Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah located on the island of Borneo, this Malaysian city is a growing resort destination due to its proximity to tropical islands, lush rainforests and Mount Kinabalu. Generally referred to as KK, it is located on the west coast of Sabah within the West Coast Division. Kota Kinabalu is the largest city in the state in Sabah and is the main gateway into the island of Borneo. KK lies by the coast overlooking South China Sea on a narrow flatland and occasional hills bordered by Crocker Range which hosts Mount Kinabalu. The urban sprawl is concentrated along the coast towards the north and south of the city. Kota Kinabalu is a fast growing tourism destination. Many packaged tours to attractions in Sabah depart from here.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (IATA: BKI, ICAO: WBKK), an international airport, which located in the city of Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah. The airport is in Kota Kinabalu, about 15 minutes from the Kota Kinabalu City Centre.
Kinabalu National Park is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site. Also the Centre of Plant Diversity for South East Asia, the Park boasts more than 5,000 vascular plant species and the park has no shortage of fauna as well, being home to some 90 lowland mammal species and many others. The main attraction at the Park is none other than the majestic Mount Kinabalu, one of the highest mountains in South East Asia standing at 4095.2 metres.
Sabah Art Gallery is situated in Penampang. It houses over 3000 paintings, carvings, and sculptures. The building has a unique basket-shaped architecture with decorative cultural motif panels of the indigenous people of Sabah. It is also the first green building in Sabah and Borneo.
Located just 10 minutes away from the Kota Kinabalu city centre, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a luxurious 5-stars retreat that provides the perfect stay for an amazing escapes. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, comprises 492 luxurious rooms and suites. All rooms are designed to provide contemporary luxury inspired by the colours and textures of traditional Borneo. Rooms and suites offer impressive views of both the ocean and Mount Kinabalu or South China Sea. How to get there? From Kota Kinabalu International Airport, you can call for hotel’s limousine transfer at certain charges. The taxi fare between the airport and the resort generally costs around MR 30 - 40 per journey, depending on the type of vehicle.
Promenade Hotel and Resort offers a spacious accommodation in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. There are total of 451 astonishing rooms and suites featuring Standard, Superior and Deluxe Room to Presidential Suite, equipped with a balcony that features amazing view. A complimentary breakfast is included in the room charges. Promenade Hotel and Resort is just a few minutes away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Contemporary design hotel features dark wood and all room are equipped with air conditioner and minibar. They provides free Wi-Fi in the lobby area. There is a wide range of food and beverage options. You will get to enjoy a sumptuous feast at Promenade Café, Deli Corner and Dynasty Restaurant or hang out and chill at their lobby lounge or Cigar and Wine Lounge. If you would like to have a taste of street food, there are a number of food stalls around the hotel.