Tanjung Aru Beach is hugely popular among tourists as well as locals. It is especially congested on weekends. Not quite the place to go for a dip, but there are many eateries and a bar or two. A great place to watch the sun go down the horizon.
This is a busy place from midnight until early morning. The fish stalls and crowd are behind me and to my right, at the Central fish market. Many of these boats have been retired from fishing duties. However, many are now converted into charter boats for off-shore fishing, servicing the lucrative tourism industry.