Monday, December 29, 2008

Trip To Lok Kawi WIldlife Park

The reptile house in Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is the most boring place in Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. I said so because reptiles are passive animals. So during my visit to the reptile house, I hardly see them move which make me feel very boring. However, the advantage of their passiveness is that I can take their photo easily.

King Cobra

Reticulate Python (Ular Sawa Batik)

Cat Snake ( Ular Telor)

Malayan Box Turtle

Water Monitor Lizard (Biawak Air). Click here to watch the video clip of monitor lizard that I took in my faculty.


After visited the reptile house, here come something that more interesting. The next animal I saw is the Malayan Sun Bear. Malayan Sun Bear is the smallest bear in the world. Although it is the smallest bear in the world but I still feel that they are big. They do look cute to me and really feel like touch their fur. I wonder will they attack people although they feed on fruits and leaves.

The Malayan Tiger is the animal that I wanted to see the most before I came to this wildlife park. Well, maybe I like seeing fierce animal rather than a tame one. There are three tigers in Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. According to the keeper here, all this 3 tigers are not being train because they are already adult tigers once they rise in Lok Kawi Wildllife Park. So even the keeper feed them behind the gate but not go into the cage.

They keeper also said that they do not feed the tigers frequently to keep them active. If they feed them too frequently, the tigers will just rest for whole day without walking around as an exercise because they will be too full. So if you accidentally fall into the cage, they might attack you because they are hungry.

The smooth Otter is another cute animal I see in this wildlife park. During my visit, I get the chance to see the keeper feed them. He feed them with small fish. When the keeper throws the fishes to them, they will just rush to the food. They communicates by shrill, yelping calls and whistles where I can hear it quite often when the keeper feed them. Maybe they are saying “FOOD ! FOOD ! FOOD!”.

This is Barking Deer. I got no idea why they are name as Barking Deer because I didn’t hear them bark like a dog. They just keep silent.

I wonder the wooden gate can stop this Banteng or Tembadau when it goes mad.

The Grant’s Zebra here does not look like what I imagine seem they look dirty just like the elephant.

Ankole Cattle are an ancient species of cattle from Africa. They have magnificent horns that can span as much as 1.8m. This animal really unusual for me and they are really huge.

The Miniature Horse is another unusual animal for me. They are mini like how it is named and got long hair cover all over the body.

This is not the end of my visit to the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park and there are some more coming up.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is a place where you can found various types of animals. The route to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is easy because you will find the signboard all along the way which will lead you to the wildlife park when you reach Panampang. The rough estimation of time to get there from Kota KInabalu town will be about 30minutes.

This is the first time I visit Lok Kawi Wildlife although I have heard a lot about it before I pay a visit. The moment I arrive at this wildlife park, I saw a train in from of the main entrance waiting for visitor. There are two type of transport you can use in the wildlife park. First of all is the train service where you will be charge RM2 per person plus entrance fee. The second type of transport is walk on foot where you will only charge for the entrance fee. The entrance fee however consider reasonable. RM10 will be charge for adult who is a Malaysian and RM5 for children. As for foreigner, RM20 will be charge for adult and RM10 for children.

Below is the map of the wildlife park.

The first animal I saw in this wildlife park is this very common animal,rabbit where we can see even in the Sunday Market in Kota Kinabalu Town. However, I think the rabbit here are slightly bigger in size.

This peacock is the only one in this wildlife park. I would like to see it open it pretty tail but it seem that it is too shy to show me. Besides I don’t know whether this is a male or a female peacock because as I know that only male peacock will have pretty feather tail but it seem more like a male to me.

The species of bird in this wildlife park is not as much as I though.

There are two types of parrot here which are the Rainbow Lory and Yellow Crested Cockatoo. It is disappointed that the parrot here are not being train. So they are really “wild” so they don’t speak. No matter how much all how loud you spoke in front of them, they will still remain silent.

Rainbow Lory

Crested Cocktatoo


The Malay Civet ( Musang Tangalong) is a one of the cute animal I get to see here. I really wanted to have a touch on its fur but don’t know that whether there are dangerous. For your information, one their kind “Musang Luwak” can produce the “Most Expensive Coffee in the World”. Click here if you want to know more about it.


Chital is a deer species.

Sambar Deer

There are quite a few of Asian Elephant in Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. From the picture, you will noticed that the elephant is quite dirty as you can see their body is cover with mud. For you information, this wildlife park also provide elephant ride which will be charge RM5 per ride. I think the elephant for this service will be much cleaner than the one in the picture.

This is a unknown animal because I can’t find any description or even its name in the wildlife park. It looks like a two horn unicorn for me.

This Ostrich is really big. In Kota Kinabalu, there is also an Ostrich garden where you can get a free ride on the ostrich. Beside, you can also eat an ostrich’s egg.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tanjung Aru Beach

Tanjung Aru Beach is one of the place you can visit in Kota Kinabalu. There is Tanjung Aru Resort which is another luxury resort but in this post I’m going to show the public beach in Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu. This beach is only about 5 minute from Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminal 2(KKIA Terminal 2). It is public beaches where you can see a lot of people enjoy their weekend here.

Do you notice an airplane is preparing to landing in the picture? The Kota Kinabalu International Airport is located at the seaside.

This is the lounge in Tanjung Aru. During night time, you can find quite a number of people having drinks and chit chatting here. It is located beside the beach. Besides, you can also enjoy the song sung by the workers here.

The path way along the beach.

This Beach BBQ only operates during night time. You can have all kind of BBQ sea food here.

The Mediterranean Bar & Restaurant is located beside the lounge.

At the very end of the beach, you can find different type of food compared to the front part of the beach. Here, there are many hawker stall where you can eat local food like nasi Lemak, fried Kueh tiaw, fried noodles and many more. Besides, fresh fruits and junk food are also sell here.

You can find this little crab all over the beach.