Luxury Hotels in 1Borneo, Kota Kinabalu


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The island is divided among three countries which is Malaysia and Brunei in the north, and Indonesia to the south. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory. In the north, the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak make up about 26% of the island. Additionally, the Malaysian federal territory of Labuan is situated on a small island just off the coast of Borneo. Borneo is surrounded by the South China Sea to the north and northwest, the Sulu Sea to the northeast, the Celebes Sea and the Makassar Strait to the east, and the Java Sea and Karimata Strait to the south. To the west of Borneo are the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. To the south and east are islands of Indonesia: Java and Sulawesi, respectively and to the northeast are the Philippine Islands. With an area of 743,330 square kilometres (287,000 sq mi), it is the third-largest island in the world, and is the largest island of Asia.

Its highest point is Mount Kinabalu, that is located in Sabah, Malaysia, with an elevation of 4,095 metres (13,435 ft). This place has around 19.8 million inhabitants based on record in mid-2010, a population density of 26 inhabitants per square kilometres. Most of the population lives in coastal cities, small towns and villages along the rivers. The population consists mainly of Dayak ethnic groups, Malay, Banjar, Orang Ulu, Chinese and Kadazan-Dusun. The Chinese, who make up 29% of the population of Sarawak and 17% of total population in West Kalimantan, Indonesia are descendants of immigrants primarily from southeastern China.

How to Get There

There are flights available from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport such as Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Airlines. It takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes and from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, you can rent a car or take a taxi to One Borneo area which will take around 18 minutes by using Tun Fuad Stephen road.

Tourist Attractions Nearby

1Borneo Hypermall

It is a shopping centre in Kota Kinabalu and the largest shopping complex in East Malaysia. It was designed by YTS Architecture Sdn Bhd, an international architectural firm based in Kuala Lumpur. 1Borneo is just 7 kilometres away from Kota Kinabalu City and about 13 kilometres away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. There are many concept stores selling from low end products to high branded product. On top of that, there is also many dining options for visitors to enjoy cuisines from local and western restaurants.

Kinabalu Park

This park covers an area of 754 square kilometres and was gazetted as a park in 1964.The basis for the establishment of a protected area in Kinabalu were formed after a report from the Royal Society Kinabalu Scientific expedition in 1962-1964 led by Prof. Corner. It is the first Park in the Malaysian Borneo’s state of Sabah. Its main feature is Mount Kinabalu which is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. It is a hot spot of particularly the plant biodiversity with affinities to flora from the Himalayas, China, Australia, Malay Peninsula, as well as pan-tropical region. Kinabalu Park has an exceptional array of naturally functioning ecosystems. A number of processes actively provide ideal conditions for the diverse biota, high endemism and rapid evolutionary rates. Several factors combine to influence these processes are the great altitudinal and climatic gradient from tropical forest to alpine conditions, steeply dissected topography causing effective geographical isolation over short distances and the diverse geology with many localised edaphic conditions as well as the ultramafic substrates, the frequent climate oscillations influenced by El Niño events and geological history of the Malay archipelago and proximity to the much older Crocker Range. Visitors are reminded not to forget to bring a highly water resistant knapsack and a raincoat in case it rains.

Hotels Nearby

The Klagan Regency

The Klagan Regency Hotel is located in Central Kota Kinabalu, a 10-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The Klagan Regency Hotel is part of the 1Borneo Hypermall which is the largest lifestyle shopping mall in the area. All rooms come with a flat screen TV and internet access and mostly cater to corporate travelers by offering a business center, three meeting rooms and a boardroom. It provides spacious, air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms and equipped with a safe, tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel is also situated within a 10-minute walk from the Atkinson Clock Tower and the Filipino Market and services provided by the hotel include luggage storage at the 24-hour front desk, laundry and dry cleaning.