Chilling Near Pool Facing The Ocean


Kota Kinabalu travel blog - chilling out beside swimming pool facing the beach and beautiful sea at Gaya Island Resort. Click on photo for larger view.


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Kota Kinabalu travel blog - taking photo at Jesselton Point with the sea of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park as background. Photo credit: jiiiiiiy


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Red Bikini At Mantanani


Kota Kinabalu travel blog - 2 sexy girls from Korea happy spending their holiday at Mantanani island, a popular destination about 2 hours from Kota Kinabalu city center, Malaysia. More photos below.





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Tanjung Aru Golden Sunset And Blue Mosque


Kota Kinabalu Travel - Visiting Tanjung Aru Golden Sunset And Blue Mosque. This is travel photos shared by Korean girl travelling to Kota Kinabalu for her solo vacation.

The "Blue Mosque" is Kota Kinabalu City Mosque (Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu) while the beach in golden sunset photo is Tanjung Aru Beach also Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort Beach.


Photo above and below was taken at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort beach area. The overall view gives you a feeling of visiting Hawaii or Fiji island although you are here at Kota Kinabalu. The feeling is quite the same.


Photo below show you the "Blue Mosque" which is the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. This place is a popular tourist attraction especially among Korean and Chinese tourist because of its beautiful scenery around it.

There is a man made lake around the lake and beautiful bay view at the front section of the mosque. "Blue Mosque" is a floating mosque located at Likas Bay are, only several meters from the beach of Tanjung Lipat Public Beach.



When you travel to Kota Kinabalu, don't forget to visit "Blue Mosque" and Tanjung Aru Beach especially at evening time before sunset.

Sunset view at Tanjung Aru Beach is so beautiful especially during good weather. After that you can also try the Coral Flyer Zipline from Gaya Island to Sapi Island or visiting Pink Mosque at UMS (Universiti Malaysia Sabah). Photo credits: hwony37


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At Sipadan Enforcement Post


Kota Kinabalu Travel - At Sipadan Enforcement Point. This is a photo of a tourist standing in front of Sipadan island enforcement point run by Malaysian military team. The word "RAMD" you see on the white sand is short for "Rejimen Askar Melayu Diraja" (means Royal Malay Military Force).

No visitors are allowed to stay at night at Sipadan island and only limited number of visitors are allowed during day time at the island. This is to ensure military enforcement team can control island area very well to ensure the safety of tourists and visitors. Photo credit: Xavi Ayllon


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Mabul Resort So Beautiful

Kota Kinabalu Travel - Mabul Resort So Beautiful. Mabul resort is popular holiday destination at Semporna, which is about 500++ kilometer outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Resort location is about several hundred meters outside Mabul Island, Malaysia.

You can see beautiful view of Celebes Sea from here, enjoying hot sun and the soft breeze wind while forgetting about everything else other than enjoying life at remote island.

Mabul resort is preferred accommodation for tourist who want to explore dive sites at Sipadan Island and for anyone who want to experience "the feeling of enjoying vacation at Maldives" here in Malaysia without going to Maldives.

If you stay at Mabul resort for holiday you can see Seaventures, an oil rig converted into a world class dive center (the red skeleton building you see in picture below) which also has accommodation facility aimed for scuba divers and underwater adventurers.


Here we share with you several beautiful photos of scenery around Mabul Resort. Click on any picture for larger view.



Mabul resort is so beautiful. Staying here for only one day feels like not enough! The area is so clean and the sea water is very clear too.

You can see the bottom of sea water even though the depts is about 5 to 9 meters from the surface. They said Mabul resort is the hidden Maldives of Malaysia. It is so true.

Photo credits: Fernando Lima, Lucinda Knight.


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Going To Mabul Island


Kota Kinabalu Travel - Going Into Mabul Island. For you info, Mabul island is not located at Kota Kinabalu. It is located at Semporna which is 9.5 hours to reach by land bus.

To reach Mabul Island you will need to go to Tawau by air (usually by using Air Asia flight or MASWings flight) then travel to Semporna town by bus or by chartered car.

When you reach Semporna town you will need to travel by boat to Mabul island. The journey from Semporna town to Mabul Island will take about 30 to 50 minutes depending on weather condition.

Mabul Island populated by Bajau people from Palauh tribe, which also called as sea gypsy. Most of them are Muslim.

Mabul is center activity of Sipadan National Park which combines Mabul Island, Sipadan Island and Kapalai. Mabul Island is famous for scuba diving, family trip and snorkeling activities.

Photo credit: Maya Flippen, Ai Futaki.



Nature Beauty At Manukan


Kota Kinabalu Travel - Nature Beauty At Manukan. Here we share with you several photos of beautiful scenery taken at Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu. Manukan Island has beautiful sunset view when you see it from certain point of view combined with perfect timing. Click on any photo for larger view. Photo credit: Ricky Palet





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Doing Yoga At Manukan


Kota Kinabalu Travel - Doing Yoga At Manukan Island. Beautiful sandy beach and beautiful day. Perfect for sunbathing or performing yoga under hot sun. When you travel to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you will experience hot and sunny day for the whole year but there will be raining season too especially during November to December. Best time to come to Kota Kinabalu is in the middle of the year from April to August. Photo credit: Golihashtroudi Cramer.


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To Manukan With Friends


Kota Kinabalu Travel - To Manukan With Friends. Manukan island is one of 5 islands at Kota Kinabalu. The island is popular destination among tourist for various recreational activities such as snorkeling, camping and scuba diving.


This is photo of a woman with her kids at Manukan island jetty. During the high tide, the stairs and the lower part of the jetty will 'disappear' into the water. Some people stand in it and take photo for their Instagram here.


View at Manukan island beach. The other island you see there is Sulug island. It is undeveloped island and stopping area for local fisherman to get some rest during afternoon.


This is the view of Kota Kinabalu city from the boat on the way to city center after finishing island tour at Manukan island. Boat ride takes only 15 minutes from Manukan island to Jesselton Point jetty at city center.


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Manukan Beach

Kota Kinabalu travel - Manukan island beach. It is a warm sunny day. Not so many people around. You can do whatever you want - snorkeling, sunbathing, scuba diving, taking a parasailing tour, playing banana boat or simply enjoying the soft breeze wind at your own comfort. Photo credit: Shaggin Syaq


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