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A Taste of Borneo Cooking Class

A Taste of Borneo Cooking Class
Duration:
6 hours
From:
USD 75.00
Join this local family run cooking class to learn the secret family recipe and cook like a Sabahan. Enjoy this hands-on cooking lesson and finish with a lunch meal made by yourselves. Aside from the cooking and recipes you'll learn, this is also a cultural based tour to gain a greater insight into the food, people and customs of Sabah.

Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour

Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour
Duration:
3 hours
From:
USD 28.20
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.

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Kota Kinabalu International Airport

Where is Kota Kinabalu Airport?  


Kota Kinabalu, capital of Malaysia's Sabah state, is the main gateway for visitors to Borneo. The world's 3rd largest island, Borneo is shared by 3 countries: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia


Kota Kinabalu, or KK as the locals call it, has a number of nearby tourist attractions. Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Kinabalu National Park and Mount Kinabalu are among the most popular.


Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) (IATA: BKI, ICAO: WBKK), also known as Kota Kinabalu Airport, or KK Airport, is located just southwest of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. The airport is also referred to as KKIA or KKIA Airport, but this is not an official code.


In 2011, Kota Kinabalu Airport served 5,808,639 passengers, making it the country's 2nd busiest airport, after Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).


Airlines that fly to Kota Kinabalu Airport include Aeroflot, AirAsia, Asiana Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Dragonair, Eastar Jet, Hong Kong Airlines, Indonesia AirAsia, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, SilkAir and TransAsia Airways.


The busiest international destinations served from Kota Kinabalu Airport are Bandar, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Shenzhen, Singapore and Taipei. There are also flights to Makassar, Manila, Osaka, Perth and Vladivostok, among others.


The busiest domestic destinations served are Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Kudat, Labuan, Lahad Datu, Miri, Mulu, Penang, Sandakan and Tawau.


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 Other Items of Interest at Kota Kinabalu Airport


The 2 terminals at Kota Kinabalu Airport are located at opposite ends of the runway, and the roads leading from them to the city are different. A transfer between terminals can take 20-25 minutes, or longer.

  • Terminal 1 is served by Malaysia Airlines and Royal Burnei Airlines
  • Terminal 2 is primarily served by Air Asia

 

Kota Kinabalu Airport services include:

  • Internet kiosk, printing, fax, CD burning - Terminal 2
  • Duty free
  • Luggage storage - Terminal 1 (Level 3, by the frozen seafood shop!), Terminal 2 (near AirAsia ticketing)
  • Clinic - Terminal 1 (by McDonalds)
  • Birdnest shop - Terminal 1
  • Tourist information - Terminal 2

 

Look around if you transit Terminal 1. The column head design in the Departure Hall is inspired by ‘Wakid’ basket design, a symbolic native practice used when preparing for a meaningful journey. Rungus and Bajau ethnic patterns also appear in the floor tiles.




Additional Kota Kinabalu Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.



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Last Updated: 14 May 2017