Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu City Guide

by Jose Marc Castro on August 19, 2008

costoflivingMALAYSIA200Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of the state of Sabah in east Malaysia.  It is situated in the northwest coast of the island of Borneo on a narrow flatland surrounded by the Crocker Range in the east and the South China Sea in the west.  Kota Kinabalu, or simply KK, is a major commercial and industrial center in east Malaysia.  Its well-maintained airport and network of roadways and railways contribute to its commercial and industrial growth.  Its economy is supported by a strong agriculture, palm oil, and fishing industries, manufacturing industries, and service sectors.  The latter became more apparent due to Kota Kinabalu’s growing popularity as a prime tourist get-away.  Its long sandy beaches, pristine blue waters and coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and mountain ranges are popular destination for tourists. [click to continue…]