I have just returned from 10 days in Sabah. I rented a car and stayed in an apartment in KK called Penthousekk it was great it is owned by a Kiwi couple and they rent it out as a holiday home and what a flash one it is, got a great deal on the price for it to, very large has computer on broadband unlimited use, large LCD TV kitchen dining room bar and a fantastic sea view and the big plus is its location right in down town KK 11/12th floors.
When there I drove to Labuan took my car across on the ferry to Labuan stayed the night in Waterfront hotel had a good look around the island bought some duty free beer and returned to Sabah next morning then drove to Temon to buy some of the coffee they are famous for growing and roasting. I wanted to put the car on the train from Beaufort to Tenom but the railway has not opened since a slip came down. Then drove back though the mountains to KK this was a long day but had a lot of stop to take photos of the country side.
The apartment is service each day by Lucy and she loaned me a GPS to use and this was fantastic for getting to places and back, drove up to Mt Kinabalu as a day trip 1.50 hours from KK to the park did some walks took photos and returned to KK. Next day drove to the tip of Borneo this was a full day lunch in Kadut very interesting little town the GPS had the whole trip marked in it plus all the good places to go and see and stop at.
Eating out in KK is one of the best parts of staying there the food is delicious and so many types of restaurants I found one in Api Api centre just behind the apartment call Kababyan Filipino cuisine just magic food and cheap most mains around 12RM, also you must go the Office Pub to met some of the locals. The water front is just across the road lined with bars and restaurants great place to watch the sun set over a cold beer. The cheapest place to buy beer there is the Cock and Bull. A visit to Wismar square you will find Hong Kong Recipes I had lunch there at least 4 time during my stay great food and fast service. For those of you that stay out of town you miss so much of the food and night life, night markets and the fish market is well worth a visit to here at 6 AM is very interesting seeing the boats unload and sort the fish.
All in all a great country lovely people cheap to get around a rental car a must plus a GPS then you can’t get lost eating out and the climate is nice.
I shell return soon