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Categories: Island & BeachLandmark & HistoricalNature & Wildlife / Museum, Arts, CultureIndoor & Outdoor / Food & Drink / Nightlife & Entertainment / Kids & Special Needs / Transportation / Local Experience & Volunteer / Others

Kota Kinabalu City

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah, a state located in the East of Malaysia, in the Borneo island which is also known as the Malaysian Borneo. Kota Kinabalu is probably the most happening and beautiful city in Borneo Island, in Malaysia and also in the region. Click here for further reading

Must-See: Most popular attraction to see and to visit
Must-Do: Most popular activities that should be tried
Must Try (Food & Beverage): Exotic, traditional, local, top favourite

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Island & Beach

Sapi Island, TAR Park (Kota Kinabalu)
Manukan Island, TAR Park (Kota Kinabalu)
Mamutik Island, TAR Park (Kota Kinabalu)
– Gaya Island (TAR Park) (Kota Kinabalu)
– Borneo Reef World, Gaya Island (Kota Kinabalu)
Bunga Raya Island Resort, Gaya Island (Kota Kinabalu)
– Sulug Island (Tar Park) – (Kota Kinabalu) Not commercialised yet
Sepangar Island (Kota Kinabalu)
– Layang-Layang Island (Kota Kinabalu)
– Pulau Udor Besar (Kota Kinabalu) Not commercialised yet
– Pulau Peduk (Kota Kinabalu) Not commercialised yet
– Usukan Island (Kota Belud)

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– Karambunai Beach(Kota Kinabalu)
Tanjung Aru Beach (Kota Kinabalu)
Likas Bay / Tanjung Lipat Beach (Kota Kinabalu)
Odec Beach, UMS Campus (Kota Kinabalu)

Pantai Dalit (Tuaran)
Sabandar Beach (Tuaran)
Mimpian Jadi Beach (Tuaran)
Borneo Kellybays (Tuaran)

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Landmark & Historical

Category: Landmark / Historical SitesWorship Place

Tun Mustapha Tower (Kota Kinabalu)
Sabah Administrative Centre (Kota Kinabalu)
Jesselton Point Waterfront (Kota Kinabalu)
Todak Waterfront (Kota Kinabalu)

Historical Sites
Atkinson Clock Tower (Kota Kinabalu)
– Australia Place – Heritage Walk (Kota Kinabalu)
Petagas War Memorial (Kota Kinabalu)
The Double Six Monument (Kota Kinabalu)
North Borneo Railway (Kota Kinabalu)

Worship Place
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque (Kota Kinabalu)
Sabah State Mosque (Kota Kinabalu)
Fook Tet Kung Temple (Kota Kinabalu)
St. Michael’s Church (Kota Kinabalu)
Puh Toh Tze Temple (Kota Kinabalu)

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Nature & Wildlife

Category:Animal & Conservation Park / National Park / Caves / Eco-Tourism / Lakes, River, Waterfall /Hot SpringPark & Garden

Animal & Conservation Park
Borneo Ant House (Tuaran)
Tuaran Crocodile Park (Tuaran)
Kipandi Butterfly Park (Kota Kinabalu)
Gayana Marine Resort (Kota Kinabalu)
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Forest Reserve (Tuaran)

National Park
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park / TAR Park (Kota Kinabalu)

UMS Eco Campus Tourism (Kota Kinabalu)
Tagal Tinopikon Park (Kota Kinabalu)
Kota Kinabalu Wetland (Kota Kinabalu)
– Gaya Island (Kota Kinabalu

Lakes, River & Waterfall
Kiansom Waterfall (Kota Kinabalu)
Motung Lotung Kibunu (Kota Kinabalu)

Hot Spring
– Poring Hot Spring (Ranau)

Park & Garden
Tanjung Aru Perdana Park (Kota Kinabalu)
Likas Bay Park (Kota Kinabalu)
Tun Fuat Stephan Park (Kota Kinabalu)

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Museum, Arts, Culture 

Category: Cultural Village / General Arts / Museum & Gallery

Cultural Village
KDCA Cultural Village(Kota Kinabalu)
Mari Mari Cultural Village (Kota Kinabalu)
Borneo Cultural Village (Kota Kinabalu)
Monsopiad Cultural Village (Kota Kinabalu)

General Arts
Filipino Market (Kota Kinabalu)
– Kampung Siasai (Kota Kinabalu)

Museum and Gallery
Sabah State Museum (Kota Kinabalu)
Sabah Islamic Civilization Museum (Kota Kinabalu)
– National Archive of Malaysia, Sabah (Kota Kinabalu)
Aquarium & Marine Museum, UMS (Kota Kinabalu)
UMS Museum (Kota Kinabalu)
Medical Museum, UMS (Kota Kinabalu)
The LingZhe Museum (Kota Kinabalu)
– Little Imperial Palace (Kota Kinabalu)
– Ensera: Stories From Far Flung Borneo (Kota Kinabalu)
– Shengdao Agarwood Art Gallery (Kota Kinabalu)
– 7 Ocean Art Gallery (Kota Kinabalu)
– Mary James Art Gallery (Kota Kinabalu)
– Kufi Store Sabah (Kota Kinabalu)
Sabah Art Gallery (Kota Kinabalu)
– Kajenjen Creative Art (Kota Kinabalu)
Tun Mustapha Gallery (Kota Kinabalu)
– Ep Artspace (Kota Kinabalu)
Borneensis Gallery (Kota Kinabalu)
Borneo Art Gallery (Kota Kinabalu)
Borneo Image Gallery (Kota Kinabalu)
Art Park, Wisma Budaya Sabah (Kota Kinabalu)

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Indoor & Outdoor

Category: Camping / Climb, Hike, TrekExtreme Park / Extreme Activity/Tour & Sighting / Sea & River CruiseSurfing

– David Campsite (Kota Kinabalu)
– LL Camping Site & Recreation Centre Kiulu Tamparuli (Tamparuli)
– Shittim Camp (Tamparuli)
– Sabandar Leisure Rides Camping Site (Tuaran)

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Climb, Hike, Trek
Bukit Botak (Kota Kinabalu)
Bukit Janggut (Kota Kinabalu)
Bukit Kopungit (Kota Kinabalu)
Bukit Padang (Kota Kinabalu)
UMS Peak (Kota Kinabalu)
Signal Hill (Kota Kinabalu)
– Bukit Tanjung Aru (Kota Kinabalu)
Bukit Tuah (Kota Kinabalu)
Bukit Helang (Kota Kinabalu)
Inobong Substation, Crocker Ranger (Kota Kinabalu)
Gaya Island Trekking (Kota Kinabalu)
– Manukan Island (Kota Kinabalu)
– Sapi Island (Kota Kinabalu)

– Bukit Kusai (Tamparuli)
– Murug-Turug Waterfall (Tamparuli)
– Bukit Perahu (Tamparuli)
– Kirom Magayo Hatob Waterfall (Tamparuli)
– Malba Tirigs Hills (Tamparuli)
– Bukit Dongkungon (Tamparuli)

– Bukit Tirig (Telipuk)
– Bukit Payung (Telipuk)
– Bukit Tompurungon (Telipuk)

– Bukit Nuluh Lapai (Tuaran)
– Bukit Kapur (Tuaran)
– Pomonsoi Trails (Tuaran)
– Bukit Nomburungui (Tuaran)
– Malas-Kalas Waterfall) (Tuaran)
– Pamalapakan Waterfall (Tuaran)
– Bukit Tubou (Tuaran)
– Bukit Bogung (Tuaran)
– Bukit Nepitas (Tuaran)

– Bukit Pinonuntungan (Kota Belud)
– Bukit Singkug (Kota Belud)
– Bukit Look Suang Pandan (Kota Belud)
– Bukit Tunggul (KRT Trail) (Kota Belud)
– Bukit Darag (Kota Belud)
– Kampung Sarap (Kota Belud)

– Bukit Maragang (Kundasang)
– Bukit Sosodikon (Kundasang)
– Bukit Tinorindak (Kundasang)
– Mt. Kinabalu (Kundasang)
– Mountain Torq Via Ferrata (Kundasang)

– Kawang Forest Centre (Papar)

– Mt. Tambukukon (Ranau)
– Bukit Dompurungon (Ranau)
– Bukit Trig (Keningau)
– Bukit Lugas (Keningau)

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Extreme Park
– Zip Borneo (Tamparuli, Kota Kinabalu)
– KK Adventure Park (Kota Kinabalu)
– Coral Flyer / Zipline Sapi Island (Kota Kinabalu)

Extreme Activity
– Kiulu White Water Rafting (Tamparuli)

Tour & Sighting
North Borneo Cruise (Kota Kinabalu)
– Signal Hill (Kota Kinabalu)
– Kokol Hill (Kota Kinabalu)
– Inobong Substation (Kota Kinabalu)

Sea & River Cruise
– North Borneo Cruise (Kota Kinabalu)
– SeatangoSunset Cruise (Kota Kinabalu)
– Samba River Cruise (Tamparuli)
– Kota Belud River Cruise (Kota Belud)
– Balung River Eco Resort (Tawau)

Surfing– Tanjung Aru Beach (Kota Kinabalu)
– Tanjung Lipat Beach (Kota Kinabalu)
– Karambunai Beach (Kota Kinabalu)
– Shabandar Beach (Tuaran)

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Food & Drink

Category: Food District, Local,  Restaurant & Cafe, Bars & Restaurant

Food District
– Kampung Air Seafood Foodcourt (Kota Kinabalu)
– Filipino Night Market (Kota Kinabalu)
– Todak Waterfront Seafood (Kota Kinabalu)
– Suria Sabah Food Court (Kota Kinabalu)
– Centre Point Food Court (Kota Kinabalu)
– Anjung Senja Waterfront (Kota Kinabalu)
– Tanjung Aru Nightmarket (Kota Kinabalu)

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Nightlife & Entertainment

Category: Night District / Bars & Club / Live Music

Night District
– The Waterfront (Kota Kinabalu)
– Tanjung Aru Perdana Park (Kota Kinabalu)

Bars & Clubs
– Sunset Bar, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru (Kota Kinabalu)
– Borneo Longue & Bar, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru (Kota Kinabalu)
– El Centro (Kota Kinabalu)
– Sullys Bar (Kota Kinabalu)
– The Shamrock Irish Bar (Kota Kinabalu)
– Chilli Vanilla Cafe (Kota Kinabalu)
– Shenanigan’s (Kota Kinabalu)
– Beer Nest (Kota Kinabalu)
– B.E.D (Kota Kinabalu)
– Vino Vino Bistro (Kota Kinabalu)
– Cowboy Bar (Kota Kinabalu)
– Aussie Bar (Kota Kinabalu)
– Biru Biru Cafe (Kota Kinabalu)
– Cock N Bull Waterfront (Kota Kinabalu)
– Urban & Co (Kota Kinabalu)
– Mynt Club (Kota Kinabalu)
– Beer Time Pub & Lounge (Kota Kinabalu)
– The Beer Factory (Kota Kinabalu)
– 6ixty9ine (Kota Kinabalu)
– Hard Rock Cafe, Kota Kinabalu (Kota Kinabalu)
– Breeze Beach Club (Kota Kinabalu)
– 999 Bar (Kota Kinabalu)

Live Music
– Sugar Bun, Gaya Street (Kota Kinabalu)

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Category: Train / Bus / Airport

– Sabah State Railway (Kota Kinabalu)

– Kota Kinabalu Bus Terminal (Kota Kinabalu)
– Papar Bus Terminal (Papar)
– Kinarut Bus Terminal (Kinarut)
– Putatan Bus Termina (Putatan)
– Donggonguan Bus Terminal (Kota Kinabalu)
– Inanam North Bus Terminal (Inanam, Kota Kinabalu)
– Tuaran Bus Terminal (Tuaran)
– Kota Belud Bus Terminal (Kota Belud)

– Kota Kinabalu International Airport (Kota Kinabalu)
– Sandakan Airport (Sandakan)
– Tawau Airport (Tawau)

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