Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Hey guys! Last Sunday I went out Gaya Street and Green Connection! Started off around 11am, strolled within the Gaya Street (Sunday Market in KK). Heat was there alright, super glad I had my sunblock on. =D

There were lots of things there! Miniature magnetic donuts, milkshakes, cakes, cupcakes, dumplings, various type of kuih raya in heart-shaped cases, claypot noodles, nasi lemak in trays, ice cream sticks, many more! The stall also sells cute little turtles! There were two of the stalls that sell these type of things.




Map to Gaya Street Location
*just go to Tong Hing in center KK and in the direction of the bank next to it.*

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We then head on to Green Connection. It's location is just opposite to the Red Crescent Malaysia's Sabah branch (yes, it's at the roundabout). I'm sure still many KK people don't know about this because I didn't till just recently stumbled upon it's website. xD

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Glad it was open. xD
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Green Connection showcases 500 native species and 100 engaging exhibits incorporating many aspects of nature and science.

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

So we went in, RM15 per person and were given a laminated paper full of information on the species in that park. Well done! =)

First was the limestone cave. Inside were scorpions, crickets and spiders! They weren't let loose, no need to panic. All inside see-through window display. =D Two torches were laid out there so that we can see the exhibits. Very dark in there really.

Out of the cave, went to a garden full with wildlife with the plants, the rocks, the trees, and best of all, the aquariums on the walls!

Outdoor Aquariums

Meet Labi-labi! They're called Softshell Turtle in english.

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

The fishes in the tanks...

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Fishes having lunch...on rocks?? Algaes I guess. =p

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Yes, it was a real snake. A big one. I'm so proud of myself.

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Underwater pictures

It noticed my cam and started to swim towards it!! xD

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Scared it might bite my hand, I quickly raised my cam above water. Phew. Terus lari ba dia.

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

In another tank..

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Pulled out my cam and I saw the stingray's behind at the further end! Guess it doesn't like attention..or sleeping? xD I didn't even notice I snapped a photo of it underwater at the picture above! xD

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Showroom Tank

Nope, these aren't underwater. Crazy la! xD Spotted shark first.

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Mr Sea Turtle here was sooo good boy! It stayed put when people started taking pictures of the tank!

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Suddenly Mr Stingray swam past my camera lens. Wow!
Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Not sure if both are stingrays...but seemed so. =D Had a bit fight. Just a bit.

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Ain't this creature the cutest thing ever??

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Outside Showroom Tank

Moray eels. Do you know that Slender giant moray, a type of Moray Eel can grow up to 4 metres long?

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

Green Connection Visit and Sunday Gaya Street in kota kinabalu sabah

There were educational/test-brain type of rooms at the end of the journey too! It was fun! I could've spent the whole day if I could! It was worth the money and I had a great time! Though the park can use a bit of cleaning service..give it about a year and I'm sure it'll be the next big thing in Sabah!

Map to Green Connection Location
*Know Razz Ma Tazz? Go straight on towards the 4 junction to Likas/Damai and before that you'll see a sign of it to go to the left (pass the Wisma Wanita building)*


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Then we went to Tg. Aru Beach and filled our stomachs to the fullest before heading back home. Irritated on how 'clean' the beach was. Oh and it's under construction it seems! The stalls, the many2 stalls there is now on the road next to the garbage collection site. Guess we'll have a cleaner, more...more efficient drainage and flooring. Can't wait! =D







Shine on,
Del

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3 comments

  1. Some of the pictures were from a video, so sorry for the imperfections! xD

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  2. OMG~ cute magnetics! i want! it looks real. where is green connection?

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  3. Iya ba Lenn! Terkejut saya! Marak terus mata sa nampak semua tu! Yes they all do, people who are in the food business like restaurants, bakery or anything must, MUST get this!

    Aiya no read2 sampai habis aa? Photos bore you? >.< It's after Wisma Wanita, you know where?

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