Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mesilau Nature Resort

After a nice and informative photoshoot event at Taburan, we decided to have another one but at a different location. A place that is isolated, not so hot and provides breathtaking views. What a better place to have it at Mesilau.

It is located near Kundasang, a small town just after Kinabalu Park. People usually flock here to buy fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers. On a nice day you can have a nice view of the majestic Mount Kinabalu. To get to the resort, you have to drive another 30 minutes through the town, where you will pass the dairy farm and golf course.

The resort actually rests on the foothills of the mountain, and from here you're given another view of it. The surrounding areas of the resort is quite cold and provides fresh and relaxing air. We paid for the dormitory, which costs us RM400 inclusive of breakfast for four.

The reception

Lobby. Free coffee and tea served here. You'll be grateful for that due to the cold weather.

Going to the chalets and restaurant.

To our dorm. Quite a steep walkway.

RM1k chalet. :D

Our dorm houses two double-decker beds and cupboards for you to store your stuffs. As with the other dorms elsewhere, the bathroom, common area and kitchen are shared. Eight bathrooms are provided in a dorm, plus some sofas and a dining table. Basic utensils and kitchen equipments except the wok are provided too. If you want to cook, better bring your own pan or wok here. The rooms are not provided with heater, only the bathroom. It can be very cold at night, and the blanket doesn't help either.

So what can you do here? For photographers, you can do lanscape, potraiture or even macro. I saw some nice floras and faunas ready to pose for you shooting pleasure. For the active, there are some trails for you to explore. Besides, the second trail to Mount Kinabalu is here, albeit more challenging and farther than the one at Kinabalu Park.

My Nikonian friend.

Going this way to a stream and try shooting this...

The water will wake you up in an instant!

Some shots I took there.

If you're lucky enough, you can find the Red-leaf monkey.

Pardon me for the blur shots. I just woke up and looking outside when I saw them. Didn't manage to set up the cam properly.


  1. itu monkey nampak so cute! kenapa tak clear? focus lari kah?

  2. haha. lari everything. baru bgn tidor geng. lari masuk bilik ambil camera and shoot. that monkeys lari laju so teda masa wanna set camera.

  3. haiya... lain kali terus pakai auto saja... momment itu penting.... aiks, tersilap cakap...

  4. lupa tanya itu waterfall u ada pakai special filter kah?

  5. hehe. no auto for me. hahaha. erm, no filter geng. just the standard uv. if you want to try better wait till it's late evening or before rains. it would help a lot unless u have the ND filter.