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Climbing Tours , Kota Kinabalu
Put your adventure skills to a serious test with a climbing tour from the appealing gateway town of Kota Kinabalu. Led by a local guide, you'
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Manukan Island , Kota Kinabalu
Take a trip to Manukan Island, located in the country's first marine national park. Hop on a speedboat from the mainland and in 20 minutes yo
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Sapi Island , Kota Kinabalu
Enjoy a day on Sapi Island, one of five islands in a protected marine park off the coast of Borneo. Just a 20-minute boat ride from Kota Kina
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Mount Kinabalu , Sabah
Explore Mount Kinabalu, a towering mountain and World Heritage Site with a tremendous ecological diversity. As Malaysia's highest point, its
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Kinabalu Park , Sabah
Explore Kinabalu Park, an area brimming with nature that became the country's first World Heritage Site in 2000. Established in 1964, the gro

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Kota Kinabalu

Islands · Flea Markets · Shopping Malls
A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood. Local and state museums introduce visitors to the diverse history and culture of the state, the town, and the island of Borneo itself. You can book your excursions into the rich wilderness of Borneo here, and arrange the relevant permits for the areas you wish to explore. Many tour groups jump off from Kota Kinabalu every day, using the town's strategic position to access the main natural attractions of the region. Add Kota Kinabalu and other destinations in Malaysia to your travel plans using our Malaysia route maker app.

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Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

In the area of Sepanggar you'll find the main set of hotels, ranging from simple and mid-priced, to the more luxurious with good sea views. Move away from the coast for more space and privacy in resort-style hotels, which offer a range of facilities and comfortable, sometimes quirky rooms and apartments. Farther out still, you'll find backpacker motels, giving easy access to the surrounding natural attractions that, after all, are the primary reason for being here.
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