Bloggers Sponsored trip to Kota Kinabalu (June 2014)


I am really glad to be chosen as the pioneer batch of Singaporean bloggers to visit Kota Kinabalu. Unlike most people, my Kota Kinabalu (KK) vacation does not involve climbing the tallest peak in Malaysia (Mt Kinabalu, 4095m). Read on to find out on what Kota Kinabalu has to offer.

This 5D4N trip has been sponsored and organized by Sutera Harbour which provided 4 nights accommodation, most meals, Sunset Cruise, North Borneo Steam Train, Golf driving range lessons and Spa experience (Mandara Spa). It also received the strong support of Sabah Tourism Board (STB) which provided ground transportation, tour guide, island and water sports experience – para sailing, coral zipline, borneo reef world (arranged by tour operator: Borneo Passages). Air Tickets was sponsored by Air Asia SG.

In the following entries, I will be describing each activity and my experience in detail. Unlike most of my budget conscious vacation, this sponsored trip allowed me to pamper myself, live and play in luxury. Really thankful for the experience of a lifetime 😉

(1) Bloggers Sponsored trip to Kota Kinabalu (June 2014)

(2) Air Asia Red Carpet Experience to Kota Kinabalu

(3) Sutera Harbour – Luxurious 5-Star resort in Kota Kinabalu

(4) Sutera Harbour – North Borneo Railway Experience

(5) Sutera Harbour – Sunset Cruise on Puteri Sutera Yacht

(6) Island Adventure in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

(7) Kota Kinabalu – Half Day City Tour by Sutera Tourism Board

Would like to thank each and everyone who made the trip possible.

Sutera Marketing & Comms Team: Tracy (Main organizer and contact point), Jade, Clara & Ray
Sutera (Other Dept): Jason, Ravi, Mario & various people who took time off their busy schedule to meet and host us
Tour Guide: Grace from Sabah Tourist Guides Association
Tour Operator: Young from Borneo Passages
Sabah Tourism Board: Josephine & Jason
and not forgetting my travel mates Daniel & Swee Ong.

Rilakkuma made a new friend this trip! The Proboscis Monkey 🙂