Kota Kinabalu

World-class tropical and resort destination

Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah and formerly known as Jesselton, is located in the East of Malaysia. A multitude of world-class resorts, restaurants and shopping malls throng this city but the development does not eclipse its natural beauty.

The majestic Mount Kinabalu is both a magnificent sight to behold and an adventure to climb, while gushing hot springs invite the tired traveller to take a moment to reinvigorate. For adventure seekers, the uninhabited islands of Pulau Tiga, made famous through the hit reality show ‘Survivor’ holds many secrets to discover, both in its forests and underwater.

Kota Kinabalu is also the transit point to several world-renowned diving spots. Layang-Layang, which holds a reputation as a diving, fishing and bird-watching paradise, is accessible via a private airline operating from Kota Kinabalu Terminal 2 Airport. Meanwhile, travel to the legendary dive spots of Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai begin at the Kota Kinabalu Airport to Tawau, then onwards by land to Semporna, and lastly transfer by speed boat to the islands.