The Taste Of Christmas in Sabah Malaysia

How special is this, the Christmas decoration in Sabah Malaysia

Hope the world have enjoy their Christmas Celebration. I’m sharing about how did i spend my Christmas in Sabah Malaysia during the CMCO moment. After Sabah election on last year, the covid outbreak cases increase daily. However, the local government is control very well and they have done a great job. This is the time for us to spend most of our time at home relax due to travel restrictions. It is kind of a life challenge to me.


Anyway, how did i spend my Christmas in Sabah Malaysia? Christmas decoration in Malaysia is very beautiful and i believe that Christmas is not all about party nor gift nor holidays, but it is all about Jesus. Also, it is a day of Jesus born as well as it is Jesus’s birthday. Do you agree?

On 20th December, it is our celebration for winter solstice. Not everyone will celebrate the winter solstice. Only Chinese people are celebrate winter solstice and we always sending our wish to friends and families such as Happy Winter Solstice. How do we celebrate winter solstice? We definately is Rice ball.

What is Rice Ball?

Rice ball 湯圓

According to the picture i took above, it is rice ball. Chinese is called Tang Yuan 湯圓. This is what exactly we eat during the winter solstice each year. We always eat Yam favor. It is more than a culture to celebrate this each year. Some chinese are not willing to eat rice ball, it is because they said if you eat rice ball, you will be old 1 years old. People prefer to stay younger forever, so they avoid eating rice ball. For me, i love to eat rice ball very much, especially is my Taiwan rice ball with tofu hua. That’s really delicious. Sometimes i eat the rice ball mix with red bean in Taiwan.

What did i eat during Winter Solstice and Christmas?

First dish was dry butter prawn dish. It is one of my favourite food in Malaysia. It is very crispy and taste deliciously. I had my dinner at Wong Kwok Chinese Restaurant in Suria Sabah Shopping centre. It’s cost around RM25. It is worth to try it.

Shanghai Style Braised Pork Knuckle Served W Mini Buns

This was my second dish prior to my order. This is one of the best dish what you should try it. This Called Shanghai Style Braised Pork Knuckle Served W Mini Buns. Actually this dishes is one of the Chinese New Year dishes. We eat this once in awhile. It taste very yummy and i love the sauce as well. It is very tasty and the meat is very soft. Love it and elder people would love it as well. Thus dishes come with Mini Buns. The buns is taste very delicious and very crispy. It is good to eat together with the meat. I ate this in Wong Kwok Restaurant as well and it’s cost me RM60. It is not expensive and it is very worth to try it.

BBQ Pork rice noodles

Final dishes is BBQ Pork Rice Noodles. This portion is really big and it is for 2 to 3 people portion, but of course it is not as big as Western portion. Their BBQ Pork Rice noodles is really very delicious and i love fat BBQ Pork meat. Their Rice noodles is very different with Australia one. This is more than Malaysian delight style. It cost around RM13. It is best to try while visiting Malaysia.

Continue the Christmas Decoration Shows

How beautiful is the Christmas decoration in Sabah. I took this beautiful Christmas decoration at Suria Sabah Shopping centre in Sabah Malaysia. It was my First time experience the Christmas that is very empty in the shop. It is very unusual, that nobody come out due to the COVID-19 outbreak panic. So it is very freedom for me to take a nice shot 😁

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To conclude, I hope that my travel blog will be impact your life. After read through my blog, you may feel like wow, it made me feel like i want to change my plan to travel now to exploring around the world. It will change your life forever and experience Lot of interesting culture around. Anyway, have a fruitful New Year 2021. God Bless! 😀

Taste of Malaysia Cuisine

There are so many delicious Malaysian food in Kota Kinabalu Sabah that you should try when you visit in the future. I’m highly recommended for you to have a taste these delicious Malaysian cuisine. I will be listed with information in the following.

1) Rice Noodles Fish Soup

Rice Noodles Fish Soup

There are so many type of rice noodles fish soup in Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. Some of them is Singaporean style and some of them is Malaysian style. It is the best to try Malaysian style in Malaysia. According to the picture above, i tried this Malaysian cuisine, the rice noodles fish soup in the Horizon Hotel Asian Restaurant at Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. The taste is very delicious, and the taste is more like tomatoes soup which is very healthy. It is cost me around RM15. Some of the restaurant put the coconut milk which would be very milky. This portion is quite big and it is one person meals. I have been trying around the Malaysian cuisine and this is the only one rice noodles fish soup that i do highly recommended for you to have a try in the Horizon Hotel Asian Restaurant.

2) Dimsum

When you intend to travel to Kota Kinabalu Malaysia in the future, the best restaurant to have dimsum are Horizon Hotel Asian Restaurant, Wong Kwok Restaurant and the E-west restaurant. Both of their food is very delicious. I love the yam bun from the E-west restaurant and it’s cost around RM5.50 which is pretty cheap. The horizon hotel Asian Restaurant and Wong Kwok Restaurant dimsum are more crispy which i love it very much.

3) Black Bean Sauce Pork Ribs Noodle

I would highly recommended you to have a try this delicious breakies in Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. They only have this breakies meal which will be come with a cup of coffee or tea. I had this breakies from the E-west restaurant as well. This breakfast cost is RM11, but if you requested a fried one like me shown in the picture woukd be RM13. The cheapest breakfast is RM10 which is also come with a cup of coffee or tea. They have breakfast such as BBQ Pork dry noodles, Sa Bo noodles, Yellow wine chicken noodles, Western breakies and many others delicious foodies.

4) Pork Ribs and Cream Butter Prawn Dish

This is the main dishes you have to try when you visit Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. I had this foodies from the Wong Kwok Restaurant. It is located in the Suria Sabah Shopping Centre Ground level. They have a lot of dishes such as fried chicken, fried rice noodles, fried rice, Japanese tofu, Honey Chicken, Cream Butter Chicken, German Pork leg, Claypot Tofu and many other tasty food. I had try lot of different dishes and all of them are very yummy. I love to eat their Pork Ribs dishes and the Cream Butter Prawn dishes. The pork ribs dish is taste very crispy which i love it and the cream butter prawn is really creamy. Both of the dishes are very delicious and it is worth to have a try. The dishes cost around RM25 each dish but depend on which dish you order.

To conclude, make sure you try them when you visit in the future. It is taste very delicious. You will love it just like i do. Stay tune on my food tourism blog 🙂

Mandurah Dolphin Cruises

Have you ever heard of Mandurah Dolphin cruises? Are you a dolphin lover? Do you love cruising? If yes, this will be the right spot for you. I am going to tell you about the top tourists attraction in Mandurah. Please feel free to follow me!


General introduction of Mandurah Dolphin cruises

Mandurah Cruises has been operating for 10 years.

Mandurah Dolphin cruises is not about Dolphin only. It is also about to explore the Mandurah’s beautiful waterways, watch dolphins play or catch amazing seafood which is your thrilling adventure awaits! 

There are so many things to do in Mandurah, but a trip to the coastal city isn’t complete without a cruise. You can experience the best of Western Australia’s natural environment on a 1 hour, half-day or full-day marine adventure on board the dolphin cruises. If you are looking to witness the cheeky and playful dolphins that the region is famous for, you cannot just go past one of their dolphin tours. My knowledgeable and professional guides will make your dolphin experience unforgettable. They do have the package tours for fishing, crabbing or crayfishing adventure which is very worth to do it and best experience in the region of Mandurah. Sometimes they have some function going on at the Mandurah Foreshore such as Mandurah Festival Day, markets day, Christmas lights cruise etc…..by that moment, they will offer very special prices of cruising which would be much cheaper than usual fare. But before visiting there, please make sure they are still running the dolphin cruises as usual because sometimes when there is a festival going on, the cruises will be not operate on that day so it is best to check online or call them before hand. For a magical festivals experience, book early for the most famous Christmas Lights Cruise if you are going before Christmas. Every year, thousands head go to Mandurah to witness the spectacular canal lights’ display. It is an event not to be missed!

There are 4 cruises available in Mandurah. They are Dolphin Scenic cruises, dolphin adventure cruises, seafood adventure cruises as well as the Christmas lights cruises.

Dolphin Scenic Cruise

Mandurah’s famous canals are the perfect backdrop for dolphin spotting, bird watching and learning more about their unique and precious marine environment.

This is relaxing dolphin cruise through the calm waterways of the Mandurah Estuary which includes seeing Western Australia largest residential population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins; exploring the region vast wetlands and their abundant birdlife, exploring the beautiful property around the river, viewing the heritage protected pioneer and cultural sites, live commentary from some of the Mandurah most experienced dolphin cruise guides and many more. While exploring, they will give you 10% off in their souvenir shop. Please note that this tour is not guarantees that you can see dolphin. This is depending on the weather and your luck. However, if you didn’t see any dolphin while cruising, they will give you 20% off for your next cruise booking.

This cruise tour would be cost approximately AUD$32 per adult and concession fare is cost AUD$25 per person. Children age between 5 and 12 years old is cost $18 per child. But if there is a festival going on, cost will be different. It is pretty good and worth to go for it. You should try it for once in a life time at least.

Dolphin Adventure Cruise

Before they welcome you onboard, they will let you read the cruising policies. When they about to reach the ocean side, they will ask you to remove your hat stuff before the boat start to increasing the speed. I love the high speed part. You will love it just i do.

Go on a wildlife adventure on their breathtaking Mandurah dolphin tour! Dolphin Adventure Cruise is a 1400hp safari vessel, the spirit of adventure is my home for this amazing 1.5 hour Mandurah dolphin tour with Dolphin Island Adventure. Mandurah is my other home to the largest residential population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins in Western Australia, so it is guarantee that you’ll see the best world-famous friends or you can cruise again for free. On this adventurous Mandurah dolphin tour you will see the amazing dolphins up close as they show off their cheeky nature, playing and diving through the water around you.

You will learn everything you need to know about the Mandurah’s dolphins and the region with live commentary from their experienced and knowledgeable tour guides.

This bumpy boat is very costly but it is worth to go for a try once in awhile. To experience this, it cost $59 per adult as well as $25 per child age between 3-12 years old.

Seafood adventure cruise

I have never try this cruise tour and i would try in the future but all i know about their seafood adventure cruises is to catch and eat amazing seafood on their exhilarating seafood and fishing charters.

Mandurah is the seafood capital of Western Australia and Mandurah Cruises’ experienced guides know exactly where to find the finest delicacies of the region. You will enjoy one of their seafood and fishing charters to become part of the action.

By joining this tour group, you will catch your own world-famous Blue Swimmer Crab, pull up a crayfish and cast out for a Dhufish, Snapper, Samson or Baldchin Groper which is pretty cool. This tour is all about crab tours.

A seafood and fishing charter tour with Mandurah Cruises is adventurous, tasty and a unique experience to remember!

Mandurah Foreshore

Have you heard of Mandurah Foreshore? Are you planning or thinking to explore around the Mandurah? Do you ever wandering what to do in Mandurah? You are in the right spot. I will describe about it.


General introduction of Mandurah Foreshore

Mandurah is one of the largest cities in Western Australia and it is part of Regional city. It is with a population of approximately 97,000, ahead of that of nearby Bunbury. With a relaxed holiday atmosphere, popular attractions and so much things to do. Mandurah is one a popular destination with locals and tourists alike. From the City of Perth to Mandurah is approximately 72 kilometres.

Mandurah is the perfect spot to spend the day and explore Peel and wider Western Australia. Staying in the heart of Mandurah has so much to offer couples and families. Mandurah has grown from what used to be a small seaside town to now a thriving city filled with restaurants, activities and adventure sports. Built-up around the Mandurah Foreshore, this waterside spot is the best and most central location to take in all Mandurah has to offer locals. It is the best place to adventure.

What to do in Mandurah Foreshore

1) DOLPHIN CRUISE THE CANAL

Boating and kayaking are the best in the foreshore to explore around the ocean and river as well as the beautiful houses on the water.

2) EXPERIENCE MANDURAH CUISINE

The most popular cuisine in Mandurah definitely is seafood. Come to this place always get seafood cuisine.

The best restaurant for seafood name called Cicerello. Most of the visitors purchase fish and chip in Cicerello restaurant. Cicerello’s Seafood Restaurant is the best place to enjoy fish and chips. It has done so for over 100 years and its restaurant is located in a great location. Besides, one can enjoy champagne, wine or beer while eating freshly caught seafood including crayfish, oysters, crabs and mussels at the water’s edge. The iconic Cicerello’s is known as Western Australia best seafood eatery offering a range of family friendly dining options on the water’s edge. With alfresco seating overlooking Mandurah’s Peel inlet, Cicerello’s succulent fish and chips are world renowned and not to be missed. Apart from that, you can choose from a wide array of treats from the cafe such as coffee, waffles, homemade gelato and cake.

3) CHRISTMAS IN MANDURAH

If you are planning a trip to Mandurah between December and January, make sure you book for a Mandurah Christmas Lights Cruise earlier. You can even hire an electric boat to cruise the area to see the waterside homes that decorate their elevation every year. That’s how local people celebrate Christmas in town.

4) Heritage Walk

5) Art Gallery

6) Playgrounds