A Trip To IMAGO: Where Culture Meets Modernization

The natives of Sabah are blessed with some of the best islands for world-class diving and snorkeling experiences and the state is also famous for its majestic Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in the Malay Archipelago. With the establishment of IMAGO Shopping Mall, it appears that there is a balance of growth between the beauty of nature and the advancement of modernization; perhaps this is one of the factors that attract local and foreign tourists to visit the land below the wind, as it has everything to offer.

IMAGO Shopping Mall has managed to captivate locals since its opening on 28 March 2015, until now. Conveniently located near the city where many visitors stay, it takes only an estimated 12 minutes by car to get there from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA).

Whether it’s indulging your tastes, lavishing yourself with pleasures, or accentuating your individuality, IMAGO Shopping Mall delivers it all with an eloquence few can match. With a range of international brand names offering an assortment of merchandise from the most unique and opulent to the most frequently sought after, it is a welcoming enclave with something to entice the regular and even the most discerning of tastes.


The signature of distinction can also be found in the delectable and exquisite family-friendly area dining options, kid-zone activities, and pampering indulgences.


Despite its modern construction structure and design, did you know that IMAGO Shopping Mall still upholds the elements of tradition? This is especially clear when the recreation area located on the Ground Floor is named Aramaitii in honor of the mall’s proximity to the hearts of the locals.


Keep reading to discover all the fascinating facts about the locals’ favorite mall, IMAGO.

Here are the TOP 3 interesting facts about IMAGO that not many people know!


With a total floor space of approximately 1,400,000 sq. ft. (130,000 sq. m.) and a net retail area of about 800,000 sq. ft. (74,320 sq. m.) of non-stratified lease-only retail space with more than 300 retail outlets professionally designed to be market-driven. It spans four levels (basement, ground, first and second floor) and encompasses a complete lifestyle-based trade mix with rich tenant composition.



It is important for us to celebrate and immerse ourselves in all of the festivals, customs, and cultures that are dear to the people of Imago Shopping Mall. Celebrating the uniqueness of each festival appears to attract both local and international tourists, and we are very excited and honored to use our platform to highlight the festive culture found only in Sabah, such as the Harvest Festival.



The Welcome Troupe at IMAGO, was first introduced in 2016. Their traditional dance performances are eagerly awaited by visitors, especially the Magunatip, also known as the Bamboo Dance. A dance that requires energy and focus, the dance glorifies the headhunters of Borneo in the past. As a visitor, especially if this is your first-time setting foot in Sabah, you will definitely feel stunned and fascinated when greeted with a traditional dance at the entrance of the mall. Naturally, you can feel a sense of closeness to the traditional values found here.


At IMAGO Shopping Mall, it’s about coming to a place that understands your most individual desires, whatever they are, whenever.

Last reviewed: July 8, 2022

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