Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This is a jetty that is now located behind the wet market. Anyone can use these jetty. It used to be located at Jesselton Point so it tends to be old but still useable.
If you have your own boat, you can pick up passengers here conveniently. You don't need to join expensive Marinas in order to enjoy a pontoon jetty that has a constant height above the sea level.
It is also very near to the city centre with ample parking spaces at the market or at KK Plaza shopping complex covered car park.
You can hire a small boat(without shade) for RM50 to visit the nearby Gaya Island villages. To go around Gaya Island, they will charge RM100 where you can stop at the excellent Police Beach which is still free for the public.
To go to the Sabah Park Islands, you can hire a bigger long boat with a canvas top for RM150 but there are more choices and more luxurious at Jesselton Point. The pontoon jetty at Jessselton Point is new and larger.
If you want the ultimate in luxury, you can embark from Sutera Harbour Marina.
Kota Kinabalu is now well equipped to allow tourists and residents to enjoy the beauty of its water front safely and conveniently. I notice that these boats are equipped with life jackets. Let us hope that it will be extended to all the Port Towns of Sandakan, Sipitang, Tawau, Semporna, Lahad Datu and Kunak.