Thursday, July 16, 2015

Kota Kinabalu: A Photo Diary

Salt and sand.

Creating this photo series is fun, after all. This is also my way to save some photos that I really like, in case my external hd goes bonkers. I just hope that Blogger wouldn't shut down for good like Friendster and Multiply, who both went to Internet heaven almost a decade ago. My hopes are high for Google but I'm prepared for the worst case scenario. In Filipino slang, walang forever.

Kota Kinabalu was my first international destination. The reason why I chose KK was not because I wanted to avoid mainstream international destinations (e.g., Hongkong, Macau, and the likes), but because roundtrip tickets to Kota Kinabalu were sold at a very low price! Eh, beggars can't be choosy, diba?

Well, here it is... my Kota Kinabalu photo diary!

All photos were taken using my Canon EOS 1100D. This time, I only used my kit lens (18-55mm f/3.0-5.6), and were post-processed in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

The stunning view from our hostel.

Jalan Gaya at night.

Kota Kinabalu traffic.

My favorite spot in Kota Kinabalu.

A random flower near city hall.

Insert quote here para char char lang.

Ang mga paninda ni ate.

University in KK.

Their chancellor's building. Edi wow siya na!

Clean and organized city.

The grandest Mosque of KK.

Let's go to the beach beach beach

Pulau Mamutik of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

Sarap mag swimming no?

Mamutik Island.

Beach bum kuno.

Headstand y'all!

LOL Brenna anyare teh



The Malaysian flag and the Sabah State flag

Pulau Manukan. Nope, there were no chickens here.

Monitor lizards of Pulau Gaya. GIGUKOD MI ANI ANIMAL KAAYO

Diego, our Swiss friend.

Stunning sunset of Celebes Sea

Achup bolebard ng KK. Sosyal noh?

For some reasons, I like this shot. I MEAN WHO DOESN'T, RIGHT?!

Leaving is always the hardest part.

I am so thrilled that I will be here again this September with my blogger friends! I know that my second trip in Kota Kinabalu would be as fun and exciting as my first trip! I can no longer contain my excitement!

Read my 2012 Kota Kinabalu series here.


  1. I know nothing about Kota Kinabalu, and this was very helpful! I had just started becoming curious about the place when I came across your post. Nice work:) - Nathan

  2. We plan to visit KK this year, and TAR Marine Park is on our top list.

    What is your favorite food in KK?

    1. Joey, my fave is Bak Kut Teh since baboy is a rare commodity in Malaysia. Hahaha and nasi lemak of course. YAMYAM

  3. KK is such a beautiful city! seem like they organized their city well and the important point is the beach is sooo clean!

  4. I loved the beaches of KK! May mga isda silang nangangagat though, slightly scary. Haha

    1. And also monitor lizards na minsan humahabol ng tao hahaha

  5. Stunning photos! I was just wondering, where did you stay in KK?


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