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If you want to go shopping in Sabah, then head to Kota Kinabalu, as all major malls and shopping centres are located here. Big shopping malls offer the convinience of shopping at all your favourite stores under one roof. Also, they include supplementary facilities like restaurants, cinema theatres, resting rooms, etc. If you want to buy anything specific like books or electronic items then there are definite shops that sell only these items. Tourists are interested in buying electronic items as they are quite cheap in Malaysia. Since, outdoor activities like diving & trekking are the main highlights of Sabah, related equipments are also much sought after.

Malls

Malls

Centre Point

Highlights: One stop shopping and dining centre, Growball Cinemax entertainment centre and theatre.
Address: Suite 1-9-W1, 9th Floor, CPS Tower Centre Point Sabah , No 1 Jalan Centre Point 88000 Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60 88 246900
Fax: +60 88 231743

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Karamunsing Complex

Highlights: Souvenirs and antiques, books, camping equipment, designer clothes, electronic goods and computers, food products, medicines, photo labs, etc.
Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman off Jalan Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu City, Sabah, Malaysia

Borneo Trading Post

Highlights: Handicrafts, consumables, collectibles, sports gear, spa accessories, and keepsakes
Address: Lot 16, Anjung Perdana (The Waterfront), Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60 88 231655, +60 88 232655
Fax: +60 88 233855

Borneo Books

Highlights: Books and crafts (sarongs, wood carvings, souvenirs, and local pottery)
Address: Wisma Merdeka shopping mall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60 88 241050, +60 88 237936
Fax: +60 88 236427

Wawasan Plaza Shopping Mall

Highlights: Attached with Tang Dynast Hotel. More than 100 retail shops offering a variety of products. Exclusive Handicraft centre on first floor.
Address: Wisma San Hin, Plaza Wawasan 88000 Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60 88 231773

Likas Square Mall

Highlights: multi-shopping centre with 60 shops. Array of retail shops selling variety of products. Facilities available for shopping as well as a business purposes (arranging meetings and events). Likas Square Condotel Hotel is situated in this complex.
Address: No. 1, Lorong Likas Square, Kota Kinabalu 88400 Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60 88 252233
Fax: +60 88 251122

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Wisma Merdeka Complex

Highlights: Antiques, old clocks, watches, colonial hats, locally made pottery artefacts, souvenirs, arts and crafts, jewellery, books, bowling alley, restaurant.
Address: B300, Lot B624 6th Floor Phase 2, Wisma Merdeka Jalan Tun Razak 88000 Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60 88 219753
Fax: +60 88 263251

Eastern Plaza Shopping Centre

Highlights: Souvenirs, clothes, coral shell handicrafts, bowling alley, Cineplex, departmental stores, food court, entertainment centre, supermarket, one-stop shopping and relaxing experience.
Address: Block G 396/399, Bandar Sabindo 91010 Tawau Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60 88 771149
Fax: +60 88 764430

Warisan Square Mall

Highlights: Retail shopping mall which includes 44 shops, stores of international and local brands, bookstores, Mercure Waterfront Hotel, Radius International Waterfront Hotel.
Address: Lot No. C-03-01, 3rd Floor, Block C, Warisan Square, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60 88 447777
Fax: +60 88 447799

Street Shopping

Street Shopping

Sabah and its surrounding regions are famous for handicrafts and souvenirs made by local tribes. There are a few markets and shopping streets in Sabah that present products made by indigenous groups. One of them is the Tamu Market which takes place on Sunday. Here you can buy stuff like betel nut stalls, exotic fruits, vegetables, dried and fresh fish, sarongs, etc. In the capital city of Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Street is very famous for street shopping. Every Sunday, the street is closed for traffic as a trade fair is held to sell products like traditional fabrics, antiques, souvenirs, fruits, flowers, arts and craft, footwear, and herbs.

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