Friday, July 11, 2008

Beautiful Borneo

How's this for a hotel corridor!

And this for the "lobby" building!

We have spent 3 days in Brunei staying at the Empire Hotel. It certainly lived up to its 5 star + reputation. Gold everywhere! Our room was huge and the I've stayed in hotel rooms smaller than our bathroom was! We took a couple of tours whilst there - around the city to see the sights including this mosque which was build by the current Sultan
taking 6 years to build. We also took a boat tour on the river to try and spot Proboscis Monkeys. We did see 2 families but my photos didn't really work. Hopefully Alan's are better.

The sunsets were spectacular!

We moved here to Sabah (Kota Kinabalu) in Malaysia a couple of days ago. We have really begun to relax here! Take a look at the view from our balcony -

This is what we could see from our table at breakfast this morning
and this is the sunset last night

I treated myself with a manicure and pedicure at the Resort's Spa this morning. I nearly fell asleep it was so relaxing!

Tomorrow we are joining one of Alan's colleagues who is staying at a neighbouring resort with his wife and son. They have arranged a private tour for the 6 of us to Poring Hot Springs and Kinabalu National Park with a stop at the Australian War Memorial. Should be great! After that, more relaxing - and maybe some shopping!

Bye until I return.


Nerine .P. said...

Glad to hear your enjoying yourself Sharon. See you when you get home!

Melissa Hanlon said...

Great photos, Sharon! Cant wait to see the future scrapbook pages!

Natasha Murray said...

I'm jealous!! Gald to hear you're having such a great time though