Sunday, March 24, 2013

Top 5 Places to Visit in Kota Kinabalu

Here you go! The top 5 places you must visit in KK during your short trip here in Sabah. 

KK Islands

Magnificent view of Bunga Raya Resort on Gaya Island, offshore from Kota Kinabalu City. (Photo: Lee Yen Phin)

Jesselton port
Pulau Manukan, Pulau Sapi and Pulau Mamutik are some of the closest islands where you can do a day trip when you're in KK. It takes only 20 minutes and cost around RM40 (two ways) to be there. * price depending on the package Best of all, the beautiful blue sea and magnificant coral reef fishes are all within snokerling range.

Tickets are available at Jesselton port and remember to keep the receipt well. 

Tips: Be at the port around 8.30 to catch the first boat around 9am. Some of the island could be crowded sometimes so it's best to be there early and get the table banch place or a good suntanning spot. 

Tanjung Aru Food Court

Photo by BeautifulKK 
No other better place to find all the local food under one roof and enjoy the sunset. Tanjung Aru food court opens from 12pm onwards until late night. There you can also find local dessert and delicious juice. My favorite juice is avocado juice and also sugar cane with lime juice. Both of they are perfect for hot weather in KK.

You might also want to go to Tanjung Aru Shangri-la Sunset bar. [Link] If you love sunset and wish to know more about the best location to view sunset here is the [link].



This is where all the main nightlife happen. The BED (Best Entertainment Destination, Cock and Bull, Irish Bar, Shamrock and many more pubs are all available there. Most of the clubs in KK provide awesome live band entertainment hired from filipines.

Check out Malaysia Asia Top 5 Entertainment Place in KK post and also Nightlife information and details. 

Gaya Street Sunday Morning Market

Gaya Street Sunday Market Kota Kinabalu..
Always include weekend in your trip when you plan to come KK because Gaya street morning market is only available on Sunday. It's filled with abundance of local kraft souvenir, and food too. The morning market starts as early as 5.30am in the morning until 1pm.
Sabah Tourism information

Tips: Best time to be there is 7.30am - 10am because the weather is still cool in KK. As usual, always beware of your belongings. 

Observation Tower

Photo by Bong Ambutong

Get a good view on the capital city of KK on top of signal hill. Admission is free and it opens from 8am - 12am. If you love uphill trekking you can walk up there or you can just take a cab. 

Kota Kinabalu Map

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