Named after Malaysia’s First Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, this marine park is a group of five islands – Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug. The islands are just a short boat ride from Kota Kinabalu. Pulau Sapi, Manukan and Mamutik host beach activities, snorkelling and diving.
This is the place where Australian soldiers first camped when they landed in Jesselton during the second world war. Take a stroll down quiet streets, historical sites and monuments and get to know more about the history of Sabah.
The Atkinson Clock Tower is a famous landmark and the oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu. The clock was originally built using wood in 1905 in the memory of Francis George Atkinson, Jesselton’s first District Officer.
This state-of-the-art marine museum boasts one of the best aquarium facilities. See all kinds of marine life, learn about corals, take a mangrove walk and many more activities await you and your family.
The iconic Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is a floating mosque that sits on a man-made lagoon which surrounds the mosque, giving the mosque an air of mystery and beauty. When the mosque is illuminated, it is considered the most beautiful structure in the city and possibly in Malaysia.
For the adventurous and thrill seekers, try out the Coral Flyer, the longest island to island zipline in the world! Enjoy breathtaking views as you zipline over clear sparkling waters from the islands of Pulau Gaya to Pulau Sapi.
If you are in Kota Kinabalu during the weekend, make sure you visit the Gaya Street Sunday Market. Every Sunday morning, the entire Gaya Street is closed for a street bazaar. Enjoy the morning roaming around the market for some local goods and food.
This is the place to be if you are hunting for souvenirs to bring home. The Handicraft Market, also known as the Filipino Market carries an assortment of items, from T-shirts to sarongs, wooden handicrafts and even pearl jewellery. Be sure to bargain for your items!
This quaint waterfront district and ferry terminal has a historical feel to it and has become a popular tourist attraction in the last decade. Enjoy casual dining, leisure and retail experiences all day long and come evening, wind down with family and friends and catch the scenic sunset.
Take a ride on the North Borneo Railway, the oldest steam railway in Sabah and Borneo, and relive the memories of a bygone area. Discover the beauty of Borneo as the train passes through sprawling villages, coastal towns, rainforests and plantations.