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Half-Day Monsopiad Cultural Village and House of Skulls from Kota Kinabalu

Half-Day Monsopiad Cultural Village and House of Skulls from Kota Kinabalu
Duration:
4 hours
From:
USD 100.00
Join this tour and step back in time for a cultural experience like no other! Visit the Monsopiad Cultural Village where you will see the typical village of the Kadazan people and visit the Monsopiad House of Skulls where you can see 42 skulls hanging from the rafters.<br>Enjoy a cultural performance, handicraft activities and the opportunity to try your hand at the traditional dance along with a photo taking opportunity with the dance performers.

Kota Kinabalu by Night with dinner

Kota Kinabalu by Night with dinner
Duration:
3 hours
From:
USD 62.65
Feel the dynamic heartbeat of Kota Kinabalu at night as you explore its colorful night market, enjoy its panoramic night skyline from above and dine on traditional Malaysian cuisine. Follow your expert and knowledgeable guide as you peruse the vibrant stalls of a night market, take postcard-worthy photographs of the city skyline on top of Signal Hill's observation deck and enjoy a lively cultural performance of traditional Sabah dances as you partake on a delicious meal of local Malay delicacies.

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Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) Information


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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.


Your best bet for a Kota Kinabalu Airport transfer is a private bus. Details on all options are included in this guide.


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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 Jul 2016