193. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

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Why

The beach, outdoor life, museums and a great seaside town await on the island of Borneo in the name of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia - Old bus at the museum

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia – Old bus at the museum

Where

Kota Kinabalu is located in Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo in the Pacific. It is affectionately called “KK” by the locals. Similarly Kuala Lumpur is called “KL.”

How To Get Here

Train

No.

Plane

The closest airport is Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI).

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia - Airport (BKI)

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia – Airport (BKI)

Here is a list of airlines serving Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI):

Air Asia (AK), Air Asia Zest (Z2), Air Seoul (RS), Cathay Dragon (KA), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Eastar Jet (ZE), Jeju Air (7C), Jin Air (LJ), Lion Air (JT), Lucky Air (8L), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Royal Brunei Airlines (BI), Shanghai Airlines (FM), SilkAir (MI), Spring Airlines (9C), Thai Smile (WE), TOR Air (OD) and Xiamen Air (MF).

Where To Stay

You can choose to stay in a resort or in the city center. Large chains such as Le Meridien, Hyatt and Shangri-La all have properties here.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

 

Where To Eat

There are scores of restaurants so you’ll have no shortage of places to eat.

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

 

What To Do

If you love the beach, KK has a few to choose from. In the city, you can find the Museum of Sabah so you can catch up on the history of the region. There’s also white water rafting and diving, plus if you like monkeys you can head into the forest, accompanied by a guide, to see them.

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia - Muzium Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia – Muzium Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia - Beach

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia – Beach

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia - Mosque

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia – Mosque

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia - Town

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia – Town

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Check out some tours from Viator.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

 

Additional Information

Language: Hakka, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay and English.

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)

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