Travel to Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu, or KK, 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 its gorgeous rainforests, natural ecosystem, beautiful reefs and diverse cultures. Climbing enthusiasts from across the globe flock over to its most famous landmark - Mount Kinabalu which stands majestically at 4,095 metres above sea level. Other than hiking, you can also book yourself a visit to the Kinabalu Park, Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site by UNESCO that boasts over 5,000 plant species consisting of orchids, ferns and the exotic Rafflesia plants. Just off the coast of KK, take a dip into the clear waters of Manukan Island, a popular tourist spot for the young and wise, with long stretches of chalets, clubhouses, restaurants and a diving centre for a complete holiday experience at the beach! Need some excitement after the hike and swim? Go club hopping around KK town and you'll love the blend of cultures, races and music influences. Best way to see KK is by renting a car and go on a drive around town, from nearby Tanjung Aru beach for gorgeous sunset to Ranau for a dip in the Poring Hot Springs.