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Books in Kota Kinabalu

Sabah Museum Gift Shop

Across from the Sabah Museum, this place sells books on all things Borneo – from field guides to birds, fish and mammals to WWII history, indigenous culture and first-hand accounts of life in colonial British Sabah …
Gifts & Souvenirs in Kota Kinabalu

Sabah Batik & Craft

If you're looking to support Sabah-made craftspeople, there is no better place in KK to buy containers, baskets, backpacks and other Murut and Dusun crafts, all expertly woven from natural fibres.
Books in Kota Kinabalu

Borneo Shop

There's a wealth of wildlife and flora books here, all focused on Borneo.
Mall in Kota Kinabalu

Suria Sabah

Designer brands by the score, a multiplex cinema, numerous good restaurants – a temple to consumerism and hard not to like.
Market in Kota Kinabalu

Handicraft Market

The Handicraft Market is a tourist trap selling mostly cheap and mass-produced souvenirs. Offerings include pearls, textiles, jewellery, bamboo goods and seashell crafts (avoid, as they're unsustainable), some from …
Mall in Kota Kinabalu

Oceanus Waterfront Mall

One of the city centre's newest malls, this place has a few top-brand shops, from sunglass stores to coffee-house chains, beauty products to fashion and even a Hard Rock Cafe. But there are also plenty of empty shop…