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Kota Kinabalu is a true oriental pearl and the capital of Sabah, a state in Malaysia. Surrounded by spectacular waters, mountains and ancient rainforest, this is truly the gateway to Borneo. Vibrant and friendly variations of everything can be found in the city, which is guaranteed to captivate you.


Population 618,000
Currency Ringgit Malaysia, 1 RM = 100 Sen
Opening hours Banks: Mon - Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm. Closed from 12:30 - 2 pm
Shopping centres vary, Mon-Fri: 10 am - 9 pm
Newspapers Borneo Post
Sabah Times
Daily Express
Emergency numbers 999
Tourist information Sabah Tourism Board
51 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu
+60 88 212 121
Opening hours: 8 am - 5 pm week days, 9 am - 4 pm weekends.