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Kota Kinabalu Tour Ideas

Full-Day Kota Belud and Rungus Longhouse from Kota Kinabalu

Full-Day Kota Belud and Rungus Longhouse from Kota Kinabalu
Duration:
9 hours
From:
USD 135.00
Uncover the different faces of Sabah by visiting one of the most interesting 'Tamu' in the region, set in Kota Belud, home to the 'Cowboys of the East'. Visit the Tamu Kota Belud – a colorful melting pot of hawkers, vendors, farmers, fishermen and cattle breeders alike. You may even get a glimpse of the Bajau Horsemen and their splendid sword making. Drive past oil-palm coconut plantations on your way to Gombizou and Sumangkap village and see honey bee farming. Later, visit the longhouse at Bavanggazo village and see where one of Sabah's indigenous tribes reside.<br /><br />Note: Kota Belud Market on Sundays Only.

Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour

Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour
Duration:
3 hours
From:
USD 26.92
Gain a deeper knowledge about why Kota Kinabalu was formerly known as 'Singgahmata' or 'the place where the eye lingers' on this half-day tour. See architectural wonders like the Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building) and the City Mosque, discover the city's educational facilities at University of Sabah, learn about historical and cultural aspects of this region from the Sabah Museum, and enjoy a panoramic view of the city skyline and the surrounding islands on Signal Hill. <span class='Apple-tab-span' style='white-space:pre'> </span>

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Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) Car Rental


Welcome to the car rental Kota Kinabalu Airport information page with information on Kota Kinabalu Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Kota Kinabalu driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Kota Kinabalu Airport car rental options and search for the best available Kota Kinabalu car rental rates in the search box below.


Kota Kinabalu Airport Car Rental Advice & Driving Tips




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Kota Kinabalu Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

A few Kota Kinabalu Airport car rental companies offer service on-site, in both terminals.

 

With the local companies, prices do vary and negotiation is possible (or even encouraged). Most people arrange a car upon arrival rather than pre-booking.

 

If you do pre-book, be sure to reserve a car in the same terminal you will be arriving in.


Kota Kinabalu Driving Information


 
Driving is on the left side of the road.


 
Kota Kinabalu Airport rental cars may be either automatic OR manual transmission. Make sure to verify when booking if you are not comfortable with a manual transmission.


 
Your local drivers' licence is required.


An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).


 
Kota Kinabalu Driving Stress Level: 7/10

Busy streets and unpredictable drivers make driving a challenge.


 


Kota Kinabalu Airport Car Rental Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on a Kota Kinabalu Airport car rental

Renting a car might give you freedom, but with traffic conditions and unmarked streets hiring a taxi or private car and driver from your hotel for seeing the sights out of town might be a better option. Alternatively look for renting a motorcycle for a day or more if you really want to have fun. Your hotel can probably direct you to a rental agency or they may even have something on-site at a competitive rate. Motorcycle rentals run about MYR 20 per day.



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Last Updated: 14 Jul 2016