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Kota Kinabalu

Need to escape the nine-to-five grind? Kota Kinabalu offers a good number of things to see and do.

This area of Sabah contains approximately 460,000 people.

Kuala Lumpur, the national capital, is 1,000 mile west of Kota Kinabalu, while Kampong Gaya lies 2 miles to the northwest.

Two of the best family friendly attractions here are the Kipandi Butterfly Farm and the Tuaran Crocodile Farm.

The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is a terrific place to take your group for an entertaining day among local creatures. Be sure to ask at the entrance about feeding times and where to find the zoo's favorite inhabitants.

Pack a picnic hamper and take some time out in the peaceful, green surroundings of Pulau Tiga Park and Tanjung Aru Perdana Park. Mount Kinabalu Park Entrance and Sabah Agricultural Park are two more pleasant spots to while away a lazy afternoon with a good book.

Listen to the relaxing sound of flowing water as it plunges into the swirling pool below at Kiansom Waterfall.

Switch your phone to silent and give yourself a break from the stresses of the modern world at Crocker Range National Park and Poring Hot Spring. Mountain Garden and Mt Kinabalu are also popular among nature lovers.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, a marine sanctuary, is home to a vast array of sea creatures.

How can you possibly tackle the ever-changing future if you have no understanding of the past? Visit the Sabah State Museum!

The Atkinson Clock Tower and the Petagas War Memorial are certainly worth taking a look at, even if history isn't your forte. When it comes to days of old, the stories are countless. The Monsopiad Cultural Village and the Kundasang War Memorial are two more great places to check out.

The spiritual side of the region is on display at the Sabah State Mosque and All Saint's Cathedral. You may also like to check for tours at the City Mosque or St. Michael Church Penampang.

Wouldn't you like to hang with the locals? Sedco Square is a pleasant place where you can truly experience the vibrancy of the city.

You'll know you're in Kota Kinabalu once you set eyes upon Signal Hill Observatory Platform and Upside Down House, two must-see landmarks. These are ideal places to take some selfies, just be sure that you leave enough space on your camera for Rumah Terbalik!

If you'd like to see where the great minds of tomorrow are shaped, arrange a visit to the University of Malaysia Sabah. Stroll through the impressive campus, admire the architecture and check for any possible guided tours.

This area has a well-deserved reputation as a great destination if you love to shop, so don't miss out on a retail fix while you are here. Grab a sale, indulge in a little luxury or just sit and watch the locals go by at 1 Borneo Hypermall and Centre Point. City Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are also lots of fun to stop by.

Looking for something different? Consider stopping in at the Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre, Tamparuli Suspension Bridge or Zip Borneo.


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Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

5, Jalan Padang, Kota Kinabalu
3.9
of 5, from 996 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Sedco Square and Wisma Merdeka are also within 10 minutes.

AU$239
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu
4.3
of 5, from 843 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This Malaysia beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Poring Hot Springs is 30 minutes away.

AU$30
Promenade Service Apartments

Promenade Service Apartments

3-G-17, Lorong Api-Api 2, Kota Kinabalu
2.8
of 5, from 217 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Warisan Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Filipino Market and Centre Point are also within 10 minutes.

AU$55
KK Marina Court Resort Vacation Condos

KK Marina Court Resort Vacation Condos

Marina Court Resort Condominiums, Kota Kinabalu
3.2
of 5, from 100 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Warisan Square and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Sabah State Mosque. Filipino Market and Plaza Wawasan are also within 10 minutes.

AU$99
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Kota Kinabalu
3.8
of 5, from 145 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Warisan Square and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Sabah State Mosque. Filipino Market and Imago Shopping Mall are also within 10 minutes.

AU$136
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu
4.2
of 5, from 658 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this luxury hotel is steps from KK Esplanade and Wisma Merdeka. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.

AU$190
The Magellan Sutera Resort

The Magellan Sutera Resort

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
4.2
of 5, from 608 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza Wawasan and Imago Shopping Mall are also within 2 mi (3 km).

AU$51
KK Times Square Hotel

KK Times Square Hotel

C-16-G, Signature Office, Kota Kinabalu
3.4
of 5, from 34 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Imago Shopping Mall and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza Wawasan and Filipino Market are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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