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Get your cheap flight tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu BKI, one of East Malaysia's most popular holiday destinations. AirAsia offers you the best deals on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu. 

The Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu flight takes only around 2 hours and 30 minutes. Also, check the flight schedule on AirAsia for other cheap flights departing from Kuala Lumpur on popular routes like Langkawi and Bangkok.

What to See & Do in Kota Kinabalu?

The icon of the state of Sabah is Mount Kinabalu, one of the tallest mountains in Southeast Asia. Every year, hundreds of climbers flock here in a bid to conquer its peak. The hike up is a challenging one, but climbers will be rewarded with breathtaking views from the top. 

Take a quick boat ride from Kota Kinabalu and explore the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Comprising 5 picturesque islands, visitors can go snorkelling, diving or enjoy sunbathing on the beautiful sandy beaches. 

Indulge in some retail therapy at the Gaya Street Sunday Market. This bustling market takes place every Sunday evening with traders selling everything from delicious street food to local handicraft. 

Do stop by the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and marvel at this architectural gem that sits on the Likas Bay shoreline. Many visitors come here to take in the serene atmosphere and to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Make a day trip to Kinabalu Park and take a refreshing dip in the Poring Hot Springs. This naturally occurring hot spring attracts plenty of visitors, who come to warm themselves up from the cold of the highlands. In addition to soaking in the springs, visitors can take a stroll on the canopy walkway and visit the Rafflesia flower reserve.

Discover the rich culture and heritage of Sabah with a visit to the Sabah State Museum and Heritage Village. The museum houses artefacts, traditional costumes and historical exhibits on Sabah and its people. Get a taste of traditional life at the Mari Mari Cultural Village. Visitors can watch cultural performances, sample some traditional cuisine and learn about the lives and customs of the indigenous tribes. 

For a stunning view of the city, head to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform. From here, visitors will be able to get magnificent views of Kota Kinabalu city and the islands surrounding it. 

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What Should I Eat in Kota Kinabalu? 

Try the many dishes that celebrate local ingredients and cooking styles. Just fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu with cheap ticket prices from AirAsia to savour these amazing dishes.  

For seafood lovers, Kota Kinabalu is the place to be. There are plenty of stalls and restaurants selling all sorts of seafood delicacies including seafood noodles, butter prawns, steamed fish and chilli crabs. 

Hinava is a popular salad among the KadazanDusun people and is commonly served during festivals. It comprises raw fish that’s marinated with lime juice, shallots, chilli and ginger. Another popular local dish is sinalau bakas. Wild boar meat is marinated with spices and then smoked until the meat is falling off the bone. Truly a meat lovers treat. 

Tuaran is a town near Kota Kinabalu and is famous for its noodle dish - Tuaran mee. Noodles are stir-fried with egg, vegetables and pork or seafood resulting in a satisfying lunch or dinner dish.  

Another favourite noodle dish among Sabahans is ngiu chap. Beef meat along with meatballs, tendon, liver, heart, tripe, intestine and tongue are cooked until tender in a beef broth and served over noodles. 

Those who are a little more adventurous can try butod or sago grubs. Found in the jungles of Sabah, the larvae are packed with protein and are traditionally served stir-fried with onions, chillies and other spices. 

Locals also enjoy bosou, a fermented fish or prawn dish originating from the KadazanDusun people. Bosou is usually eaten as a condiment or an accompaniment with rice. Bosou, however, is an acquired taste and may not be to everyone’s liking.

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When is the best time to visit Kota Kinabalu? 

The best time to visit Langkawi is between December and April when the weather is at its best for mountain climbing or beach activities. 

Plan your holiday early and get the cheapest flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu during these months to enjoy the best of the season. Kota Kinabalu flights are available daily from Kuala Lumpur via AirAsia. The short flight time between KUL and Kota Kinabalu means you can get to your holiday destination faster.

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  • Perform a self check-in via the AirAsia MOVE and receive your electronic boarding pass. You will receive a QR code to print your e-ticket and luggage tag at the AirAsia kiosk in selected airports.

  • Arrive at the airport 2 to 3 hours before your scheduled departure to allow enough time for security checks and other pre-flight procedures.

  • Please ensure that your hand luggage does not exceed 7kgs. If your luggage exceeds 7kgs, you will need to purchase additional checked baggage allowance.

  • Get your travel documents including passports and visas (if needed) for inspection before departure and upon arrival. 

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