Thursday, February 01, 2018

With love from Lou: Best things to do in Kota Kinabalu

A trip to Kota Kinabalu is sure to keep you in bliss and tranquility.

The charming Malaysian destination may not be well known but has loads of excitement to offer to its tourists with its paradisiac islands and lush rainforests.

Perched on the northern side of Borneo island, it is the capital of the state Sabah.

It is named after Mount Kinabalu, which is the highest mountain in Malaysia.

There is a mix of culture here with Chinese, Malays, Bajau and immigrants and the most common languages used include Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, and English.

Reaching Kota Kinabalu is easy and all one needs to do is plan the trip and make bookings at the best hotel booking platform.

Take a closer look at the culture

There are different communities present in Sabah, and those include the fishermen of Lundayeh, the sea gypsies of Bajau, the hunters of Murut, the rice farmers of Dusun and the longhouse-builders of Rungus.

It is definite must-do to visit the Mari Mari Cultural Village where one comes face to face with the customs, performances, cultural habits and food of the Sabahan tribes.

Many landmarks to see

Kota Kinabalu boasts of several surviving buildings and the wondrous Malaysian city continues to grow.

Some of the most notable sites include Signal Hill Observatory Platform, from where one can see majestic views of the city skyline.

Atkinson Clock Tower is one of the surviving buildings after the Allied Bombings.

The main entertainment areas in the city are KK Waterfront & Times Square.

Do not forget to visit Sabah State Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Sabah. whcih has minarets decorated with real gold!