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Kota Kinabalu, the doorway to heaven

It is high time you discovered the city of Kota Kinabalu (KK), the main gateway to the Malaysian island of Borneo, one of South-East Asia’s most stunning gem, before this booming tourism destination becomes the place everyone talks about. Book a room at the luxurious Horizon Hotel, located within footsteps of all the city’s major attractions. Read below to get an exclusive room discount when you visit KK. 


Kota Kinabalu, or KK, as it is generally referred to, is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah, located on the North-East of the gorgeous island of Borneo. With more than 55% of its territory composed of forests, Sabah is the perfect destination for lovers of natural wildlife, who will be able to discover lush jungles replete with gibbons, pythons, clouded leopards and huge-eyed tarsiers.


Before heading out to the wild side of the state and its marvels with one of the many packaged tours departing from Kota Kinabalu, take a few days to enjoy this coastal city and its blend of old-world charm, street markets, state-of-the-art condos and brand new malls, not to mention its blossoming culinary and music scene.


First on your bucket list of not-to-be-missed islands in Sabah is Sapi Island (Pulau Sapi), a 20-minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu and one of the favorite destinations of tourists, eager to enjoy the many activities on offer (snorkeling, swimming, diving) and maybe most of all the renowned Coral Flyer, an aerial ropeway linking Sapi to Gaya island, which claims to be the longest island-to-island zipline in the world.


Are you more the kind of person who wants to enjoy the scenic views and fiery sunsets from a comfortable seat and preferably with a drink in your hand? Hop on the North Borneo Cruise and savor a panoramic 2-hour trip along the Kota Kinabalu coastline, past the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and down the central coast gliding along the city’s famous waterfront.

Ready for taking a dive into the traditional richness of Borneo culture? Your trip to Sabah would indeed not be complete without a visit to the Mari-Mari cultural village. Located in the countryside outside of Kota Kinabalu, this village, operating as a museum, showcases various traditional homes of Sabahan ethnic communities, as well as the old lifestyle of the different ethnic groups who used to live on the island.


Your home in KK

Exhausted after several days trekking some of Sabah’s hotspots and protected areas such as the Maliau Basin and the Danum Valley Conservation Area? It’s time to get pampered at the Horizon Hotel, set in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, a mere 10-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and within walking distance from the famous Sunday “Tamu” Gaya Street market. This four-star hotel offers 180 rooms with free high-speed internet access, overlooking the sea and city center. Enjoy the plush beds and marble counter-tops with timber floorings before trying out the best of Western cuisine at the hip Deco Cafe&Grill, or high-quality Asian food at the hotel’s Asian restaurant. Take a dip in the outdoor pool while relishing the panoramic view on the South China Sea and restore yourself at the spa with a luxurious massage. We can think of no better way to make your trip unforgettable than a stay at this sumptuous urban retreat, ideal for business or leisure travelers alike.


Enjoy a 10-percent discount when you book a room at the Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu via their website from today until December 5, 2019. Traveling period must be between March 15, 2019 to July 14, 2020. Just visit the Horizon Hotel's Booking Site, enter your dates (Check in and Check out) and number of guests, click on the Promo Code option and type NOMADSPROMO before choosing your room.

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