Jesselton Point Water Front

Location: Sabah

Location Info

Opening Hours: 06:00-02:00 hrs(Open Daily)
Ferry Operates: 06:00 - 18:00 hrs

District » Kota Kinabalu


The Jesselton Point Water Front is located north of downtown Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This place is famous for its scenic views and its historical landmarks. Vintage red English phone booths can still be seen here.


The Jesselton Point Water Front was initially known as Kota Kinabalu Ferry Terminal and has been a famous attraction in Kota Kinabalu since its privatization back in February 2006. The Jesselton Point Water Front is an important terminal for Labuan-bound passengers. This is also the main boat terminal for those who wish to go to the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and Gaya Island. Jesselton Point does not only serve as a boat terminal. It is also a place for casual dining, leisure and shopping. There are many alfresco cafes, food and beverage outlets, handicraft stalls and even some futsal courts. Popular foods here include the authentic Indonesian cuisine at the Nasi Padang Ibu restaurant. There is also delicious gelato at the Dream Cones. There are plans to expand Jesselton Point to cater to more recreational and commercial facilities. There are also plans as building residential facilities in the area.

To cut the story short, Jesselton Point is an excellent choice of place to go to rest and relax as well as to unwind after a long week of work. The fee for those heading to Labuan and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is RM7.20 for adults and RM3.60 for children under 12. Other than Jesselton Point, do not miss then chance to visit world renowned diving spots in Sabah. They include the Sipadan Island, Mataking Island and Kapalai Island. If you love the nature, do head on over to Malaysia's first Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Kinabalu Park for jungle trekking. You can also try conquering the Mount Kinabalu. The Kinabalu Park is an excellent choice for adventure and sport for the outdoorsy person.

You can also do some shopping in Kota Kinabalu or in Sandakan. There are not many shopping malls around in Kota Kinabalu but there is one which is huge. Hotels in Kota Kinabalu are abundant which ranges from high end ones to budget ones. Do book in advance to avoid disappointment.


The best way to get around Kota Kinabalu is via taxi or by renting a car. There are also buses which you may also opt for.