|Kota Kinabalu - Sabah
As Sabah's capital, Kota Kinabalu (or KK as called by the locals) sits on the edge of the South China Sea overlooking a cluster of coral-fringed islands. One of Asia's fastest growing cities, KK is an interesting blend of European, Malay, and Chinese culture.
In the vicinity of Kota Kinabalu, there are various places of interest, including offshore islands, Tanjung Aru Beach, the State Museum, and the State Mosque. The Gaya Street Fair every Sunday morning and the open night markets are places where visitors can test their bargaining skills.
Amongst KK's most impressive buildings is the great tower of Sabah Foundation, a 72-sided polygon that rises 30 stories. Another well known spot is Signal Hill. From here, you can get a panoramic view of the city below and the waterfront. Tanjung Aru Beach is a pristine beach, which lies only minutes away from KK and is popular with both locals and tourists.
Tanjung Aru boasts of a vast expanse of ivory toned stones and crystal clear waters that are carefully hidden amidst lush green casuarinas and coconut palms. It is ideal for swimming, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, as well as yachting. For those of you who absolutely adore seafood, this is the place to be!