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Kota Kinabalu




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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Nearby Schools
Kolej Yayasan Sabah (City Campus, Sembulan)
Kolej Sains Kesihatan Aseana
Kolej PTPL Sabah
Kolej Multimedia (Multimedia College) (Sabah)
AMC The School of Business 
Institut Teknologi Suria 
Nearby Hospitals
Hospital Queen Elizabeth (Government)
Rafflesia Medical Centre (Private)
KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital (Private)
Hospital Queen Elizabeth II (Government)
Hospital Mesra Bukit Padang (Government)
Damai Specialist Hospital (DmSH) (Private)
Nearby Shopping Malls
Central Plaza
Merdeka Supermarket
Tanjung Aru Plaza
Kompleks Karamunsing
Wawasan Plaza
City Mall
Nearby Clinics
Kenson Medical Clinic Surgery (Private)
Klinik dan Surgeri Hilltop (Private)
Amrik Clinic Surgery Sdn Bhd (Private)
Permai Polyclinic (Lintas) (Private)
Polyclinic Kingfisher (Private)
Klinik Kesihatan Luyang (Government)
Nearby Convenience Stores
7-Eleven (Kepayan, KK)
The Store/Milimewa Superstore (Panggung Lido)
Giant Supermarket Kepayan
7-Eleven (Taman Che Mei, KK)
99 Speedmart ((SBH) Fortuna Centre)
99 Speedmart ((SBH) Kepayan Point )
Nearby Restorants
QQ Cafe
Wagamama Japanese Restaurant
Megah D'Aru Hotel
Hungry People
Lee Kai Shang
Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap
Nearby Banks
RHB (Lintas Station Complex)
BSN (Lido Taman Che Mei Branch)
Public Bank (Lido)
BSN (Papar Branch)
Hong Leong Bank (Lintas)
Maybank (Lintas Square Branch)
Nearby Petrol Stations
Shell (Jalan Lintas Kk)
Petronas (Jalan Penampang Nosoob, Penampang)
Shell (Jalan Penampang KM 5)
Petronas (Jalan Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu)
Shell (Jalan Kepayan Kota Kinabalu)
Petronas (Jalan Mat Salleh)
Nearby Police Stations
Pondok Polis Lido
Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen Sabah 
Balai Polis Lapangan Terbang Kota Kinabalu
Pondok Polis Foh Sang
Balai Polis Luyang
Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Kota Kinabalu
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Rent and Sale Prices in Kota Kinabalu

Bedrooms Sale Price Monthly Rent Rental Yield
1 452,000 2,417 6.42%
2 493,760 2,457 5.97%
3 802,737 2,440 3.65%
4 1,639,536 5,445 3.99%
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2 886,667 725 0.98%
3 611,900 1,900 3.73%
4 1,217,756 3,565 3.51%
5 1,619,757 -- --

Price per Square Foot in Kota Kinabalu

Sector Price per ft2 (Non Landed) Price per ft2 (Landed)
Area Average 269 2,720
State Average 237 2,613

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