|Sailing into Kota Kinabalu this afternoon was nice change after a couple of days sailing the South China Sea.|
Back in the middle of December 2018 Sam and I set off on another cruise, this time instead of leaving from Australia we decided to head off from Singapore. The theory being that of all the regions of the world that we’d travelled to, South-East Asia was one of the spots that we’d hardly scratched the surface. Jumping on a cruise ship may not be everybody's idea of a good time but it does tend to allow you to check out a few places in quick succession. I look at it a bit like tapas, if I find something that I like then I can come back and hook in later on. After a couple of days at sea we docked at Kota Kinabalu, the first spot that we’d visited since leaving Singapore and my first taste of tapas on this trip.
|The ocean had that still, oily, dead calm look about it....obviously you can't tell from the photo but it was bloody hot as well.|
|Pusat Pentadbiran Negeri Sabahis a rather flash state government office. As you can see I'm struggling a bit with this post!|
|Sam was pretty happy with the air conditioned bus.|
|Heading out to the State Mosque we passed an floating village, while the shacks look a bit decrepit it appears that hey did have satellite TV. The plumbing left a bit to be desired though.|
|Practising my blow dart technique at the Heritage Village in the gardens of Sabah Museum.|
To view the Wisma Tun Tower, the Floating Mosque and the Sabah State Mosque is free, so it could be possible to hire a taxi and do things a little cheaper than our bus tour. Entry to the Sabah State Museum was included in our tour price but I’m thinking the entry price was around 5 Aussie dollars. Like I mentioned earlier, apart from being a jumping off point for places further afield, Kota Kinabalu is a little underwhelming I’m thinking. Next time I pass through I’ll probably stay in town somewhere which will give me a bit more of a chance to explore on foot and explore a little more so I might change my mind then…we’ll see.
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, 2017.
Little India & Kampong Glam, Singapore, 2017.
Sentosa Island, Singapore, 2018.
|Apart from the Heritage Village there is plenty to check out in the extensive grounds of the Sabah Museum.|
|The Sabah Museum is only a few kilometres from town but I'm thinking catching a taxi or a bus is the best way to get out here.|
|Sailing back out into the South China Sea as the lights of Kota Kinabalu recede into the night.|