Sunday, March 06, 2016

Gone On A Wander - Welcome to Borneo: Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Borneo’s north-eastern state of Sabah.

Some people see this busy coastal town as the gateway to the sprawling Bornean national parks and jungle reserves.

On the surface the city itself is a business capital, with most tourists needing to explore outside the city limits during the day to find activities to keep them entertained, with options including ‘Cultural Village’ visits, jungle trekking and boat tours to the offshore islands.

At night the city seems to come alive with the central night market, which sells anything and everything, every night, come rain or shine, and also a maze of food stalls that seem to appear at the waterfront, selling the amazing selection of seafood caught by the local fishermen that day.

This was obviously the destination for both evenings that we spent in KK (Kota Kinabalu), wandering through the smoky stalls picking at a variety of different culinary treats. Yum!

We spent our first day (late afternoon, after arriving from Penang) just finding our feet, and working out where everything was in relation to our cosy little homestay accommodation at Lucy’s Homestay.

As the centre of the city is not too large, this did not take long, so we set about eating our way through the market for the rest of the evening, until sufficiently stuffed, returning back to our home from home to collapse under the weight of overfull bellies.

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