People most frequently say that travelling abroad unaccompanied by somebody can be quite challenging especially when you’re there to explore the local culture.
However, I am delighted to share with you that even though I was alone in my journey, the entire trip to Kota Kinabalu went smoothly and I managed to enjoy it in my own means.
Welcome to Sabah! Malaysia is on the spectacular tropical island of Borneo. Sabah is a land of stimulating natural scenery, lavish ancient tropical rain forest, vibrant coral reefs and mysterious ethnic beliefs.
Yeah I had a 3-day and 2-night trip in Kota Kinabalu in February last year! It was my first visit to Sabah and what an amusing experience it was!
I had some firsthand and unforgettable memories that I will never forget for the rest of my life.
I was delighted in visiting the islands and do shopping at the various outlet stores in downtown Kota Kinabalu.
I also had a chance to immerse myself with the natives and the tourists.
I was quite surprised to know that a lot of Filipinos are residing there but it’s indeed a good thing for me since I could just communicate with them freely using my mother tongue.
In addition, eating the local foods there was also commendable.
Some of them were strange but mostly were mouth-watering.
Originally, I intended to include trekking in Mt. Kinabalu in my travel plan but my fear ate me since it’s one of the tallest mountains in South-East Asia so surely it’s quite high and I was too scared that nobody could help me immediately if something bad or dangerous would happen to me since I was travelling alone but anyway my escapade went like this.
On my first day, I had my city tour and it was pleasurable.
I walked around near my accommodation and saw various sights with great appreciation.
I then hired a taxi for me to reach farther attractions and know more on their culture.
I visited Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Suria Sabah, Filipino Market, Gaya Street Market, Tun Mustapha Tower, Wawasan Intersection, Seafood Port and Warisan Square.
I have also seen Atkinson Clock Tower and Swordfish Statue when I was wandering.
I took a lot of pictures for my family and friends to see even they were not with me physically on that certain day.
Continue reading (Incl. Pics) at: Visit Kota Kinabalu, where dreams come true!.