Sunday, June 28, 2009


Now that I have been here for 1 month plus, I have all the anwers for my questions.

Is car/motorbike in Sabah more expensive than Peninsula?

  • Yes it is. New car by RM2500 - RM3000. And second hand car by RM7000 - RM8000. I take an example of 2005 Waja found here and in Perak.

How much is the cost of shipping a car from Peninsula to Sabah?

  • RM2000 - RM3500 depending on your service customization

How much is rental for a decent house/room, located in vicinity of Kota Kinabalu town?

  • I got my rented unit for RM800, unfurnished. It's a new apartment!
How much does a plate of chicken rice cost in Kota Kinabalu?
  • Ohhh food price here is slightly expensive, if you make a comparison to KL. However, I attribute this to high living standard in Kota Kinabalu. (Oopss I am not answering the question here.)

Does Sabah people speak Hakka? (Oh I hope Sabah is not a Chinese Hokkien-majority town. And I speak broken Mandarin.)

  • In town centre, I heard people speaking Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, Hokkien and local languages. I am surviving here by speaking Bahasa Malaysia to everyone, including Wendy Sylvera Wong in my office. (p/s : She's cute!)

A little bit on life here, it hasn't got happening because I am yet to get myself a car. The best dad in the world a.k.a THE BANKER is helping me to get one in Peninsula and ship it over to Kota Kinabalu.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Oh this is my first time in Sarawak!

And the best part is..

The first thing that came into my mind upon touch-down in Miri Airport - Edwin Si Zhi Yan, the Sarawakian who claim that he is from Johor.

And now he will return to serve Sarawak at MLNG Bintulu.

Wonderful. God's great!

SMTC Miri. Oh I'm there not for crane operator training ya!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quick Updates

To cut long story short.

"Now I am based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah at Menara Petronas. Started working on 21st May 2009. Life's great in KK and I rate my quality of life there a rating of 4.5 out of 5. Settled down in a rented apartment 4 km from office. Sabahans are friendly and nice. I'm sure you will fall in love with this place. In fact I did, on my very first night here."

This is where I am working.

Photo credit : raychiew78

Currently in KL for two weeks training and attachment. To friends from PIPE 41, happy working!