3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

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  • Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
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. See architectural wonders like the Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building) and the City Mosque, discover the city's educational facilities at University of Sabah, learn about historical and cultural aspects of this region from the Sabah Museum, and enjoy a panoramic view of the city skyline and the surrounding islands on Signal Hill.

Highlights

  • Half-day tour of Kota Kinabalu's most recognized sites
  • Discover works of architectural art like the Wisma Tun Mustapha and the City Mosque
  • Explore Sabah Museum and discover historical and cultural aspects of the indigenous people
  • Feast your eyes on a beautiful panoramic view of the city and surrounding islands from Signal Hill
  • Visit the University of Sabah to learn about this important educational facility
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of Sabah's history, heritage and culture from your guide's informative commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour

Traditional Malaysia

After pickup from your Kota Kinabalu hotel, you will be taken on a half-day tour of some of Kota Kinabalu's most interesting landmarks. Stop first at the Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building), a circular tower of steel that stands at 30-storeys high and one of the city's most important icons. Then, be taken to the University of Sabah, one of Malaysia's top universities to learn about the various schools, faculties and research that this university contributes.

Afterward, head to the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and admire this exemplary model of Islamic architecture. Built right on the site of the Likas Bay, this gorgeous and dramatic structure looks like it is floating right on the man-made lagoon.

Finally, explore Sabah Museum with your guide and learn about Sabah's history, culture and social and natural history. See the different exhibits that display this region's various archaeological, historical, art, zoological and various other collections.

Before heading back to your hotel, make a brief stop at Signal Hill, where you will be greeted with a beautiful bird's eye view of the city skyline and nearby islands. Time permitting, your guide will stop at a local handicraft market for you to peruse unique local handmade works of art.


Customer Reviews

Somjate K
Thailand

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

It is OK.

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

The city tour was OK but the real charm of KK lies in how the city was built (or rebuilt after WWII), while preserving and maintaining nature, enhancing and sustaining the environment. One of our most memorable experiences was doing our morning jog along the boardwalk. KK is Clean and Green, Blue Skies and Green Seas, Cool Breeze and Calm Locals, Great Food (Laksa and Bak Ku Teh) at Great Prices. Just before enplaning for Singapore we were able to take a quick trip to the zoo and see the famous Proboscis Monkey, another wonder of God's creation. When I asked the local guide why does the monkey have a long portrusion for a nose, he rightfully replied "Berkat Tuhan!" -- "Because of God!"
"KEEP KALM and KOME TO KOTA KINABALU".

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