Shopping

A vibrant destination for nature and the arts

Among the most renowned shopping precincts in Kota Kinabalu are:

  • Kompleks Karamunsing
  • Wisma Merdeka
  • Plaza Wawasan
  • City Mall
  • Centre Point
  • Warisan Square
  • KK Plaza
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

A majority of these malls offer attractive and reasonable yet fixed prices and are generally open for trading from 10am to 10pm.

This phenomenal city also offers the typical Asian style street markets providing the visitor the opportunity to shop whilst experiencing the local way of life. For instance, the Gaya Street Sunday Market is a gathering place for hawkers trading an extensive array of traditional products and food items.

To purchase traditional handicraft and souvenirs, the best place to visit is the Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Market. Most villages and towns in Kota Kinabalu feature Sunday Flea Markets selling products from fruits, vegetables, orchids, arts and crafts to even traditional music instruments.

Local Climate
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Feb 31ºC 24ºC
Mar 32ºC 24ºC
Apr 32ºC 25ºC
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Jun 32ºC 24ºC
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