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Body Shop

Kota Kinabalu: All Major Shopping Malls. Sandakan: Mile 4, ONE Place Mall, Giant. Tawau, Fajar, Eastern Plaza, Giant. Labuan.

Tech City Outdoor

Outdoor Gear Shop. HQ: No 5, Jalan gaya, Jesselton Point, Warehouse. T/F:088-222157. Branch: Lot-S 111, 2nd Flr, 1 Borneo Hypermall, Jln Sulaiman. T/F: 088-448157

Borneo Books

BG26, Grd Flr, Wisma Merdeka, Phase 2, Kota Kinabalu Sabah. T: 088-241050 F: 088-239486 Mail: bbookskk@gmail.com Web: www.borneobooks.com

Recreational Spaces

Prince Philip Park, Tanjung Aru

The Prince Philip Park at Tanjung Aru is a popular places among the local Sabahans and among the oldest recreational park. There is a 'roller-skating rink' at the other end of the park.. It is the place to hang out in the evening or at night at one of the many food stalls along the beach. Coconut drinks and local fruits are also available here. During the weekend, this beach can be crowded with locals for swimming, picnicking and other recreational activities for the entire family. At the fringe of the beach is another majestic land mark of Kota Kinabalu - the Shangri-la's Tanjung Aru Resort (STAR).


Tun Fuad Stephens Park

The Tun Fuad Stephens Park, or what the locals know as simply Bukit Padang, is probably the oldest recreational park in Kota Kinabalu. This is a popular pick for joggers as the hilly 2 km jogging track provides not only a bit of a challenge but also peace and calm as you can hear various insect sounds coming from the jungles surrounding the track. If that is not though enough, those cut out for tougher work out experience can choose the many jungle trekking trails leading up to the hills, which runners usually use for training before scaling Mount Kinabalu. Apart from these and other exercise facilities, this park also houses the Putera Ballroom for wedding events and conferences, Kampung Nelayan for a cultural dining experience, hawker's stalls for much simpler diners, and the Water World Theme Park. It truly is a full-packaged' recreational park.


Likas Bay Public Park, Likas

Likas Bay Public Park is probably the nearest recreational public park from the city as you can get there within 5 mins. Opened in 2008, it stretches along the beach at Tun Fuad Stephens Road and boasts a scenic bay with the view by the shoreline of two of Kota Kinabalu's landmarks, Universiti Malaysia Sabah and the Tun Mustapha tower. It is trimmed with shady palms and coconut trees, giving the place a relaxing ambience perfect for families to just chill out. In the afternoon and especially during weekends, people can be seen joggin, or even fishing, and children in the playground. The Park is also equipped with basic amenities such as public toilets and parking spaces.


Taman Ujana Rimba Tropika, Penampang

Located some 4km from the city along Penampang Road, this 4 hectare park was officially opened to the public in 2003. The name derived from the idea of establishing a recreational public park admist various species of tress to date, the park has trees like binaung, jati, seraya, and menggaris, with flowering shrbs all over the park. Taman Ujana Rimba Tropika comes alive every morning with 'tai-chi' sessions or even school children who rehearse their dance routines or aerobic sessions. In the afternoon, folks from all walks of life can be seen utilizing the park, from its jogging tracks, reflexology footpath, children's playground, and the canteen. A monument stands in the middle of the park, the Tugu Pahlawan (Heroes Monument), where the annual Heroes Day is held to honour Malaysia's brave soldiers.


Perdana Park, Tanjung Aru

Built on the grounds of Hone's Place where government quarters used to nest in the 1930s and launched in 2011, the Perdana Park is the latest addition to the city's list of recreational facilities. It was built and designed to pay homage to the old government quarters during the British administration, while also adding tsome modern touches to its design and is complemented by simple yet beautiful landscapes. Being the latest as well as the prime public park in tow, the facilities provided here ar top-notch with the availability of reflexology footpaths, free purified water, containerized stage, and other exercise facilities. But the main attraction at Perdana Park is the Musical Fountain that automatically puts a show every 30 minutes ot so starting from 7.00pm to 8.30pm daily.




Borneo Outdoor Gear

Outdoor Gear Outlet. Wawasan Plaza: Lot no 2-2-1, 1st Flr. Suria Mall: Lot B66 - B67 Lower Ground Flr. T: 088-240586 Web: www.elitegear.com