Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu  (known as ‘KK’ by the locals) is the principal entry point into Sabah and the launch pad for trips to all the key highlights of Sabah. The city itself was  razed to the ground a couple of times during World War II so is not a town of any great beauty but it has a few historic buildings, museums and mosques that are worthy of a visit.

Why visit Kota Kinabalu ?

  • Admire the art and artifacts of Borneo in the Sabah Museum
  • Stop at one of the city’s most sacred sites, the Blue Mosque
  • Learn about Borneo’s past
  • Shop for bargains in the night market

The large, bustling Night Market is home to huge numbers of traders selling their wares and a great variety of Malay gastronomy and is a must-see. It is also renowned for its wonderful tropical islands and its coastal location that boasts some of Borneo’s finest beaches and great resort hotels.




A visa is not required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required. Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 8 Hours

Flight Time

16 hours with one stop


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