Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront

Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront

Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront
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nik m
Swansea County, UK59 contributions
Mar 2020
First night in KK decided to have food and a drink at the waterfront. Had a walk around to get a feel and was pestered at every establishment to come in. At the northern end, the smell of raw sewage was overpowering and we had to make a quick exit (market end). Sat at the waters edge which sounds good but wasn't. The sea is full of trash, mainly plastic and this is testament to how Borneo deals with rubbish, they throw it either in the sea or on the floor. Dirtiest city I have ever been to
Written March 17, 2020
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Mars1d
Bongawan, Malaysia774 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
As know, the Kota Kinabalu City is the only one Capital City in Malaysia have beautiful sunset view, mostly beautiful view in Borneo because located front of sea.

Don't miss out if you come to Kota Kinabalu to visit here.

No entrance fee. All its free.

No time operation. You can go 24 hours.
But nice if you come during sunset time.
It's romantic view.

Have a lot of bar and restaurant here.

But most important thing. Please care your valuable items you carry.
Written January 29, 2019
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Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore2,731 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very crowded with all food and drinks options and some local market also.
Place is very crowded and congested.
Superb sunset views from here.
Written August 11, 2023
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131jodieg
Geraldton, Australia213 contributions
Oct 2018
The waterfront offers so many different options to sit, eat, drink, listen to music and just chill out. The sunset from anywhere along here is nothing short of spectacular !
I suggest allowing a whole afternoon and walking the length of it.
From the funky cafes and bars to the hot, dingy, smelly markets it’s all a great experience. One not to be missed while in KK.
Written October 14, 2018
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WorldGlutton
London, UK20,856 contributions
Aug 2017 • Business
This entire esplanade of the Kota Kinabalu waterfront is within walking distance across the street of hotels . Along the boardwalks infront the waterfront are rows of pubs, restaurants , local wet & dry markets , children playgrounds and a big shopping arcade.
Plenty of activities for either young or old at Kota Kinabalu Waterfront, taking a dinner cruise, island hopping, window shopping , browsing through the markets for their favourite souvenirs or daily food supplies or even relaxing massage on the lounger at the seafront. It is a photographer haven where many has gather to capture the scenic sunset over the horizon at the waterfront.
Kota Kinabalu Waterfront is a must to take a walk to enjoy the breathtaking view at sunset, to enjoy fresh seafood and to see its local wet/dry market products !!!!!
Written September 9, 2017
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CanisHan
Seoul, South Korea23,851 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
C1 ( 2017.04.22 )
There was representative attraction in KK, and had beautiful sunset area. There was operating some restaurant with good atmosphere. This sunset was famous and beautiful. The view, smell and atmosphere was very good in evening time. Must visit and eat dinner, if visit KK.
Written May 3, 2017
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Angemort1
The Hague, The Netherlands20 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Yes it's a city and yes you acknowledge there will be some pollution but omg the stench was unbearable. Seriously the local government needs to enforce some type of deep clean of the waterfront.

The markets smell Day and night of rotting meat and fish along with sewerage from pipes and human waste from market traders who choose to use the bushes opposite hotels rather than pay to use the disgusting public toilets.

There is no enforcement to keep things clean, leaving children and adults alike to wallow in the dirt and grime of the waterfront markets. The surrounding area and sea full of thrown away plastic and polystyrene containers from the fishing boats and locals (along with a few tourists but very limited)

I spent 5 days in the area and it was probably the smelliest days of my life, certainly not for the people with sensitive stomachs.

Written April 27, 2017
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Misfer Aldawsari
Dammam, Saudi Arabia36 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
KK waterfront is a place where tourists can relax and have their dinner after long day trips around KK.
Written July 20, 2019
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Travel_Consultant11
Jervis Bay, Australia45 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Unfortunately the goverment does not offer rubbish collection for everyone. As response the rubbish get dumped in the ocean. The big hotels chains do not seem to do anything either. Just collect money from tourists and hope that they do not leave the resorts.
The goverments are engaged in big pojects but reluctant to care about what they hsve, many buildings are neglected and/or abandoned.
This problem is actually everywhere in Borneo but easy to spot in KK.
PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO STOP RUINING THIS ENVIRONMENT.
Written June 7, 2019
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Paul K
Singapore, Singapore61 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
KK's city waterfront has a super sun set view which would give you views of the sun set and sun falls off the sea line, you have to be the before 6pm, preferrable about 5.45pm to look for a good spot as many people will be there already. There are a strech of restaurant and pub of which you can enjoy and chill out. Cost wise is very reasonable.
The sun set would last about 15 minutes between the clouds and sea line
Written May 29, 2019
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