Is it possible to find a paradise in the city? It is very much possible especially if you are in Sabah, Malaysia. You will easily be captivated by the beauty of its long sandy beaches, virgin coral reefs, tropical rain forests, and paradise islands. Yes! We are talking about a city and this is an extraordinary one because it has managed to combine the luxuries of technology and the beauty of nature in one.
An Instant Resort City
From the airport, you only need to wait for a couple of minutes in order to find the perfect hotel in Kota Kinabalu that will cater to your needs. You may find one near the beach, at the heart of the city, or near the mountain. Whichever will suit your preferences can easily be offered by the place.
There are many things to do in Kota Kinabalu. Thus, it is very important for you to choose the perfect hotel that will make it very convenient.
The Sabah State Mosque
Muslim or not, it is a must to visit the State Mosque of the region. However, do not attempt visiting it on a Friday because it is their weekday of worship. Observe modest apparel in visiting the place and admire the architecture of this religious edifice.
Be fascinated by the majestic domes, its gold inlay, and its majestic dove-grey walls. The huge worship area can accommodate 5000 worshippers. It is truly a great architectural masterpiece worthy to be visited by any lover of the art.
Merlin: The Blue Marlin Statue
The city was inaugurated on February 2, 2000. When it got its city status, this giant Marlin Statue was wonderfully placed at the waterfront. It is a popular spot for tourists because it gives you a beautiful view of Gaya Island. Interestingly, deep-sea divers and gamers will be happy to learn that they can find a variety of marlins in the oceans of Sabah. Some of these include the Blue Marlin, the Silver Marlin, the Striped Marlin, the Black Marlin, and the White Marlin.
Kota Kinabalu has been witness to the many wars that have happened in the Pacific, particularly those which took place during World War II. The Signal Hill Observatory gives visitors a magnificent view of the South China Sea, but it is the Atkinson Clock Tower that makes this spot a popular choice for tourists. It is one of the only memorials that managed to survive World War II and it was created by Mary Edith Atkinson in the year 1905 in memorial to her son, Francis George Atkinson, who was the very first District Officer of the region. The tower has been used as navigation support for decades and is one of only three buildings that miraculously survived the air raids carried out during World War II.
After your day tour, go back to your hotel room and enjoy the serenity of the evening. Otherwise, go for a walk and experience the clubbing activities also offered by Kota Kinabalu.