Kota Kinabalu travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia's eastern Borneo island location is famous worldwide for its stunning beaches, first class diving, lush jungle scenery and luxury resort accommodation.

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When to Visit Kota Kinabalu

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The best time to visit is May-September after the rainfall season, when the weather becomes more stable and you can view all kinds of turtles and orangutans playing in the wild jungles.

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How to Get to Kota Kinabalu

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Where to Stay in Kota Kinabalu

Jesselton Hotel offers boutique accommodation in the heart of downtown for MYR220 a night.

Popular Neighborhoods in Kota Kinabalu

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How to Get Around Kota Kinabalu

The Cost of Living in Kota Kinabalu

Shopping Streets

Kota Kinabalu Handicraft (Filipino) Market offers souvenirs, including textiles, jewelry and local handcrafts for negotiable prices. 1Borneo Hypermall is the largest modern shopping mall in Borneo.

Groceries and Other

The two main shopping markets are City Grocer Supermarket and Giant Supermarket. A dozen eggs costs 4.5 MYR.

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Cheap meal
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A pair of jeans
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Single public transport ticket

Where to Eat in Kota Kinabalu

Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant serves fresh-caught fish and traditional Malaysian food. Meal prices average about MYR25.