Tanjung Aru area is probably one of the oldest suburbs of Kota Kinabalu. Lies just 10 minutes away on foot from the Terminal 2, the old International Airport of Kota Kinabalu. Tanjung Aru used to be a trendy township. During the colonial time this was where the British Crown housed their civil servants. Today these housing has been demolished for new development, and just a few of these houses survived, which would be good for historical conservation. Tanjung Aru township consists of a post office, a police station, a small market in the centre and a few blocks of shoplots. This is also where the popular Daily Express newspaper printing factory is located. More than a dozen eateries operate at Tanjung Aru, which cater for the many government and private offices around this area.