Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jesselton Point

Jesselton Point is formerly the port authority boat terminal. Located next to Suria Sabah, it is possible to reach here by walking from Kota Kinabalu City Centre.

This ferry terminal had been refurbished and re-branded as Jesselton Point since its privatization in February 2006. Jesselton is the old name for the city of Kota Kinabalu. Jesselton Point Waterfront also offers casual dining, leisure and retail experience with its array of alfresco outlets.

The terminal has been redesign with better tourist facilities for those heading to the beautiful islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and Labuan. After the refurbishment exercise, every visitor have to fork out the so called "port tax" of RM3 per person per way.

At the main entrance, there is an archway that welcomes everyone to the city.

There are 2 English inspired telephone booths with their recognizable red colour. They are just there without any specific purpose except for the tourists to snap photo with it.

On the wall, there are some photos, mostly taken during the colonial period and early 1900s which depict the history of Jesselton