Sabah is really a blessed state , with beautiful islands just 15 minutes away by speed boat. After breakfast of Dim Sum and Tuaran Mee we went to Jesselton point to buy our boat tickets to Manukan and Pulau Sapi. For 2 islands we paid RM 27 boat fare +RM 6 per person for tariff charge + RM 3 for entrance to the island( need only pay once and can be used for all the other islands) and we can stay as long as we wanted on the island, just need to tell the person on the speed boat the time you wanted to go back to KK or to hop from one island to another. My advice is just stay on Manukan Island and it will be enough for all the islands look the same to me. Another advice is don't go for coral watching because the glass they use on those boats are not clear at all and the sights are nothing to behold, wasting $$$ only.Moreover that was not cheap, after much bargaining, we get RM 300 instead of RM 350 for an half hour seeing corals through those green-algae infested glass!!

Jesselton Point - to buy tickets and wait for the speed boat to take you to the Islands. Very clean and air conditioned place.

View outside the Jesselton Point
Nice place outside Jesselton Point
See, everybody so excited and happy.
View from our speed boat.
The sea was so clear that you can see fish swimming
Nice or not?
Many people go snorkeling on those Islands
Manukan Island
The opposite end of Manukan Island

Many kids go for scuba -doo, where you go underwater and feed the fish with bread crumbs and the fish will all come around you and the company will videotape the whole event and sold the CD to you after the ride. It is not cheap RM 180 per kid ( for Malaysian) , RM 250 for foreigners for a half hour scuba-doo and the CD cost RM 50
View from Manukan Island
Hotel resort on Manukan Island cooking breakfast for their guests

Grilled baby lobsters Off we went to Pulau Sapi
Pulau Sapi.
The water is so clear...
Alligator on Pulau Sapi
Plenty of corals here:

Super clear water here:

I told you the water is clear and the lady here was showing off her painted toes with her "Made in Cebu" slippers

Different people showing off different parts of their bodies
This is what we saw by paying RM 300 - coral watching :
Actually for free you can see these beautiful corals at KK airport:

We could have stayed at Pulau Sapi till sunset but one of my friends had a flight to catch at 7 pm so we must be back to KK by 2 pm . If only we had stayed for sunset...........

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Our Inn was very near to Gaya street thus we walked to Gaya Market at 6.15 am. This Gaya Market is only opened on Sunday as early as 5 am till noon. You will find a lot of Sabah's products, crafts, fruits and food here. It is a must visit place when you are in KK if you want to buy local products and try local food.


Sea shells
Paper art:


I love these butterflies. They are made from feathers. I bought 6 of them for RM 10. The seller is dumb and deaf so need some sign language.


sabah famous pomelo:
Peeled version. We bought 2 of these to bring to the island .

Chinese dumplings. My favourite but so sad cannot eat because of my present state of health.


There were so much to see and buy but we were running short of time cos we were going to the island at 9 am .

While at the market actually we wanted to try those dim sum in the coffee shops at Gaya Strret but the cofee shops are all packed with people. We tried a few but all packed so in the end we ate dim sum at a coffee shop that was near to our inn.

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