One Day Trip in Kota Kinabalu
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.