City municipal at night
Just something to keep people occupied while I do a major re-design. This would be the 2nd to the last entry for the KK adventure entries. Will try to finish the last part soon.
Kota Kinabalu is a small city. It seems more like other major provinces here in the Philippines. You could actually tour the city in half a day. For us, we managed to go around the city at night, walking, exploring what is there to explore in the city. Night life is a bit “complicated” says one waiter from a resto we were eating. Karaoke bars usually have “Trouble”. Safest place is at the Waterfront, it’s similar to Baywalk without the lollipop lights and resto structures are aligned.
There’s really no major attractions around the city. Mostly, there’s hotels (from the budget to deluxe), malls lined up and stores on city blocks, and lots of restos and eatiries. It is evident that this is to cater for us tourist. There are souvenier shops around the malls, but the best place for souveniers here is at the Filipino Market where you can bargain to as good as half the original price! In terms of souveniers though, not much on the food pasalubongs since they have no specialty here worth taking home. (Will delve more on the food on the final entry )
The fish monument by the bay
Walking at day can be quite scenic as well, especially if you’re walking by the bay. From a far you could see the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Nearby is also the fishing port. They have interesting fishing boats here. Armed with headlights on top for night fishing. Kinda old and used but the textures quite interesting still.
Interesting fishing boats
There are still some interesting structures just outside the city like the Mosque and the Battery tower which wehaven’t had time to look closely. Well maybe next time.
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