Centrally located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Borneo Backpackers has already attracted the attention of discerning travellers from around the world.
Rooms available include airconditioned or fan Large Dormitory (10 Beds), Medium Dormitory (4 - 6 Beds) and Private Rooms. Each room has small storage compartment for personal items and has a fan or is air-conditioned. Rates from US$7 per person per night.
The ground floor of Borneo Backpackers has been converted into a local style post war coffee shop completed with antique furniture and traditional local foods, named "Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam".
On the walls inside and outside are displayed wartime photographs of Australians and British soldiers, local unsung heroes as well as replicas of war memorial plaques in Sabah.
Outside the building are also displayed on its wall two plaques put up by Sabah Tourism Board and the Australian Embassy in 1995 of the significance of this historical building.
If you wanna know more about this place go visit their site: www.borneobackpackers.com
*Borneo backpacker building - taken from the opposite road
I know, the pic is a BIT dark. It's done on purposed ;p
*Another angle of the Kopitiam.
Bright enough liao gua?
Never heard of charcoal bread?
* Take a closer look on the mysterious "charcoal bread"
Aha! it NOT your typical looking bread. Wonder how do they serve it?
No worries, I got that covered..
Ladies and gentlemen, introducing charcoal with peanutbutter
Actually it's tasted like the normal bread. Guess the only special thing is the shape.
*This is.. erm..
Seriously, I've forgotten what was it in the sacks.. opps!
Wanted to checkout the accommodation they had.
The accommodations were upstairs, you can't go upstairs from the Kopitiam.
So I went from the other way, from outside..
Can see Borneo Backpacker's sign board? Cannot ar?
Hey what's that paper on the door?
* Walao wey, fully BOOKED!
Seems like good business woh!
Alrite lets go in..
See how it looks like shall we?
Eh, what's this?
They also got a CCTV on top of the door!
Looks like it's OFF LIMITS for me! Boohuu..!
LEST WE FORGET
p/s: If you are interested in donating photos, information, artifacts etc about Sabah or anything to do with the past of Sabah you can email firstname.lastname@example.org