Kota Kinabalu

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.

Top 5 Must Do's

Kota Kinabalu, Kinabalu Park

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!



Kota Kinabalu, Manukan Island

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.



Kota Kinabalu, Tanjung Aru

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.



Kota Kinabalu, Mari-Mari Cultural Village

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.



Kota Kinabalu, Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

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.


To and from airport

Transportation Duration Fare
Mini Bus to Terminal Wawasan 10 minutes RM2
Taxi to city center 10 minutes RM30

Your awesome getaway awaits you right here!

Book now
 
Quick Facts

Currency
Ringgit Malaysia (RM)

Electricity
240V 50Hz

Language
Bahasa Malaysia, English, Hakka, Cantonese, Mandarin

Time zone
UTC +8

Tel code
+60 88

Religion
Islam, Christianity

Want to read more? Download




FREE Awesome Malaysia Guide
now!

Weather

DEC - FEB

Monsoon season
23°C - 31°C
Bring an umbrella in case of rain


MAR - MAY

Dry season
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

Rainy season

22°C - 30°C
Pack a raincoat and avoid
the beaches

View how you can fly in with our interactive map!
Map it out



Check out these other destinations!

Australia

Gold Coast
Melbourne
Sydney

Cambodia

Siem Reap

China

Changsha
Hangzhou
Kunming
Shanghai
Wuhan
Xi'An

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

India

Kochi

Indonesia

Bali
Bandung
Jakarta
Solo
Yogyakarta

Japan

Nagoya
Osaka
Tokyo

Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu
Kuala Lumpur
Kuching
Langkawi
Miri
Penang

Myanmar

Mandalay

Nepal

Kathmandu

Singapore

Singapore

South Korea

Busan

Taiwan

Taipei

Thailand

Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Krabi
Phuket
Surat Thani

Vietnam

Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City