Located on the fabled island of Borneo, Kota Kinabalu is a coastal city that faces the South China Sea and the adjacent Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. World-class accommodation in Kota Kinabalu, together with the city's restaurants, cafés, shops and proximity to natural wonders, make Kota Kinabalu an increasingly popular holiday destination. Book your travel package to Kota Kinabalu with Direct Flights today.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu, formerly called Jesselton, is the capital of Sabah in eastern Malaysia. Located on the fabled island of Borneo, Kota Kinabalu is a coastal city that faces the South China Sea and the adjacent Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. The majestic Mount Kinabalu forms the scenic backdrop of this fabulous city that serves as the bustling, colourful gateway to Sabah. World-class accommodation in Kota Kinabalu, together with the city's restaurants, cafés, shops and proximity to natural wonders, are making Kota Kinabalu an increasingly popular holiday destination.
Lush rain forests, the mighty Mount Kinabalu, tropical islands with sparkling beaches, and a warm, welcoming attitude toward visitors all meet in KK, the city's locally-used nickname. Kota Kinabalu is an exciting holiday destination that is just beginning to be discovered by travellers that hunger for striking natural scenery as well as ancient history and local colour. You can get on the bandwagon -Direct Flights books cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu and complete Kota Kinabalu travel packages that also include accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. Book your holiday now, Direct Flights offers the best deals on flights to Kota Kinabalu and discount accommodation in Kota Kinabalu.
Signal Hill Observatory offers a bird’s eye view of the city and the nearby islands; newly-arrived travellers on cheap holidays to Kota Kinabalu appreciate the opportunity to get their bearings from its top. The Sabah Foundation Building, Sabah's highest tower and a notable landmark, is a unique, circular 30-story structure and an engineering and architectural marvel. The State Mosque features majestic domes and provides a striking contrast to the State Museum, which is based on the architecture of Murut and Rungus longhouses. The museum exhibits, among other things, a cluster of human skulls from Sabah’s headhunting past, totemic figures, old photographs, valuable ancient pottery from all over South East Asia and antique Korans. The Gaya Street Fair is held every Sunday morning and you can find almost anything there, from local handicrafts, souvenirs and clothing to food. And the colourful Handicraft Market, next to the waterfront, is synonymous with pearls, local handicrafts including carved wooden statues, batik and sarongs, Islamic calligraphy, jewellery and home decorations.
Visitors can extend their travel to Kota Kinabalu by using their accommodation in the city to visit nearby areas. The islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park are just offshore and provide a relaxing break from the city as well as snorkelling and other watersports. Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is a short distance south of Kota Kinabalu and features exotic jungle wildlife, including Orang-Utans, Proboscis Monkeys, Gibbons, a Sumatran Rhinoceros, tigers and elephants. Of course, no trip to Kota Kinabalu would be complete without a visit to towering Mount Kinabalu and its richly diverse wildlife. Direct Flights will set up your discount travel arrangements, whether you'll be arriving from Australia, Germany or anywhere else in the world.
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