Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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Transport

City Bus Terminal (North)

The largest bus station in Kota Kinabalu (KK) serving long-distance buses to locations at the east coast of Sabah like Telupid, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna or Tawau.

Wawasan Bus Terminal

Southern Bus Terminal in KK serving local buses and south-bound long-distance buses to destinations like Beaufort, Sipitang and Lawas.

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(Day) Trips

Kinabalu National Park

Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located 90km from Kota Kinabalu, offers jungles trekking and climbing Mount Kinabalu - the tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago at 4,095 metres.

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HOSTELS
The Lavender Lodge
Hostel, Kota Kinabalu
Located in the central commercial district of the city ... more
masada backpacker
Hostel, Kota Kinabalu
Backpacker hostel in Kota Kinabalu ... more
North Borneo Cabin
Hostel, Kota Kinabalu
Guesthouse in the center of Kota Kinabalu ... more

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Hotels in in Kota Kinabalu
HOSTELS
in Kota Kinabalu
Borneo Beachouse (Backpackers)
Guesthouse located within walking distance of Tanjung Aru Beach
Travellers’ Light Backpackers Lodge
Hostel in the city center facing the hill and city forest
Related Flyers / Brochures
Kinabalu Backpackers, Kota Kinabalu
flyer for Kinabalu Backpackers hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah ... more
Masada Backpacker, Kota Kinabalu
flyer for Masada Backpacker Hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with location map ... more
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
brochure for the state marine park located 3 to 8km off Kota Kinabalu comprising 5 islands ... more