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  • Address: Jalan Muzium
  • Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Admission: RM15

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Sabah State Museum

Located within easy reach of Kota Kinabalu city center, the Sabah State Museum is a comprehensive museum exploring the heritage, art, culture, and daily life of Sabah and its people.

The museum is made up of the main building, along with galleries exhibiting the various themes, including the Science and Education Center, the Heritage Village, the Sabah Art Gallery and the Museum of Islamic Civilization. Natural history, ceramics, ethnography and archaeology are among the many displays, along with a centerpiece whale skeleton.

The Heritage Village features traditional tribal dwellings of the different indigenous groups of Sabah set on a lake, including Kadazan bamboo houses and a Chinese farmhouse, all set on a lake. The Science and Education Center next door has an interesting exhibition on the petroleum industry, while the the Sabah Art Gallery features exhibitions by local artists.

Practical Info

The Sabah State Museum is located off Jalan Penampang, opposite the Secretariat Building and approximately four kilometers from Kota Kinabalu’s city center. It can be easily reached via taxi or the number 13 bus from the city.

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Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour

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Gain a deeper knowledge about why Kota Kinabalu was formerly known as "Singgahmata" or "the place where the eye lingers" on this half-day tour. ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.92

Half-Day Kota Kinabalu City Tour

Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia's capital city doesn't really seem like typical Borneo. There's not a whole lot of greenery and seaside shanties are few and far ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.00

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