Gaya Island in Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Gaya Island in Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Gaya Island in Kota Kinabalu Sabah
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Gaya Island in Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Gaya Island in Kota Kinabalu Sabah
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Snorkeling
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Snorkelling at Gaya Island
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Manukan island
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Gaya island beach. Photo: kota kinabalu blog.
Sapi-Island
Sapi Island
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Sapi Island Beach

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Manukan island kota.1

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Mamutik Island.4
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Mamutik Island.4

Mamutik Island.4

Kinabalu Poring Hot Springs

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Kinabalu Park

Hot springs are located on the grounds of Kinabalu National Forest, an area designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Admission fee here is 3 RM for local people and 15 RM for foreigners.

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Kinabalu Poring hot spring

In addition to taking a hot spring bath, here you can also trekking into deep inside the jungle where has some interesting places for you to visit, if you are not afraid of fatigue, the farthest Trek point is Langanan waterfall with a distance of 3525m. On the way there is Butterfly Garden, Canopy Walk suspension bridge, Kipungit waterfall, bat cave, some points will force you to buy more tickets to entrance.

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2Canopy Walk kinabalu
Canopy Walk
02 Botanical Garden (Part of Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring Tour) @ Sabah [East Malaysia] (Large)
Botanical Garden (Part of Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring)
Langanan waterfall
Langanan waterfall

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Address: 89300 Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia
Hours: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

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Mt Kinabalu

Mari Mari Cultural Village

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This village is a place where you can learn about the extremely diverse culture and customs from 5 different tribes living here. You will learn how to make traditional tribal dishes and drinks, learn to create fire from bamboo or enjoy traditional music and dance with the identity of each ethnic group.

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Mari Mari Cultural Village kota kinabalu (1)

Mari Mari Cultural Village kota kinabalu (1)

Mari Mari Cultural Village kota kinabalu (1)
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Address: Inanam, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Hours: 10AM–6PM
Phone: +60 16-821 5689
Url: http://marimariculturalvillage.com/

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Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

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Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is one of the largest zoos throughout Malaysia. There are many different wildlife species in the tropics such as reptiles, birds, mammals … Also at the zoo very often organize animal circus activities.

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Lok Kawi Wildlife Park kota kinabalu (1)

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park kota kinabalu (1)

Address: 63, Jalan Penampang, 88200 Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia
Hours: 9:30AM–5:30PM
Phone: +60 88-765 710

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Filipino Market

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Kota Kinabalu is very close to the Philippines, so there are lots of small businesses coming from the Philippines.

Filipino Market
Filipino Market
Amazing Bracelet Design
Amazing Bracelet Pearl
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Filipino Market Kota Kinabalu Introduction

Filipino Market Kota Kinabalu Introduction

Filipino Market Kota Kinabalu Introduction

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Variety of grilled seafood in Kota Kinabalu night market in Kota Kinabalu
Variety of grilled seafood at Filipino Market

The market sells a lot of different handicrafts and the most special attraction is pearl. The people here are also extremely friendly and harmonious. Many tourists come here to shop and visit when traveling to Kota Kinabalu. If you come to the market at night, the market will turn into an ideal dining spot with countless grilled seafood caught directly from the sea.

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Filipino market

Address: Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Hours: 9AM–10PM

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In addition, Kota Kinabalu has many interesting bars, golf courses and diving services such as parachuting, canoeing …

Flying on top of Kokol Hill
Flying on top of Kokol Hill
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Beach bar
Sunset dining KK
Sunset dining KK

Kota Kinabalu travel guide blog: What and where to eat?

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Kota Kinabalu cuisine

It is famous for traditional curry eateries from popular to high-end, concentrate on the streets of Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Jalan Pasar Baru … or night market.

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Kota Kinabalu night market
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Fish head curry

Seafood here is very cheap, with only 20 RM / person, you will enjoy crab, shrimp, squid and delicious grilled dishes, seaweed salad …

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Variety of grilled seafood in Kota Kinabalu night market in Kota Kinabalu
Variety of grilled seafood in Kota Kinabalu night market.

Or enjoy the fast food of famous brands in the world at commercial centers. Or food stores of Thailand or Japan.

Nagasaki Japanese Restaurant
Nagasaki Japanese Restaurant

Below are some popular dishes you can try in Kota Kinabalu.

Roti Canai: The dish originating from India is one of the most popular breakfast dishes here. The cake will be served with a rich and spicy curry. You can taste this dish at some good restaurants such as: Pak Idris Restaurant & Catering; Sri Latha Curry House; Kedai Makan Islamic Restoran 2.

Roti Canai

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Char Kway Teow: Stir-fried rice noodles with meat or seafood with black soy sauce, sounds like Pad Thai. You can try this dish at restaurants: Warung Afiq Char Kuey Teow; Sulaiman Kiosk..penang Char Kuey Teow; Penang Char Kuey Teow.

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Char Kway Teow – Hill Street Char Kway Teow
Char Kway Teow

Nasi Lemak: Also one of Malaysia’s popular dishes. The coverage is similar to that of broken rice in Saigon. All people eat it, have all versions from popular to luxurious. Rice is cooked with coconut milk, served with peanuts, dried fish, and other topping such as chicken, beef, pork, deer, etc … depending on preferences. Some restaurants you can try this dish are: Nasi Lemak Kaki Lima; Ayam Penyet Nasi Lemak; Baby Boss Nasi Lemak Restaurant; D’queens Kitchen,Nasi Lemak Kukus King,Bandar Sierra; Warung Nasi Lemak Abg Din; Nasi Lemak S7; pok di nasi lemak.

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Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre

The traditional nasi lemak -kuala lumpur

Kota Kinabalu travel blog: What to buy?

Fabric - Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Center a.k.a. Filipino Market, Sabah
Fabric – Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Center a.k.a. Filipino Market, Sabah

It has a Filipino handicraft market, sells a lot of traditional souvenirs and hand-made goods, especially you should buy pearls when as a gift when traveling in Kota Kinabalu.

Filipino Market
Filipino Market
Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Market
Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Market
Amazing Bracelet Design
Amazing Bracelet Design

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Waterfront Kota Kinabalu Store

In addition, you can visit other shopping attractions in Kota Kinabalu such as: Surah Sabah, Center Point, Parkson, KK Plaza, Wisma Merdeka, Warisan Square …

Gaya Souvenir Centre - Largest Souvenir Store at Kota Kinabalu
Gaya Souvenir Centre – It is the largest Souvenir Store in Kota Kinabalu

Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, to from Kota Kinabalu you can refer to

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Are you looking for more top things to do in Sabah and Kota Kinabalu: Tours, activities, attractions and other things? Let’s check it out at here. And Malaysia here.

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