Top Choice Art in Kota Kinabalu

Cracko Art Gallery

Made up of a group of brilliantly talented KK artists, high up on the 3rd floor (look for the Cracko sign outside on the street), you'll find a vivid working studio of abstract and figurative art, stunning jewellery…
Market in Kota Kinabalu

Handicraft Market

The Handicraft Market is a good place to shop for inexpensive souvenirs. Offerings include pearls, textiles, seashell crafts, jewellery and bamboo goods, some from the Philippines, some from Malaysia and some from o…
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Financial Park (Duty-Free Mall)

Tragically, the modern chrome-and-mirrors Financial Park duty-free mall is trumpeted as the town's number one 'attraction', aiming to seduce shoppers and booze-cruisers into parting with their cash.
Books in Kota Kinabalu

Natural History Publications

Easily the best resource in the country for pictorial and textual books on Sabah's culture, ethnicity, traditions and wildlife and flora, at a fraction of the price you'll pay elsewhere.
Mall in Kota Kinabalu

Oceanus Waterfront Mall

The city centre's newest mall, this gleaming palace of consumerism has all the top Western brands, from sunglass shops to coffee-house chains, beauty products to fashion.
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Servay Department Store

Self-caterers should try the Servay Department Store, across from the Old Central Market, for everything from picnic lunches to DVDs of dubious authenticity.
Market in Kudat

Tamu Kudat

Photogenic for its tropical fruit, dried fish, edible seaweed and earnest hagglers, this is a fun spot to people-watch between buses.
Books in Kota Kinabalu

Borneo Shop

Books, gifts, prints, and postcards. There's a wealth of wildlife and flora books all focused on Borneo.
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Centre Point Mall

The city's second best central mall is a three-storey edifice with a variety of Western brands.
Arts & Crafts in Kota Kinabalu

Borneo Trading Post

Upmarket tribal art and souvenirs.