• Kota Kinabalu City
  • a) Layang Layang Island
  • b) Mamutik Island
  • c) Manukan Island
  • d) Sapi Island

Kota Kinabalu City

Curious about Borneo? Consider Kota Kinabalu as your first option as this is probably the most scenic city in Malaysia. With more tourists’ arrival on an annual basis, this city is thriving; evidently, holiday resorts have sprung throughout the neighbourhood in recent years.

This city serves as the capital of Sabah, situated in the north-west coast of Borneo facing South China Sea. It’s also a famous getaway among the locals and foreigners. The highest mountain in South East Asia, Mount Kinabalu towers majestically over the city. If climbing is your thing, be sure to book your potter and accommodation in advance. The mountain is extremely popular worldwide.

If you just want to chill, relax, and enjoy the city in a different way, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is one place you can look into; rain forest exploration is also another relaxing option. The friendly locals are well versed in these relaxing yet exotic wildlife adventures. This city has plenty to offer and should be a serious option to island travellers beyond the shores of Kota Kinabalu. It’s the Land Beneath the Wind, they said. Be sure to make a proper stopover before you hop on to those islands out there.