There are so many tempting items to buy in Sabah's capital city, ranging from handicrafts and souvenirs to unusual foods, clothing, shoes and many duty-free items. These include cosmetics, perfumes, jewellery, watches, cameras and electronic items.
Specialised computer and high-tech goods are concentrated in Komplex Karamunsing. Major air-conditioned shopping centres within walking distance (or a short taxi ride) of each other include Wisma Merdeka, KK Plaza, Warisan Square and Centrepoint. About 7km from the city via free shuttle bus or taxi, 1Borneo bills itself as Borneo's largest lifestyle hypermall, and offers a wide range of local and international fashion brands, digital goods, home wares and other items.
Latest addition to the shopping mall list in Kota Kinabalu is Imago and Oceanus Waterfront Mall. Imago is the first non-strata fully leased shopping mall in Kota Kinabalu with over 300 retail outlets. As for Oceanus Waterfront Mall, the mall takes pride in using green technology and it is located city centre, walking distance to Centrepoint and Warisan Square mall.