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If you want to go shopping in Sabah, head to Kota Kinabalu, as all major malls and stores are located in the city. Big shopping malls offer the convenience of shopping under one roof. Many Tourists are interested in buying electronic items as they are pretty cheap in Malaysia.

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Best Shopping Malls in Sabah

Imago Shopping Mall
Address: KK Times Square, Phase 2, Off Coastal Highway, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Centre Point
Address: Suite 1-9-W1, 9th Floor, CPS Tower Centre Point Sabah, No 1 Jalan Centre Point 88000 Sabah, Malaysia

Karamunsing Complex
Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman off Jalan Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu City, Sabah, Malaysia

Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
Address: 1, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Wawasan Plaza
Address: Api-api Centre, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Likas Square
Address: Likas Square Commercial Centre, No.1, Jalan Istiadat, Likas, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Wisma Merdeka
Address: Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Eastern Plaza
Address: Block G 396/399, Bandar Sabindo 91010 Tawau Sabah, Malaysia

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.

Tamu Market

Tamu market takes place on Sunday. Here you can buy betel nuts, exotic fruits, vegetables, dried and fresh fish, sarongs, etc. Different districts have different Tamu Market days.

Gaya Street

It is very famous for street shopping. Every Sunday, the street is closed for traffic as a trade fair sells products like traditional fabrics, antiques, souvenirs, fruits, flowers, arts and crafts, footwear, and herbs.

Address: Gaya Street, Pusat Bandar, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Filipino Market

A bustling street market with hundreds of small stalls selling food, clothes, souvenirs, handicrafts

Address: Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Sinsuran Night Market

It has various stalls selling electronic accessories, bags, footwear, clothes, handicrafts, jewellery. You can taste local seafood dishes.

Address: Sinsuran Kompleks, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Night Food Market

You get to taste fresh seafood delicacies at reasonable prices.

Address: Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Api Api Night Food Market

The market is clean and colourful with stalls selling food, handicrafts

Address: 78, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

KK Container Street Food Night Market

Here the food stalls are set up in containers. You will get to eat traditional Malaysian cuisine and other delicacies here.

Address: Api-api Centre, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Jesselton Artisan Market

In this market, you will find handicraft products like bags, lamps, jewellery, umbrellas etc. This place also has food stalls.

Address: Jalan Riverson 1, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia