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. 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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  • 4. Tanjung Aru Beach

    Tanjung aru derives its name from the abundance of tall casuarinas (Aru) trees that grace the shoreline. The sunset is beyond words, so make sure you catch it. A great place to hang out with friends...

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  • 5. 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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. 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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  • 14. Sabah Museum

    The Sabah Museum is one of the better museums I have come across in south-east Asia. As a teacher, I would have to say there is a great deal of educational value to students, both local and foreign....

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  • 15. 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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  • 16. Atkinson Clock Tower

    Honestly, the first time I am aware of this clock through Virtual Tourist. I believe more 50% percents of the locals have no idea about this historical clock. Francis George Atkinson, a British, was...

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  • 17. 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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  • 18. Jesselton Point Waterfront

    The Jesselton Point Waterfront is the starting point to visit the islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, including Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi, Gaya and Sulug islands. In the 80s and 90s, the ferries to...

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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. 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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  • 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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