Low Clouds and Sunset at Tanjung Aru Beach, Kota Kinabalu

We had read about the beautiful sunsets at Tanjung Aru Beach in Kota Kinabalu (KK), Sabah in Malaysian Borneo. Every evening the beach gets crowded (but not frenzy crowded, thank God!) with locals and tourists to watch the sunset.

tanjung aru beach kota kinabalu sunset silhouette

tanjung aru beach kota kinabalu-sunset

I have never seen clouds this low before. It’s as if I could reach and touch the clouds!

tanjung aru beach kota kinabalu low clouds

Even after the sun has set, and as the skies turned from orange to red to dark purple, the crowd stays on at the beach to eat and drink at food stalls or enjoying delicious seafood at restaurants located there.

tanjung aru beach kota kinabalu sunset red sky


Useful Information

How to get to Tanjung Aru Beach? Well, you can catch a bus from the bus stations in front of City Hall and the bus fare is MYR1.50 (USD0.45). However, we learnt that the route has changed (temporarily) after waiting for the bus for about 20 minutes. Because we didn’t want to miss the sunset – it was already 5.45pm – we decided to take a taxi to Tanjung Aru Beach for a fare of MYR15 (USD4.55) I said to Su, this sunset better worth the fifteen bucks and we had no regrets!

Let’s hope they revert the bus route to its original route when you’re in KK!

Useful tipThe taxi drivers tend not to use the meter so you have to bargain for your fare. But the drive from the city centre to Tanjung Aru is standard at MYR15, or perhaps your haggling skills can help to reduce your fare to MYR12 🙂

FyiShangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort is just a stone throw away from the beach.


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    1. Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog. I’m already back in KL but we will be returning to Sabah next year, so will keep Grace Point in mind for sure 🙂


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