Gain a deeper knowledge about why Kota Kinabalu was formerly known as "Singgahmata" or "the place where the eye lingers" on this half-day tour. See architectural wonders like the Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building) and the City Mosque, discover the city's educational facilities at University of Sabah, learn about historical and cultural aspects of this region from the Sabah Museum, and enjoy a panoramic view of the city skyline and the surrounding islands on Signal Hill.
After pickup from your Kota Kinabalu hotel, you will be taken on a half-day tour of some of Kota Kinabalu's most interesting landmarks. Stop first at the Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building), a circular tower of steel that stands at 30-storeys high and one of the city's most important icons. Then, be taken to the University of Sabah, one of Malaysia's top universities to learn about the various schools, faculties and research that this university contributes. Afterward, head to the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and admire this exemplary model of Islamic architecture. Built right on the site of the Likas Bay, this gorgeous and dramatic structure looks like it is floating right on the man-made lagoon. Finally, explore Sabah Museum with your guide and learn about Sabah's history, culture and social and natural history. See the different exhibits that display this region's various archaeological, historical, art, zoological and various other collections. Before heading back to your hotel, make a brief stop at Signal Hill, where you will be greeted with a beautiful bird's eye view of the city skyline and nearby islands. Time permitting, your guide will stop at a local handicraft market for you to peruse unique local handmade works of art.