Kota Kinabalu 2009: Kuala Penyu – Part I

Kuala Penyu (KP) is a small town located around 2 hours from Kota Kinabalu City.

Driving around the outskirt of KK City was relatively quiet and easy. There was not much traffic on the 2 lane roads except for some occasional slow coaches on the road.

The drive to KP had loads of interesting sights. Villages are mostly inhabited by natives while the towns are mostly Chinese. It is interesting to see Chinese villages and towns in remote places of Sabah.

Caught Mat Rempit in action

G*Mart – Now everybody can shop! (similar with Air Asia’s tag line, Now everybody can fly!)

When we were about to reach KP, we ended up on a dead end. There was a river in front of us.

The only way to get across is a chained ferry.

The ferry, made of metal, pulls a metal chain which cuts across the river.

It could fit around 8 cars per trip.

Cars have to line up to wait for their turn as there is only 1 ferry and it takes around 10 to 15 minutes to get across.

You can take a small boat across as well

There was only one life boat.

The service is free as it is maintained by the government.

We were there…

Kuala Penyu on sight!