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    Located in Malaysian Borneo, which occupies a northern strip of the island, is pure joy for wildlife lovers. Kota Kinabalu, known as KK, is the capital which mixes old world charm and history with a modern dynamism. It's framed by superb beaches and surrounded by rainforest, and is the gateway to Kinabalu National Park and towering Mount Kinabalu.

    Wildlife lovers can glimpse endangered orangutans or snorkel close to hawksbill and green sea turtles in the South China Sea.

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Located in Malaysian Borneo, which occupies a northern strip of the island, is pure joy for wildlife lovers. Kota Kinabalu, known as KK, is the capital which mixes old world charm and history with a modern dynamism. It's framed by superb beaches and surrounded by rainforest, and is the gateway to Kinabalu National Park and towering Mount Kinabalu.

Wildlife lovers can glimpse endangered orangutans or snorkel close to hawksbill and green sea turtles in the South China Sea.

Local Information

Language:
Malay (English widely spoken)
Currency:
Malaysian Ringgit (US Dollar widely accepted)
Local time:
GMT +8 hours
Local airport:
Kota Kinabalu International airport
Flight time:
Between 12½ and 15 hours

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Featured hotels

Shangri-La Rasa Ria

5 Star

Set amidst 400 acres of untouched natural beauty and on a broad sweep of soft golden sand, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a wonderful introduction to Borneo’s tropical rainforest wilderness. The hotel’s Garden Wing is geared towards families, the Ocean Wing is aimed at adults.

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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru

5 Star

On its own little peninsula complete with a bijou beach, the luxurious Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa feels secluded from the city but is just a short drive away from Kota Kinabalu. Divided into two wings, Kinabalu Wing rooms offer views of the sea or mountains, the Tanjung Wing rooms, which are slightly more spacious, all face the sea.

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Featured hotels

Shangri-La Rasa Ria

5 Star

Set amidst 400 acres of untouched natural beauty and on a broad sweep of soft golden sand, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a wonderful introduction to Borneo’s tropical rainforest wilderness. The hotel’s Garden Wing is geared towards families, the Ocean Wing is aimed at adults.

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru

5 Star

On its own little peninsula complete with a bijou beach, the luxurious Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa feels secluded from the city but is just a short drive away from Kota Kinabalu. Divided into two wings, Kinabalu Wing rooms offer views of the sea or mountains, the Tanjung Wing rooms, which are slightly more spacious, all face the sea.

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Local Information

Language:
Malay (English widely spoken)
Currency:
Malaysian Ringgit (US Dollar widely accepted)
Local time:
GMT +8 hours
Local airport:
Kota Kinabalu International airport
Flight time:
Between 12½ and 15 hours

Weather

40

30

20

10

0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
6 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 6
Average daily hours of sun

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