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Kota Kinabalu is a city in Malaysia. It is the capital of the state of Sabah, and is located in the east of the country. The city is named after Mount Kinabalu that is in its vicinity. The city is a major fishing destination and a popular gateway for travellers visiting Sabah and the island of Borneo. Kota Kinabalu is one of the major industrial and commercial centres of East Malaysia, and is therefore one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia. Book cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu by calling Travel Center UK today! Our team of experienced travel experts is equipped to give you the best deals on cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu. Kota Kinabalu has a number of cultural venues, including the Sabah State Museum, the Science and Technology Centre, the Sabah Art Gallery, the Wisma Budaya Art Gallery and the Ethno Botanic Gardens. The city of Kota Kinabalu is served by the Kota Kinabalu International Airport and we have teamed up with world-class airlines to ensure that you travel in safety and comfort to this exciting destination in Malaysia. Contact us today and ask us about cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu, and whether you are on business or on holiday to Kota Kinabalu, we have flights that match your needs. Book cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu over the phone and get personalised service. You will also get specialised services such as finding the cheapest rates owning to price fluctuations and advice on the best time for booking.


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Time Zone

UTC/GMT +8 hours

Airlines Flying

Malaysian Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Royal Brunei, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific


Malay, Iban, Kadazan

Best Time to Travel

January to March

Modes of Transport

Foot, Taxi, Bus, Minibus, Self Drive, Motorbike, Train, Boat

Currency Exchange Rate

1.00 GBP = 4.61624 MYR
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Check out our Top 10 attractions in Kota Kinabalu and make sure you don't miss it

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Don’t miss an adventure at this interesting and intriguing national park in the KK. Comprising of several islands, the national park is a paradise for snorkelers and divers from around the world .

Tanjung Aru

Renowned locally for the studded Casuarina trees along the beach, the food and drink stalls are more than enough to keep you stuffed. The nightclubs are the major attraction for an amazing beach vacation with a mix of nightlife.

Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Market Restaurant

This is more than a restaurant! Dine in at the restaurant to enjoy mouth-watering dishes of seafood whilst admiring the amazing Malay architecture. Don’t miss a stroll through the botanical garden and the lake.This is more than a restaurant! Dine in at the restaurant to enjoy mouth-watering dishes of seafood whilst admiring the amazing Malay architecture. Don’t miss a stroll through the botanical garden and the lake.

Crocker Range National Park

The main purpose of visiting this national park is to witness the world’s largest flower – Rafflesia. There is separate Rafflesia Forest Reserve in the park. The park is also a great place to go trekking, hiking, and camping in the lush green.


A great place for little adventures for outdoor lovers. This small forest reserve features a Butterfly farm, Poring Orchid Conservation Centre, Kipungit waterfall and Tropical Garden. The most attractive feature is the 150 m, 41 m high long Poring Canopy Walkway.

Mount Kinabalu

Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this is one of the most significant natural attractions in the island of Borneo and serves as a part of Kinabalu National Park. The mountain is great for rock climbing and a place for rich biodiversity.

Sabah Museum

The state museum of Sabah, it is more than a museum. It features a heritage village, a mini zoo, ethno botanic garden and the Sabah Art Gallery. Established in 1965, the museum is a great showcase of Sabah’s culture and natural history.

Tun Mustapha Tower

Built in 1977, this notable landmark is the second tallest structure in the island of Borneo. It is a 30 storey, 122 m high circular glass sculpture. Enthusiasts can dine at the rotating restaurant which offers a panoramic view of the entire city .

Atkinson Clock Tower

A clock tower built in memory of Francis George Atkinson, this is regarded as the oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu. Til the 1950s, the clock tower was illuminated and was used as a navigation tower for shipping.

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

One of the prominent mosques in the city, the mosque was opened to public in 2000. Surrounded by a manmade lagoon, the mosque offers stunning views of visitors.