Tuesday, 14 April 2009

KOTA KINABALU, SABAH

I stayed at the Le Meridien at Kota Kinabalu on the last trip. Hotel was 5 star, good service and very convenient. Unlike in Kuala Lumpur, you can practically cover the entire K.Kinabalu town on foot as Le Meridien was very central and near all the shopping malls.


Just across the hotel was this well known Phillipinos stalls. Hundreds of little stalls selling many different types of souveniers and plenty of freshwater pearls on sale. However, still not exactly what I wanted as I was interested in the local souveniers, eg. handmade items from ethnic group - the Kadazans and many others.


Not something I often see over at KL, men repairing clothing just outside the stalls.


Just behind the stalls, you'll find plenty of fishing boats and this was also the place where fresh seafood are sold daily.


My mom called and said to buy dried prawns for her - 3 kilos to be exact and that's a lot when one was travelling light. Lots of dried fish, prawns and other type of seafood - all of good quality and half the price of what we used to pay back home.


On the first night, we had wonderful seafood in a very good restaurant nearby, however on the 2nd night, we decided to try something very local and opted for the stalls nearby. Again for those not familiar with the local culture, this teapot is for washing hands..


Yes, that was my dinner - a whole plate of seafood, totally yummy and very cheap too.


After dinner, we took a walk around the night market. You'll find the exact night market setting all over Malaysia actually.



Taking photos of children posing for me at the night market and finding sunset at Kota Kinabalu.



Bye for now :D