Kota Kinabalu City
Duration: 3 1/2 hours
Tour Code: KOT-002
Sabah is the second largest state in Malaysia, located on the northern tip of Borneo Island and one of Southeast Asia's greatest surprises.
This half-day tour will introduce you to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah's modern state capital with its alluring blend of Malay and Chinese culture. Largely destroyed during World War II, Kota Kinabalu has since developed into one of Malaysia's most exciting cities. Go past the serene City Mosque, followed by a photo stop at the Tun Mustapha Building. A 30-storey circular glass edifice supported by high tensile steel rods, this amazing structure is an architectural and engineering feat, one of only four such buildings in the world.
Continuing on, you will stop at the Sabah State Museum to see the extensive exhibits of Sabah's diverse culture, beliefs and traditions. See the Heritage Village displaying replicas of traditional houses representing the different ethnic communities of Sabah. From here, it's on to the magnificent Masjid Negeri Sabah or State Mosque, with its golden inlay motifs and impressive minaret. After a photo stop here, you will then make your way to your final stop, a brief visit to a local handicraft market where you can mingle with the locals and perhaps pick up a few souvenirs to take home.
Please Note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of easy walking; however some of it is over uneven surfaces and there are some steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the transportation and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light-weight cotton slacks and shirts and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The Museum does not allow cameras or big bags inside the main building. These items must be checked on site. It is a local custom to take off shoes before entering a Heritage Village house so guests are encouraged to wear easy to slip on and off shoes.