Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stopover in Kota Kinabalu

I have to end my wonderful trip to Middle East in a stopover to Kota Kinabalu. I stayed there overnight and with that short time of stay I discovered a lot more things. I traveled here several times passing by en route to Brunei.

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah in Malaysia. It is located in Borneo with its neighbor Brunei and Indonesian territory. It is known as K.K. and its former names are Jesselton and Api-api. This is a popular destination because of the presence of Mount Kinabalu where it got its name. A lot of trekkers around the world climb this mountain.

I stayed in a dormitory where OFWs coming in and out of Borneo stay. I met a few of them. They related to me some of their sad stories leaving behind Philippines and excitement for some others to go back home.

I went with the staff to send off these OFWs. I have seen the bay at the Jesselton Point. There were many motor boats as well as fishing boats. It was just adjacent to the fish market which I paid a visit. I saw different kinds of fresh fish, small and big size. I dropped by also at the dry market where I saw many local delicacies. On our way back, we chanced upon the beautiful Sabah State Mosque.