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 😁

By the way, please feel free to contact me for any concern you may have.

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! 😀

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Araluen Botanic Garden

It is understandable of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19. You can still start planning for your future travel plan. Are you intend to visit Australia in the future? Or are you from somewhere in Australia would love to visit Perth? I am sharing one of the best attractions and the beautiful garden that you will love it which is name called Araluen Botanic Garden 🙂

First of all, Araluen Botanic Garden can be a Garden or Park. Some people love to call Park and some call garden. It is not a big different.


Overview of Araluen

Araluen Botanic Garden is located in the Roleystone Western Australia. Araluen Botanic Garden is a unique attraction hidden in the lush valley of the Darling Range.  The botanical garden has wild and cultivated beauty, and you can come here for leisure activities throughout the year.  Regardless of the season, you can see the babbling stream and green scenery in the Araluen Park. You can have a barbecue picnic here or choose multiple trails to enjoy the fun of hiking.

There are exotic and native species in the paradise-like gardens, all of which are grown and cultivated in the historical park with rich and fertile soil and high rainfall.  Magnificent and culturally significant terrace gardens, wood and stone structures, water features and ancient trees shape this park.  Tulips and other beautiful flowers are in full bloom during the hot spring season, which is the best place for photography, bird watching and family gatherings.

There is an event in the park sometimes includes summer concerts, children’s activities during school holidays as well as the Art in the Park on the last Sunday of every month. Araluen Garden has a glorious history.  Founded by Young Australia League in 1929, it was originally used as a holiday park, and until today it still exudes the charm and atmosphere of the old era.

Facilities in the park include a log cabin tea room and a gift shop. In winter, a warm fire will be lit indoors.

One thing i love about Araluen Botanic Garden is the beautiful lake. While i was walking around the lakeside, i could feel relax with this lovely weather as i love cold weather very much.

According to my personal experience in Araluen Botanic Garden, i have learnt a lot of the different type of flowers, the histories of the exotic garden, the local cultures and so on. The other beautiful things shown me was the small waterfall.


Hiking up the low hill was very enjoyable and it was very beautiful view from the top

What’s flowering at Araluen?

Before you decided to plan for a visit, you need to know that Araluen Botanic Garden has different type of flowers on every season. Not every flower you can see on every season. You could even visit Araluen Botanic Garden on every season to encounter and discover these beautiful flowers.

The top rose garden contains the greatest variety. The Rose Garden has examples of Tea roses, many of which flower all year, Gallica roses of French origin, Damasks, Albas and modern shrub roses. 

Admission Fee

The most beautiful background 😍

There is an admission fee for this visit and it is just cost AUD$10 per person only which is worth enough. This Araluen Botanic Garden is bigger than Kings Park Botanic Garden. You could see so much garden and park here than Kings park, especially is the colorful flowers part where amazed me 😂😁😆