Kota Kinabalu best place to visit in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu tourist spots are Abdul Rahman Park, Islands, Poring Hot Spring, Manukan Island, Lok Kawi Wildlife Park and more. It is the capital of Sabah province of Malaysia. The capital of Sabah state is Kota Kinabalu under West Coast Division. Three letter IATA code of airport is BKI. Currency is called Ringgit.



Kota Kinabalu Tourist Spots  in Sabah

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

The Tunku Abdul Rahman National park is a group of 5 islands. Tourist comes here for swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, riding the banana boat, kayaking, water-paragliding, seabed and more.Tourist can easily reach there from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal.

Manukan Island

It is the second largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah and famous for Snorkeling, chalet, beach, scuba diving, honeymoon.

Sapi Island (Pulau Sapi) of Sabah, Malaysia

It is only 25-acre of land and the second smallest island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. The place is about 7 KM away KK and good for snorkeling, camping, parks, scuba diving and coral reefs. Speed boat will take the visitor this island from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal.

Poring Hot Springs

It is located roughly 136 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu. It is 3 hours journey from Kota Kinabalu. Contact number is +60 88-878 801. With the hot water bath, tourist can enjoy hanging bridge and waterfall.

The Waterfront

The place is for the entertainment centre for seafood. The place comes to life at night. the visitor can watch the sun set over the South China Sea. It is located in the city centre.

Australia Place – Heritage Walk

This is a historical place. Australian Soldiers first camped in Jesselton in 1945. So it is known as Australia Place. The place is now a quiet street of shops, backpacker hostel, the downtown police station and the Dewan Merdeka.

Atkinson Clock Tower

It is landmarks in Kota Kinabalu, it stands prominently on a bluff along Signal Hill Road adjacent to the old Police Station. It is built in 1905.The structure is all-wood, no-nails and built in memory of Francis George Atkinson.

Aquarium & Marine Museum

It is in Universiti Malaysia Sabah campus, Established in 1995, the Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI) is aimed to promote education, research and training in conservation and sustainable development of marine resources, and a rational deployment of biotechnology. It is located about 3 kilometers away from the heart of the city. Buses are available from Hotel Shangri-La. There are some rules and regulations to enter the museum. it is closed on Public Holidays.Entrance fee is there.

Tanjung Aru Beach

It is situated at the end of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and about 6 kilometers from KK. Coconut water is famous in here. If you are lucky, you may see crimson clouds at the sunset time. 16 number bus is going from KK Centre (Wawasan Plaza).

Sabah State Museum

The Sabah Museum is the government own museum of Sabah, Malaysia. It is Located in the shop houses at Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu. It was established on July 15, 1965. The official website is http://www.museum.sabah.gov.my.

Monsopiad Cultural Village

It is a cultural village on the bank of Penampang River. It is 16 km far from KK. The place was named for a local hero nearly 200 years ago. There is an admission fee for it.

Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre

It was previously known as Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary. it is a mangrove forest of 60 acres of land., and is used primarily as a model wetland centre for the purpose of conservation, education, recreation, tourism and research. Kota Kinabalu Wetlands is managed by local NGO, Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society. It is near Likas Square. Entry fee is there.

Menara Tun Mustapha

It is 5 kilometers away from the KK City Centre. It was known as the Sabah Foundation Building, It is recognizable as a Sabah icon. It has a central core with steel brackets supporting each floor. When completed in 1977. Buses are available from City Hall or Wawasan Plaza in KK.

Gaya Street Sunday market

It is near Atkinson Clock Tower. the visitor can eat, play and see all in one place. Don’t forget to visit century-old buildings nearby, the historic Sabah Tourism Building.


The place has one season climate. The highest temperature is 33 c and lowest is 22 c.

Hotels and Resorts in KK

There are many hotels and resorts in Sabah. Range start from RM 50 to RM 250. Dream World Resort is one of the popular spots for honeymoon couple.

Travel Guide

If a tourist needs any kind of information or travel guide. Pls contact with Mr. Bobby Golam. Cell number is +60128268056.

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