You are busy, and your friends will come to Sabah soon. They never visit Sabah before. To make them feel welcome, you want to show them around for 0.5 or 1 day. You scratch your head and think, "KK got any interesting place meh?" I believe all of us had experienced this situation before. So far I haven’t seen anyone wrote a guide to make our lives easier. Probably I can start a list here. 🙂
Since this guide is for busy people, below are my criteria to select a site:
1. It must be near to KK (less than 1 hour drive). That’s why Kinabalu Park is out.
2. It is a place that opens almost every day or at least regularly.
3. Can go there yourself without tour operator.
4. Tour only takes a few hours. No overnight required.
(Anjung Selera – Likas Bay, Anjung Senja – KK City)
(Centre Point Sabah, Wisma Merdeka, Wawasan Plaza, KK Plaza,
|Gaya Street Fair||Local / People||Open in Sunday morning|
|Donggongan Tamu||Local / People||Open in Thu and Fri morning|
(WaterFront, Shenanigan Fun Pub)
|Local / People||Wed is Lady’s Night?|
|Islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
(Manukan, Sapi, Sulug, Gaya, and Mamutik Island)
|Island & Beach||Island hooping trip can be arranged|
|Sabah Museum||Culture / History||Closed on Friday|
|Monsopiad Cultural Village (in Penampang)||Culture / History||Ticket costs over RM20|
|Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre
(formerly KK City Bird Sanctuary)
|Nature / Wildlife||Closed on Monday|
|Orchid De Villa (in Inanam)||Nature / Wildlife||3 KM gravel road|
|Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (Lokkawi Zoo)||Nature / Wildlife||Open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Elephant Ride: 10.30am – 11.30am and 3.30pm – 4.30pm only|
If you plan properly, you can even go to 4, 5, 6 places in a day. To make the list more complete and useful, please post your comment if you have any other recommendations. I believe many of you know KK a lot better than me.