|Pulau Mamutik, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park|
When I went to Kota Kinabalu three years ago, I immediately fell in love with the place. The city's not that crowded, quaint, and affordable. Not to mention that their food tastes great! Last month, I went back to Kota Kinabalu to strike one item in my bucket list - parasailing abroad. The plan didn't push through when I first went there three years ago due to inclement weather.
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the Sabah State located at the northwestern side of Borneo Island. It is known for its sprawling markets, waterfronts, and mosques. KK is the gateway to Kinabalu National Park, the home of Mount Kinabalu. Towering at 4,095 meters, it is the highest peak in Malaysia.
As always, my prime lens captured the beauty of this city.
Where we stayed: Sensi Backpackers Hostel. A comfy yet affordable hostel right in the middle of downtown Kota Kinabalu (Jalan Gaya). Everything's in walking distance from malls, banks, shops, waterfront, pier, and etc.
Places to visit: Atkinson Tower, Signal Hill, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, City Mosques, and the Waterfront.
How to get there: Cebu Pacific Air flies 5x a week from Manila. Please be advised that it's a red-eye flight.
Communication difficulty: 3/10. Majority of the locals understand basic English. Some of them even know how to speak Tagalog due to the number of Filipino immigrants living in this city.
|On our way to the Pulau.|
|Pastel x Scruff|
|Hello, Maria Mercedes Jose!|
|That's Kisha and me!|
|While waiting for our lunch.|
|Nasi Ayam with turmeric rice.|
|Deep fried pusit.|
|Kisha's resting bitch face hahaha|
|Off to Signal Hill!|
|Kapoy baktas oi.|