Friday, February 27, 2009

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

I was supposed to climb Mt Kinabalu with hubby. But due to the complications with my passport renewal, I got delayed. So we were not able to do the climb. It was a bit disappointing in my part knowing I did all the preparations needed in order to enjoy the climb.

It wasn't the right timing.

But still I had to go to Kota Kinabalu because my flight schedule was from Clarke - Kota Kinabalu and KK - KL.

Met my hubby, went for dinner at Dome in 1Borneo, met up with my blogger friend (now personal friend) Aggie and her husband for coffee at Old Town Coffee later that night.

The next day, we watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button movie by Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. It was a good movie. Then hubby's doctor cousin came and took us around town. Saw the Filipino Market, Aussie Market, etc. We judt drove around because it was drizzling.

Then he took us to the First Beach Resort for coffee. We were chatting there til dusk... then we caught sight of a beautiful sunset... by the beach of Kota Kinabalu. Beautiful. My photo is not edited.. so it's showing the real color of sunset.

Here are more facts about Kota Kinabalu (source:

Kota Kinabalu (pronounced [ˈkɔtɑ kɪnɑbɑlʊ]), formerly Jesselton, is the capital of Sabah state in Malaysia. It is also the capital of the West Coast Division of Sabah. The city is located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea. The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park lies on one side and Mount Kinabalu, which gave the city its name, is nearby. Kota Kinabalu proper has a population of 543,765, while the larger urban area has an estimated population of 700,000. It is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia.

Kota Kinabalu is often known as K.K. within Malaysia and internationally. It is a major tourist destination and a popular gateway for travellers visiting Sabah and Borneo. Kinabalu National Park is located about 90 kilometres from the city and there are many tourist attractions in and around the city. Kota Kinabalu is also one of the major industrial and commercial centres of East Malaysia. These two factors combine to make Kota Kinabalu one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia.

There so many things to do in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia:

1. You can climb Mt. Kinabalu
2. Visit Manukan Island
3. Visit Sutera Harbour Resort
4. Visit Tanjung Aru Beach
5. Go to Gaya Island Filipino Village
6. Do shopping at a Filipino Market
7. Do Borneo Trails Trekking

And a lot lot more.

3 comments: said...

Come again and really see go for the heights and depths of the land :)

places and memories said...

yes... going back to KK is a must.

Anis said...

Kota Kinabalu is a very tourist friendly place and has some fine resorts and good Malaysia accommodation.


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