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Diversity in splendor

Jakarta   /   Sun, February 22 2009   /  11:47 am

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah state in Malaysia. Located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea, it has plenty of charming highlights. The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park lies on one side; and Mount Kinabalu, which gave the city its name, is nearby. Overall Kota Kinabalu, or better known among locals as KK, is a major tourist destination and a popular gateway for travelers visiting other parts of Sabah and Borneo. There are many leisure spots and conservation areas around Kota Kinabalu. Anjung Samudra (or KK Waterfront), is a waterfront entertainment spot in the city center, which features restaurants, cafes, pubs and a nightclub. The Royal Sabah Turf Club in Tanjung Aru hosts weekly horse racing events. The North Borneo Railway, which starts from Tanjung Aru station, offers a scenic tour of the countryside in the West Coast Division and the Interi...