Kota Kinabalu


Sabah is a treasure trove of unique crafts and souvenirs. Harvested from the surrounding seas and farms, pearls are an absolute must-buy. They can be purchased loose or in pre-set jewellery form. Other great buys are beadwork, hand-woven baskets, the ‘Kain Dastar’ material, jewellery and Sabah tea.

Check out the stretch of handicraft shops in Wawasan Plaza in Kota Kinabalu; for fantastic bargains head over to the Handicraft Market located along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens. The newest shopping centre in Kota Kinabalu, the 1Borneo Hypermall Autocity answers to the call of locals and tourists for local and imported goods, fancy cafes and various themed entertainment outlets. The mall is also connected to several hotels, making it convenient for visitors to hop over for a shopping fling at any time.

Mall/Market
Price Level
1Borneo Hypermall Cheap/Moderate
Centre Point Sabah Cheap/Moderate
Gaya Street Cheap (Sunday market)
Handicraft Market Handicraft
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall Moderate
Wisma Merdeka Cheap/Moderate
Warisan Square Cheap/Moderate