FINALLY…after one dry year without holidays and vacations, we set off to Kota Kinabalu for our first family trip cum 3rd wedding anniversary getaway. It was also Ewan’s first flying experience.
Ever since our great vacation at Pangkor Laut Resort last year, we’ve come to appreciate nice beach resorts. This year, we chose Sutera Harbour Resort because #1 it’s neither too near nor too far by plane (2.5 hours); #2 the journey isn’t too taxing for an infant (PJ -> KLIA -> Kota Kinabalu -> SHR in 5 hours); and #3 we can just kick back our shoes, relax and hibernate in the resort without having to step out at all.
Here are some of our vacation’s highlights:
Love knows no borders. Hubby kindly dismantled, packed and flew Ewan’s auto sarong cradle all the way to Kota Kinabalu! We packed every single joining metal and screw EXCEPT *drum roll* the sarong cloth! As a replacement, we bought a kain batik at a hefty price of RM45 at the airport’s souvenir shop. Thankfully, Ewan made good use of it throughout our stay there.
We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary with a private “candlelit” North Indian dinner at our room’s balcony amidst sea breeze. Initially, we wanted to dine at the restaurant but decided to take away when Ewan started fussing before the food arrived. The dishes were so delicious but my portion ended up in toilet bowl two hours later due to indigestion. No, I’m NOT pregnant 🙂
Overall, we enjoyed our first family getaway!