Desa Cow Farm in Sabah

We know Desa Cow Farm offers kids and family an opportunity to feed farm animals.
What we did not know was the nice cool temperature, around 20 to 25 degrees aircon weather!

Look at the pockets of clouds floating across, and the green grassy meadow. This could be a scene out of New Zealand. Sabah? Unbelievable!
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One of Sabah’s iconic bridge. Tourists will normally pass this suspension bridge at Tamparuli. Our guide told us the name came from someone who mis-heard “temporary” hee hee. Any Sabahan can verify?
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Kids were curious to see cars giving way to each other on the single lane. No traffic lights 🙂
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At the other end of the bridge lies a small marketplace. Visitors can buy some local produce or souvenirs.
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But walk another 3 min infront and you will catch a glimpse of Mount Kinabalu!
If you are lucky, you can even see Mount KK’s peak and grandeur.
View of Mount Kinabalu

Pineapples anyone? We noticed the folks around this area loves pineapples?
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Our friendly guides from Amazing Borneo, Stephanie and Eric 🙂 We got a comfortable 10 seater van to ferry us all over Sabah.
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As we near our destination and our ride climb higher, certain sections of the road is covered in fog!
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Desa Cow Farm
is located at Kundasang, about 2 hours plus drive from KK city.
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Climb the rocks to get a better view, and photo op.
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Besides enjoying the cool scenery, kids enjoyed feeding milk and grass to the cows, and ice cream for themselves.
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We ended up feeding more cows and goats than expected and itinerary was delayed. Nevermind, as long as the kids are enjoying themselves 🙂
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Kids disliked the cow’s long yucky tongue, too slimy and sticky haha.
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The cows outdoor seem to be enjoying a better (greener) lifestyle.
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Kids now understand how milk are extracted and process into ice cream 🙂
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At high attitute, the sky is always blue and cloud white. Hundreds of Instagram worthy photos await.
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We spend almost two hours at Desa Cow Farm, entry is free. Bottled milk for the cows cost RM1.50, and grass (for goats) RM1.00. We will recommend Desa Cow farm for all animal-loving families.

-GPS 6.016596, 116.591522

Do pop by our Sabah itinerary and photos below.
Sabah 8D7N itinerary
– Sabah Day 1 – Street food discovery
– Sabah Day 2 – White Water Rafting!
– Sabah Day 3 – Twin Islands Hopping
– Sabah Day 4 AM – Desa Cow Farm
– Day 4 PM – Kinabalu Park
– Day 5 – Poring Hot Spring + Waterfall + Canopy walk
– Day 6 – Gaya Island Resort – Luxury Villa
– Day 7 – Gaya Island Resort Family Activities

More photos have been uploaded on our Fanpage album :
Day 1 and 2 – Klagan hotel, White Water rafting
Day 3 – Water sports, Island hopping
Day 4 – Desa Cow Farm and Kinabalu Park
Day 5 – Poring Hot Spring and vicinity
Day 6 – Gaya Island Resort
Day 7 – Snorkeling and private beach
Day 8 – Hiking, Home sweet home

Twin Island hopping Sabah, adventures galore!

 

Twin Island hopping Sabah, we did everything, well almost every sports available on the menu 🙂

There are 5 islands at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Manukan, Manutik and Sapi (map) are the three more popular islands, and your operator will decide which islands to go on the actual day. All three offer decent water clarity (ie can see fishes) but take note bread-feeding is discouraged.
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Ready to board our speedboat, Marine Park is only a 20min boat ride away.
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During our Twin Island hopping Sabah, you will spot clear water everywhere.
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Sabah snorkeling
Sabah snorkeling

You know a beach is good when you can spot shoals of fishes around the jetty! Kids will be squealing in delight, and we wish we could jump from the jetty!

Parasailing was new to me. I paired up with Boon Xin, and Boon Wee with Boon Yee (No1 and No 3). The anticipation is strongest before we launch, but once we are up in the air, absolute freedom as we enjoy the sea wind. Wave to your family and friends, look far ahead over the horizon 🙂
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Parasailng RM 180 (per pair, about 8 minutes) and Banana Boat RM 40 (per person). Banana boat allows our family to grab each other for dear life as we bump up and down over the waves, if we fall off, just float and wait for rescue (first photo above)
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After lunch, we were eager to try more adventures. Meanwhile, Boon Xin enjoying some selfie moment with my GoPro.
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Flying Fox! Coral zip experience was too cool, imagine zipping between two islands, Gaya and Sapi (RM 80 per person)
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No time to shout, the zipline is too short to feel any tension or fear, just Jump and enjoy the pristine water below. Everyone had to jump, some hesitated but everyone made it across! (Tip: Wear footwear as there is a 10min uphill small hike and pavement is full of pebbles ouch!)
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Video (link) : Check out the water activities thrills from Day 3 !

Video 2 (link) : Clear water Sabah snorkeling

Water babies
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Twin Island hopping Sabah
Twin Island hopping Sabah

Clear water, rich corals behind Sapi island. Fun snorkeling experience but those above 1.7m might accidentally step on the sharp corals, be careful. We spend almost 45 minutes in the cool water.

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Relaxing in the calm waters, while awaiting our return ferry.
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One of the best guides ever, friendly with kids, always smiling, Kor Kor (brother) Kunik frm Amazing Borneo 🙂
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Twin Island hoping Sabah experience went beyond our expectation, the most impressive thing was everyone was so game and adventurous! Family Fun together, we challenged our limits today.
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Boon Yee : Are we ready going to Fly between the islands!
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Do pop by our Sabah itinerary and photos below.
Sabah 8D7N itinerary
– Sabah Day 1 – Street food discovery
– Sabah Day 2 – White Water Rafting!
– Sabah Day 3 – Twin Islands Hopping
– Sabah Day 4 AM – Desa Cow Farm
– Day 4 PM – Kinabalu Park
– Day 5 – Poring Hot Spring + Waterfall + Canopy walk
– Day 6 – Gaya Island Resort – Luxury Villa
– Day 7 – Gaya Island Resort Family Activities

More photos have been uploaded on our Fanpage album :
Day 1 and 2 – Klagan hotel, White Water rafting
Day 3 – Water sports, Island hopping
Day 4 – Desa Cow Farm and Kinabalu Park
Day 5 – Poring Hot Spring and vicinity
Day 6 – Gaya Island Resort
Day 7 – Snorkeling and private beach
Day 8 – Hiking, Home sweet home