Last Updated on 14 May 2014
| Justs can’t help smiling
in Sabah :
Kota Kinabalu City Hall has planted more then 725,000 ornamental trees all over Kota Kinabalu since 2000 to 2011.
Kota kinabalu or Sandakan - Lonely Planet
KK is not ready for trishaws, says DAP : http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/
Trishaws hit speed bump in KK : http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/05/
Trishaws will add to congestion in city: DAP : http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/
Kota Kinabalu, the gem of Malaysia :
The modern city of Kota Kinabalu offers travellers a wide variety of landscapes from beaches and virgin coral reefs to lush tropical rainforests.
Kota Kinabalu has grown to
become a major city in South-East Asia, in terms of size
and tourist attractions.
From the spanking new airport
terminal to the 1Borneo area of Likas, KK has come alive and
reminded me of the pace of development in Guangzhou.
5 Entry Point Projects for Greater Kota Kinabalu
GREEN CITY & LANDSCAPING PROJECT
To transform KK City into a Green City to match the theme of “Nature Resort City” To upgrade and build new landscape areas within the city (total 5 areas have been identified) To enhance KK’s Green Linkages
● Insufficient development fund and insufficient
maintenance fund remains a big issue
Enablers Required to make it happen
● To find a new CSR model for private sector
to participate in the beautification programme
Key outcome / benefit of this project
● To achieve the status of “Nature Resort City”
The Sembulan River Park project is a three-phase tourism project costing a total of RM45 million under the SDC.
Sembulan River Park also indirectly improves public facilities in the city and can be a tourist attraction for the state.
The best and closest beach to Kota Kinabalu is a place called Tanjung Aru, a pretty upscale place that has undergone upgrades to make it a Tourist Spot.
Another of the tourism projects was the Atkinson Clock Tower beautification project.
Located near Padang Merdeka here, Atkinson Clock Tower which was completed in 1905 is an important heritage site of the state. The beautification project estimated to cost RM12 million, is expected to commence next year.
Emergency Telephone Contacts in Kota Kinabalu
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|Bomba / Fire Brigade||999|
|Accidents / Natural Disasters||999|
|Mobile Phone Emergency||999|
|Police Hotline||088221 191|
|SESB (Power Failure)||15454|
Aerial view of Labuan Island
From Kota Kinabalu to Labuan
Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre
|List of attraction around Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)
|Kota Kinabalu Structure Plan
by Sandra Sokial. Posted on May 25, 2011, Wednesday
State capital to be Nature, Resorts and Maritime City by 2030
KOTA KINABALU: City Hall is on the right path towards making the state capital a Nature, Resorts and Maritime City by 2030.
Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir in expressing his confidence yesterday, said City Hall had carried out a comprehensive study on the plan, which they hope will take off soon.
“We spent RM2.7 million to carry out the study on the Kota Kinabalu Structure Plan 2030, and we expect it would incur us billions of ringgit to see the actual physical implementation,” he said after the launch of a workshop to strengthen ties with its strategic partners here.
He said the Kota Kinabalu Structure Plan 2030 is part of the five master plans that would help to bring the city closer to its vision. The other four are Public Transport, Solid Waste Management, Kota Kinabalu Landscape and Sewerage.
Earlier in his speech, he said the City Hall Strategic Plan aims at strengthening its organisational development, as well as improving its delivery system in line with the government’s aspiration.
“The plan comprises four main perspectives, namely, its customers, finance, internal processes, and education and development. All these are part of the process of our work in providing the best services to our customers,” he said.
Under the City Hall Strategic Plan 2011-2015, they hope to strengthen City Hall’s ability and capacity, its administration, to improve the city dwellers’ quality of life and to promote Kota Kinabalu as a nature tourism destination.
“With the implementation of this plan, it is my hope that the people will be able to benefit and feel its effects and impacts. We realise that the implementation of these programmes will require huge fundings, therefore the federal and state governments’ support is very much needed,” he said.
Madingkir said it was important to further enhance the existing ties between City Hall and its partners.
“The workshop is also aimed at getting the support from our stakeholders and the public at large. We are very much concerned of the needs of the city dwellers. Any development plan is based on a thorough study and research which City Hall believes will be able to meet the needs of the residents of the city.
“We welcome feedback from the people. This is the kind of cooperation that should continue to exist,” he said.
In 2006, City Hall had appointed consultants to carry out studies on the KK Structure Plan 2030. The study was divided into two phases to cover the northern and southern parts of the city.
Under Phase I, a total of RM1.2 million was spent while RM1.5 million was allocated to carry out the Phase II study, which was completed in 2009.
Meanwhile, the Kota Kinabalu Structure Plan 2030 will be open for public viewing and consultation for three months beginning July this year to get feedback.
All views will be compiled and submitted to the Central Board before it is passed to the Head of State for approval.
“We are confident that by the end of this year, the master plan is ready for the stakeholders,” he said.
: Gaya Street Market (KK Sunday Market): Located in the heart of KK, this is a popular site for locals and visitors to shop every Sunday. Antique gongs, handicrafts, potted plants, orchids, pets, crystals, ceramics, clothing and accessories, local cakes and biscuits are just some of the hundreds of Items on offer...
|3||Diving -- Only 15
minutes away from the city via speedboat, the Tunku Abdul Rahman
Marine Park is composed of five small islands and undamaged
coral reefs and is popular among tourists and locals alike for
snorkeling, diving and relaxation.
Lying in shallow waters with gentle currents, the reefs are ideal for novice divers, and the rare marine creatures that inhabit them will interest even the most experienced divers and underwater photographers.
Among the marine life that have
been spotted here are the scorpion fish, blue-spotted rays,
cuttlefish, mantis shrimps, green or hawksbill turtle, and
sometimes the exotic harlequin ghost pipefish and mandarin fish.
culture -- The Mari-Mari Cultural Village features the
traditional homes of the Sabahan ethnic communities: Bajau,
Lundayeh, Murut, Rungus and Dusun.
The ingenious and unique architecture of the houses and ritualistic ceremonies that are regularly performed by the villagers let visitors get acquainted with the rich culture of ancient Borneo.
Travelers can also witness tribesmen demonstrating the art of blowpipe-making, fire-starting using bamboo, and tattoo-making, as well as learn about the mystical symbolisms attached to them.
The village is located in the remote Kionsam, Inanam, about 25 minutes away from the city.
First-time travellers must try the lat zi hai (crab in hot and
spicy sauce), butter prawns, kam heong la la (stir-fried
fragrant clams) and sayur manis or fern cooked with belacan
(prawn paste) at Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Restaurant,
located 10 minutes away from the city center. Diners at Kampung
Nelayan can also enjoy nightly cultural performances.
At the Ocean Seafood Restaurant and Port View Seafood Village, guests have the option to choose their crabs, shellfish, lobsters and fish from the tank to be served directly on their table.
Other popular dining spots include the Tanjung Aru Beach Seafood Restaurant which offers diners spectacular vistas of the sea and the Sri Selera Kapung Air, a row of seafood restaurants at the Sedco Complex.
1Sulaman (31-storey + 36-storey + 4-storey)
8 Avenue (14-storey)
Angkasa Apartment (10 blocks of 8-storey) (1,664 units)
Bay 21 Condo (29)
Central Building (12-storey) - Renovation
City Hotel (2 blocks of 12-storey)
Commercial Building - Sadong Jaya (6-storey)
Cyber City Apartments 2 (4-storey) (1,600 units)
Cyber Square (2-storey shops)
Damas 118 Plaza (3-storey shops)
D'Vantage Condo (10-storey) (96 units)
D'Sulaman Square (4 to 5 storey shops)
Hartamas Height condo (12-storey)
Hotel - Sadong Jaya (4-storey) Conversion
Hotel - Tanjung Aru (10-storey)
Hotel Sixty3 (6-storey) Conversion
Hypermarket at Lintas Jaya Uptownship (3-storey)
International Technology and Convention Centre (ITCC) (2 blocks of 20-storey + 17-storey + 4-storey)
Jesselton Residences (3 blocks of 20-storey on top of 8-storey mall & car park) (333 units)
Kepayan Point (3-storey shops)
Kepayan Police Apartment (2 blocks of 12-storey + 2 blocks of 11-storey + 2 blocks of 9-storey + 7-storey) EST
KK Broadcasting Complex (5-storey)
KK City Waterfront (2 blocks of 8-storey on top of 6-storey mall & car park)
KK Times Square Phase 2 (5 blocks of 9-storey apartment (631 units) + 4-storey mall + 5-storey car park)
KK Suites (15-storey)
Kolej Yayasan Sabah (2 blocks of 8-storey)
Legenda Saujana Apartment (7-storey)
Lido Plaza (3-storey shops)
Masterskill College Extension (4-storey)
Metro Town - (8 blocks of 3-storey shops)
Ming Garden Hotel & Residences (11-storey)
Natikar Hotel (12-storey) Conversion
Nuclear and Radiotherapy Medical Centre (9-storey) EST
One Place Mall (11-storey)
Padimas Point (3-storey shoplots)
Pavilion Bundusan (3-storey shoplots)
Peak Vista Tower A (28-storey)
Pintas Square (3-storey shoplots)
Poi Neutron (5-storey)
Puncak Luyang Tower B (9-storey)
Putatan Platinum Apartment (5 blocks of 12-storey)
Queen Elizabeth Hospital 1 (2 blocks of 12-storey)
Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2 (9-storey) - Renovation
R55 Condo (11-storey)
Ribuan Gaya HQ (4-storey)
Riverson (2 blocks of 12-storey + 11-storey + 9-storey)
Sabah Cultural Building (4-storey)
Sabah Art Gallery (4-storey)
Sabah Medical Centre (11-storey)
Sabah State Administrative Centre (30-storey and 2 blocks of 9-storey) Picture 1
Shoplot - Beside Taman Bunga Raja (4)
Shoplot - Near Donggongon roundabout (Homesign Network) (3)
Surian Residence Condo (2 blocks of 12-storey)
Taipan 28 - Inanam Properties (3-storey Shoplots + 2 blocks of hotel)
Taman Ceriamas 118 - Putatan
Taman Eramas 118 - Donggongon
Taman Kim Leng Phase 5B
Taman Nelly Studio Apartment - Fine Landmark (8)
Taman Nountun Juta - Kolombong
Tiara Boutique Pool Villa (7-storey)
University Condo Apartment 2 (4-storey) (2,464 units)
Wawasan Bus Terminal
Wisma Kinsabina (4-storey)
Wisma Pelajaran (10-storey)
On Sale / Booking / Registration
1Likas - Sagajuta (2 blocks of 34-storey and 20-storey on top of 9-storey mall/car park + 12-storey + 18-storey)
Aeropod - SP Setia (Shopping Mall, Hotel, Office Tower, Retail Office, SoHo, Serviced Apartment, Parklands, Transportation Hub)
C Park - Chang Cheng Group (30-storey + 6-storey + 4-storey + 3-storey)
Canggih Heights - Top Green Development (13-storey)
Celebrity Residence condo - New Age Portfolio (3 blocks of 26-storey on top of 5-storey car park) (432 units)
Elements at Likas Condo - Wah Mie (2 blocks of 29-storey on top of 4-storey car park + 5-storey) (783 units)
Giling Metro (2 to 3-storey shop office) - Telipok
Grand Pavilion Residence - Likas (32-storey)
Jade Residence Condo - Sara Timur (15-storey)
Jesselton Point Hotel (25-storey)
Jesselton Villa Condo - Bina Puri (18-storey)
Menggatal Heights - Chang Cheng Realty (9 blocks of 5-storey)
Millennium Residency Apartment (TBA)
Palm Condominium - Mega Sunwise (5 blocks of 16-storey) (640 units)
Puri Fantasi - CL Pertama Development (6-storey) (42 units)
Signal Hill Residence Condo - Stakan Development (17-storey)
The Peak SOHO Block B - SBC Group (15-storey) (96 units)
The Suritz - SC Land (17-storey)
University Prime Condo - The W Group
Aru On The Park (2 blocks of 14-storey) - Tanjung Aru
Asmara Sky Residences (Signal Hill)
Blu SummerSuites - Titijaya (Bukit Padang)
Bukit Padang Govt Hospital (600-800 beds)
Bundusan Apartment (12-storey, 2 blocks of 15-storey, 17-storey)
Bundusan Perdana Apartment (Mix of 8 to 11-storey) (1,170 units)
City Library - Tanjung Aru (6 to 7-storey)
Condominium - Signal Hill (9-storey)
Condominium - Pristana (Signal Hill)
Condominium - Fine Landmark / Inanam (2 blocks of 11-storey) (160 units)
Condominium - Wah Mie / Sepanggar (2 blocks of 16-storey) (500 units)
Damai Residences - Jesselton Waterfront Holdings (40-storey + 38-storey + 4-storey) (580 residences) - Damai
Eco Park - Chang Cheng Group
Exhibition Centre (Replacement for Sabah Trade Centre)
Hotel - behind of Suria Sabah (15-storey)
Hotel 99 (100-rooms Boutique Hotel) - Lintas
Kasigui Tower condo - Central Million Properties (9-storey) (72 units)
Kota Kinabalu High Court (12-storey)
KK City Waterfront Phase 2 (12-storey)
Kurnia Perdana Apartment Phase 2 (150 units)
Light Residence - RA Concept / Penampang (22-storey) (228 units)
Lucky Heights Phase 2 (413 units)
Newington Hotel & Spa (11-storey) - Kolombong
One Jesselton condo - Bina Puri / Kepayan (11-storey) (100 units)
Pacific Parade - Ideal Prestige (Shopping Mall, Car Park, Condominium - 1,000 units)
Padi 8 (Terrace House) - Penampang
Property Development (109.41-acre), Princess Heights - Permaju Industries Bhd
Residential Development - Hua Yang
Riverside Condo - KK Land (UNK)
Shoplots / Office - Homesign Network
Sky Mansion - IJM Land = Mile 3 1/2, Jalan Tuaran (25-storey)
The Bay Residences Condo - Unique Flex / Likas (20 to 30-storey) EST
The Lantern (300-rooms Boutique Hotel)
The Tropicana - Blossomaju
Titijaya Sdn Bhd - 1. Mixed waterfront containing serviced apartments, shop-offices and a hotel / 2. Green residential enclave with bungalows and condominiums near Tun Fuad Stephen Park.
UMS Link International Precinct - (27-storey apartment, 5-storey office tower, 7-storey hotel, 2 blocks of 5-storey medical centre)
University Utama Condominium - The W Group
Condo - Rafflesia Kurnia Sdn Bhd / Bukit Padang Hill (4 blocks of 15-storey)
Harbour City Phase 1B, 1C, 2, 3, 4, 5 (UNK)
Prima Condo - Improbuilt (UNK)
Jesselton Waterfront - Suria Group (UNK)
Kinabalu International Convention Centre (UNK)
Likas Indah - Rimdaya
Star City South
The Vista, The Point, The Heritage - Sutera Harbour (The Vista - 448 units)
Recently Completed Buildings
88 Market Place (3-storey shoplots)
Bayshore Condo Phase 3
Cititel Express Hotel
Cyber City Apartments 1 (TBA)
Damas118 Plaza (3-storey shoplots)
Gaya Centre Hotel
Harbour City Phase 1A
Hing Tower Condo
Inanam Taipan (3-storey shoplots)
Kepayan Perdana (3-storey shoplots)
King Park Hotel
KK Times Square Phase 1
Land and Survey Department (10) EST
Lintas Jaya Uptownship (3-storey shoplots)
Luyang State Library
Peak Vista Tower B
Puncak Luyang Tower A Condo
Puteri Damai Condo
Star City North
Taman Padi View
Tang Dynasty Park Hotel
Tanjung Aru Condo
University Apartments 1 (TBA)
University Apartments 2 (TBA)
University Condo Apartments 1 (10 blocks of 4-storey)
Windrose Square (3-storey shoplots)
AirAsia Sales Offices in Malaysia
Plaza Berjaya, Lot G027B, Ground Floor, Podium Block, Plaza Berjaya,
No. 12 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur.
Lot 4, Level 2, Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur,
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tune Hotels.com Danga Bay Johor Bahru,
Lot PTB 22819 Jalan Skudai, Mukim Bandar Johor Bahru,
80200 Johor Bahru
Lot G24, Ground Floor, Wisma Sabah,
Jalan Tun Razak, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Wisma Ho Ho Lim, Ground Floor, No. 291, Sub Lot 4, Jalan Abell
93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Ground Floor , Sublot 661B of Lot 354, Unity Centre Block 7
MCLD Jalan Miri Pujut 98000 Miri, Sarawak
|Penang||Ground Floor, Kim Mansion, 332, Chulia Street, 10200 Penang|
|Subang||Ground Floor, Terminal 3, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 47200 Subang, Selangor|
TB228, Lot 5 Ground Floor,Istana Monaco Hotel, Jalan Bunga, Fajar Complex ,91000 Tawau, Sabah
FROM KUNDASANG TOWN
Different mushroom varieties are mostly grown on highlands in Sabah. Kundasang Town being the main production region.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
is located at Beg Berkunci, and is the largest public general
care hospital in Saba. The hospital has 589 beds and provides
services in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology,
pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics,
ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, nephrology, and urology.
It has won several prestigious awards in service from the state
and federal government.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital 088 218 166
|2||Likas Specialist Hospital|
|3||Hospital Bukit Padang at Jalan Kolam' Luyang and Klinik Kesihatan Luyang.|
Sabah Medical Centre (SMC)
Location : Lorong Bersatu off Jalan Damai. Established in 1986 and it is one of the most advanced modern general care hospitals in Sabah. The medial center has 24-hour emergency services and specializes in orthopedics and traumatology, surgery, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, cardiology, nephrology and haemodialysis, oncology, Dermatology, psychiatry, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, urology, and gastroenterology.
Sabah Medical Centre 088 211 333
Damai Specialist Center
Location: Lorong Tepus off Jalan Damai. Damai Specialist Centre 088 222 922
|3||Rafflesia Medical Centre 088 272 620|
Taman Bukit Sepangar sits on top of rolling hills and
surrounded by greeneries with clean and refreshing air.
380 acres of undulating landscape, located adjacent to Taman
Indah Permai along Jalan Sepangar. Taman Bukit Sepangar is well
linked via Sulaman Highway, Inanam bypass and off Jalan Tuaran.
It is also 5 minutes drive away from Nexus Karambunai Resort and
Shangrila Rasa Ria Resort.
health centers namely Likas Hospital.
Status of Jesus at
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Monsopiad Cultural Village
of Popular Book Store
in City Mall
| Sepangar Submarine Base, Sabah
Located inside 390 hectare of Sepangar Navy Base, the second largest navy base in Malaysia.
Malaysia first ever submarine base,will be home to 2 scorpene class submarines purchased by Malaysia Royal Navy. The development consisted of various office buildings, crew trainning center, submarine repair workshops, jetty facilities etc to serve the submarines.
The new base is completed on time to receive Malaysia's first submarine- KD Tunku Abdul Rahman on 17 Sept 09
| Borneo Convension Center,Kuching
Located by a marina overlooking ancient rainforest, BCCK is the first one its kind convension and exhibition centre in Sarawak.
The BCC has a gross floor area of 36,500 sq m and its great hall can accommodate up to 5,000 guests in a plenary session or 2,000 for a banquet.
The state of art centre is open for business in Aug 09.
| Interhill Place, Kuching.
Interhill Place is the latest hotel cum shopping complex development project in Kuching, Sarawak. It is a 23 storeys,4 stars,388 rooms hotel to be managed by Novotel of Accord group.
RE Morris is proud to complete the elect package of
this project. The new commercial complex is expected to open for business in Oct 09
| Dang Wangi New Police Headquarters & Staff Quarters
|Signal Hill is the highest point in the city.
The best place for a good view of Kota Kinabalu. Just a couple
of minutes drive from Padang Merdeka will bring you to the airy
deck where you can get amazing views that extend to the outlying
islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and further.
It is off the normal bus route. Taxi fare to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform is RM10-RM15. It is Open Daily from 8.00am till 12.00 Midnight. Admission is free.
One of the most outstanding
pieces of architecture in Sabah. With its majestic dome and
stunning gold inlay motifs, the mosque is in the city. It is a
unique combination of prevailing Islamic architecture and
Located at Jalan Tunku Abdul Raman, this mosque is a unique combination of Islamic architecture and contemporary design. 5000 worshippers can be accomodated inside; the mosque has become a popular place for visitors from all over the world.
|Inside KK City
Aquarium & Marine Museum
Atkinson Clock Tower
City Mosque/ Likas Mosque
Gaya Street (Sunday Market)
Signal Hill Observatory Platform
Tun Mustapha Menara (Sabah Foundation Building)
Sabah State Mosque
|The marine museum is situated within the Borneo Marine
Research Institute (BMRI) Complex inside the Universiti Malaysia
Sabah campus adjacent to the Sepanggar Bay area.
Among its facilities are the free standing exhibition tanks, live open water reef exhibition centre, live shallow reef exhibition centre, mangrove walk, contemporary Marine and Maritime Museum, Multimedia Interactive Information Kiosk, and Sipadan deep dive diorama.
The UMS Aquarium and Marine Museum is open every day except on Wednesdays and public holidays. Visiting hours are from 9.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 4.30pm
1Sulaman, a self contained neighborhood consisting
of shoplexes, multi-storied condominiums and a water theme park.
|Kinsabina - resort developer
Kinsabina Group, a local company dealing with building construction and property development
1) Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa,
2) Sutera Harbour and
3) Nexus Karumbunai,
4) Rasa Ria
5) Royal Kinabalu is the fifth to join the ranks.
Api Api and Marina Court
RM2500-RM3000 per sf for Centre Point & Wisma Merdeka.
Indah Court flooded with good tenant group and rental yield. Indah Court has been appreciated a lot lately especially when all the new developments of condominium and apartment selling for RM280-RM350 per sf while Indah court only fetch around RM 170- RM210 per sq foot.
Indah Court will be “evergreen” portfolio simply because 70% of the government and private school in KK’s located here with less than 2KM radar or walking distance. With the threat of potential rising petrol cost in the future, a lot of people will continue to purchase nearby city centre property as their dream home to save time and cost over the long term. Further more this is where all potential good tenant like teachers, doctors, government staff and the most important double income family group which assure further the rental repayment capability.
This property is located about 8KM from KK City Centre with huge numbers of units. Even though the numbers of unit is huge but bear in mind, they are surrounded by matured commercial and industrial activities mainly from Bundusan, Damai, Luyang and Lintas. With the completion of the highway last month, I believe the demand and price will continue to be steady and sustainable.
The Manikar at Signal Hill http://www.themanikar.com/
Designed by a Sabah own local architect firm with "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" as its tag line, it claimed to be different from other residential projects in town by the developer - Wong Chik Lim Holdings Sdn.Bhd.
Located at Signal Hill, one of the premier location in
Kota Kinabalu city area and it's a gated residential sanctuary
with all the major destinations are located just nearby.
Manikar project overall has a strong streamline modern architectural concept (horizontality & verticality).
The houses are basically consist of 4 types -
1) grand residences,
2) superior semi detached villas,
3) semi detached villas and
4) link villas with their own distinctive styles.
In addition to the typical construction specifications, there are some of the extras being provided like the rainwater harvesting storage tank to be used for all W.C. only and Solar Thermal Hot Water System at all bathrooms are all elements of sustainable design.
Save up water and electricity consumption in the long run. Such modern and yet green approach is taken by the architect and developer alike in introducing such design here in Sabah.
|FACTS OF MALAYSIA
Malaysia is a fascinating nation and a tropical paradise situated 7 degrees north of the Equator in the heart of South-East Asia. It covers a total area of 329,758 sq. km with Peninsular Malaysia on the tip of mainland South-East Asia, and Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. The climate is warm and humid throughout the year. Temperatures are around 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Light, cotton, cool and casual clothing is recommended all year round.
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Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kota Kinabalu
|Welcome to the land of friendly people, green parks
and marine wonders.
Kota Kinabalu is the main gateway to Sabah. The newly completed Kota Kinabalu Airport Terminal 1 mean greater air accessibility to this charming city. Terminal 2 serving low cost carriers is already a boost to tourist arrivals.
Many of Sabah's natural attractions are world famous. The atoll of Sipadan is highly rated as a diver's paradise by international skin-diving magazines and Mt.Kinabalu attracts thousands of hikers every year.
In 2000, UNESCO has declared Mt.Kinabalu as a World Heritage
Site. The Rafflesia, the State's official flower, is the largest
in the world. Sabah's fauna and flora are mind-boggling in
numbers. The State is home to more than 110 species of mammals,
500 over species of birds and more than 1,500 species of plants.
The new face of the State capital is that of an upcoming shopping paradise. There are new shopping malls such as Warisan Square, Star City, 1 Borneo Hypermall, KK Times Square, Harbour City that put Sabah in Borneo's shopping map.
Find Kota Kinabalu hotels, places of attractions, maps, pictures, airport information, travel advice and more :
Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, is the modem gateway to the
rest of Sabah. Direct flights between Kota Kinabalu and the regional capitals of
Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Taipei,
Guangzhou, Xiamen and Shanghai in China, Sydney, Manila, Manado & Balikpapan
Indonesia, Brunei, make Sabah easily accessible to travelers everywhere.
The Muruts reside mainly in the hinterland where many still live
in traditional communal longhouses. Once feared for their head hunting, the
Muruts are great hunters with spears, blowpipes and poisoned darts. It is a rare
treat to join one of their weddings, famous throughout the land for their
elaborate displays of bride wealth, dancing and feasting.
Other islands that have equally enchanted the diving fraternity are Mabul Island, known as home to the world's best "muck diving", a discovery that is gaining in popularity, and Langkayan Island, for its colorful world of macro marine life in over 20 dive sites that never cease to fascinate all visitors.
|In the year 2008, Kota Kinabalu completed many shopping
malls, suddenly making Kuching City now much behind Kota
Kinabalu......in the MALLS contest. With these new shopping
malls fully utilised. Kota Kinabalu is a new found shopping
paradise in Asia with tourist from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea,
Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, Philipine.
AirAsia no doubt play an important part in bringing continuous stream of visitors from West Malaysia otherwise would have easily gone to Thailand and Singapore.
Recent years, many top international brand names that have been stationed in Kuala Lumpur have set up their bases in Kota Kinabalu because of the potential of Sabah. Sabah is located strategically within the centre of the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines East Asian Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) region.
Kota Kinabalu International Airport is now the second busiest airport after Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Presently, KKIA caters to weekly and daily direct flights as following :
Japan's Narita-Kota Kinabalu and Osaka-Kota Kinabalu;
In comparative to its population, Kota Kinabalu is having too many Shopping Centers. This is possible only because of the prospering tourist industry in Sabah. Government aimed to promote Malaysia as a tourist destination in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007. Kota Kinabalu has the most picturesque sea coastline. Under a talented city planner, Kota Kinabalu can turned into the Sydney of Malaysia...
Kota Kinabalu City
Warisan Square – the newest and trendiest shopping experience in Kota Kinabalu!
Supermarkets in Kota Kinabalu
|Merdeka Supermarket Kota Kinabalu||+60 88 240098|
|Servay Supermarket Kota Kinabalu||+60 88 269050|
|Tong Hing Supermarket Kota Kinabalu||+60 88 230300|
|Sabah Tourism Board at Gaya Street||088 212121|
|Malaysia Tourism Board||1 300 88 5776|
|Malaysia Tourism Board (Sabah)||088 248 698|
|Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn. Bhd.||088232 121|
The Museum is surrounded by 43.3
acres of lush green forest. This location houses the main Sabah
Museum, and also an Ethno Botanic garden, a Zoological garden and a
Heritage Village all in one place!
Here you find several galleries exhibiting, among others, a cluster of human skulls from Sabah’s headhunting past, totemic figures, old photographs, valuable ancient pottery from all over South East Asia and antique Korans.
In the Heritage Village beside the museum you find numerous life-size replicas of the traditional houses of the many ethnic entities in Sabah.
KK is a Small, quaint, relatively safe CITY.
From Kota Kinabalu to Brunei on land and on sea
1) Backpacker :
Backpacker who do not have time to venture thought Sarawak always take this easier way to reach Brunei via ferry from KK-Labuan-Brunei.
The ferry cost :
RM30.00 from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan ( 2hours)
RM30.00 from Labuan to Brunei (2 hours).
You arrive at the ferry terminal in Brunei is near to main bus terminal of Bandar Seri Begawan. The main mosque is walking distance from the terminal.
2) Driving own car from Kota Kinabalu to Brunei then to Miri
Travel by land from Sabah to Brunei takes about 8
- 10 hours drive from Kota Kinabalu to Brunei town.