5 things to do when visiting KK city.


Are you visiting KK city or know someone who is? Then this article is for you!


Here are 5 things you can do in KK city.


1. Waterfront
waterfront sabah malaysia kota kinabalu
waterfront sabah malaysia kota kinabalu

If you love food & alcohol, waterfront is the place to go. Located right in the heart of KK city, sits a long stretch of restaurant & bars waiting to serve you good food, good music, good beer and good vibes all night long.

This place comes to life : 4pm - 2am

This venue has:

1. Public toilet (most of the restaurants & bars have their own anyway)
2. Taxi Service (Uber is available too but be careful)
3. Bus stop (doesn't operate during the night)
4. Massage centre

This venue does not have:
1. ATM machine (most restaurant & bars take credit cards anyway)


2. Islands
jesselton point jetty sabah malaysia
If you are looking to get sun-kissed during your visit, there are a few islands that you can visit via a short boat ride.

Here are few places you can catch boat rides from

1. Jesselton Point (low cost/buget)
2. Sutera Harbour Resort
3. Tanjung Aru Resort.

Things you should bring to the island:
1. Own food & Drinks. (food and beverage are overcharged)
2. Cash (There is no atm. Bring some If you want to do watersports/buy anything)
3. Sunscreen, (sellingnoverpriced sunscreen)
4. Beach Mat (unless you don't mind renting it at the island)


3. Filipino Art & Crafts Market
sinsuran filipino market
sinsuran filipino market kota kinabalu
Thinking of bringing home some local souvenir from KK city? The filipino Art & Craft market will be the right place for you to bring home hand made souvenirs for your friends and family back at home. Also located in the heart of KK city (down the same stretch of waterfront).

Things you should bring:
1. Cash (there is no atm machine & no credit card facility in this market)

4. Gaya Street Sunday Market
gaya street sunday market kota kinabalu sabah malaysia

Gaya street only happens on Sunday. So if you are visiting KK on a Sunday, the Gaya street morning market is a must go.

Every Sunday morning, Gaya Street will be closed to traffic for this morning market. You can shop for anything under shady trees and over-sized umbrellas such as arts & crafts, fruits, vegetables, pets, local clothing etc! Drop by to experience the Sunday Market yourself!

Happens Every Sunday.
Starts : 6:30am
Ends : 1:30pm 


This market only does cash sale. So bring cash!


5. Visit our Malls.
Imago mall kota kinabalu sabah malaysiaIn need to buy something while on your trip in KK City? We got you covered!

Here are a list of shopping malls that sits in the heart of KK city:

1. Centre Point (Low budget, lots of small electronics & gadget, run down cinema)
2. Wisma Merdeka (lot's of boutiques for women, eye glasses shop)
3. Oceanus (Sports Direct, limited shopping, clubbing, food, convenience store)
4. Wawasan Plaza (run down, Low budget shopping. Nothing to eat here)
5. Warisan Square (Mostly massage centres & office. Nothing to eat)
6. IMAGO (Popular, Shopping, cinema, f&b, grocery shopping, supermarket)
7. KK Time Square (mostly office & small hotel, nothing interesting to eat here)
8. Riverson (Quite empty, no shopping. Only Coffee Bean for quite time)
9. KK Plaza (low cost shopping, small electronics & gadgets mall)
10. Karamunsing (Popular, all you can buy electronics mall)
11. Suria Sabah (Popular, shopping, cinema, supermarket & food)
12. Harbour City (Mostly offices & some food. no shopping)

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