The fast growing city of Kota Kinabalu has seen rapid growth over the years. Its accessibility connects the city to the many attractions across the state of Sabah – spanning from cultural and historical sites to world-acclaimed forest reserves and national parks, such as Kinabalu Park which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most iconic landmark of all is none other than Mount Kinabalu, which is renowned for its natural beauty and sky-scraping peak. While on the eastern coast of Sabah in Sandakan, lies the enigmatic Kinabatangan River. The waters and the banks of Sabah's longest river have long served as a thriving habitat for the indigenous exotic wildlife. Truly, Sabah offers more than meet the eye.
Kota Kinabalu can be easily accessed by air as it is serviced by a number of domestic and international connecting flights.
Direct international flights from:
Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan
Flight duration from Kuala Lumpur:
2 hours 35 minutes
Sandakan, on the other hand can also be easily accessed directly by air through a number of domestic flights.
Direct domestic flights from:
Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kudat, Tawau
Journey to Kinabatangan River:
A 3-hour 4WD scenic wildlife drive from Sandakan