Kota Kinabalu

For a week we made Kota Kinabalu our base from which we made daytrips to marine and wild life parks. We really enjoyed the slow and laid back pace of the city. It felt more like a smalltown than a state capital.

Kota Kinabalu offers a large variety of markets, from the Gaya Street Sunday Market to the Filipino Market, whether it is street food, salted fish or handicraft, I am sure that you will find a market that suits your needs.

Also being a port city there is no shortage of fresh seafood. But be aware that not all restaurants have the intention to serve you a decent meal. Some are just your regular tourist trap.

Sunset in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A boy piloting a motorboat in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.Fishing boats at Kota Kinabalu waterfront, Malaysia.A woman instructs a tailor where to mend, in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.A cluttered back alley in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.A child is sleeping while her mother is working. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.An old man sitting at a table in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.Clothes hanging in the middle of the street at a night market in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.People hanging at a side walk near a night market in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.People walking in a back alley with a sleeping cat and a sneaking rat. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

11 thoughts on “Kota Kinabalu

      • True, but I myself live where there’s low population density and lots of wild natural world, and I don’t normally see scenes like the crowded alley with all the stacked balconies, which is my favourite photo in that series.

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      • One of the advantages of being a traveling photographer is that you see things in a different perspective than the ones living in the places you visit. When I saw that alley, I just had to take a picture. I had never seen something like that. For those living there it was just everyday life, nothing special.
        That also goes the other way around. Back home in Sweden, in my hometown, It is really hard to evaluate what scene would make a good photo, because I’m so used to the scenery.


      • So true! Ever since I started blogging I am finding myself re-examining how I see my own home, and what I don’t notice but others around the world might find interesting. I guess we’re all taking part in this big experiment called the Global Community. 🙂

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