I'll take the Prime Minister's advice and take respite from politicking in the blog.It's bad for your health and bad for the health of the nation.
Today is no politics day, will not touch anything politics the next few days.
I would be happy to give my readers a guided tour of my hometown, the ugly and beautiful Kota Kinabalu.
I will start from the new to the older
section of this pretty little city.
Latest addition to KK skyline is the
biggest hypermall in Borneo, ONE BORNEO, a wannabe ART DECO that falls flat on its face, didn't have the decadence and extravagance of the Art Deco of Miami, nor it succeeded in its attempt to be the ecclesiastical Gothic architecture.
Don't be deceived by its outward
appearance, this building would
probably be one of the most
functional buildings in KK when it is fully completed.The shopping archade is well designed with good layout, similar to KLCC in Kuala Lumpur.
Many medium-priced brands have set up shops here.Interior well lit,well-dressed windows and looks expensively intimidating.
Many KL-based yuppy restaurants have opened their doors here.
Had lunch in one of them today.One that has a dome in its ceiling and serves a mixture of Western and Oriental dishes.Had one of the worst 'fish and chip' as far back as I could remember.Just couldn't finish the two big chunks of what I presumed must be the rather bland dory, an imported fish that had become common in supermarkets and restaurants in this country over the past few years.
Considered a good food fish in the West, but not exactly a gastronomic experience for the Asian palate,especially those who are voracious fish eaters.Maybe, fish is not its strong point, I am sure it has some other good dishes that I haven't had the chance to try yet. The interior is chic,clinically clean, the service fairly good and staffs friendly and attentive.
The complex once completed will housed two hotels and two blocks of apartments.
Budget airline Air Asia has opened its Tune Hotel and Tune Store in the complex.
The only problem the complex is away from the town centre, about 6 Km from town.