Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

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  • 1. Manukan Island

    Visited the Manukan island as a part of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 3 island hopping tour. TARP consists of 5 islands ,the Gaya, Mamutik, Manukan,Sapi and Sulug, but we just visited Manukan ,...

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  • 2. Gaya Street

    Wet,day,night ,and sunday markets ,are always in our itinerary to be visited. This Gaya Street Sunday Market opened from early in the morning , about 6.00 as i remembered. The market stretched along...

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  • 3. Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

    It was my first time visiting a zoo in Malaysia. It was a family trip with my siblings and their kids. It really surprises me with the complete zoo facility including local and some international...

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  • 4. Tanjung Aru Beach

    Visited Tanjung Aru Beach ,on our way back to the airport. Tanjung Aru is a sub-district of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.It also has its own township called Pekan Tanjung Aru. Other notable feature here is...

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  • 5. Poring Hot Spring

    Here is the best place to soak away your sores and aches of muscles in the hot sulphuric minerals of the spring, claimed to have curative powers and very popular among the locals. Pay a nominal fees...

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  • 6. Signal Hill

    Visited the Signal Hill Observatory Platform the highest point in Kota Kinabalu , while we did the city tour. Climbed here with the Bas Persiaran , saw the glimpse of Kota Kinabalu from above. The...

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  • 7. Sabah Museum

    Visited the Sabah Muzium on our way to the airport.This museum is located near Jalan Penampang, opposite the Secretariat Building and approximately 4 km from Kota Kinabalu City. The complex comprising...

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  • 8. Canopy Walk

    A visit to the Kinabalu Park is not complete without a jaunt to Poring. Situated 40km away of the Park HQ. You can climb to Canopy Walkway from 9am till 4pm and there's a guided walk at 9am....

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  • 9. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

    Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TAR) is five islands that nearby downtown KK. You can catch a boat at Jesselton Point to visit one or few islands within a day. The five islands include Pulau Gaya, Pulau...

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  • 10. Mamutik Island

    Mamutik Island is one of the most beautiful islands I`ve ever been to! It has white sand beach which is not too crowded and fantastic for snorkeling. fabulous view and clean water gives this island a...

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  • 11. Jesselton Point Waterfront

    The Jesselton Point ,or Jesselton Pier can be reached about 25-30 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.This is the main pier to reach the 5 TARP islands,Manukan ,Mamutik,Sapi ,Sulug and...

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  • 12. Kinabalu Park

    Kinabalu Park is Malaysia's first World Heritage designated by UNESCO in December 2000. Mount Kinabalu, the majestic summit of Borneo is the focal point of the Park and the whole of Sabah. This...

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  • 13. Mount Kinabalu

    You can check my hubpages link to see what I did in Sabah. One idea would be to head up to Mount Kinabalu. You can walk about the national park, make a stop at Kundasang and also try the hot springs...

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  • 14. White Water Rafting

    if u like a bit of an adrenaline rush, definitely go for the grade 3-4 rapids. much more fun plus the journey out there is an experience on its own.the river is called padas and the most popular...

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  • 15. Snorkeling

    I had a full day left in Kota Kinabalu before heading back to mainland Malaysia and decided I would give snorkelling another try, this time at Pulau Sapi. After a disappointing venture to Pulau...

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  • 16. Sapi Island

    Sapi island is another member of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Just like the other islands, the only transportation is by boat. I liked this island more than Manukan as it was less crowded. We have...

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  • 17. Atkinson Clock Tower

    We visited the Atkinson Clock Tower ,in a part of Kota Kinabalu city tour.We used the Bas persiaran ,but if you want to get here by yourself , you must take a taxi , because its this place is not a...

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  • 18. Monsopaid Cultural Village

    This village was a little hard to find, not very well signposted, hopefully, that may be fixed now. Quite a few people have problems finding it, so we were told by people at the Village, and they are...

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  • 19. Sabah Tourism Board

    The building began construction in 1916 as a Printing Office from Sandakan. In 1936, the building was renovated to accommodate the offices of the Treasury, Audit, Bank Agency and Post Office. In...

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  • 20. Sunday Market

    This is a MUST DO The sunday market is on Sunday mornings in Gaya st, in the centre of the city. It is crowded, it sells everything (yes everything.) Food, souviners, clothes, jewellery, puppies,...

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  • 21. Sabah State Mosque

    The Sabah State Mosque is just outside KK. It's a gorgeous building, and you can visit outside prayer times. Rather incongruously, you can rent pedalos to float around the reflection pool which...

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  • 22. Walking

    A well constructed promenade adjacent to Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen offers a very pleasant sunset walk before heading off to dinner on the waterfront. The walk takes you past street vendors, the...

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  • 23. Rafflesia

    It's said the flower is hard to find (because it takes 15 months to bud but last 7 days in bloom). When the locals find one, they will: 1) Inform the local authority. Then the authority will teach...

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  • 24. Sunsets

    If you go to Pulau Manukan, and as I said in a previous tip, the snorkelling is disappointing, the 'must do' thing is a walk to Sunset Point. The walk is about 1.5 km in length and starts from the...

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  • 25. Community Hall

    KK Community Hall was known as Jesselton Community Hall. It was officially opened by the governor of the Jesselton Government, Sir Roland Turnball on 11 March...

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