8 October 2013

Prosperous Oct: Suang Tain Seafood & Double Six Monument

Assalamualaikum. 안녕! 

A good friend from Kolumpor came to Kota Kinabalu last week. She arrived early on Fri morning & straight away drove to Kundasang. Therefore we didn't get to meet until her last night here. 

I always feel guilty towards friends who came visiting during time as such. No semester break means no holiday for moi. And I am only available to entertain them after late in the evening. Sebab cafe pun tutup jam 730p, gedebak gedebuk the earliest dapat jumpa around 830p. 

That's why selalu bagitau awal2 to those who came & want to meet me; time is limited for me to entertain them because I have more time during the semester break. Masalah problem is, selalu aku berjalan tengok tempat orang pun during those free time. Lagipun tambang murah bukan rely on my free time pun kan. Ndak kan juga suruh diorang jangan beli tiket time promo semata2 si Sengal ni ndak da banyak masa mau melayan 'tetamu'. 
Met Nat!
I met dear Nat on her last night here in KK.  Luckily sempat jumpa else memang merajuk lah makcik ni kan. Few months before she purchase the ticket, she text me just to know my whereabouts during the date she plans to come. Aku siap2 bagitau timing dia datang macam ndak berapa ngam since semester just started & chances to lepak lama memang sangat tipis. Nasiblah kawan sorang ni memahami...and dia pun datang bertiga so ndak lah aku rasa guilty habis.She requested for seafood dinner. And so seafood it is! Brought her & her boyfriend to Suang Tain Seafood, Seri Selera. One of the two places in Kota Kinabalu where the family & I would come if we crave for seafood. Sometimes we go to Gayang Seafood, Tuaran but due to its location...we rarely go there. Gayang is a little bit too far from the city but the food there tasted as good as in Suang Tain. Fresh seafood & reasonable price.
My favourite dish. Siput Tarik. Used the toothpick to take out the isi. Nat isn't as adventurous as her friend. She refused to try even I forced her. I ordered the smallest portion that is RM 15.00 per dish. 
This is called Sayur Sabah masak belacan. Memang everytime makan sini, the family will order this. It looks like sayur manis but sayur sabah has more crispy stems than the latter. 
Order dishes we ordered were Barramundi in Three Flavours, Omelette Garlic, Salted Egg Crab & Fried Calamari. 
Was too occupied chitchatting with Nat...I forgot to take picture of those dishes. Looking at this picture makes me drool! Lapar instantly. Dasar perut ada gajah! By the way, total expenses for all these including drinks for us there was RM 124.50. That was super cheap considering Nat paid RM 50.00 for a lobster at Pasar Filipin the night before. I NO longer favour the pasar these day...they charged super ridiculous price regardless u're local or not. Sama mat2 minah2 putih lagilah ke langit mahal ok! And the pasar isn't as hygienic as it used to be. Dulu suka makan sana sebab bau laut, bau ikan, bunyi hingar bingai orang berjual di pasar...now, simpan jaklah hasrat untuk enjoyed all those things, Bie. Unbearably kotoq & crowded.
After dinner, Nat asked me about the Double Six monument in Sembulan. Located near Harbour City & Sutera Harbour Resort. Since it was still early, we proceeded to the monument area. Mainly to show them; the monument that commemorate one of Sabah's most memorable yet painful incident in history. This is the very place where the plane crashed in 6 June 1976. Hence the name; Double Six.

The monument is built to perpetuate the memory of several Sabah leaders who lost their lives in the Double Six Tragedy. 
The crashed killed everyone on board including the Chief Minister at that time; Tun Fuad Stephen. Reason that lies behind the crash remained uncertain up till now. There was allegations of foul play due to the political state at that time but preliminary investigation indicated overloading was one of the factors. 

Real reason for the crash remains a mystery & the original report on the incidents remain classified. Ask the locals who live in those days...and u will find few interesting answers regarding this issue. Thirty-seven years since it happened but the memories & anything related to that incident remain vividly in their box of minds.
List of victims of the crash tragedy. 
The crashed killed everyone on board including the Chief Minister at that time; Tun Fuad Stephen. Reason that lies behind the crash remained uncertain up till now. There was allegations of foul play due to the political state at that time but preliminary investigation indicated overloading was one of the factors. Real reason for the crash remains a mystery & the original report on the incidents remain classified.

Ask the locals who live in those days...and u will find few interesting answers regarding this issue. Thirty-seven years since it happened but the memories & anything related to that incident remain vividly in their box of mind. 


The Double Six Monument area used to be deserted & abandoned. The area is crowd out with grasses & no one seems to care about it. Cukup syarat, tugu itu berdiri di situ. Until few years ago, it was upgraded into a public park. Improvement works were carried out. And the outcome are the jogging track & Grace Point Food Court. Barulah sekarang nampak hidup kawasan Double Six ni. 

In the evening; specially weekend memang ramai family lepak & spend time together here. Since we already had our dinner, we skipped the idea for a second round at the food court. There are lots choices of food to choose here. U can find Javanese, Indian, Western & even local dishes. And I fix my craving for Korean food here!! All Korean restaurants in KK are non-halal but this lot here. Makan bibimbap dengan senang hati albeit rasa yang ndak sama. Lagi mau demand kan... I sent Nat & her friend to their hotel after touring around Double Six. They have early flight to catch the next morning hence they need to be back early for last minute packing. I'm glad that she enjoyed her four days holiday here. Despite me not being able to host her. 

So if any of u reader(s) who wish to come to Kota Kinabalu, do holla me. Specially kawan bloggers yang hanya borak through comments. Ndak dapat bawa berjalan, at least boleh lepak2 for some tea tarik session kan.

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Jari Manis said...

Sayur Sabah tu like Pucuk Paku kat Semenanjung :-)

Siput tarik?...besarnya..takut pulak nak mkn heee

JM suka ayat dalam last paragraph tu heeee..Tggu..JM akan kacau Bibi kalau ke sana :-)

BIBIE KARIM said...

Saya rasa serumpun jelah kot sayur pucuk, sayur sabah & sayur manis. Rupa lebih kurang je kan.

Siput tu xde besar mana. Gambar jarak dekat je. Nanti JM datang sini saya akan paksa makan. Rugi tau xtry.

Ha silalah kacau. Bolehlah bersua muka kan.

SuRayA^i. said...

so recommended la Suang Tain tu sis? if dtg kk nnt boleh pegi sane la kalau nk mkn. hehe.

BIBIE KARIM said...

Aah strongly recommended. Banyak lagi kedai lain kat food court tu tapi yang ni je memenuhi citarasa. If datang sini, boleh jumpa. Hihi insha Allah pasni if sis gi makan mana2 kat KK, I will write review. Selama ni amik gambar je lebih tapi xpenah blog about it.

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