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Top 10 Homestays Near Philippine Market

By Norizan - May 09, 2019

In any major tourist destination, there will be a spot where tourist flock to buy souvenirs, local food, and delicacies. In the case of Sabah, the place is none other than Filipino market, located right in front of Le Meridian Hotel and near the waterfront area. Filipino market comprises of Salted Fish Market, Fruits Market, Handicraft Market, Vegetables Market, Fish Market, and Cooked Food Stalls. The market is run by mainly immigrants and locals originating from the Philippine, hence the name “Filipino”. 


If you come in the morning, the best place to go to is the Handicraft market, Salted fish and Fruits market. This is the order which we recommend you to follow. Trust me, you will not be at ease marveling pearls when your hand is laden with salted fish! Once you arrived, dive right into the handicraft market and take your time looking at arrays of souvenirs on display here. This is the best place to shop for pearls, woman accessories, indigenous crafts and yeah, maybe T-shirts.


Please take note that here in the Filipino market, the price ruling is the same – all items are priced at a bargain price. Which means you can see the price tag, but the real price is actually negotiable! So peeps, if you exercise your negotiation skill, you could stretch your dollar really well. When you are done with handicraft, walk out to the salted fish market and get your share of dried salted fish, crackers that made of seafood, dried seaweed, mix items of local snacks and many more. Did you know that these sellers can pack your purchase in a box, ready to be checked in for your flight back home?  


Once you cover these two areas, I am sure it will be already late in the evening. Take a stroll by the waterfront and catch the beautiful sunset and get ready to sample (or devour) local foods which are mainly seafood. How to get there? Easy, use your senses and look out for smokes rising up in the air, that’s seafood being grilled by the stall operators. Be amazed by the line-up of lobsters, crabs, squids, and variety of fishes, grilled, or fried.



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If you still have the energy to explore, head next to Le Meridian to check their night market. There many things to look for, from shoes to bags and shirts. You need a whole day (morning to night) to experience the colors of Filipino Market so if you plan to do so, here’s a list of top 10 homestays nearby Filipino market with reasonable price so that you could spend your hard earned money on the souvenirs instead!


Paling Best Vacation Apartment


Location -Marina Court Condominium, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. (Central City of Kota Kinabalu), where the Filipino Market is, Warisan Square, Centre Point Shopping Mall, Seaview restaurant, 24/7 supermarket, and more. Extra mattresses will be provided on request. (RM20/night)


Facilities provided:- Daily cleaning service. -Cooking facilities, washing machine, refrigerator, Astro TV, Air-Conditioner and full bathroom with bath and heater.- 24 hour Security, Gymnasium, Playground, swimming pool, 1 free car park, and WIFI coverage.


AddressMarina Court Resort Condominium, API API Centre, 87000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

No of pax 8

Price:  From MYR300 / night


Book now from RM300!  


Oakley Homestay 2 @ Marina Court


Situated in Central Business District, the perfect place to experience Kota Kinabalu and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Also within easy reach are Warisan Square, Airworld Travel & Tours, Daihatsu Api-api Centre.


This homestay offers rooms with free WiFi access, It also features an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. Complimentary parking is provided.


Address: Marina Court Resort Condominium, API API Centre, 87000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

No of pax:  6

Price:  From MYR250 / night


Book now from RM250!  

Aiery Homestay


Located in Kota Kinabalu, and approximately 641 m from Filipino Market and less than 1 km from Gaya Street (Sunday Market).


This homestay has air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi.  This apartment comes with a seating area, a kitchen with a fridge, and a cable TV. The apartment also provides a bathroom with a shower.


Address: 3rd floor, Api-api Centre Apartment, Lorong Api-api 1,88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

No of pax:  5

Price:  From MYR118/ night


Book now from RM118!  


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Studio Cozy Apartment Block 5


Studio Cozy Apartment is located 3 minutes by car to Filipino Market only 1.3 km to Imago Shopping Mall. Offering 2 bedrooms equipped with air-conditioner in each room including the living room, this homestay could accommodate 4 persons comfortably. 


The host also provides towels and washing machine for guests' convenience. 


Address:  5-R3-24, Api-Api Centre, Lorong Api- Api 1, Lebuhraya Pantai Baru, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

No of pax 4

Price:  From MYR 150/ night


Book now from RM150/night!  


Ayuwati @ Marina court Condo Homestay


Conveniently located, Marina Court Resort Condominium is within a 7-minute walk from Center Point shopping center and the famous Waterfront Kota Kinabalu. It provides complimentary parking on site and offers free Wi-Fi access in all rooms.


Featuring a balcony, air-conditioned apartments come with a dining area and a separate living room with sofa and satellite TV. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, fridge, and kitchenware. Shower facility and hairdryer are included in the private bathroom.


Guests at Marina Court Resort Condominium have access to the outdoor pool and fitness center. Conveniences include luggage storage, laundry services, and meeting/banqueting arrangements.


The property is just in front of Oceanus Mall and a 6-minute drive to Suria Sabah shopping mall, while Jesselton Point and Kota Kinabalu International Airport are within 8 minutes’ drive away. 


Address:  D6-4, Level 6, Block D, Marina Court Condo, Jalan Api-Api, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

No of pax 7

Price:  From MYR 250/ night


Book now from RM250/night!  


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