Karambunai, the Paradise near Earth

At the end of this East Asia trip I have done a private deviation to Borneo. Yes, Borneo, a place, which I wanted to see for years now. I took the plane from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and then were picked up at the airport by the people from Nexus residences. It was all much more normal and easier than what you could think talking about Borneo. Nexus"> I did not go to look for the Orang Utans. I simply spend two days at Nexus Residence. I had to do for practical purposes. The picture above truely shows what it is, a piece of paradise. I kept the windows open from my suite and slept with the concert of the wave which broke at the shore. Swimming in the sea you can do whenever you want. The water is warm, you are not freezing as in other parts of the world ocean. The waves are high, where they beat the shore, but only some steps deeper into the see and you can swim nearly as in a lake. I took the bycicle to go to the lagoon park. Unfortunately I had no camera with me. At Karambunai on one side is the Ocean on the other side is a brackish lagoon, with water calm as those of a lake, you can swimming, kayaking. Karambunai is not out of the world. It is only 40 km from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and in between is Kota Kinabalu. Sabah overall has a population density of only 40/km2, but they must all live in and around Kota Kinabalu. The traffic is awful and takes away your interest to go often to Kota Kinabalu from. And that's a pity. Kota Kinabalu is the perfect port city at the see, developing town in a laid back state, good shops, exciting restaurants. I had no time to explore more, But I fall nearly in love with my CIMB Islamic bank, because of their efficiency and friendliness, when I opened my bank account. Despite of being islamic, the bank is run by young Chinese women without headscarf obviously. There is another peace of "earth". Near KK there is one of the marvellous coral reef island that has been occupied by illegal Philippine immigrants, who live around the island in houseboats. The consequences you see at Karambunai in those parts of the beach, which are not manicured by the Nexus company. Tons of garbage originating from the illegal boat dwellers are swamped to the beach. Also this is our world: flat, hot and crowded, but wonderful I am looking forward to seeing much more and more often Borneo. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanneskeizer/sets/72157622706960058/show/...

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