I’ve spent the past few days in Kota Kinabalu (KK) just relaxing, eating good food, and frankly, not doing much else…no beach in KK but a nice waterfront area with lots of bars and restaurants.
Yesterday we caught a shared taxi from Padang Merdeka Bus Terminal in KK to go to Kudat, where we were to camp out by the beach and check out this workaway situation.
There are also daily buses to Kudat but unfortunately we had missed the only bus at 8:30am.
However, for RM 12 extra, we got a nice mini van along with 9 other passengers that brought us to Kudat around 3pm.
Since we were the last people on the van, for RM50 more, they brought us to Tip of Borneo where our workaway beach is “supposed” to be.
However, due to the lacking directions given by our workaway host, it was very unclear as to where we needed to be, so we decided to camp out near the cafe establishment run by the local expat Howard.
As we were just hanging out on the beach in the morning, the owner (Howard, an expat who’s been living in the area for 10+ years) of the restaurant behind our camping spot, Tip Top restaurant, came to inform us that since it’s New Years Eve, the beach could get pretty rowdy late into the night/early morning with locals since it’s the main beach.
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