A Very Good City Map
This city map is very, very helpful. Even for a local like me as it has the most updated locations of (new) restaurants, hotels as well as places of interests.
Very essential if you're travelling solo. Get this map for free and you'll do fine :-)
This free CBD map is available at the arrival hall in Kota Kinabalu International Airport, or you can always drop by at the Tourist Information Centre located at No. 51 Jalan Gaya.
Monday - Friday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday , Sunday,& Public Holiday : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Things to Bring up Mt KK
Don't carry too much, just enough for one night's stay. Make sure you have some water proof bags or some plastic cover readily available in case it rains. Make sure you have some warm clothing for your night hike up Mt KK to watch the sunrise. Things like gloves, a good windbreaker are a definite must. When you hike, you'll be quite warm so you won't need your jacket, however, when you stop, the wind will definitely get to you. Bring some medication of your own in case of emergency - heat rub, paracetamol (Panadol), pain killers, carbon pills. Bring cash as food is expensive on top of Mt KK. Better yet, bring some of your own food - things like muesli / energy bars, chocolate, 3-in-1 packet drinks, these are things that aren't really heavy and would cost 10x more on top of the mountain. Bring water for your hike up the mountain as well. You'll easily drink a litre of water at least and there's no clean water source available on the way up. Don't throw away you water containers / bottles though. You can fill up at the restaurant at Laban Rata for free later on for your trip downhill the next day.
Jogging at Tun Fuad Stephens Park
You can also go jogging at Tun Fuad Stephens park, it's a longer stroll than the one at the sports complex and has a bigger lake where you can rent a boat and food stalls are located around it. As with the sports complex there are no lockers so travel light and keep your valuables well hidden in your car.
Surviving the Padas River in Style!!!!
yes another white water rafting adventure with class 3 n 4 rapids this time. it starts with a train ride on an antique train then welcome fruits and drinks before the safety briefing and a very very very good lunch buffet of grilled lamb and more!!
the riverguides of riverbug are really trained for things and you can see the coordination from arrival at the train station to the people getting on board. even the safety briefing was very done in a way that people will really pay attention. and the rescue kayaks were unbelievable. can you imagine being a tiny speck in that washing machine of water!!
Buy Souvenir at Poring
There are shops infront of the Poring Hotspring's entrance selling local craft. Price is about 50 cent and above. Some you may not find in Kota Kinabalu. Local craft made of beads, stone or leather. 50 cents and above.