Another lie-in, although after finishing at 1.30am it didn't feel like it. Nanna and I were first at breakfast, enjoying an omelette and a variety of jams with toast. After dashing back to the lodge for our bags in the rain, we maneuvred along the footpath under an umbrella back to the bus with all of our bags. I'd packed away my raincoat and poncho so hoped it wouldn't rain at the POW camp, but of course it did. The memorial exhibition described the camps in Malaysia and surround areas, and how only six men survived the death marches. It described how men were forced to swallow dry rice then drink water and experience excruciating pain when it swelled in their stomachs. It was a well laid-out exhibition, but the mosquitos were quick to follow us every step of the way.
Straight off to the airport after that to check-in for our flight back to Kota Kinabalu from Sandakan. We were on the plane with lots of little Malaysian men for all of half an hour, as the captain was saying 'prepare for landing' almost as soon as he'd said we were taking off.
After checking back in to the King Park we all grabbed our dirty laundry and headed to the shop to get it cleaned, costing all of 11.25MYR for 2.5kg! We had a lift to the Mall and looked around there for a few hours, eight floors of mostly overpriced rubbish. As dinner was at 7 we walked to Starbucks for a peppermint frappacino and then back to the hotel before the dodgy curry house. The curry had cubed meat, which was disconcerting, but good roti, and all for 6MYR so we couldn't argue too much.
After attempting and failing to get a quick drink at the waterfront, the Danish girls, Sue, Clare and I all went to watch Harry Potter for 9MYR at the local cinema. The air conditioning was freezing, but luckily they'd brought blankets for us all to share.
After the film we headed back to the hotel for a little more moaning and then bed at 12.45am!