If you were a prawn lover like me, you'll never forget the big and delicious prawns avaliable everywhere in KK with reasonable price. Frozen packs are found in the airport and bring them home if you love it! A nearly perfect match of KK prawns and my cooking skills ;-))
Snorkel in the marine park
There are 4 islands in the Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park that you can visit.
The snorkeling is great at all of them, you can dive also.
There are however coral graveyards on most islands, but out past them the coral is regenerating and the fish are fantastic. Take your own snorkel gear if you have it, the hire stuff available is not that good
Meet the Locals
We found out about this little village about 25 mins from where we were staying at the Shangri La Rasria. Every Wednesday morning they have there markets. The people from the mountains walk for 2-3 days to sell there products, some with no shoes to wear and the heat can become unbearable. Some don't have money what they do is trade there goods. When we asked the hotel how do we get there they said you won't like it and there's not alot there. Not being like most tourists we like to get out on our own and meet the locals and find the real way of life so we organised transport and headed off. It was amazing and we enjoyed it. Here you could also buy your T.Shirts,watches,jewellery and at a 3rd of the price you are paying in the city. Just to see it all was amazing and we would recommend anyone to go along and take a look. Sadly we don't remember the name of the village although it sounded something like Tepau but I am sure if you say Wednesday markets someone will know what you are talking about.
variety of merchandise
I found that it's difficult to see souvenir shops in KK. I found there are 2 inside Center Point. Their price is slightly lower than the souvenir shop on Gaya Street. The souvenir shop is located near McDonald and Burger King inside the mall. Ask the information counter for directions. post cards, t-shirts, local handicrafts (these are more authentic handicrafts than those in Handicraft Market/ Filipino Market). Souvenirs in Sabah are slightly more expensive than in penisula malaysia
Sunset Bar On The Waterfront
A new island bar outside K Box on the Waterfront behind BED. Delicious alfresco BBQ food cooked in front of you.
An excellent place to view the sunset, whist sipping a cocktail, beer or fruit smoothie, friendly english speaking staff provide free information on what to do and where to go in KK to make the most of your holiday.
when I was there there were special offers on Beer, buy two and get one free, or free beer with every meal, I had a Ribeye steak which was one of best I have ever tasted! Anything goes