12 Things you can do when in Kota Kinabalu

My last two posts are all about my climb in Mt. Kinabalu. If you plan to go climbing, I would suggest for you to maximize your stay in KK since climbing would only take you 2 days. But if you’re not into mountain climbing or not even in shape for it, there are actually a lot more other things that you can do to maximize your Kota Kinabalu experience. I created a list of the things we’ve done when we visited here last April. Of course, these are not a complete list because there would definitely be other things to do that are not in this list.

1. Dine at the KK Night Market

The Night Market in KK they say is considered to be one of the most famous open food court in the world. If you’ve been to our local Mercatto or Banchetto, that’s how it likely felt. Except that the Night Market in KK is bigger and sells more of grilled sea foods. It is located in Jalan Kampung Air near the old Filipino craft market, Most of the vendors that we met here were Filipinos and can understand Tagalog. It felt like we were still in the Philippines!

KK Night Market

KK Night Market

2. Do Some Island Hopping

You’d be crazy to visit KK and not go island hopping! Their white sand beaches with pristine blue waters make it one of the most seek activity in KK. We went to Jesselton Point where our island hopping trip starts. Since we only had a day to do this, we chose 2 islands: Manukan and Sapi Island. There were also other islands like Gaya, Mamutik, and Sulug but we would probably ran out of time if we go visit these beaches still. Nevertheless, Manukan and Sapi were already a good choice for us. Manukan gave us a long stretch of white beach and it also has a view deck wherein one has to do a short trek to reach.

At the Jesselton point

At the Jesselton point

Manukan Island

Manukan Island

 3. Visit the Sabah Museum (Muzim Sabah)

Muzium Sabah

Muzium Sabah

 4.

Sabah Tea Garden

Sabah Tea Garden

5.

Cylindrical Building

Cylindrical Building

6.

The Swordfish/ KK Waterfront

The Swordfish/ KK Waterfront

 

7.

Falls and Bat Cave

Falls and Bat Cave

 

8.

Market and View Deck

Market and View Deck

 

9.

Kundasang Memorial Park

Kundasang Memorial Park

 

10.

Poring Hot Spring

Poring Hot Spring

 

11.

Mosque

Mosque

 

12.

Canopy Walk

Canopy Walk

 

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