The village is a made-for-tourist attraction to let visitors experience the lifestyles of 5 ethnic groups in Sabah inside one village.
The 2 hours guided tour is best taken at the morning session (10am).
2pm session would be too hot and 6pm would donate too much blood to the mosquitoes.
I recalled this street was known as Bond Street.
After breakfast, we walked from our hotel to Gaya Street. It looked pretty much unchain since my last visit.
I remembered the seashell, flowers and pet stores.
There are stores selling herbal tea and bird nest drink.
Mount Kinabalu is a prominent landmark that stands 4,095m above sea level.
With diversified flora and fauna, the national park has been listed as World Heritage Site. I came across this weird looking insect and have no idea if it is a type of spider. It looked like an alien spaceship with long legs.
Our group made a day tour without climbing Mt. Kinabalu. We stopped by Desa Dairy Farm to taste the ice cream and chocolate milk.
There are few tourist attractions along the waterfront at Kota kinabalu city. One of my favourite markets is the Filipino Market.
You can visit the market in the morning or at night. The main difference is the grilled fish stalls opening during the evening.
It is a relatively small market where you can finish the tour in less than an hour.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is very accessible from Kota Kinabalu city (Sabah).
20 minutes boat ride from Jesselton Point to Manukan Island. Jump into water, and you will see coral fish.
The water was not as clear as what we have seen at Pulau Redang last month. 5 minutes boat trip can transfer from Manukan to Sapi Island. You will be greeted by monitor lizard (often mistaken by tourist as the Komodo Dragon.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is indeed a great getaway destination for tourists who visit Kota Kinabalu. It offers a dramatic contrast to scaling the highest peak in Malaysia (Mount Kinabalu) and diving/snorkling below sea level.
We took the morning flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Just in time for the first day of the annual harvest festival.
The ethnic groups in Sabah used to celebrate the harvest at their respective tribal village.
Since 1960, the various ethnic groups have gathered together to celebrate the festival.