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Sabah : East Malaysia / BORNEO MALAYSIA - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
 
  Sabah Map 1
  Sabah Map 2
   
  Eco Treasures
  Celebrations & Festivals
  Unique Ethnic Group
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Beach Holiday
  Island Holiday
  National Parks
  Tamu Sunday Market
  Golfing
 
  KOTA KINABALU (KK):
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Aquarium & Marine Museum
  Handicraft Market
  Jesselton Point Waterfront
  Kipandi Butterfly Park
  Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
  Monsopiad Cultural Village
  Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
 
  BEAUFORT:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  KENINGAU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Crocker Range National Park
 
  TENOM:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Agriculture Park
 
  KOTA BELUD:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Pulau Mantanani Island
  Tamu (Sunday Market)
 
  KUALA PENYU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Pulau Tiga Park
 
  KUDAT:
 
  General Info
 
  Beautiful Beaches
  Island, Diving & Fishing
  Tanjung Simpang Mengayau
 
  Rungus Longhouse
  Honey Bee Village
  Gong Making
  Tamu Kudat
 
  KUNDASANG & RANAU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Fish Massage
  Kundasang War Memorial
  Sabah Tea Garden
 
  Kinabalu Park
 
  General Info
  Flora & Fauna
  People Of Mount Kinabalu
  Poring Hot Springs
 
  Trails Of Wonder
  The Summit Trail
  The Mesilau Route
  Climbing To The Peak
  Via Ferrata
  Trails Map
 
  PAPAR:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  SIPITANG:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  TUARAN:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Crocodile Farm
 
  SANDAKAN:
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Agnes Keith House
  Gomantong Cave
  Lower Kinabatangan River
  Rainforest Development Centre
  Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
  Turtle Island Park
 
  LAHAD DATU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Danum Valley
  Tabin Wildlife Reserve
 
  SEMPORNA:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  TAWAU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Bukit Gemok
  Tawau Hills Park
 
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / BORNEO MALAYSIA - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
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SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA
KOTA KINABALU : General Info
 
 

KOTA KINABALU

 

Kota Kinabalu or KK (the name by which Kota Kinabalu is fondly called), the state capital, is the modern gateway to the rest of Sabah.

 

SABAH STATE CAPITAL

 

Kota Kinabalu is a vibrant city on Sabah?s west coast and the gateway to eco-adventures like mountain climbing, white water rafting, caving, diving and river cruising. Located in South China Sea, it?s a bustling city with a mixed population.  Largely destroyed during the Second World War, KK has since developed into a thriving modern city. KK and its surroundings are well served by world class holiday resorts and hotels for a relaxing private retreat or large business conference. Among nature-lovers, Sabah is renowned for its varied vegetation, picturesque mountain range, lovely islands and many other natural wonders.

 

Unknown to many, Sabah has its very own history to share with the world, especially its pre-war, post-war and post independence experience. Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is more than 100 years old and the city centre has many historical landmarks. It was originally called Jesselton after Sir Charles Jessel, the vice chairman of the North Borneo Chartered Company in 1899. On 22 December 1967, the State Legislative Assembly under the then Chief Minister, Tun Mustapha bin Datu Harun, passed a bill to change the name of Jesselton to Kota Kinabalu.

 
 

HERITAGE WALK

 

Today, the Kota Kinabalu (KK) Heritage Walk gives tourists who follow the well- marked trail more insights into its historical Iandmarks. However, before you begin your journey it is best to familiarise yourself with tie phrase ?Lest We Forget. It was popularised in 1 887 by Rudyard Kipling as the refrain of his poem, Recessional?. According to Wikipedia, the phrase passed into common usage after World War 1, becoming linked with Remembrance Day observations. It came to be a plea not to forget past sacrifices, and was often found as the only wording on war memorials, or used as an epitaph. The Kota Kinabalu (KK) Heritage Walk begins at Padang Merdeka where a professional heritage guide greets participants. After a short briefing, the tour is conducted with commentary on the pre-war, post-war and post- independence era of Kota Kinabalu. The walk covers visits to historical sites and buildings such as the Atkinson Clock Tower, Australia Place, Community Centre, Sabah Tourism Building, Jesselton Hotel, Gaya Street, Malaysia Monument, North Borneo War Memorial and the City Council (Hall).

 

During the journey, a short treasure hunt at Gaya Street provides with a little bit of fun and knowledge. The activity is a chance to mingle with the local people and to know the culture. Afterwards, participants enjoy a simple old fashioned tea break at the Museum Kopitiam. Each participant receives a KK Heritage cap and ?A Guide to KK Heritage Walk? booklet as souvenirs. The booklet has pages to collect stamps from all the places visited during the tour.

 
 
 
 
KOTA KINABALU : General Info
SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA