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Kota Kinabalu

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

When the usual precautions are taken, KK is a reasonably safe city. Late at night, streets and alleys near the waterfront are probably best avoided if you are alone, and locals often advise caution around the Filipino market. Women travellers are wise to be cautious about walking around on their own after dark, though it’s probably safer than most Western cities.

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While you're there

Medical services

Dial 999 in an emergency.

Permai Polyclinic (232100; www.permaipolyclinics.com; 4 Jln Pantai; 24hr) Private outpatients clinic.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital (218166; Jln Penampang) Past the Sabah Museum.

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