One thing that I love when visiting Kundasang is to visit the Desa Cattle farm. People would suggest to me to go to Poring Hot Spring, or Tagal Fish Massage, but only Desa cattle farm that attract me that much. That is why for I do not know how many times already, I brought my wife, daughter and my parents to visit this place.
I can't stop loving this place, despite the smell of cow's dung, the rest of it is heavenly. The view was so relaxing it make me forget everything about work. It is good place to run away from your daily job stress.
In Kundasang, there is a particular motel that I will always choose to stay for the night. Strawberry Garden Hotel. It is not a hotel, more like a motel, but that place for me is the best place to say when in Kundasang. Located at 1500 feet above sea level, the hotel does not has fan or air conditioner yet we never had a thought to look for it when we stay there. The air was so cool. At night, we still need a comfy blanket to warm ourselves.
Why does that place called Strawberry garden? Well obviously because there was a garden full of strawberry behind that hotel. You can visit that garden but you can't pick a strawberry. You need to buy from the counter if you want one. However, for me, honestly, imported strawberry sold in the Kota Kinabalu city somehow much cheaper. Their strawberries are organic somehow, so for those who are organic obsess, maybe its worth it. I do not think so.
I still bought a few plate of strawberry with honey and cream though as a snack at night during our stay.
The cattle farm, as usual, is fun. Especially for kids. My daughter and her cousin never stop running here and there playing with animals in this cattle farm. They now provide an interactive section for visitors to touch and feed goat and cow. My daughter can never stop feeding the goat. She now always recognise when she saw a goat somewhere.
Will this be the last time I visit this place? Certainly not. Every time I have a free weekend, I will never hesitate to visit this place again.
p/s: However, GST has bring so much burden to me and all of Malaysian citizen. Spending quality time with family now feel like spending quality time and money for the government too.. I do not care about money for a quality time like this but, you can't just ignore GST. Everything need to pay GST, hotel, food, snack...sigh.
This is the view of the farm. Relaxing. Cool. So beautiful. A bit of warning, this place is so smelly (what do you expect from a cow's farm). Nevertheless, after a while your smell sensation will get use to it and the smell will goes away.
Us. Having a great time after more than 2 years busy working in District hospital. We did not have that much time to spend when I was in Sipitang.
The morning view from my hotel veranda. The clouds are below us.....