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Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah province in Malaysia. It is a small town which you can easily cover in foot.

Spend a day to discover the town- walk to Sabah Tourism Board on Gaya Road, walk to Clock Tower. From Clock Tower, walk 15 minutes uphill to Signal Hill for KK town view. You can shop at centre point, catch a movie, or buy some souvenirs from Filipino market.

Spend another day to one of the marine park. You can choose to go Manukan , Sapa or Tiga island. The jetty is also in walking distance.

Water sports are available in Manukan and Sapi but is subjected to changes depend on the number of people and the weather.

Spend another day for a visit to Monsopiad cultural village and Rafflesia Reserve Centre if there is a Rafflesia blooming. Rafflesia is the biggist flower on earth and Sabah is gifted with the most Rafflesia species compare to other countries.

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  • Last visit to Kota Kinabalu: Jan 2005
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  • Dec 11, 2008 at 5:28 AM

    Hi do you have a contact that i can book directly for white water rafting? my email add : jamiepeiling@yahoo.com thanks

  • Jan 31, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    I'm a first timer going to sabah! is the shopping good their or should i go somewhere else? PLS help ;)

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    May 16, 2007 at 2:41 AM

    When I was a child, I watched TV and learned that a tribe ate a kind of white fat worm in wood. So it's actualy Kadazan food called larva. It's a pity that I didn't have chance to see it in Sabah! How was its taste? ;)

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    Jan 3, 2007 at 12:39 AM

    Taxi to or from the airport seems to be fixed at 20 rngt and inner city rides 10 rngt

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    Jun 1, 2006 at 7:32 AM

    No, haven't been to Malaysia yet, only to Indonesia, but the Rafflesia wasn't in season. Maybe I'll see it in Malaysia one day. Very good tips, especially for budget travellers like me :)

  • Apr 30, 2006 at 5:57 PM

    Thank you so much for so many tips + real life pictures. It would be a big help for 1st timer in Sabah

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    Mar 17, 2006 at 8:10 PM

    Hi Tham, Very nice tips and pictures.... Best Wishes! Ken

  • Dec 16, 2005 at 12:51 AM

    IMHO, the best tasting chicken wing in KK is at TLC, Anjung Selera. RM1.20 each

  • ronaldbarr's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2005 at 11:28 PM

    Greetings from Ireland. It has been a pleasure to visit your pages and to rate some of your tips. I must come back - there is so so much to see. Well done! ronaldbarr

  • Mar 26, 2005 at 12:45 AM

    luv ur tip.i couldn't agree more!was just telling foreigners abt sabahans being friendly compared to people in the peninsula.that they're really sincere, no hidden intentions (money) involved when helping tourists.very good tip =)


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