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74% Avg. city rating Rated by 154 customers

Activities / excursions 82%

Restaurants / eating out 82%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 76%

Getting around / public transport 70%

Sightseeing 72%

Culture 70%

Nightlife / partying 64%

Value for money 78%

Customer Travel Tips for Kota Kinabalu

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87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


15 Jun 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Better to visit KK from February to May for mountain climbing

Liked: beautiful place with sea and mountain. Good food with affordable price.

Disliked: the weather

82% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


01 Jun 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Take the day trip out to the islands, snorkel and relax on the white sand beaches.

Liked: Kota Kinabalu is a beautiful city on the coast, with easy transport to beautiful tropical islands; part of the national marine park in Sabah. It is easy to get to and from with good flight, bus and taxi connections (though limited train travel available) and the city itself has the best of everything whilst being small enough to walk around.

Disliked: No.

84% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
84% Avg. rating


22 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: diving local markets

Liked: people activities

Disliked: smog, heavy traffic

84% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
84% Avg. rating


22 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: diving local markets

Liked: friendly, relaxed people various activities

Disliked: smog, heavy traffic

49% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
49% Avg. rating


03 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: go to the port for a filippino barbecue

Liked: the filippino barbecue

Disliked: the city

64% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


25 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: choose a hotel in city center, not close to the airport

Liked: Weather, the second night market after the philippines nignt market, cheaper and better.

Disliked: the philippine night market expensive

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
71% Avg. rating


24 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Book the Mount Kinabalu trip early so as to secure your place. Book your tour at your hotel or hostel to save time and money. They may be expensive as it sounds but they are worth the price.

Liked: You could do many things in Kota Kinabalu, from scuba diving, climbing the Mount Kinabalu, ethnic village,rafting, ... All these activities are very worth doing. And the views and sceneries here are really great. If I can only go to one place in Malaysia, then that must be Sabah. The people here are also very nice and kind, unlike in West Malaysia.

Disliked: Not many food for vegetarian and the shops and restaurants close too early (some close at 4:00, many close at 8:00). Not enough places for shopping. The transportation is also not efficient as you have to wait a long time for the city bus and other buses. The bus from airport to city center also stops too early (6:00pm) so visitors must take the taxi.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


20 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Lots of things require permits so try to book these in advance.

Liked: A good base to travel to the rest of the area. Well stocked with shops and eating places

Disliked: The city itself has limited appeal and attractions - its a good base to travel out of but not to stay in itself if you have no intention leaving

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


06 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: book early and spend the money to climb the mountain

Liked: climbing the mountain was incredible

Disliked: the city isn't on on the beach - you have to leave the city to hit the beach

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


28 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: beautiful city

Disliked: it can rain anytime !!

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


26 Mar 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Diving at the island

Liked: Shopping

Disliked: Airport

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


25 Mar 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Wear casual clothing and ask around from local where to eat, visit, and see - lots of things to do in Kota Kinabalu or outskirt areas too.

Liked: Everything - good & cheap seafood, awesome places to visit, cultural activities, value-for money shooping & friendly locals

Disliked: So many things to do in very short of time stay!

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


19 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Best to experience the food in general because it was relatively cheap but delicious.

Liked: Very laid back, you can really fel you're on vacation.

Disliked: Shopping can be a little bit pricier as compared to other asian countries.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
56% Avg. rating


06 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go and stays on the islands, don't stay in KK, just use the ferry boat to get the boats out. Shangri-La Rasa Ria Nature Reserve is great 65MYR but it is very difficult to get there on the bus, and the taxis want 80/90MYR one way. Get the free bus from KK to ONeBorneo then try and get another bus or cheapre taxi from there, as you're half way there from OneBorneo

Liked: visit to Rasa Ria Nature Reserve, river tours, shopping malls, free shuttle bus to OneBorneo

Disliked: Taxi drivers are rude and scam you. Very dirty, rats and cockroaches on streets everywhere. No tour offices, had to book trips through hostel, which were about 300% overpriced. They discourage you from using public transport they want you to get Taxis everywhere, even short walks, and pay London prices for it, became very frustrating. Unnattractive architecture, nothing to really see, just shopping malls

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


05 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: must try the seafood in chinese restaurant "welcome seafood"

Liked: maybe the island is good, but i didn't go, for the rain

Disliked: old undevelopped downtown and not convenient public transport.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


01 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the islands. Worth the trip. And try the local food!

Liked: Access to the 5 islands of the national park. The local food too. And I enjoyed the markets a lot. Some really good cheap massages are available too.

Disliked: Frustrating public transport (but that is all over Malaysia anyway). Not a particularly pretty city either. But an interesting place to spend a few days. It's a good hub/stopping point between other locations.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


21 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Know how far the place you want to go before hoping on a taxi

Liked: The beach and the islands

Disliked: None

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


21 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Plan ahead and exchange enough money for whatever you want to do in Kota Kinabalu before heading out to the remote areas.

Liked: The beach and the islands.

Disliked: The taxis will never go with meter and charge a lot for a short hop around town.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


14 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay closer to Sandakan for tours

Liked: Markets for both food and souveniers, good central hub

Disliked: Not many attractions nearby and quite expensive

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


03 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Mantanani Island

Liked: It's a good place for holiday, food here is very cheap and delicious, but maybe not suit everyone's appetite. Travelling here is a little expensive for its ticket.

Disliked: none

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74% Avg. city rating Rated by 154 customers

Activities / excursions 82%

Restaurants / eating out 82%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 76%

Getting around / public transport 70%

Sightseeing 72%

Culture 70%

Nightlife / partying 64%

Value for money 78%

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