Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Yesterday, a colleague asked me if I've been to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.  I said, "Yes, I went there back in 2009 with friends."  Then she said, "What are the places we can visit there?"  It took me a while to answer, because honestly, I can't remember anything!  I just told her "I'll get back to you, I have to refresh my memory first."

Kota Kinabalu in 2009

I looked for my photos and tried to recall the things we did and places we visited.  They have no plans of climbing Mt. Kinabalu so they will spend most of their time roaming around the area just like we did.

With Mader Ambet and Alma on board Cebu Pacific flight to Kota Kinabalu

A friend booked us at Hyatt Regency which is one of the best
hotels there.  Everything is just walking distance.

We were not able to try out the hotel's facilities because we were always out.

This vacant lot during the day turns to a night market at 6pm every night where
you can dine and buy food and souvenirs.

Pictorial galore!

By the Bay.

We were lucky Charles & Keith was on sale at Bintang Warisan mall so we
hoarded on shoes! *wink*

Every Sunday morning, the length of Gaya Street is closed off to traffic to give way to the Sunday Market. Shop for anything under shady trees and over-sized umbrellas.  From batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and craft, footwear, antiques and souvenirs, cakes, even pets and herbs!

The Gaya Street Fair is on every Sunday from 6.30 am to 1.00 pm

At Gaya Street Sunday Market.

We were told that one of the attractions that you shouldn't miss when in Kota Kinabalu is the beach.  But upon seeing the photos, I say we still have the best beaches in the country so we passed.

The view from our room.

Three days in Kota Kinabalu and we did no tiring activities, no adventures.  Just pure relaxation.

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