Kota Kinabalu – The Nature Resort City
Famed as the ‘Nature Resort City’, Kota Kinabalu is more popularly called by the names KK and Api Api by the locals. The city on Borneo was formerly called Jesselton and serves as capital of Sabah as well as West Coast Division of Sabah in Malaysia. With Mount Kinabalu on its backdrop, the city is gifted with a mesmerizing beauty of nature. In fact, the name Kota Kinabalu has come from the name of this mountain range only. KK wasn’t a popular tourist destination a few years ago but within a short period, it has developed numerous attractions which add to its existing beauty and lure millions of tourists each year from all over the world.
Possessing an ideal combination of venues for sightseeing, relaxation as well as adventurous expeditions, it can very aptly be called a complete holiday destination in all respects. KK is also a popular gateway to Borneo and Sabah. Besides being a much loved place among travelers, Kota Kinabalu has become a major industrial as well commercial center of Malaysia.
Easily approachable for foreign trippers as well, Kota Kinabalu has an international airport which has regular flights to and from Kuala Lampur, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Cebu, Brunei and many more places across the globe. Movement inside the city is facilitated by buses and taxis conveniently available all of the city’s corners.