A quick flight took us to KK, another bustling, modern city of 270,000 people.
Built along the seaside and famous for seafood and sunsets (and apparently, shopping, given it's many, multi-storied shopping malls). We are beginning to see a pattern for modern, Asian cities that rely heavily on covered, air-conditioned malls to encourage people to venture out during the midday heat. While here, we visited the Sabah Museum (interesting exhibits on indigenous cultures and arts) and the State Mosque (modern, but beautiful). We had to cover up completely before going into the mosque and were dripping with sweat by the time we left. Of course, we also sampled lots of seafood at the night market and enjoyed a very authentic Japanese restaurant.
After a few days, we hopped on a luxury A/C bus (nicest we've been on since Thailand) for the six hour drive to Sepilok.