As bustling as Kota Kinabalu is, with every modern convenience you could want from a city, it also bears the unmistakable easy charm of a coastal destination. The Sabah capital is known for many things: the freshness of its seafood, the friendliness of its people and the charm of its coastline, to name a few. The East Malaysian cities have their own unique cultural makeup, thanks to a diverse population of ethnicities and indigenous peoples. It’s perhaps most evident in the huge variety of food available across KK – which ranges from stingray curry to roasted wild boar.
And of course, Kota Kinabalu is also the gateway to one of Malaysia’s most iconic destinations: Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in the country, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and climbers every year.