Kota Kinabalu (KK) is the capital city of Sabah located on the northwest coast of Borneo. Mount Kinabalu, its namesake, lies to its east. Its former name is Jesselton, named after Sir Charles Jessel, who was Vice-Chairman of British North Borneo Company (BNBC) at that time. Massive destruction of the infrastructure in Jesselton, took place during World War II mainly due to repetitive Allied bombings. Unable to take on the cost of rebuilding, BNBC transferred control of Jesselton to the British Crown under which it was reconstructed and developed as the capital.
A majority of the population are non-Malaysian citizens closely followed by Chinese. Its economy is largely supported by industries, tourism and by the large number of local and international banks located here.
Places of Attraction
Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Malaysia's first marine national park, is formed by an archipelago of five islands, namely, Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik and Suluk. The islands have dense tropical forests with hiking trails and clear waters that makes it suitable for swimming, diving and snorkeling among coral reefs. It is a popular recreational spot for tourists and can be reached via the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. KK is a prime fishing destination and is well-known for its exciting deep sea fishing expeditions and competitions. Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre is a protected mangrove forest, home to local and migratory bird species. The Green Connection Aquarium showcases Borneo's aquatic wildlife with opportunities to dive in and feed fishes. Monsopiad Cultural Village shows the traditional Kadazan ethnic lifestyle. The annual KK Jazz Festival takes place in Kota Kinabalu with many international performers.
Other attractions include Tanjung Aru Beach, Likas Bay Beach, City Park with the British North Borneo Memorial, Tun Fuad Park within which is the Water World theme park, Sabah State Museum, Islamic Civilization Museum, Borneo Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and St. Michael's Church.
Amenities and Facilities
Popular shopping areas include, but are not limited to, 1Borneo, KK Times Square, Kompleks Karamunsing, Oceanus Waterfront Mall, Gaya Street Sunday Market and Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Market. Other recreational facilities are provided by Likas Sports Complex, Sabah Golf & Country Club, Kinabalu Golf Club, Karambunai Golf & Country Club, Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club and Kinabalu Yacht Club. The latter two offer sailing and yachting activities.
Accessibility and Transportation
By road it is easily accessible via the Lintas-Tuaran Bypass Road which acts as a ring road connecting KK to surrounding districts and suburbs. The Pan-Borneo Highway passes through all the major towns and cities as it connects Sabah and Sarawak with Brunei. Kota Kinabalu International Airport is only 7km from the city with several buses operating to and fro for easy access via public transport.
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