Kota Kinabalu

The median sale at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia is RM 382,500

RM 225,000
RM 122 (PSF)
RM 382,500
RM 199 (PSF)
RM 600,000
RM 287 (PSF)




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 of North Borneo.

In 1967, Jesselton was renamed as Kota Kinabalu, and in February 2000, it gained a city status. Nowadays, its economy is largely driven by industrial, manufacturing and tourism.

By road it is easily accessible via the 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. Upgrade works of the Pan-Borneo Highway is currently under progress, with the Sarawakian section expected to be completed by 2023 and the Sabahan section by 2025.

Kota Kinabalu International Airport is there to serve the many travellers and visitors, as by air is the fastest way to enter KK from outside Borneo Island which is the third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia. Several shuttle buses connecting the airport and the KK city centre are available.

Astounding destinations

Located merely 8km from KK, is Malaysia's first marine national park--Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park which 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 an excellent place for swimming, diving and snorkelling among coral reefs. This popular recreational spot can be reached via the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal.

KK is also a prime fishing destination and is well-known for its exciting deep sea fishing expeditions and competitions. Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, a protected mangrove forest, is home to local and migratory bird species.

Meanwhile, 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 Stephens Park within which is the Water World theme park, Sabah State Museum, Sabah  Islamic Civilisation Museum, Borneo Art Gallery and Kota Kinabalu City Mosque.

Amenities and Facilities

Popular shopping areas in KK include 1Borneo Hypermall, KK Times Square, Karamunsing Complex, Oceanus Waterfront Mall, Gaya Street Sunday Market and Handicraft Market. Other recreational facilities are provided by Likas Sports Complex, Sabah Golf & Country Club, Kinabalu Golf Club, Nexus Resort Karambunai Golf Course, Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club. The Sutera Harbour Marina and Kinabalu Yacht Club offer sailing and yachting activities.

Past Transactions

Project / TownShipsTypeMedian Price PsfMedian PriceFiled Transactions
Melinsung Summer Bay Resort ApartmentCondominium/Apartment,FlatRM 140RM 75,951127 Transactions
Cyber City ApartmentsCondominium/ApartmentRM 353RM 186,28596 Transactions
YYK 1BorneoCondominium/ApartmentRM 352RM 327,49266 Transactions
Beverly Hills 2Condominium/Apartment,FlatRM 234RM 198,00865 Transactions
Beverly Hills 5Condominium/Apartment,FlatRM 324RM 149,57164 Transactions
Beverly Hills 1Flat,Condominium/ApartmentRM 305RM 225,89662 Transactions
Apartment AngkasaCondominium/ApartmentRM 287RM 243,85560 Transactions
Putatan Platinum ApartmentCondominium/ApartmentRM 282RM 244,67260 Transactions
Cyber City Apartments 2Condominium/ApartmentRM 388RM 229,48255 Transactions
Surian ResidencesCondominium/ApartmentRM 406RM 487,20548 Transactions

Rent and Sale Prices in Kota Kinabalu

BedroomsSale PriceMonthly RentRental Yield
1RM --RM ----
2RM 491,243RM ----
3RM 854,642RM 2,3373.28%
4RM --RM ----
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Price per Square Foot

SectorPrice Psf (Non Landed)Price Psf (Landed)
Area AverageRM 303RM 206
State AverageRM 270RM 166