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Also known as City Mosque, the floating mosque is located at Pasir Road on the shores of Likas Bay. Costing RM34 million, the preparations for the mosque began in 1989, and the installation of foundation piles began in 1992. However, the construction was delayed between 1993 and 1994 due to lack of fund. Tucked on a 14.83-acre (6.00 ha) land, the architectural design is based on the Nabawi Mosque in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. This mosque has a prayer hall which houses three madrasahs and can accommodate from 9, 000 to 12, 000 worshippers at a time. Open for public visits daily except Fridays from 8am to 5pm, there is no admission fee being charged. Surrounded by a man made lagoon which gives a serenely gorgeous and dramatic look to the mosque especially on a full moon night, it is by far the largest mosque in the city and possibly the most beautiful one in Malaysia.
Located at Jalan Muzium Kota Kinabalu, Sabah State Museum is available to be visited daily from 9am to 5pm with the admission fee of RM2 for Malaysian ahd RM15 for non-Malaysian visitor. Some of the main attractions here are the ethnographic collection in the main building, includes human skulls dating from Sabah’s head-hunting days, and a sininggazanak, a totemic wooden figurine placed in the field of a Kadazan man who died without heirs. Apart from that, there are exhibition on oil drilling in the Science and Technology Centre and many interesting historical photographs in the history gallery that depict the city during the old days.
Tanjung Aru beach is approximately 6 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu city. It is named after the casuarinas or aru trees that surrounds the white sandy beach. Visitors come here to get a ringside seat to the majestic view of sunset every evening when the cerise sun sinks slowly into the horizon, leaving the infinite skies a dazzling red. Divided into three sections, beach 1, beach 2 and beach 3, there are plenty of places to eat here. Take a jog or stroll along the long stretch of sandy beach in the morning or in the evening, Tanjung Aru is also an ideal spot to spend quality time with your loved ones!
Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu is a 103-room 4-star hotel at the pulse of Kolombong's prominent industrial corridors. Featuring an all-day- dining restaurant, lounge & bar, pub and pool bar, this hotel is equipped with 3 meeting rooms, a business centre and a ballroom. Recreational facilities include a fitness centre, outdoor swimming and wading pool atop a spa and wellness centre.There is also complimentary high speed WiFi available in all rooms and public areas. Located only 2.28km away from the floating mosque, this hotel is indeed a prime destination for both business and leisure traveller.
Offering their guests with fine services including concierges, a shopping mall, all-day- dining at the Rosea Cafe, as well as a meeting room and a conference room, Hotel Grandis redefines the luxury hospitality experience. Named after Ascidieria Grandis (Eria Grandis), an endemic orchid found on Mount Kinabalu, this hotel is the addition to enhance Kota Kinabalu’s sublime landscape. Only 15 minutes’ drive away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and right next to the hippest lifestyle mall in town, this place makes a perfect retreat for those wishing to explore the area’s eclectic shopping, dining, and tourist attractions. Choose a room that offers a magnificent view of the spectacular South China Sea, breath-taking sunsets, and the scenic Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands for a splendid finishing touch.