in Sabah, Malaysia
- Kinabalu Park (Unesco heritage, 35 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 5.975 and 116.072 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 5° 58' 29" and E 116° 4' 20"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Ringgit - MYR
- Spoken languages:
- Malay, English, Chinese, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 06:16 PM (Wednesday)
- Timezone: Asia/Kuching
- UTC/GMT offset: 8 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:05 am and 6:14 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -5.750 and -63.767 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Wikipedia
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Discover Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu in Sabah with it's 457,326 citizens is a city in Malaysia about 1,010 mi (or 1,625 km) east of Kuala Lumpur, the country's capital city.
Local time in Kota Kinabalu is now 06:16 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Kuching with an UTC offset of 8 hours. We know of 9 airports in the vicinity of Kota Kinabalu, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Malaysia is Kota Kinabalu International Airport in a distance of 3 mi (or 5 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Kinabalu Park in a distance of 35 mi (or 56 km), North-East. Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Victoria, Bandar Seri Begawan, Bangar, Tutong and Kayan Hulu. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 28°C / 83 °F
|Morning Temperature||28°C / 82 °F|
|Evening Temperature||29°C / 84 °F|
|Night Temperature||29°C / 84 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1011.3 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from South-East|
|Cloud Conditions||Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky|
|General Conditions||Overcast clouds|
Thursday, 19th of September 2019
27°C (81 °F)
28°C (83 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.
Friday, 20th of September 2019
27°C (81 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.
Saturday, 21st of September 2019
27°C (81 °F)
28°C (83 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Videos from this area
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Walking in Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia)
Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton,is the capital of the state of Sabah, located in East Malaysia. It is also the capital of the West Coast Division of Sabah. The city is located...
View From 6th Floor Carpark, Centre Point, Kota Kinabalu
This is the view from the 6th floor carpark at Centre Point Shopping Center in Kota Kinabalu. Traffic was busy but still moving though. To make matters worse there was a white Toyota Land Cruiser...
USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (HD)
USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. HD Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Dickinson | USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) | Date: 02.23.2015. The forward-deployed ...
Kota Kinabalu City Center
Brief View of Kota Kinabalu City Center, Borneo, The Land Below The Winds.
Kota Kinabalu City
Kota Kinabalu City on a Saturday afternoon. This is recorded near Wawasan Plaza, Promenade Hotel and Marina Court, near the waterfront overlooking Gaya Island and Sutera Harbour.
Beautiful beaches of Borneo Brendonvdh's photos around Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (borneo beaches)
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Kota Kinabalu Pdwhite's photos around Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (old picture of kota kinabalu)
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Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu (4 Star)
This prominent tropical hotel, located in the Api-Api Center, is situated in central Kota Kinabalu. The hotel is blessed with breathtaking views of the South China Sea, and the verdant Tunku...
Winner Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
You can book this hotel online at http://www.malaysiahotelrooms.com Located in the prime area of Kota Kinabalu, this three star property is just a stroll away from major tourist attractions...
Pulau Banggi, Kudat aka the tip of Borneo Botato11's photos around Kudat, Malaysia (slideshow)
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Likas Stadium is located in the area of Likas in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. It is mainly used for association football and athletics and it is located within Likas Sports Complex. Likas Stadium has a capacity of 35,000, making it the 8th largest football stadium in Malaysia in terms of seating capacity. This stadium was originally an all-standing venue with a small grandstand that seats 200 person. Major renovation of the stadium were finished in 2001 for the hosting of Sukma Games in 2002.
Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) serves the city of Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. It is located about 8 km southwest of the city centre. It is the second busiest airport in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur International Airport, handling 5.8 million passengers in 2011. It is the main gateway into the state of Sabah and into Borneo.
Inanam is a town and sub-district of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. It is situated 10km from Kota Kinabalu city centre. The town population consists of mainly the Dusun, and the Chinese who operate the shops. Of late however there is a large influx of immigrants both from the southern Philippines and Indonesia. Many of them are illegals and live in squatters.
Menggatal is a Malaysian town and sub-district on the west coast of Sabah, on the outskirts of the capital, Kota Kinabalu. It is under the jurisdiction of Kota Kinabalu City Hall. The name 'Menggatal' is largely believed to refer to the name of a tree that cause skin itchiness, hence the name which means 'causing itch' in Malay.
Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School
Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Tshung Tsin Sabah in Malay, 沙巴崇正中学 in Chinese) is a Chinese independent high school located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. The principal is Hiew Hoh Shin. The school has two semesters each year. An academic year begins in January, with an approximately two weeks holiday in June, and ends in the beginning of November. The school is one of sixty Chinese Independent High Schools in Malaysia.
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
The Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is the second main mosque in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia after State Mosque. It was officially opened on 2 February 2000 following a proclamation of Kota Kinabalu as city status.
Pulau Gaya is a sizeable Malaysian island of 1,465 ha, just 10 minutes off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and forms part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Pulau Gaya derived its name from the Bajau word "Gayo" which means big and occupies an area of 15 km² (3,700 acres) with an elevation of up to 300 metres. Several ridges rise more than 600 feet (180 m), peaking at 1,000 feet (300 m), along the backbone of Pulau Gaya.
Sepanggar is a sub-district of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. It is located around Sepanggar Bay which houses the Sepanggar Bay Container Terminal, a major naval base for the Royal Malaysian Navy as well as the Sepanggar Bay Oil Terminal. The main campus for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Universiti Teknologi MARA Sabah, Polytechnic Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP), are situated here.
Putatan is a town and a suburb of Kota Kinabalu in the state of Sabah, East Malaysia.
Lok Kawi is a township in the West Coast Division of Sabah, Malaysia. Located around the border of the districts of Penampang and Papar, and about 15 kilometres south of the state capital Kota Kinabalu, it has become part of the urban expanse of Kota Kinabalu. It also features one of the few Hindu temples in Kota Kinabalu, the Sri Subramaniyar Temple. Originally a small village, Lok Kawi now features a small industrial estate as well a modern residential development.
Donggongon is a town in the West Coast Division of Sabah, Malaysia. The town is located within the district of Penampang, but today it can be considered as part of Greater Kota Kinabalu and is located about 15 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu. As of 2007, it has a population of 78,086. Donggongon is a very important town for the district of Penampang. The Penampang District Police Headquarters, Penampang District Library, and the Penampang Sports Complex, are located in Donggongon.
Petagas War Memorial
The Petagas War Memorial is a testament to those who lost their lives defending Sabah against the Japanese Occupation Army during World War II, particularly those of the ill fated Kinabalu Guerrillas. This article attempts to trace the story behind the creation of the Memorial, the people associated with it and the relevance to the post war history of Sabah.
Tun Mustapha Tower
The Yayasan Sabah Tower (officially known as Menara Tun Mustapha) is located in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. It was built in 1977 and it is the second tallest building in the island of Borneo after Wisma Sanyan in Sibu and followed by the Ministry of Finance Building, Brunei in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. This 30-storey circular glass sculpture that reaches 122 meters high is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. It is named after Tun Datu Mustapha, a former Chief Minister of Sabah.
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (English: Sabah University of Malaysia) or UMS is the ninth Malaysian public university located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia and was established on November 24, 1994. His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong proclaimed the establishment of UMS under Section 6(1) of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971.
Double Six Monument
The Double Six Monument is a memorial located at Sembulan area in Grace Garden housing complex in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia which marks the site of the June 6, 1976 fatal plane crash known as the Double Six Tragedy bearing the first Chief Minister of Sabah, Tun Fuad Stephens, as well as six other State ministers.
Sabah Science Secondary School
Sabah Science Secondary School also known as Sekolah Menengah Sains Sabah (SMESH) in Malay, is a prominent cluster boarding school in East Malaysia established since 1978 but fully operational on 1 January 1984. Previously known as Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Sabah (SBPS), it was the pioneer of boarding school project in Sabah and Sarawak and was built on 16-acre land near Kinabalu Golf and Country Club.
The Sabah Museum is the state Museum of Sabah, Malaysia. It is sited on 17 ha of land at Bukit Istana Lama in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital. The complex contains not only the museum proper, but also an ethnobotanic garden, a zoo and a heritage village. The main building also houses the Sabah Art Gallery. Other galleries cover Islamic Civilization, Archaeology and History, Natural History, and Ceramics and Brassware.
The Green Connection
The Green Connection is an aquarium and science discovery centre in Kota Kinabalu in the Malaysian state of Sabah. The Green Connection opened in May 2010 and is located just outside down-town Kota Kinabalu in the North west corner of the island of Borneo.
Pulau Manukan is the second largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Malaysia's first marine national park. It is located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah, just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu and is easily accessible by boat. Manukan is the most popular island with Kota Kinabalu residents. Manukan has some good stretches of beaches on the southern coastline. The best beach is on the eastern tip of the island.
1Borneo Hypermall also known as 1Borneo is the largest shopping complex in East Malaysia. 1Borneo Hypermall is situated in an area which is the fastest growing sector in Sabah. It's just 7 km away from Kota Kinabalu City and about 13 km away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Sepanggar Island is an island located off Sepanggar Bay, Sabah, its eastern shore supports a small community. The island is easily spotted from the city centre and from Likas Bay. It has a north east/south west orientation and therefore commands a fantastic view of Gaya Bay on the eastern shoreline. The islands has two main peaks and is covered in thick tropical rainforest. This island is can be accessed by the jetty near the city centre or from Sepanggar Bay, near the navy base.
Greater Kota Kinabalu
Greater Kota Kinabalu refers to the urbanised areas surrounding the city of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah and is the largest city in the state. The contiguous built-up urban agglomeration around Kota Kinabalu goes beyond the city boundary on the south side and into the districts of Penampang and Putatan. and to a lesser but growing extent into the districts of Papar (south) and Tuaran (north).
Wisma Innoprise, is the state secretariat building for Sabah state government. This building was built by Innoprise Corporation Sdn. Bhd (ICSB), an investment arm of Yayasan Sabah (Sabah Foundation). This building houses the offices for ICSB and also the Sabah chief minister office at 18 floor.
Atkinson Clock Tower
The Atkinson Clock Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu. It was originally known as the Atkinson Memorial Clock Tower and sits in solitary on the bluff along Signal Hill Road overlooking this seaside city and capital of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
Sabah State Legislative Assembly Building
Sabah State Legislative Assembly building (Malay: Bangunan Dewan Undangan Negeri Sabah) is the current state legislative complex for the state of Sabah, Malaysia. This is the place where all the elected state assemblymen from Sabah would convene a meeting in order to debate state government policies and pass laws.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Kota Kinabalu.
- Bandar Seri Begawan
- Kayan Hulu
- Kuala Belait
- Long Layu
- Tideng Pale
- Sungai Nyamuk
- Long Loreh
- Sekatak Bengara
- Long Bang
- Long Peso
- Long Beluah
- Tanjung Palas
- Tanjung Selor
- Long Pujungan
- Data Dian
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Jesselton, Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, کوتا کینابالو, BKI, コタキナバル, 코타키나바루, 코타키나발루, Кота-Кинабалу, 亞庇