Peak of Hope


I can’t believe this is my first post of the new year?! 😆 How’s everyone doing? I hope you guys are having great moments just like I do.

Last Saturday while at the church service, my friend asked us to join them for a little fun later that evening. So glad we said yes! Where did we go? If you’re one of my followers on Instagram, I’m sure you noticed I have been spamming quite a lots of pictures from the place 😁

It took us almost an hour to reach this place. If you wish to go here, you can see the signboard following the same road you take if you’re going to Kota Belud / Kota Marudu / Kudat.

Entrance fee is Rm20 for adult including transport to the peak. If I’m not mistaken, children below 12 won’t be charged for entrance. See that Land Cruiser there? That’s one of the transport that took us up to the hill. If I have an off-road vehicle, I don’t think I would drive on my own to the peak 😂 it’s a rollercoaster journey! Fortunately it’s just around 7-10 minutes drive.

So, what’s interesting up there? Nothing much actually 😅 Except these: great spot for instagramable pictures, amazing view of nature, fresh air, and ATV ride. I personally absolutely love it up there! Well, I didn’t ride the ATV because it’s too expensive for me but actually I had fun! We had fun! It’s obviously a peak of a hill that they turned it into something well…different if that’s the right word to define. Something beautiful and interesting.

The background is real! 😎

I think I managed to control my acrophobia just because I wanna have some great pictures from this platform lol!

Can you tell how stiff my pose is? 😂 Also, the wind was blowing so hard that time I can feel my body swayed forward.

And this is my friend, Shere. She seems relax and she even smile.

Missing the other two pumpkins!

Oh, they sell drinks here too and of course it’s a little pricey so if you mind that, you can bring your own. We’re fasting that day so we didn’t even asked if they serve any food or anything other than just drinks.

Where’s my groom? Lol.

These two ❤🕊🕊

Not one of the great Sunset I ever see but still, I always love sunset 😊

There’s quite a lot of people visiting this place and that explains why we need to wait for our turn to take pictures. But not too long though.

Anddd that’s it! The place started to close around 7pm and the visitors were waiting their turn to be picked up by the Land Cruiser. I think we’re the last group to hop on the vehicle. It’s a different driver this time and me judging (while laughing and screaming) the way he drove, I think he got this in his mind “one last fun drive” lol.

I don’t know why they named it Peak of Hope, but yeaah I hope someday I will come again to try the ATV ride because I never ride one before. Until my next post! 😉


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony And Dinner @ Grandis Hotel Kota Kinabalu


Back again with another thankfulness over the invitation to the said event last Wednesday night. Thanks Grandis Hotel and Massy for the invites 😊

The ceremony started at 6pm in front of the hotel entrance, and before the Deputy General Manager lights up the Christmas tree, we were blessed to have the Montfort choir as they entertained us with some Christmas carols.

I really love the setting and everything 😍 too bad I was in a rush and didn’t got the proper picture of the surrounding.

They have a lot of food to choose from the Christmas buffet! Speaking of Christmas buffet, you are welcome to dine in with your family and friends during the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Date: 24th & 25th December 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 10.30pm

Venue: Rosea Café, Grandis Hotel

Price: Rm108 (Adult) Rm58 (Child) *buy 6 tickets get 1 free!*

Let’s see some of the exquisite food from the buffet!

There’s actually more from the selection but I was kind of late for the photo session and my camera wasn’t cooperating well that night. Lesson learned! However, so glad I did managed to snap a memory of the delightful nicely cook Roasted Turkey and Roasted Leg Lamb! mmm exquisito! Also, did I even have to say that I am a fan of sweetsss? There’s enough choices for me and I actually got two plates of assorted desserts oooh yah. 😁

Thank you for the food. 😊

If you’re interested with this Christmas buffet, you can contact Hotel Grandis at this number: +6 088 522883

Winter Wonders Christmas Buffet Dinner – Food Review

Last Thursday we (the bloggers and media influencers) were invited to a Christmas buffet dinner at Ibis Style Hotel Kota Kinabalu. Thank you so much for the invitation and for the food of course.

Winter Wonders Christmas Buffet Dinner

25 December 2018 / 6pm to 10.30pm

Early Bird Price (until 21 December):

Rm65 (adult) & Rm35 (child/senior)

Normal Price:

Rm98 (adult) & Rm53 (child/senior)

Some of their traditional Christmas favorites menu are Roasted Whole Turkey, Yule Log Cake and Yorkshire Pudding. Let’s see some pictures and see if you’re dreaming of it or not 😉

Turkey, Chicken and Yorkshire Pudding. Not in the picture: Beef Wellington

My favourite from the starter was definitely the Smoked Duck Salsa on top of that Garlic Bread. mmm yum!

Oh i love these Beef Penne Pasta. Some of my friends said the Lasagna were good too. Aaah too bad I didn’t take it.

I love the lamb shoulder too but maybe a bit salty for me.

Believe it or not, it was my first time having a roasted turkey! Lol. Still prefer the normal chicken though LOL! It was good anyway, served with 3 different gravy (cranberry sauce, roasted turkey sauce, and mushroom sauce). Buttt, I was kind of hoping there’s mashed potatoes but there isn’t. So, baked sweet potatoes were fine I guess.

And then of course my favorite part of the dinner, cakes and cakes!! They got Blackforest Cake, Christmas Fruit Cake, Yule Log Cake, Strawberry Cake, Mango Cheesecake, Carrot Cheesecake, Double Chocolate Cake and cookies! Well, as you can see I only had pictures of gingerbread cookies. I loveeee all of the cakes, I can’t choose one!

I definitely had a happy tummy that night. So thankful.

If you’re interested with this Christmas Buffet dinner, just contact Ibis Styles Hotel Kota Kinabalu.