of Anglican families. The chapel was not completed yet but I am touched by their hospitality. They served us with simple local delicacies and there were many interesting topics that we talked about. No doubt, the Ibans today are more open to visitors and are more receiving as compared to long time ago.
I wish I will visit them once again soon.-All photos are copyright of Willie's photography-

31 Reptozian Messages:

nicksuneo said...

Hyatt Hotel better. If willingly to spend an extra more, boleh stay di Le-Meridien. Both hotel are in town (KK) area. Nice....

nicksuneo said...

Oh ya. In 2005, aunty (your mother-in-law) went to KK jalan-jalan with me, carl, and meilin during our convocation week. I guess she still remember tempat-tempat yang bagus utk dilawati.

chubskulit said...

The place looks like my place in the Philippines (I mean the chapel). It's a good learning experience for your son to!

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sailor said...

great family bonding man!

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wenn said...

that's interesting..

Willie said...

NIcksuneo > Le MEridian? i will check it out. Thanks. Carl maybe akan ikut mun sempat.

Chubskulit > Oh really? Thanks

Sailor > THanks

wenn > Hehe

Jay said...

i wish to go to sabah too. Belum ada peluang pergi sabah lagi...fren says it a nice place..

Coffee Girl... said...

definitely 5-star Hyaat. for a govt rate, it's considerably cheap! :-) dont forget to drop by at 1Borneo.

amieyalen said...

I once think that I was in love with Sabah... but for some reason, I changed my mind... and think that Kuching is still the best....

I went to Sabah few times... and the last was on 2007... I love staying at both hotel... Hyatt an Beverly..

I was once being invited for a trip to Sabah by MAS crew... but I rejected the invitation... rugi kan? but yala... MAS Crew stays at Hyatt... kekekeke

For me, if going with parents, I prefer to stay at Hyatt... it's 5 stars hotel... and if going alone or with another companion, I would prefer Beverly... why? because of the room conditions... and the distance... :P

Anyway, enjoy your trip to Sabah....

chegu carol said...

Amiey...of cos u must love Kuching. Hujan emas negeri orang, hujan batu negeri sendiri, baik lagi negeri sendiri. :D

Hyatt is walking distance to the major shopping complexes in town compared to Beverley. Or, i wud suggest u stay at Imperial Hotel...it's within the vicinity of shopping areas (attached to Warisan Square)...malls as well as the Filipino Market and the Handicrafts shop. If u wanna go 1Borneo, there's a shuttle bus to go there from the hotel.

ladyviral said...

It has been so long ago since I went to Sabah too. I think 10 years now. Would be nice to go there again... maybe with my husband :).

Not sure where to stay; maybe you can tell me when you return and I will go there with my husband hehe.

Have a good trip! More photos too!

Dora said...

How I wish I can go traveling but like you, I guess I gotta wait my boy grow older only then we planning for some vacations.

Ivy Metaga said...

sabah memang best, last kmk pegi awal january tahun tok tadi, rasa nak pegi lagi huhu...

Willie said...

Jay > Many people said it is a nice place. That's why i wanna go there.

CoffeeGirl > i'm planning to go to 1 Borneo. Thanks

Amiey > I have checked the rate and I was thinking of not staying there, because with the price they charge, I think i better spend my money on shopping.

Carol > thanks. I will check the hotel out.

LadyViral > The photo will definitely be outrages.

Dora > Yes. we do need to wait for our children to grow.

Ivy > Jom kita pergi?

Big Momma said...

banyak tempat mau jalan2, shopping2 sana bah.... kasi wallet itu penuh2 saja bah... he he

cyrildason said...

I'm always for low cost.. Why not Tune Hotel?

If Im not mistaken, they have a hotel at Warisan Square. Forgot the name. That would be the best place to stay. Its within everything!

Willie said...

BigMomma > Betul tuh!

Cyril > Thanks for the suggestion. I will definitely go for cheaper hotels if I'm single. But since I'm bringing my my family, I prefer at least a four star hotel for them. hehehe... I'm taking Cikgu Carol suggestion at present.

cherie said...

i know you won't for get these, but won't hurt to remind you - don't forget the pictures! check the weather, okay, willie?~~~what are you going to buy for a souvenir?

Merryn said...

I've not been to sabah.. but i hope you'll enjoy your trip there! :)

Merryn said...

I've not been to sabah.. but i hope you'll enjoy your trip there! :)

Willie said...

Cherie > I will take lots of photos. Souvenir? Not sure yet. Hehehe

Merryn > Should plan your trip there in future.

Mummy Gwen said...

Wah...your son is going on a jetplane for the first time huh..how exciting is that ..hehe. I've never been to Sabah nor Sarawak b4.

Krisno said...

Kalo gi KK, try singgah di Centre Point shopping complex or Merdeka Mall..KK is very nice place..girls there are beautiful..they loves Sarawakians.

kurekiyo said...

wah wah...kalo tuan hamba ingin bercuti, pilihan tetaplah kalau nak ke sabah, tapi kalau enjoy tu jangan lupa la orang kat sini, beli-belilah souvenir tanda kenangan dari sabah....hahahaha...

designationjazz said...

There's a lot of hotel around town.. much cheaper rate such as Daya Kinabalu, Imperial International Hotel, Tang Dynasty, King Park Hotel and many mores.. Im sure Calvb knows better.. Enjoy the trip bro..Dont forget to buy me sotong kering he he :-)

Willie said...

MummyGwen > Do come here yeah?

Krisno > Hahaha...malas nak carik pompuan la bro. Udah udah la ya. Hahahah

Kurekiyo > Tak lupa. tapi kasi mari sini lu punya duit.

DesignationJaz > Thanks for da tips!

Icy BC said...

What a wonderful thing to do, Willie..May the blessings keep coming to your family..

Willie said...

ICyBicy > Thanks

Ayie said...

i haven't been in sabah

yatie sawanila said...

i never been to sabah or sarawak and i wish to go there one day... and yes air asia murah la...

happy holiday ye

Willie said...

Ayie & Yatie > If you can, you should venture to our side and feel the difference.