Kota Kinabalu City Half Day Tour

This classic highlight tour of Kota Kinabalu is the perfect way to immerse yourself in local history, with visits to Filipino Market, Floating Mosque, Poh Toh Tze, Cocoa Boutique Chocolate Factory and Signal Hill Observatory Platform.

Kota Kinabalu (KK), capital of Sabah state in the northern part of the island of Borneo. It is a must visit place if you are there with its busling marketsm boradwalk, neached and the city mosque. Starting with a pleasant morning drive around Kota Kinabalu, the tour first takes you to enjoy some of the most scenic parts of the city. Filipino Market is a major tourist attraction and shopping destination in KK City Center - located at the waterfront of Kota Kinabalu. This is the most popular place for handicraft souvenirs in town, managed mostly by immigrants and locals originating from the southern islands of Philippines. Filipino Market is a great place, full of ambian where you can eat fresh seafood and a heaven for bargain hunters.

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque or affectionately known as the Floating Mosque (Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu), is one of the most outstanding pieces of architecture in Sabah and the most beautiful one in Malaysia. Built on a 2.47 acres site at the Likas bay, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is the epitome of the Islamic modern-day architecture. Situated near the sea, it can accommodate from 9,000 to 12,000 people at a time.The mosque is open for public, however registration with KK City Mosque Tourism Management is required.

Sabah is proud of its multiculturalism. Poh Toh Tze Buddhist temple that built in 1980 is one of the temple stands out with its traditional Chinese roofing and structure. Ten large statues of deities enhances the splendor of the temple with the Goddess of Mercy, Kwan Yin, standing tall at the main entrance of the temple.

One of the few places that you should not miss to visit is the chocoholic’s paradise named “Cocoa Boutique” in Tanjung Aru. This is a famous chocolate factory located just near the traffic signal point in Tanjung Aru. The boutique holds the name in melting the hearts of millions of chocolate lovers worldwide with more than 300 varieties of chocolate product like coffee, durians, bananas , tongkat ali, chilies and even curry.

Signal Hill, the highest point in the city, is a pair of watchtowers situated on a hill overlooking the city. Is one of the best places to get a good view of Kota Kinabalu. Just a couple of minutes drive from Padang Merdeka will bring you to the airy deck where you can get amazing views that extend to the outlying islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and further. Atkinson Clock Tower also sits at the base of Signal Hill near Padang Merdeka's entry point.

Insider tips:

  • Recommend to bring: camera, drinking water, insect repellent, sun block lotion
  • Dress appropriately. Whether you are visiting outside or entering the mosque, all visitors are required to cover up and dress modestly. Visitors are required to wear the special coverall provided by the City Mosque. Special clothing can be rented for RM 5.00/ RM10.00 (Depending on the style of clothing)



Additional Information:

  • Min. Participant(s):  2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)
  • Tour Type: Sit-In-Coach basis (SIC). This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries. Please notify us upon booking if you are looking for private tour, surcharge might be applied.
  • Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying. Please wait at lobby while the tour guide will find you when he/she arrive. Dropoff service will be provided after travelling, please notify us upon booking if your dropoff location is differ from pickup location.



2 Working Days
2.5 Hours
Hotel Pick Up
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No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

What You Get


  • English speaking tour guide
  • Round-trip transportation from hotels in Kota Kinabalu city
  • Tourist transportation insurance


  • Gratuities (Optional)

How To Buy

1. Purchase online

2. Email the following information to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg for booking of the tour:

• Your Order Number

• Hotel Details (Name, address and contact number)

3. Receive a second email confirmation with the tour details

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.


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