Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah state in Malaysia. It is also the capital of the West Coast Division of Sabah. The city is located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea. The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park lies on one side and Mount Kinabalu, which gave the city its name, is nearby
Kota Kinabalu is often known as K.K. within Malaysia and internationally. It is a major tourist destination and a popular gateway for travelers visiting Sabah and Borneo. Kinabalu National Park is located about 90 kilometres from the city and there are many tourist attractions in and around the city.
There are a number of cultural venues in Kota Kinabalu. The Sabah Museum, situated near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, is the main museum of Sabah. Around the vicinity of the museum is the Science and Technology Centre, Sabah Art Gallery, and the Ethno Botanic Garden.
Things to See & Do
* Atkinson Clock Tower
* Signal Hill Observatory
* Green Connection Aquarium
* Sabah State Mosque
* Walk the city center
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Language – Bahasa Malaysia, English
Population – 620,000 approx
Land Area – 351 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +6o
Port Location – The Kota Kinabalu Port Passenger Terminal is located at the old Kota Kinabalu port wharf.
Travel Links – There are two long-distance bus terminals, The South Terminal accross the road from Wisma Wawasan serving destinations south of Kota Kinabalu Beaufort, Sipitang and Lawas, and the other called the 'Kota Kinabalu 'North Bus Terminal' in Inanam, 10 km to the northeast of the city centre. This terminal serves buses going north and east of Kota kinabalu, including Mount Kinabalu, Sandakan, Semporna and Tawau.
Kota Kinabalu International Airport provides flights linking the city with other domestic and international destinations. It is a secondary hub for Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia and it consists of two terminals. It is the second busiest airport in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur International Airport and it on of the main gateways into Sabah and East Malaysia. Some destinations include : Bandar Seri Begawan, Shenzhen, Seoul, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Manila, Cebu, Singapore, Taipei, Kaohsiung, and other cities, both within and outside of Malaysia. It is also a secondary hub for MASWings, which serves flights to smaller towns and rural areas in East Malaysia.
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