Kota Kinabalu Waterfront

Kota Kinabalu City is right next to the sea, and the waterfront is still being developed. Taking a walk from the Northern tip of the Town Centre, you will pass through many interesting places which are all worth a visit. The stretched of the waterfront in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel has undergone a facelift recently, and it now offers clear open views toward the islands. It is a pity that there are not many trees to provide much needed shade from the hot tropical sun.

Walking down further you will come accross the KK Central Market, where locals still shop for their daily fresh produce. A short walk from the Central Market is the Filipino Market where you can shop for dried seafood products, handicrafts and souvenirs. Inside the Filipino Market you will also find stalls selling iced coconut juice which is really refreshing on a hot day.

The section of waterfront in front of Grand Hyatt Hotel.

You can hire a boat here to go to the islands. The price is quite cheap, but these are fishing boats and not tour boats so safety may not be up to scratch.

The section of waterfront in front of Warisan Square was developed into an entertainment hub with restaurants, cafes, shops and pubs. The popular Port View Seafood Restaurant is also here.

The waterfront is a great place to relax and take in the views in the evenings. This is definitely one of KK's biggest assets.


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