One of the best points of Kota Kinabalu is that nature is never far away. The Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is just under half an hour journey from the central town area via boat and is accesable for a small fee. The pristine islands, lush greenery and beautiful coral reefs are truly magnificent if one wants to have a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This picture was caught at Pulau Manukan near its rocky shores where people usually don't head to instead prefering the sandy beaches near its more developed side. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 2005.