Tag: Kota Kinabalu City

Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu

With a total of 198 venues in 63 countries, including 152 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Now, the first branch in East Malaysia is open and it is located in Kota Kinabalu!

The place needs little introduction, food, drinks and entertainment are what HRC is known for. There’s also the famous Rock Shop where visitors will be able to buy rock n roll themed merchandises as well as Kota Kinabalu-specific merchandises.

Opening Hours
Mon-Sun 11:30am to 10.30pm (Full Menu)
10:30pm till late (Snack Menu)

Sun-Thurs 11:30am till late
Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Holidays 11:30am till late

Pub Hours (Live Music) – 21 Year of Age And Above – 10.30pm till late

Mon-Sun 10:30pm-10.30pm

Getting There
Hard Rock Cafe is located at Oceanus Waterfront Mall

Borneo Golf and Country Club

Around 69km from Kota Kinabalu City or an hour’s drive along the Beaufort Highway at Bongawan you will discover The Pride of Borneo, an 18-gap, standard 5 fairway, sitting on the edge of the South China Sea.

Clubhouse offices incorporate a golfer’s parlor, golf shop, locker rooms, driving range, home zone, inhabitant genius and putting green, karaoke and billiards. There are likewise offices for swimming, racquet recreations and angling.

The Borneo Golf and Country Club (BGCC) is further supplemented by the Prescott Resort Hotel arranged just other than the clubhouse.

Getting There
Drive from Kota Kinabalu along the KK-Beaufort Highway to Bongawan

Admission Fee
Weekdays: RM 110.00 (With buggy)
Weekends: RM 150.00 ( buggy- RM 64.00)

Weekdays: RM 300.00 ( with buggy)
Weekends: RM 400.00 (buggy -RM 64.00)


Bukit Kokol, Menggatal

About Bukit Kokol
Bukit Kokol is one of the most popular places to visit in Sabah either for the local or tourist. Located among the hills of Sabah’s Crocker range, it is 2000 feet above sea level, with a beautiful view of Kota Kinabalu city and far beyond 5 Islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Parks to the North, and the beauty of the majestic Mount Kinabalu to the South, temperature can be meddling to around 20 degrees, and just 30 minutes drive if you are from Kota Kinabalu City, it is a perfect place for those who wants a quick fix.
And Bukit Kokol is listed as one of the best place for you to watch the sunset in Sabah.

How to get to Bukit Kokol?
Getting there is easy as 1,2,3. From the three way junction, which is between Indah Permai (One Borneo/ Menggatal), Inanam and Tebobon, head to Inanam and keep left. After a few minutes, you will see a signboard that says ‘Kasih Sayang Health Resort‘. Turn in to Jln. Kokol @ Poring and just drive uphill. You are on the right track if you keep seeing ‘Kasih Sayang Health Resort’ every ten minutes.
There are no public buses going up the hill, so we suggest you to rent a car (it is better if you drive a 4WD)
Enjoy yourself with your friends and family for a night or two in one of the resort there.
As there are a few resort that are available ad the price can be as low as RM100 per night during weekdays and RM200 and above during the weekends(price is different depends on which resort that you choose to stay)
The view when you’re driving uphill will immaculate every few minutws with the amazing sights catch panorama. You will feel it like a feast to the eyes and soul.

**note to those who plans to drive to Rasa Sayang Resort, park uphill, if possible so that your vehicle won’t have to struggle climbing up the next hill on your way back. 

Bus Service between Kota Kinabalu and KKIA Airports (Terminal 1)

One of the problems that tourist always face when they arrived in any place that they come to visit is to find the transportation to the nearest town. Well, worry no more. This time, you can get a little bit of information about the transportation to Kota Kinabalu City if you are landing in KKIA 1.

Terminal 1 is Kota Kinabalu International Airport’s main terminal and is divided into 3 levels, and is now used by all airlines, including AirAsia(which was transferred from Terminal 2 since 1st December 2015)

Level 1 for arrivals, Level 2 for mainly airline offices and within-Sabah departures, and Level 3 for International and Sarawak / West Malaysia departures.

Taxis and the relatively new Airport Bus (which will cost you RM5 to town) is the choice of transport from Terminal 1 (both can be used for transfers between terminals as well)
The standard rate for the taxi fees from KKIA to the town is RM30(up to 4 people) But before that you need to buy a coupon from the kiosk that is located on Level 1, next to Arrival Hall 2.

If you want, you can go to the town with cheaper fees by using the mini bus and it will only cost you around RM1.50. But somehow, you have to walk around 500 metres to reach the main road. Just cut straight through the parking lot and follow the path to the main road. But please stay off the grass as it is soggy. Don’t cross the road, try to flag any bus as all of them heading to town. But if you come with a lot of luggage, it might be a problem but you up for doing this it won’t be a problem.


Due to demand by tourists, now Kota Kinabalu city (KK) has regular shuttle sending passengers back and forth KKIA (Kota Kinabalu International Airport) every day.

You can get the ticket for the from the counter that is located in Padang Merdeka(or Merdeka Field in English). try to find a small hut with the sign “Bas Airport” which means Airport Bus.
The bus ticket costs RM5.00 (≈USD$1.50) for each Adult, RM3.00 (≈USD$0.90) for Child (below 12).

Departure Time

The shuttle service is available from 7:30am to 8:30pm daily. Below is the schedule of Airport Bus.
(Note: KK = Kota Kinabalu City, KKIA = Kota Kinabalu International Airport)

08:00 07:30
08:45 08:45
09:30 09:30
10:15 10:15
11:00 11:00
11:45 11:45
12:30 12:30
13:15 13:15
14:00 14:00
14:45 14:45
15:30 15:30
16:15 16:15
17:00 17:00
17:45 17:45
18:30 18:30
19:15 19:15


The journey from Kota Kinabalu to airport will take around 25 to 40 minutes depend with the traffic at that time. But if you are in the hurry, it is better if you take the taxi instead.

Tanjung Aru Beach, Kota Kinabalu

Image is taken from Google Image

Situated 6 Kilometres away from Kota Kinabalu City, it is one of the places where the local people love to come and spend their weekend or watching the sunset. I bet you will love this place just with one visit.

Tanjung Aru Sunset view

Tanjung Aru Sunset view

Tanjung Aru gets its name from the casuarinas or also known as aru trees that grow fringe the fine sands.

Taking its name from the casuarinas or aru trees that fringe the fine sands, visitors usually will sit at along the ringside provided to watch the most beautiful sunset on Earth every evening when the crimson sun dips slowly into the horizon, leaving the vast skies a brilliant red which will make anyone watching it fall in love with the view.

At this stretch of the beach, it is also the best spot to see airplanes taking off & touching down as the Kota Kinabalu Airport is just nearby.

Food outlets are also available and are open until late at night. Enjoy the coconut water and sugarcane juice, chicken or beef satay and steamed beans and corn, or enjoy dinner that provides local food based on seafood that is located there.

How to get here?
From KK City Centre, take the No 16 bus towards Tanjung Aru from the bus stations in front Shang Ri Hotel and let the driver know of your destination. Bus fare isRM1.50. You can also go by taxi, atRM15 per taxi(up to four persons)


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