City Tour 哥打京那巴鲁（亚庇）市区景点
One of the most enduring landmarks in Kota Kinabalu, it stands prominently on a bluff along Signal Hill Road adjacent to the old Police Station. Built in 1903, this all-wood, no-nails structure was built in memory of Francis George Atkinson – the popular first District Officer of Jesselton during the British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration, who had succumbed to a tropical disease at the young age of 28.
This Clock Tower has the distinction of being the oldest standing structure in the whole of Sabah that survived the destruction of Jesselton town during World War II. Till today, it still serves to keep the city’s time.The Atkinson Clock Tower is managed by the Sabah Museum under its Antiquity and History section.
Built in 1985, the Museum complex is sited where then British North Borneo Governor’s Istana was once located. The Museum consists of the Main Building, Science and Education Centre, Heritage Village, Sabah Art Gallery and Museum of Islamic Civilization.Inside are various Galleries housing Natural History, Ceramics, Ethnography and Archaeology exhibits, among others …
Ceramics, traditional weapons and costumes reflect the diversity of the State’s culture and traces Sabah’s early trade links with the neighbouring countries of Southeast Asia and China. The museum also houses musical instruments, tools and ritual paraphernalia.There is a Heritage Village on the Museum grounds where you can enter and experience different types of traditional houses of the various indigenous groups of Sabah. Cultural activities are held here from time to time.The Sabah State Museum is located on Jalan Bukit Istana Lama,Kota Kinabalu 4 km or about 15 minutes from the KK City Centre.
Opening hours:Daily from 9.00am till 5.00pm
Menara Tun Mustapha 敦马士达化大厦
Located 5 kilometres or about 15 minutes away from the KK City Centre. Formerly known as the Sabah Foundation Building, this circular tower of steel and glass stands 30 storeys high in the Likas Bay area and is instantly recognizable as a Sabah icon. It has a central core with steel brackets supporting each floor. When completed in 1977, it was one of the three such buildings in the world based on this design concept.Inside are housed an auditorium, two mini-theatres, exhibition foyer, a gymnasium, kindergarten and Research library.
City Mosque 水上清真寺
Built on a 2.47 acres site at the Likas bay, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is exemplary of the Islamic contemporary architecture. Situated near the sea, this majestic white mosque boasts similar features to the Nabawi Mosque in Medina. This floating mosque has a prayer hall which houses three madrasahs and accommodates from 9, 000 to 12, 000 people at a time.
By far the largest mosque in Kota Kinabalu, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is even possibly the most beautiful one in Malaysia – the man-made lagoon which surrounds it gives a serenely gorgeous and dramatic look to the mosque on a full moon night.The Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is open for public visits daily except Fridays from 8am to 5pm. There are no fees charged on visitors.
Puh Toh Tze Temple 普陀寺
Sabah is proud of its multiculturalism and this is often reflected in its diverse architecture. The Puh Toh Tze temple is a Buddhist temple located off Tuaran Road.Built in 1980, the temple stands out with its traditional Chinese roofing and structure. Ten large statues of deities adorn the temple with the Goddess of Mercy, Kwan Yin, standing tall at the main entrance of the temple.
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 升旗山瞭望台
This roofed observation platform is situated on the edge of Signal Hill, or Bukit Bendera, behind the Kota Kinabalu Community Centre overlooking Kota Kinabalu town and the South China Sea. It offers visitors a bird’s eye view of the town centre, as well as a distant view of the Tanjung Aru and Likas Bay areas.
Signal Hill is in fact, one of the best places to get a good view of KK.
The hill is in a natural area where one can peacefully enjoy the beautiful skyline of the city with a view that extends to the islands.
The Kota Kinabalu coastline is clearly visible from this point. This observatory can be quite lonely at times. Hence, it is not recommended for visitors to go there at night, especially if you are alone or a company of two. For bigger groups, it should be no problem to visit there at all.
Opening Hours :Daily from 8.00am till 12.00am
Perdana Park is located at Tanjung Aru, some 20 minutes drive from the city centre. Just like the two famous spots, Likas Sport Complex and Bukit Padang, Perdana Park is filled with people in the evening. Some will go here just for a walk, probably to clear their mind after the long hour working while some people will have their exercises here. The most popular one is jogging. Children play ground is also available here making this park a suitable for family outing.
Perdana Park is somehow different from the rest of the recreation parks in Kota Kinabalu. The park still has visitors at night unlike the others – thanks to its fountain. Only during the night time visitors will get to see the colorful fountain. People from all walks of life will sit at the pool side watching the water splash into few different shapes and colors while the music is playing. It’s s great place to go for those who seek for relaxation out of the normal nightlife of the city.
If you want to see the show (musical fountain), then you better pick a time between 7 pm to 8.30 pm to be there. There are 4 sets of shows daily: 7.00 to 7.10 pm; 7.30 to 7.40 pm; 8.00 to 8.10 pm and 8.30 – 8.40 pm.
Filipino Market 菲律宾手工市场
Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Center or popularly known as Pasar Filipina (Filipino Market) among the locals and tourists is one of the must see place in Kota Kinabalu city. It is situated along Tun Fuad Stephen Street across Sinsuran Complex.
There are many handicrafts that are sold here. Besides local souvenirs and handicrafts such askeychains, T-shirts and beautiful carved woods, there are also handicrafts from other Asian countries. Sarong batiks, rattan mattresses, Islamic caligraphies, brooches and also pearls can be found at this place.
Originally named Bond Street ,Gaya Streer located in the Kota Kinabalu Central Business District has been the centre of business for over a hundred years. The wooden shops with nipah roofs are long gone but here is where generations-old family businesses are still thriving passed down from father to son.
Every Sunday morning, the length of Gaya Street is closed off to traffic to make way for the Fair. Shop for anything under shady trees and over-sized umbrellas, like batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and craft, footwear, antiques and souvenirs, cakes, even pets and herbs!. This is the best place to experience the cross-section of the local population when entire families enjoy a Sunday outing.The Gaya Street Fair is on every Sunday from 6.30 am to 1.00 pm
Tanjung Aru Beach 丹绒亚路海滩
Located at the end of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and about 6 kilometres from KK City, this place is closest to the hearts of the locals, and just one visit to the beach will tell you why. Taking its name from the casuarinas or aru trees that fringe the fine sands, this is where one might get a ringside seat to the greatest sunset on earth every evening when the crimson sun dips slowly into the horizon, leaving the vast skies a brilliant red..
Foodstalls serving local food and drinks are open till late at night. Enjoy coconut and sugarcane juice, chicken or beef satay and steamed peanuts and corn, or indulge in a full-course dinner at the seafood restaurant located there.
1 Borneo Hypermall
1Borneo Located within Kota Kinabalu, 7 km northwards along the Jalan Sulaman Highway .1Borneo, the much hyped about biggest hyper mall on the island of Borneo at 4.8 million square foot complex, it was indeed spectacular.
1Borneo the largest Lifestyle Shopping Mall in Sabah consists of 4 international & regional chain Hotels, Condominiums, Auto city, Oceanarium & Discovery centre, Handicraft & Cultural Centre, Spa & Fitness Centre, Amusement Centre, Bowling Centre, Cineplex, Gourmet Lane. Giant Super market is the anchor tenant
Cocoa Boutique 巧克力展馆专卖坊
With over 300 varieties of fine chocolates, a sweet experience awaits chocolate lovers who patronize Cocoa Boutique as the outlets’ friendly and cheerful multi-lingual sales representatives will enlighten them on the historical origins of cocoa beans and the intricate art of producing fine chocolates.
Cocoa Boutique also offers exquisite yet original chocolates such as Tongkat Ali and Sesame chocolates. The company’s special fruit chocolates are made with natural tropical fruits such as papaya, mango, pineapple, coconut and superior Arabica coffee beans.
Special hand-made chocolates with natural tropical fruit fillings and artisanal continental delicacies like tiramisu, bitter-sweet and sugar-free variants will leave discerning chocoholics quite spoilt for choice. Cocoa Boutique and Chocolate Gallery products make ideal gifts for loved ones in celebration of all occasions, as tasty corporate gifts or simply for self indulgence.
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