Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah, located in East Malaysia; often known as KK both in Malaysia and internationally. It is a major fishing destination and a popular gateway for travellers visiting Sabah and Borneo. Kinabalu Park is located about 90 kilometres from the city and there are many other tourist attractions in and around the city. Kota Kinabalu is also one of the major industrial and commercial centres of East Malaysia. These two factors combine to make Kota Kinabalu one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia.
There have not been any official or popular adjectives, or demonyms, to describe the people of Kota Kinabalu. A simple way to describe the people of the city is “orang KK”, where orang means “person” or “people” in Malay. The terms “K.K-ites” and “K.K-ians” have also been used to a limited extent. People from Sabah are called Sabahans.
Besides being the capital city, Kota Kinabalu is also the main industrial and commercial centre for Sabah. The economy is dominated by the primary sector of industry. Historically, the secondary sector dominated the economy, but due to rapid urbanisation and economic development, this sector of the economy is slowly diminishing. More recently, a move towards a more tertiary-based industry has become more apparent, especially with regards to the boom in the tourism industry. Many state-level, national-level and international commercial banks, as well as some insurance companies have their headquarters or branches here.
The ongoing construction of the 8,320-acre (33.7 km2) Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) in Sepanggar is intended to boost the city’s industrial and commercial activity, making it a major growth centre in East Malaysia, as well for the BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area) region. Kota Kinabalu also hosts numerous national, regional and international conferences or trade fairs every year, including the biennial Sabah International Expo, the Asia Pacific eTourism Conference by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the ASEAN Australian Engineering Congress, and many others. These events are normally held at the Sutera Harbour resort.
Places of Interest
Below are some of Kota Kinabalu and its’ surrounding areas’ popular places of interests.
- Kundasang day trip
- Ranau day trip
- Shopping at traditional Nabalu Heritage town.
- Kinabalu Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Poring Hotspring
- Fish Spa Tagal, Luanti
- Desa Cattle Dairy Farm
- Sabah State Museum
- Science and Technology Centre
- Sabah Art Gallery
- Ethno Botanic Gardens
- Wisma Budaya Art Gallery
- The Padang Merdeka
- Atkinson Clock Tower
- Anjung Samudra (KK Waterfront)
- Kota Kinabalu International Airport
- Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary
- Tun Mustapha Tower (formerly Sabah Foundation Building)
- Imago Mall Kota Kinabalu Times Square
- Oceanus Mall Waterfront
- Kompleks Karamunsing
- Plaza Wawasan
- Kompleks Asia City
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