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Situated on the tropical island of Borneo, and is the state capital of the Malaysian state Sabah, which is one of the two states of East Malaysia. This is one of the
most fantastic cities you ever have been to. A modern capital with a warm hospitality that you hardly find in many places around the world.

The location of the city is absolutely amazing. Just around a corner you have long sandy beaches, paradise islands, virgin coral reefs, tropical rain forests and
the mighty Mount Kinabalu is only 90 minutes away. From the airport it is just a short ride to mostly any hotel. You find a world class sailing marina and
championship golf courses as well as both first class holiday resorts and good hotels for the budget traveler.

And the food is varied in a way that only a state with 30 ethnic groups can offer. The flavours you will find are excellent and in KK, as Kota Kinabalu also is called,
there are gourmet meals in restaurants for elegant dining, but you will also find wonderful tastes and textures in a bowl in a hawker’s stall at the night market.

A starting point for business in South-East Asia
Kota Kinabalu is not only an instant resort city but also the perfect place for business, congresses and meetings. The business district is centrally located -
with government, banks and commercial offices. And as a starting point for business in South-East Asia, this is a perfect place, there are direct flights to
several main cities in this part of the world.

A NATURE RESORT CITY framed by the serene tropical islands in South China Sea and the majestic MOUNT KINABALU

Tanjung Lipat/Likas Bay

@panoramio pics

Best KK pictures thread:banana:

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Kota Kinabalu International Airport

Terminal 1

facing the Majestic MOUNT KINABALU

Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) (IATA: BKI, ICAO: WBKK) is located about 8 km from the city of Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. It is the second busiest airport in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur International Airport with around 4 million passengers using this airport annually for domestic and international flights. It is also the main gateway into the state of Sabah. In 2006, about 2 million unique tourists visited Sabah, and it is estimated that this number will exceed 2.5 million by the end of 2007.

Terminal 1
Terminal 1 is the main terminal of KKIA. It is accessed via Jalan Putatan in Petagas nearby Kepayan. Currently its technical facilities includes 12 gates, 5 airbridges, and 4 baggage claim belts. It has the capacity of handling 2.5 million passenger annually. It also features duty-free shops, other shops, lounges, travel agents, restaurants, and many others. It is currently undergoing a massive renovation and expansion (see above). Malaysia Airlines is the main operating airline in this terminal.

* Asiana (Seoul-Incheon)
* Cathay Pacific
- Dragonair (Hong Kong)
* Domodedovo Airlines Charter
* Far Eastern Air Transport (Taipei-Taiwan Taoyuan)
* Korean Air (Seoul-Incheon) Seasonal
* Layang Layang Aerospace Regional
* Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Labuan, Miri, Sandakan, Tawau, Bandar Seri Begawan, Cebu, Guangzhou, Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Manila, Seoul-Incheon, Singapore, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita)
* Royal Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan)
* Singapore Airlines
- Silk Air (Singapore)
* TransAsia Airways (Taipei-Taiwan Taoyuan) Charter

Terminal 2
What is today Terminal 2 used to be the original terminal building of the airport when it was first built. It is accessed via Jalan Mat Salleh in Tanjung Aru and is located on the other side of the runway from Terminal 1. Terminal 2 has recently undergone a major renovation and extension and it re-opened on January 1, 2007 in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007. Although it is renovated to serve the low cost carriers, namely AirAsia, it is not a low cost carrier terminal (LCCT) as that of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, as other full service airlines may use the terminal.[6] It has 26 check-in counters for domestic and international flights and six parking bays for B737 and A320 aircraft as well as seven luggage x-ray machines, a VIP room and 13 immigration counters. AirAsia will make Kota Kinabalu the main hub for flights from China to Malaysia due to Kota Kinabalu being the nearest Malaysian hub to China.

AirAsia is expected to start flying to Shenzen, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia in 2007. Sabah Government is optimistic in targeting more visitors from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan and Russia.

* AirAsia (Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Manila-Clark, Miri, Penang, Sandakan, Tawau, Macau)
- Thai AirAsia (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi)
* FlyAsianXpress (Bintulu, Kudat, Labuan, Lahad Datu, Lawas, Limbang, Miri, Mulu, Sandakan, Sibu)
* Transmile Air Services Cargo
* Sabah Air Regional

KKIA Terminal 1

P1050690 by cth2206, on Flickr

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
KK Related Threads

Kota Kinabalu V5 link

1 Borneo Lifestyle Hypermall link

KK Times Square link

Jesselton Waterfront link

Suria Sabah link

1 Sulaman link

Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront link

Jesselton Twin Towers link

Karambunai Integrated Resort City link

Kota Kinabalu International Airport link

Malls in Kota Kinabalu link

The Sabah Experience link

KOTA KINABALU | Projects & Construction link

KOTA KINABALU | Waterfront Development News‎ link

KOTA KINABALU | Sabah International Convention Complex link

KOTA KINABALU | 1 Borneo link

BKI | Kota Kinabalu International Airport link

nature resort city KOTA KINABALU link

Rate Our Skylines - Kota Kinabalu link

Rate Our Tall - Sabah Foundation Building l KOTA KINABALU l 122m link

New / Under Construction / Proposed Developments at KK:

Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront

Oceanus Waterfront Mall

The Shore

Jesselton Residences

Suria Sabah

Jesselton Point Hotel

KK Times Square/Imago Mall


Sutera Avenue

Jesselton Quay

Kota Kinabalu Convention City

One Jesselton Waterfront

Sky City

KK Waterfront


1 Borneo

1 Sulaman

1 Likas



Warisan Square

City Mall

Kompleks Asia City

Star City

Karamunsing Capital


Grand Merdeka

Signal Hill Collection

The Tree Pillars


Celebrity Residence

The Sky Residences


The Bay Residenceskk

Sky Mansions

Grand Pavilion Residence

The [email protected]

Jade Residence

Jesselton Twin Towers link

ITCC Penampang

Tropicana Landmark

The Light Residences

Lido Avenue

Lido Four Seasons

Surian Residences

Hartamas Height

C Park

Jesselton Villa




The Manikar

Kingfisher Cove

Green Connection

Royal Kinabalu

Sabah Property Magazine

Property Hunter

Metro Homes

HORIZON [email protected] Hill

Ashton [email protected]

Park [email protected] Padang

Junction [email protected]

Sulaman Condo – The Orchard

Harrington Suites

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Discussion Starter #6
Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront

Broadwalk & Lifestyle Center

The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront is slated as a World Class development on par with the best boardwalks and lifestyle centers. It is envisioned to offer a new and vibrant urban street-space atmosphere in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront is a shopping center and commercial development that combines the traditional retail functions of a shopping mall with leisure amenities catered towards upscale consumers and tourists. It is designed to be a ‘unique urban village’ - a vibrant place where community takes shape and public life happens.

Imagine, watching a jazz singer drawing an audience - serenading to passing onlookers amidst a fresh breeze overlooking a spectacular sunset. The entire boardwalk will feature an urban maze with arches that decorate the marketplace with restaurants and stores lining an outdoor pedestrian street that opens up onto a series of little plazas.

The type of place one would delight the palate with a cappuccino.

World Class Vision

The waterfront project is the brainchild of the Sabah State government and a pool of Malaysian visionaries. The project will see a multitude of luxury retail and lifestyle developments along the famous Kota Kinabalu waterfront by transforming it into an environmentally friendly boardwalk along the seafront to become a thriving pedestrian walkway.

The waterfront project is envisaged to have similarities with world-renowned waterfront projects like the Darling Harbour Waterfront Project in Australia; which has a combination of strategically located seafront properties along its pedestrian boardwalk, harbour side shopping center and other pedestrian friendly features. Likewise, the Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront aims to be amongst the world's great seafront destinations.

Shopping & Lifestyle

The overall development is located along the seafront totalling approximately 8.6 acres spanning over a 2km boardwalk above the sea. The entire development will be linked via a 30 - 100 foot wide pedestrian boardwalk, built on stilts above the sea. It lines the Kota Kinabalu seafront and is poised to be the heartbeat of the project.

This boardwalk is designed to house specialty stands, pizzerias, souvenir shops, beach gear stores, sidewalk cafes and fun parlours drawing families, teenagers and adults alike. The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront boardwalk is book-ended by two ‘Lifestyle Centers’, with both developments facing the seafront boardwalk, with outdoor staging areas, a luxury all-suites hotel, a retail complex and a host of alfresco-style dining and entertainment outlets. There will also be an urban ‘luxury fashion’ mall, an international hotel and fine dining restaurants.

Retail Experience

The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront is a great example of taking the successfully realized attributes of a lifestyle center and integrating them into an actual urban neighborhood requiring revitalization. Recent studies suggest that the shoppers and consumers of today, are really hearkening back to their own childhood experiences and want to seek out the next-generation retail environment as a true community and town center experience.

The defining characteristics are a mixture of stores - upscale retailers and open-air layout with elegant stores and chic boutiques to exquisite dining that will become a unique tourist attraction from its very onset

• The seafront grand entrance to the retail area is reserved
exclusively for flagship outlets which will enjoy exclusive seafront
vantage. This is a unique aspect of the Kota Kinabalu City
Waterfront’s inspiring retail concept.

• The high ceilings and quality finishing will enhance the shopping

Luxury Residential Suites

• New age luxury suites designed for the discerning.

• Its waterfront location provides city dwellers resort-living in the heart
of Kota Kinabalu.

Luxury International Hotels

• Luxury hotel and boutique villas will dot the development.

• Amongst the unique features of the hotel is an infinity pool with a
glassed perimeter facing the seafront attached with a pool terrace
for dining and entertaining.


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Discussion Starter #7
Waterfront Boardwalk

The KKCW Boardwalk is slated as a world class development on par with the best boardwalks and lifestyle centers. It is envisioned to offer a new and vibrant urban street-space atmosphere in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront is a shopping center and commercial development that combines the traditional retail functions of a shopping mall with leisure amenities catered towards upscale consumers and tourists. It is designed to be a 'unique urban village' - a vibrant place where community takes shape and public life happens.


Imagine, watching a jazz singer drawing an audience, serenading to passing onlookers amidst a fresh breeze overlooking a spectacular sunset. The entire boardwalk will feature an urban maze with arches that decorate the marketplace with restaurants and stores lining an outdoor pedestrian street that opens up onto a series of little plazas.

The type of place one would delight the palate with a cappuccino.

OCEANUS Waterfront Mall

Waterfront Hotel

KKCW will host a luxury hotel of exquisite hospitality and luxurious services. It is designed to allow guests for both pleasure and business to live in utmost comfort for the duration of their stay. It boasts 13 levels and a total of 365 rooms.

Visitors in prime suites have unobstructed view of magnificent sunsets besides offering the world-class services such as:

* Grand main entrance and lobby
* 1,000 capacity banquet hall
* 24-hours coffee house with seaview
* Rooftop sunset view sky lounge
* Executive lounge
* Infinity swimming pool facing the sea
* Business centre
* Fitness centre with full spa facilities

Pelagos Designer Suites

Pelagos, the Greek word for “ocean”, is your prestigious home in one of the most picturesque seaside locations in the world.


Boasting modern architecture that emphasises grace and space, the Pelagos Designer Suites allow you to live in full splendour and comfort among luxury while surrounded by lush greenery and the beautiful sea. You will have an unobstructed view of the spectacular sunsets and sunrises over the horizon.


Pelagos is your personal sanctuary from the bustle and stress of modern living. Surrounded by luxury and comfort, soothed by the proximity to nature, you and your loved ones will find Pelagos truly heaven on earth.

Penthouses are equipped with an outdoor private Jacuzzi.
All designer suites have full interior design fit-outs.
24-hr security and direct key pass access to residential lifts from car park.
Full time concierge service, pool, gym, and other world class recreational facilities.
Within close proximity to internationally renowned hotels, bustling commercial centers, and tourist attractions in the city.


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Discussion Starter #8

1. Vertical Garden and Green Roof
2. Environmentally friendly building materials
3. Solar Tube Day Light Harvesting
4. Thermal Insulated Glass Facade
5. 2km Public Waterfront Boardwalk
6. Energy Efficient Fittings
7. Concealed Refuse Compaction System


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Discussion Starter #9
Inspiring world-class waterfront living.

Phase 1 (Immediate):
• 5 Star Hotels • Fine Dining Restaurants and Cafes • Luxury Waterfront Condominiums
• Signature Offices • Lifestyle Mall • Marina Facilities • Promenade Walk

Phase 2 (Future):
• International Cruise Terminal • Hotels • Commercial Units • Residential Waterfront Bungalows
• Luxury Waterfront Condominiums • Office Towers • Maritime Museum • Mini Theme Park • Duty-Free Zone

• Cruise Terminal Complex • Shopping Arcade • Thematic Retail Outlets • Waterfront Luxury Villa • Boutique Hotel
• Upgraded Local Ferry Terminal • Floating Seafront Restaurant • Marina Facilities • The Marina – Clubhouse • Specialty Shops
• The Aquarium • Luxury Waterfront Condominiums • International Bazaar – Shopping and Food Court
• Duty-Free Complex and Entertainment Centre • Maritime Museum • Landscaped Plaza • 5 Star Marina Hotel • Promenade Walk

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Discussion Starter #11
world-class retail destination

• 15-acre integrated shopping, leisure, entertainment & hospitality hub
• Built along with the Mall are 2 Hotel Blocks & 2 Serviced Apartment Blocks
• 4 levels of retail, F&B, entertainment & leisure outlets (all for lease only)
• Over 3.4 million sq.ft. of gross floor area
• neighbouring the prestigious landmarks Sutera Harbour
• accessible from all directions via the Coastal Highway and enjoys superb visibility from the town and seafront

KK Times Square Signature Offices[email protected]/


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Discussion Starter #12
Suria Sabah
The Premier Shopping Mall

• 5-storeys international standard shopping mall
• 850,000 square feet of retail space, biggest in the city
• Biggest entertainment center in the city
• Fronting magnificent sea
• Bordered by 10m wide, 2km long esplanade
• Single lane design with all shops facing the main lane,
• hence no back lane, no dead lane
• Linked to a 500 rooms 5 star hotel
• Linked to a 120 rooms boutique hotel

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Discussion Starter #15
the Waterfront

Kota Kinabalu has the enviable fortune of being located on the edge of the South China Sea with spectacular views of emerald islands just off its coast and forest covered hills reaching up towards the highest mountain in South East Asia, Mt. Kinabalu.

Taking advantage of these features is The Waterfront, the city’s premier entertainment and dining centre. Locals and tourists alike have come to regard The Waterfront as the place to be for a casual fun night out with restaurants and cafes serving a wide range of local and international cuisine. Pubs, karaoke bars and a dance club with lively music set the mood for a memorable evening in the city. Borneo Trading Post also provide a wide selection of indigenous and Borneon handicrafts, books and souvenir items.

Within walking distance are the Le Meridien, Promenade and Hyatt Kinabalu hotels as well as a number of budget accommodation. Shopping centres from air-conditioned malls to open-air markets selling anything and everything under the sun are also close by.

Enjoy to best sunset spot in Kota Kinabalu
Away from the frenzied bustle of activities in the city is a quiet stretch of wooden boardwalk along the waterfront. It is relatively void of activity in the heat of the day as people seek shelter in the comfort of air-conditioned cafes and restaurants. As the evening sets in and the cool sea breeze washes inland, it is the perfect place to stroll and watch the sun set in the horizon. Fishing boats drift lazily by as they return from a day out at sea or whiz by carrying day-trippers from the islands back to the city. Three kiosks are strategically located along the boardwalk offering refreshingly cool drinks and local specialties to snack on as you decide which of the many eateries to have dinner at. Pubs and cafes with live bands or deejays spinning tunes from golden oldies to modern day beats start to fill the air. If you need to add more energy to your night out, karaoke bars and a dance club beckon you inside to test your vocal and dancing skills.


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Segama Waterfront

Sabah Tourism Board

The latest City Hall's pocket park, called 'Segama Waterfront', has potential to become a popular spot for city dwellers and tourists, said National Landscape Department Deputy Director-General, Mohd Taib Zin.

"Developing the landscape for the park is another landmark for Kota Kinabalu. With its strategic location near the sea and surrounded by commercial buildings, I believe this park has potential to be an asset to Sabah's tourism industry," he said.

Mohd Taib, who represented National Landscape Department Director-General Dato' Ismail Ngah, said this at the official launching and deliverance of Certificate of Practical Completion (CPC) of Segama Waterfront at Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, here, Friday night.

Also present were Mayor Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim, City Hall Director-General Datuk Dr. Chua Kim Hing, National Landscape Department Director for Development Division, Suhaili Yusoff, and other City Hall officials.

According to Mohd Taib, construction of the RM1.9 million park over one acre commenced on March 27, 2007 and it was completed on June 30, this year but opened for public use in July this year.

"The overall design of the park is based on a concept of marine life and among the facilities provided are decorative pathway for visitors, seats, lights, marine ornaments, observatory platform and shaded trees.

"These facilities are uplifting the scenery view of the park," he said.

With the completion of the project, Mohd Taib said City Hall is responsible for the cleanliness, safety and maintenance of the park.

Meanwhile, Mayor Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim said City Hall is committed to beautify and upgrade the city's landscape, which is one aspect of its master development, so as to give a positive first impression to visitors and tourists coming to Sabah.

Segama Waterfront, he said, is one of the projects realised through funding from the National Landscape Department.

"We are very thankful to the National Landscape Department, under the Federal Housing and Local Housing Ministry, for all the funding that enabled us to materialise our development projects and further improving the city's landscape.

"Apart from the Segama Waterfront, we have carried out several landscaping projects through the department's allocations, such as upgrading of Jalan Sulaman-UMS Kota Kinabalu, beautifying Tanjung Aru and developing a public park for Likas Bay that is in progress and to be completed end of this year," he said.

Source: Daily Express, 17 Aug 2008

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Discussion Starter #17
Jesselton Point
One Stop Marina Destination

@flickr photos

The boat terminal is located north of downtown Kota Kinabalu. It is possible to walk to this terminal if you are staying at nearby city hotels like Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu or Hyatt Regency Kinabalu. Otherwise, if you are staying in other resorts south of the city such as The Magellan Sutera, The Pacific Sutera or Shangri-la Tg Aru, it is best to get a taxi which will set you back anywhere between RM10 to RM15 per journey.

To be exact, this ferry terminal is located close to Wisma Sabah, Grand Port View building, or marine police and custom offices.


The newly refurbished passenger ferry terminal has been re-branded as Jesselton Point. Jesselton is pretty much the old name for the city of Kota Kinabalu. I recalled back in 2003 during my visit, the ferry terminal was pretty much set in an old and sombre condition with dilapidated buildings and inadequate facilities. Today, the terminal has been redesigned into colourful commercial outlets with great tourist facilities for those heading to the beautiful islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park nearby, namely Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Sulug and Pulau Mamutik. This ferry terminal is also the departure point for patrons staying at either Manukan Island Resort or Gayana Resort.

The buildings are painted in bright orange colour to breathe a new life into the area. In fact, it is not an understatement that the Jesselton Point project was quite an example of urban rehabilitation programme in this fairly tired-looking city of Kota Kinabalu. It exemplifies the usage of the city's main natural attraction, its spectacular ocean view, to draw the crowds from near and far. Nonetheless, with the re-branding concept finally unveiled to the public, boat passengers to the nearby islands (and even to Labuan) will have to fork out more for this so-called "port tax" of RM3 per person per way. But really, if you are spending hundreds for packaged snorkeling, diving or sightseeing tours to the many islands, that amount does not seem like much.

At the main entrance, there is a nice archway that welcomes you to the city. On the walls are various dated photos of the city's aerial view, some were taken in the early 1900s. There are also two English-inspired telephone booths with their ubiquitous bright red colour although I had no idea what was the purpose of those. There is a nice looking Italian restaurant called Benito Bistro equipped with glassy walls overlooking the dock and the ocean but my dive guide said the food prices were way too expensive. Other than that, there is a featured rail coach taken out from the existing North Borneo Railway service that serves as a drinking outlet called JP Train Station. There are a lot of other smaller cafés with more acceptable food prices apart from souvenir shops for visitors leaving the city.

There is a good waiting area inside the main building equipped with comfortable chairs and cooling air-conditioning. Overall, the boat reception counters are informative when it comes to arranging for last-minute tours of the nearby islands.

Jesselton Point is a great place for a stroll. Some historical perspective blended in modern design. A great one-stop terminal for all your island excursion needs. Come and indulge yourself with the beautiful scenery of Kota Kinabalu shore and our local cuisine at Jesselton Point together with your loved ones while rejuvenate your mind and body after a long and exhausted journey. Remember to include this memorable place in your destination’s list!


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