5 places you can visit for free at Kota Kinabalu in 1 day


On a tight budget or trying to visit Kota Kinabalu cheaply? how about visit some of the attractions around Kota Kinabalu which do not cost any money. No entrance fees and it’s free to visit anytime.  All these places you can visit in 1 day with time to spare.

1) Visit Atkinson Clock Tower

After a breakfast at one of the many Coffee shops around Kota Kinabalu city, take a visit to Atkinson Clock Tower. Atkinson Clock tower located at the edge of signal hill and easily accessible by tourist


2) Take photo of Kota Kinabalu City at Signal Hill Observatory

The best place to get the city view of Kota Kinabalu city.

How to get there :

– Taxi charge around RM10 fares from the city

– walk up the trail from the edge of signal Hill.



3) Visit Kota Kinabalu City mosque

a stunning mix of prevailing Islamic architecture and contemporary design built on a man-made lagoon.

How to get there :

– Taxi charge around RM10 fares from the city center.

– take bus No. 5A from Wawasan Bus station to University Malaysia Sabah direction.



4) Tanjung Aru Beach

Favorite place to visit for the locals. You  can also get the best sunset view here. Tanjung Aru is also one of the top 5 places to see sunset in Kota Kinabalu

How to get there :

bus no. 16 from Wawasan Bus Station

Taxi Fare around RM15 from city center

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5) Relax : Perdana Park

This beautiful part built and maintain by a local company is popular among the locals during the late evening. Peoples usually come here for jogging and exercise but there is a musical fountain show every half an hour from 7.30 pm till 9.30 pm. You can be there for the musical fountain show after watching sunset at Tanjung Aru Beach

How to get there : 

Located near to Tanjung Aru beach.

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