Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the gateway city of Kinabalu natural park and ocean resort. Usually called ‘KK’, its reputation as a resort city is world famous. Geologically it is in a tropical region, and with the unique sea and mountain landscape, numbers of visitors are annually increasing.

The State Capital city of Sabah province, it is located on the northern part of Borneo Island.
Weather of Kota Kinabalu is of a typical tropical climate. Year average temperature is 21~32°C. Occasional thunderstorm filled rainy season happens twice, from November to February and from April to October.
Kota Kinabalu MALAYSIA
Likas Mosque
Lika Municipal Mosque got its nickname ‘Blue Mosque’ thanks to the blue dome on top. With its collaboration of blue skies and surrounding fountain, the mosque has a certain mystic atmosphere. Decorated with golden accessories and white exterior wall, it is the most well known Islamic Mosque of Kota Kinabalu. Visiting hours are restricted and in order to see the interior, one must borrow proper clothing from the entrance. Shorts and slippers are strictly forbidden.

AddressLikas Bay, Kota Kinabalu

Sabah State Mosque
A less known place among travelers, the gold patterned dome is impressive. Same as other mosque, one can only enter when dressed in proper attire and must wash their hands and feet before entering. This location is the official provincial mosque but many people confuse it with Likas Mosque so beware.

AddressJalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kota Kinabalu

Signal Hill Observatory
Signal Hill Observatory is an observatory with the panoramic view of the downtown Kota Kinabalu and the ocean. It is not extravagant but has a charming view of the local area. Known for having a beautiful sunrise and sunset sights and one can admire the panoramic view while taking a slow walk from the city. The observatory and a small store are located together.

AddressJalan Bukit Bendera, Kota Kinabalu Tel60-88-212-121

Centre Point Sabah
Kota Kinabal has too many shopping centers, in relation to the size of the city, but Centre Point has the longest history among others. Frequented by locals, and with its central location in the middle of the city it can easily become a reference point for find directions. In addition, looking around in a air conditioned interior is the best attraction.

AddressNo. 1, Jalan Centre Point, Kota Kinabalu

Central Market
A market with seashore as its neighbor, it carries fresh seafood to fresh fruits. Mainly visited by locals, many come out to dine out or to buy food. Fruits are relatively cheap here so when it gets too hot, eat fresh fruits or sip on cool fruit juice. It is also nearby waterfront area so connecting one’s tour is recommended.

AddressJalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu

Suria Sabah
Suria Sabah is a shopping mall with many varieties of brands. When considering the price it is hard to shop as much as you want, but one can purchase cheap products at F.O.S outlet, and at Vinch. One can enjoy food at a food court overlooking into the ocean. Suria Sabah becomes full of travelers during dinner time as beautiful sunset drop on to the mall.

Address1 Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu

Overlooking the Sunset by the Waterfront
The sunset of Kota Kinabalu is one of the top 3 sunset views in the world. Of all the places, the most romantic area to experience the sunset is the Waterfront. The beautiful view can be seen from every seat so just pick the cuisine you want to eat. However, remember to arrive before dark so you can find the best seat possible.

Climbling Mt. Kinabalu
As a world heritage site of Malaysia, it has the highest mountaintops in Southeast Asia. It take about 1~2 hours of driving from the inner city. You can either participate on a day course and learn about living creatures of the mountain or prepare proper climbing equipments and climb to the top in few days. It is very difficult to climb on your own, so remember to book a tour. Cruise of Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Cruise of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, named after the first prime minister of Malaysia, is compromised of 5 islands, Safi, Mamutik, Manukan, Gaya, and Sulug. After riding on a small boat from the port fort about 10~20 minutes, the beautiful island with emerald like clear waters and glittering beaches welcomes your present. You can experience many different types of activities, so comparing characteristics of each island can be interesting.