Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
The Hyatt Regency Kinabalu offers a pleasant stay in Kota Kinabalu for those traveling for business or leisure. This property features Free in-room Wi-Fi. The hotel is just 7km away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Sightseeing in the area is easy, with Gaya Street and Jesselton Point both...
Gaya Centre Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Visitors to Kota Kinabalu will find that the Gaya Centre Hotel Kota Kinabalu is a fantastic accommodation choice. This property features Free in-room Wi-Fi. The hotel offers easy access to Kota Kinabalu International Airport, just 8km away. Guests will find Gaya Street and Jesselton Point just a...
Renovated in 2017, the Oceania Hotel offers both holiday makers and business travelers a pleasant stay in Kota Kinabalu. This property features Free in-room Wi-Fi. From the hotel, Kota Kinabalu International Airport is just 6km away. The hotel is located close to many of Kota Kinabalu's attractions...
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu is an ideal spot for travelers wanting to discover the city. This property features Free in-room Wi-Fi. The hotel is just 8km away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Many local tourist attractions including the Gaya Street and Tanjung Aru Beach can easily be...
C'Haya Hotel Kota Kinabalu
The C'Haya Hotel Kota Kinabalu is an ideal spot for travelers wanting to discover the city. This property features Free in-room Wi-Fi. The hotel offers easy access to Kota Kinabalu International Airport, just 5km away. Many local tourist attractions including the Tanjung Aru Beach and Gaya Street...
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
The Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu is a great choice for guests looking for accommodation in Kota Kinabalu, having been recently renovated in 2015. Free in-room Wi-Fi is available at this property. From the hotel, Kota Kinabalu International Airport is just 6km away. The hotel is located close to...
Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. As a colonial city, it was violently bombed by the Allies in World War II and the city was severely damaged. After World War II, it became a British colony. Today, it is a one of the fastest growing modern cities in Asia. It currently has a population of about 200,000 including Malays, Europeans, and Chinese.
Sabah is a famous holiday resort. It is not far from Tengku Araman Park and is a good place for camping and water activities. In addition, nearby Mt Kinabalu is a great place for jungle tours. The city has flights to major scenic spots in Sabah. Rama District in the south is the old town, with a variety of shops, restaurants and hotels. There is also a bazaar in Gaya Street every Sunday. The tourist information center of Sabah is also located here. The city hall, courthouse and state library are in front of the Central Bus Station. There is also a food court and a commercial district in this area. Don't forget to sample the various dishes here and buy local specialties.
The main tourist attractions in the city include the Signal Hill Observatory, the Sabah Museum and the State Mosque. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, located 3-5 km outside Kota Kinabalu, is made up of five island groups and covers an area of 4,929 hectares, of which two-thirds are ocean. The five islands are Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug. Here you can see beautiful coral, have a picnic party on the island, and go sailing or swimming. The night market stalls here are very good. The cost here is about 1/3 cheaper than Kuala Lumpur.
Hianva is a typical Sabah fish snack, so give it a try while you’re there. There are many affordable hotels in Kota Kinabalu and the prices are much lower than those in Kuala Lumpur. There are also large shopping malls here, but it is recommended that you go to some roadside shops to buy local specialties. But it’s better to buy things unique to east Malaysia. The more expensive products are shipped from west Malaysia and prices are even higher than in Kuala Lumpur. However, peppers, sarongs, handmade masks and shell products are less than half the price they are in Kuala Lumpur. The city of Kota Kinabalu is not very large. Generally speaking, the best way to get around is by taxi or walking. The buses have no air conditioning, so they are not recommended.