Kota Kinabalu - The charming capital city of Sabah

If you plan to visit Sabah for a few days, Kota Kinabalu which is the charming capital city of this state shouldn’t be missed. First of all, in the Kota Kinabalu tours collection, you will get the chance to watch Proboscis Monkeys – a unique animal in Borneo Island as well as enjoy the amazing spectacle of fireflies. This city also has many perfect beaches and snorkelling places for you to discover and relax.

Kota Kinabalu travel guide information

Kota Kinabalu Quick Facts

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah state, Malaysia and situated on the northwest coast of Borneo

This capital city has a population of nearly 536,000 people in the total area of 351 square kilometres

Kota Kinabalu is named after the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia – Mount Kinabalu which is situated to the east of this city

This city is often known as KK (both with international visitors and Malaysian). This is a popular tourist destination when visiting Sabah and Borneo

Kota Kinabalu has a typical tropical rainforest climate – high humidity, a great amount of rain and constant high temperature

Best time to visit Kota Kinabalu, malaysia

If you are looking for the dry and cool weather to either relax on the dreamy beaches or go mount climbing at the highest mountain in Southeast Asia – Mount Kinabalu, the best time to visit Kota Kinabalu is between December and April. After April, the weather is quite hot and humid.

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Get an in-depth exploration the tribal lifestyles of the ethnic groups in Sarawak Cultural Village

Admire the natural beauty inside two unusual limestone caves in Kuching: the Fairy and Wind Caves

Visit the Semenggoh Orang Utan Centre and spot these unique apes as well as other wild animals in their natural habitat

A full day trip getting a glimpse of the renowned Kinabalu National Park with fantastic wildlife experiences

Take an underwater expedition in TARP islands, one of the good sites for snorkeling in Malaysia

Enjoy Borneo sunset and Kota Kinabalu by night with buffet spread and live music on North Borneo Cruises

Kuching → Kota Kinabalu

North Borneo Discovery

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Get up close and personal with the nature in Kinabalu National Park

Stop over cultural landmarks in North Borneo: Mari Mari Villages, Nabalu Handicraft Market, Tamparuli Town

Epic outdoor activities: spelunking in Gomantong Cave, jungle discoveries, wildlife spotting, canopy walkway, etc

Hands-on experiences with the Borneo endemic species

Eye-opening lessons about Orang Utan conservations in Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre

Get you free time wandering around Sabah's capital city, Kota Kinabalu

Leisure moments with hot springs amidst the woods, Kinabatangan river cruises, and sunset dinner cruise

Kota Kinabalu → Ranau → Sandakan

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