The city of Kota Kinabalu is a flourishing tourist destination because of its great seafood, closeness to tropical islands, Mount Kinabalu, and verdant rain forests. Tourists may also go around and see the Atkinson Clock Tower, which is built in commemoration of Kota Kinabalu’s first district official, Francis George Atkinson. They can also see the Sabah State Mosque and the State Museum. Then, they can also enroll at the Kota Kinabalu Mixed Martial Arts Gym and learn jiu jitsu and judo. They can visit the Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Market, too, which was formerly called the Pasar Filipino. Here, pearls, home décor, and local handicrafts are sold. Souvenir items like key chains, batiks, sarongs, shirts, and wooden statuettes may also be acquired for fairly reasonable prices.
Also, tourists must definitely check out the Gaya Street Tamu during Sunday mornings, because plenty of Malaysian treats, hardware, crafts, and shirts may be bought here at really low prices. And of course, they must also try the different dishes that Kota Kinabalu has to offer. Assortments of Chinese, Filipino, Javanese, and a few European cuisines are usually served at the kedai kopi. But the food stalls that line the beaches and the coffee shops around also serve good meals. And if tourists want to have a taste of the wonderful seafood dishes, they may go to New Gaya Seafood Restaurant and Ocean Seafood Restaurant. They may also head to the very popular Portview Seafood Restaurant, or to Sutera Rimba and Salut Seafood Restaurant.
Then, Pirates Bar is the ideal spot for drinking and being merry. It features the biggest outdoor bar in all of Kota Kinabalu. It even shows live sports events and music during weekends. And if they want really outstanding entertainment, they can go to Cock & Bull Bistro. It is situated on the waterfront with a good sunset view and cool breeze. Then again, Cocoon and Razz-Ma-Tazz are a couple more nightspots that tourists should not miss. These are really trendy. Moreover, Kota Kinabalu offers good accommodations in all prices. Hotels and lodges that range from budget to lavish are widely available.