Kota Kinabalu, or KK as it is more affectionately known, is the capital of the Sabah state in Malaysia. A delightful coastal city that is rich with history and tradition beckons local and international travellers to explore and discover its gorgeous rainforests, natural ecosystem, beautiful reefs and diverse culture. Climbing enthusiasts from across the globe flock over to its most famous landmark, Mount Kinabalu which stands majestically at 4095 metres above sea level.
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Kinabalu Park Nature lovers as well as climbing enthusiasts will be astounded by this botanical and mountainous paradise, especially Mount Kinabalu, the fifth highest peak in the whole of Southeast Asia!
Manukan Island Great facilities, excellent water sports and its crystal clear waters make Manukan Island irresistible to those looking for sea, sand and fun! There are also nature trails to explore as well as great locations for bird watching.
Tanjung Aru It’s the perfect cocktail for a day of frolicking and unwinding with cool sea breeze and soft golden sand. This beach is particularly packed during the weekends with locals and tourists alike waiting to enjoy the gorgeous sunset.
Mari-Mari Cultural Village
At this idyllic little village, you can see for yourself how Sabah’s five major ethnic tribes - Kadazandusun, Bajau, Murut, Rungus and Lundayeh - live their daily lives just like their ancestors did hundreds of years ago.
Lok Kawi Wildlife Park The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park provides a snapshot of the diverse wildlife and natural beauty in the Sabah region. Among the animals exhibited here are the Borneo Pygmy Elephants, orangutans, Sumatran Rhinoceros as well as a variety of colourful birds.
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|Transportation ||Duration ||Fare |
|Mini Bus to Terminal Wawasan ||10 minutes ||RM2 |
|Taxi to city center ||10 minutes ||RM30 |
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Ringgit Malaysia (RM)
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| ||Weather |
|DEC - FEB |
23°C - 31°C
Bring an umbrella in case of rain
|MAR - MAY |
24°C - 32°C
Ideal time to explore the beaches and other attractions
|JUN - AUG |
|Dry season |
24°C - 32°C
Great weather to stroll around town
|SEP - NOV |
22°C - 30°C
Pack a raincoat and avoid
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