Thursday, April 14, 2011

【沙巴游】 亚庇 - 旧街游 Fun in Sabah : K K Heritage Walk - Afternoon Tea at Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam, Australian Place

Continued our KK Heritage Walk from  

Reached our last heritage of the KK Heritage Walk - Australian Place and army patterned building was interesting as we can see.

By looking upward from the main entrance of the building, we still can see they still maintain the original words of Penchetak Chung Nam (Chung Nam Printing Co.) which was the building was a printing company during the days before. The new owner maintain the original words as a reminder to us and younger generation about our amazing history of Borneo.

We can see a plaque was laid on the side wall of the building's main entrance.

"This Plaque was laid to commemorate "Australia Place" Australian Liberation Forces Camp Site in 1945 & dedication of Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam on 12 Aug 2005"

- Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam (婆罗州 1945 博物咖啡馆) -

Here goes the army patterned building. It is the Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam which served various dishes that is special and might not easily find at other coffee shops in town. They are famous for the old fashioned charcoal toasted bread which is round in shape and also the homemade "Anzac" biscuits which have some touching story and morals behind.

Finally, a coffee shop for us to have a rest by having a cup of iced bottle coffee with bread and biscuits and complete our KK Heritage Walk tour (Afternoon tea is included in the tour package. However, the biscuits are excluded and we need purchase ourselves from the coffee shop). "Anzac" biscuits is a must try when we visit Museum Kopitiam.

One word to describe "Antique". I like the feel when sitting there sipping coffee like an old lady. :D

- The Menu -

I wanted to go there for food hunt previously, but I do not have "Kaki-s" (friends) wanted to come along with me and finally I have my chance to visit here. Hence, I heard that they served tasty rice at the coffee shop. I'm more to a afternoon tea person with breads and a hot drink, so... remember to tell me after you have tried their Curry Rice or others!

- Completed KK Heritage Walk with a bottle of Iced Coffee and Anzac Biscuit -

- Anzac Biscuits (安再克饼干)-

Anzac biscuits could only be found at Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam.

A short background of the biscuits :-

"This very old recipe started during ration times in World War 2. The word ANZAC is abbreviation of our brave soldiers (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.).

This biscuits were named in their honour.

Baked by the mothers, wives and love ones, Every biscuits speaks Love, Gratitude and Encouragement to the Soldiers."

It taste marvelous and it's quite filling with oat, I heard that even tourists from Australian or New Zealand told our tour guide that the Anzac biscuits that selling here are taste much better than their home made back in their home.

- Charcoal Toasted Bread -

For the first time I had it and it taste nice with Kaya and Butter! And each of us only have one!

Will be planning to go for another bread session some time in the future.

Here's some of the photographs I took from the coffee shop about the past, during Australian and New Zealand Army were here.

The shop surrounded with photographs and antiques in every corner of the coffee shop.

- Borneo, 16th Century Dutch Map -

That is Sabah (formerly known as North Borneo)!!! When it wasn't been expanded like a hound's head figured and the map was hanging at the left side of the main entrance's wall (from inside).

- Visitor Book -

Normally, I like to leave my signature on those visitors book when I sees one during my visiting to good restaurant and tourists spots. But I didn't manage to sign on this one. :(

However, I got my last stamp here!

- Newspaper cutting -

Interviews and background of the Coffee Shop and opinions toward Borneo. Such a coffee shop that full of memories.

Me and elder sister's "A Guide to KK Heritage Walk" booklet with stamps collected!!

Finally completed and I'm filled myself with the history of Kota Kinabalu!

I'm feeling lucky that I have the time and opportunity to join the tour. It was a great experience and informative that for locals and tourists to understand more about our KK Heritages. Not only these for now, we could explore others too!

The tour ended with a LARGE SMILEs on our face and the person who won the treasure hunt can smile even larger than all of us! :D

Now I know what can I say when visitors ask me :

"What do you know/ understand about Kota Kinabalu?"

Website of Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam - click here!

*Tour with Tropical Holidays Paradise for KK Heritage Walk.


  1. This is great! I'd been living in Semenanjung for the past 5 years and I just came back for good to stay permanently in KK. I've missed out a lot and I hope I can keep up with the happenings in KK. I like KK. I must say more that I like KL because to me KK is just enough to me, not more, nor less :) And reading your post about KK making me wanting to explore KK more! :)

  2. :D As a compliment to me for attracting to explore n ‎​♥ this city! :) glad u ‎​♥ it!

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