Signal Hill Observatory Tower is known as the best place to get the best view of Kota Kinabalu city as it is the highest point in town. Built precariously on the edge of a cliff, the view of the city from up here is spectacularly breathtaking. There are benches provided near the deck for those wishing to wait for the sunset. At night, more visitors would flock to this place to have various tantalizing dishes at a cafe here while enjoying the best night view of the city. This place is open daily from 8 am to 12 am. You will have to take a taxi or any chartered vehicle as there is no public bus service provided to get here. A perfect place to spend some quality time with the loved ones, another good news is that no entrance fee is being charged.
Gaya street will be closed to traffic on Sunday to give way to a famous market called Gaya Market or also known as Sunday Market that operates only on Sunday morning till afternoon. There are variety of stuff that the tourists and locals can find here such as arts, craft, food, fruits, antiques and so much more. It portrays the richness of Sabahan families bonding as you will get to see the Sabahan cultures of family outing on Sunday.
Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront (KKCW) is undeniably the heartbeat of Kota Kinabalu’s nightlife. This place onsists of a high end lifestyle Waterfront Mall, a soon-to- be-launched 365-room super lavish Waterfront Hotel and 111 units of designer suites. The whole development will be connected by a 2.1km Waterfront Boardwalk to convert the KK seascape into a symbol of a new international lifestyle. This exclusive beachfront is built for contemporary residents pursuing a life of ultimate wellbeing and luxury with sophisticated facilities.
Stalls made of multi-colored canvas canopies popped up in mere minutes, creating an atmosphere like some sort of mini festival is going on. The market is run by the Filipino and is the best shopping spot where the tourists and citizens can find a wide range of stuff, from clothing to food and jewelleries. Conveniently located at the centre of Kota Kinabalu city, this place is very accessible for the tourists and locals. Seafood is the major attraction here. For the adventurous eater, you should taste one of the famous local delicacies, the fresh, raw seaweeds.
Located only 0.15 km away from Signal Hill Observatory Tower, Sixty3 Hotel offers great access to the citys' best places of interest. Nestled right opposite the first colonial Post Office building, this hotel sits on the most historical street in Kota Kinabalu city. Sixty3 Hotel has received thousands of positive reviews on travel forums and social media due to their tastefully designed rooms, execellent facilities, warm and cosy service and easy price. Some of the local attractions nearby are Suria Sabah (0.23 km), Gaya Street Sunday Market (0.30 km) and Atkinson Clock Tower (0.37 km).
Hotel Garden is a suitable base to start your adventurous journey in Kota Kinabalu city. Located at a historical site called Australian Palace, this hotel is strategically tucked at the gate of the City Observatory Hill. All rooms are air conditioned and are attached with private bathroom. Surrounded with quiet and very peaceful area, there are also other standard amenities provided for your convenience. Also, you can indulge in the breeze of total relaxation at the roof top under the canopy of the hillside trees. Hotel Garden is near to business and financial district, as well as leisure and entertainment area.