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Sightseeing in Kota Kinabalu
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Sightseeing in Kota Kinabalu



Situated on the beautiful island of Borneo, Sabah is one of the thirteen states which Malaysia is made of. Sabah is the second largest state in Malaysia and shares the island of Borneo with Sarawak, Brunei, and Indonesian Kalimantan. Sabah is richly blessed with nature diversity, unique cultures, fun adventure, beautiful beaches, and fantastic cuisines for the adventurous taste buds. We have it all, from the world’s largest flower - the Rafflesia, one of the highest mountains in South East Asia - Mount Kinabalu, to one of the world’s top dive sites - Sipadan Island. Sabah is also known for her great natural treasures which include the world-renowned Danum Valley Conservation Area and Tabin which is Sabah’s largest wildlife reserve.

 

Signal Hill Observatory Platform
Signal Hill is the highest point in the city, is one of the best places to get a good view at Kota Kinabalu. Just a couple of minutes walks or drive from Padang Merdeka will bring you to the airy deckwhere you can get amazing view that extend to the outlying island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Parks and further.

 
KK Heritage Walks
Just when you think you know a place, there’s always something more to discover. The KK Heritage Walk unravels Kota Kinabalu’s rich history as you stroll along its streets. The walk is a guided tour of the city’s streets and landmarks, each with an interesting story of its own which dates back to pre-war, post-war and post-independence days. The 2-hour walk begins from the Independence Field and takes you through various parts of the city.

 

Padas River White Water Rafting
Looking for some serious wet and wild fun? Then get ready to strap on your life jacket and safety helmet to brave the raging Padas River for some rafting adventure. This exhilarating excursion covers a distance of 30 kilometers making it the longest rafting route in Borneo by far. Padas River has also been rated to have some of the best and safest rapids in South East Asia. It is suitable for rafters aged 12 to 55.
 
 
 
 

Rafflesia Information Centre
Located at the roadside of the edge of a forest reserve is the Rafflesia Information Centre. This centre is set aside for the conservation purposes of the remarkable rafflesia flower. Situated about an hour’s drive away from Kota Kinabalu and open daily to visitors from 8am to 3pm. Here, visitors can look forward to a jungle trekking adventure to look for the rafflesia flower. It is advisable to wear comfortable trekking shoes in the attempt to trek through the RIC’s challenging terrain.
 

Tanjung Aru Beach
Located at the end of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and about 6 kilometres from KK City, this place is closest to the hearts of the locals, and just one visit to the beach will tell you why. Taking its name from the casuarinas or aru trees that fringe the fine sands, this is where one might get a ringside seat to the greatest sunset on earth every evening when the crimson sun dips slowly into the horizon, leaving the vast skies a brilliant red. 
 
Sutera Harbour Gold and Country Club
Centrally located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City and just 10 minutes from the International Airport, it offers both day and night golfing. Its signature hole is the 24th par 4, 330m (Garden Course) with the challenge provided by the sandy waste and the ocean which comes precariously close to the undulating green. Other facilities include a driving range, putting green, chipping and bunker practice area, Resident Pro, Pro-shop, buggy rental, locker rooms with sauna facilities and a golf club house. In-house guests at the Sutera are allowed cross-signing privileges.

Kota Kinabalu Central Market
A few steps from the Handicraft Market, is the wet and dry central markets. Tropical fruits of all sorts, fresh vegetables and poultry can be found here. Drop by one free afternoon and discover fruits and vegetables foreign to that of your side of the world. The king of fruits, the Durian is a seasonal favourite at the. 
 
 
 
Coral Flyer
Picture yourself ziplining from one island to another; stunning view, wind blowing on your face and the excitement of zipping over the crystal clear water. It is now possible in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Coral Flyer is a Flying Fox ride across the beautiful Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu. It is the world’s longest island-to-island zipline at 250 meters long from Gaya Island to Sapi Island. Managed by Ropeskills Rigging with a fifteen-year history of building Ziplines in Asia, you can enjoy this experience knowing it has top safety standards.

Gaya Street (Sunday Market)
Gaya Street located in the Kota Kinabalu Central Business District has been the centre of business for over a hundred years. The wooden shops with nipah roofs are long gone but here is where generations-old family businesses are still thriving passed down from father to son. Every Sunday morning, the length of Gaya Street is closed off to traffic to make way for the Fair. Shop for anything under shady trees and over-sized umbrellas, like batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and craft, footwear, antiques and souvenirs, cakes, even pets and herbs! This is the best place to experience the cross-section of the local population when entire families enjoy a Sunday.

 

 

 

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