Must-see shopping in Sabah

  • Sabah Museum Gift Shop

    Kota Kinabalu

    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…

  • Borneo Shop

    Kota Kinabalu

    There's a wealth of wildlife and flora books here, all focused on Borneo, plus a few postcards and souvenirs.

  • Handicraft Market

    Kota Kinabalu

    The Handicraft Market sells mostly cheap, mass-produced souvenirs. Offerings include pearls, textiles, jewellery, bamboo goods and seashell crafts (avoid,…

  • Financial Park


    Tragically the modern chrome-and-mirrors Financial Park duty-free mall is trumpeted as Bandar Labuan's number-one 'attraction', aiming to seduce shoppers…

  • Tamu Kudat


    You'll smell it before you see it. Photogenic for its tropical fruit, dried fish, edible seaweed and earnest hagglers, this is a fun spot to people-watch…

  • Suria Sabah

    Kota Kinabalu

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

  • Oceanus Waterfront Mall

    Kota Kinabalu

    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…

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