Inanam is a town and sub-district of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. It is situated 10 kilometers from the Kota Kinabalu city center. Inanam has a terrain shape that is hilly and fertile landed and flat. Due to history, during the World War II, Inanam is the base where the Kinabalu Guerillas led by Albert Kwok actively operating to fight the Japanese. One of the famous key players in Inanam development is known as OKK Majimbun Majangkin. Inanam is one of the industrial areas and also famous with agricultural products selling activity such as vegetables, fish and so on. The town population consists of mainly the Dusun, and the Chinese. The Sabahan dialect in Inanam is largely influenced by the native Kadazan language especially among the Kadazandusun people. Among the Chinese population, the Hakka and Mandarin varieties are spoken and English is also widely spoken in Inanam.
You may take flight from any other airport in Malaysia and outside Malaysia to Kota Kinabalu International Airport. There are non-stop flights to Kota Kinabalu provided by Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia and Malindo Air. From the airport you may take taxi to Inanam where it takes 24 minutes’ drive from airport to Inanam.
From Kota Kinabalu City you may take taxi or city bus to Inanam Bus Terminal.
Visitors from Labuan, Indonesia and Philippines can arrive in Sabah by Sea. From Kota Kinabalu Ferry Terminal you can take taxi to Inanam.
For culture and heritage enthusiast a visit to Sabah State Museum and Heritage Village is a must visit destination while in Inanam. It is situated 7 km from Inanam town. The Museum was built in 1985, consists of the Main Building, Science and Education Centre, Heritage Village, Sabah Art Gallery and Museum of Islamic Civilization. There is a Heritage Village on the Museum grounds where you can enter and experience different types of traditional houses of the various indigenous groups of Sabah. Cultural activities are held here from time to time.
You may bring your family and kids to enjoy fresh air and cool water bathing at Ulu Kiansom Waterfall. You may experience a fresh air and beautiful atmosphere surrounded by nature. The facilities available here include food and beverage outlets, toilets, baths, and picnic huts. The distance between Inanam cities with Kionsom Waterfall is about 9 km or 18 minutes’ drive away. This waterfall is well known among locals and foreigners and sometimes crowded with the presence of the public for picnics especially weekends and public holidays.
The colorful Gaya Street (Sunday Market) is one of must visit destination while in Inanam. It takes 15 minutes (8 km) drive from Inanam town. You may shop everything here from everyday clothing and accessories to freshly ground Borneo coffee, freshly baked Sarawakian cakes, Sabah snacks, herbs, batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and craft, footwear, antiques and souvenirs.
The Filipino Market is one of the most famous destinations in Kota Kinabalu and it is widely known for being the best place to get souvenirs. You only need to drive for 17 minutes from Inanam town to reach Filipino Market. The Filipino Market Kota Kinabalu is occupied with hundreds of tiny stores. There is a whole list of things you can find and buy from Filipino Market such as fresh fruit and seafood, handicraft, salted fish and fresh vegetables. Filipino Market even has its very own cooked food stalls that prepare a wide range of delicious eateries, and the aroma is to die for. Everything that you come across in the Central Market is available here in the most reasonable and negotiable prices.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is a park off the coast of the island of Borneo in Malaysia made up of five islands includes Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. All islands are very popular among tourists from Kota Kinabalu, due to their close proximity to the city. Each of the five islands features different collections of flora and fauna, with Pulau Gaya being the largest and most colorful of the five. The distance from Inanam town to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is about 14 km where you can get a taxi to reach the jetty.
Grand Borneo Hotel is a 3-star hotel located in 1Borneo Hypermall, Sabah largest shopping mall. This hotel located only 4 km from Inanam town provide the stylish accommodation with a grand indoor pool, 2 dining options and modern rooms with free internet. With shopping, dining, and entertainment all under one roof, the Grand Borneo Hotel is an excellent choice when visiting Inanam.
Staying at Century Hotel Inanam is a perfect choice while in Inanam. This 2-star hotel is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities. The hotel is located next to the Inanam Bus Terminal and is 9.7 km from Kota Kinabalu city center and 15 minute drive from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. For travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Century Hotel Inanam is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.