What to do in Kota Kinabalu and Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

With its perch along the sea, fishing is a big industry in Kota Kinabalu, and the best way to see the action first hand is to head to the waterfront and watch the boats returning with their catch. In a nod to its maritime history, there are also many colourful underwater-themed statues around the city.


Its a 20 minute speedboat ride from the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal is all it takes to get to the spectacular beaches found in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, which are sure to be a highlight of your Borneo tour. There are five islands to explore that are the absolute definition of paradise: think blonde beaches, swaying palm trees and crystal clear, turquoise water filled with underwater life.

Last reviewed: July 7, 2022

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