Kota Kinabalu (KK) won’t immediately overwhelm you with its beauty, but you’ll soon notice its friendly locals, breathtaking fiery sunsets, blossoming arts and music scene, and a rich culinary spectrum spanning street food to high end. Alongside swanky new malls and expensive condos, old KK, with its markets stocked to the gills with sea creatures, pearls, and busy fishermen shuttling about the waterfront, happily endures. This may be a city on the move with the 21st century, but its old-world charm and history are very much alive.
Once you are acclimatised to the humidity, you'll find it's easy to walk around the compact city centre. KK is an ideal base to book your Sabah adventure, whether it be diving, wildlife watching, or Mt Kinabalu trekking. Believe us, KK will soon grow on you once you get to know it.