If you want to go shopping in Sabah, then head to Kota Kinabalu, as all major malls and shopping centres are located in this area. Bigger shopping malls here offer everything and anything from food and clothes to knick knacks and souvenirs. Moreover, they also include entertainment services such as restaurants and cinemas.
If you want to buy something specific such as books or electronic items, then there are definite shops that sell only these items. Consumer electronics are quite cheap in Malaysia, and so people throng to buy them. Also, as watersports, diving, trekking is very popular in Sabah - equipment related to these recreational sports are also much sought after and available at numerous sports outlets.
Centre Point ( Visit )
One stop shopping and dining centre, Growball Cinemax entertainment centre and theatre.
Borneo Trading Post ( Visit )
Handicrafts, consumables, collectibles, sports gear, spa accessories, and keepsakes
Likas Square Commercial CentreMulti-shopping centre with 60 shops. An array of retail shops selling different kinds of products. Facilities available for shopping as well as business purposes (arranging meetings and events), Likas Square Condotel Hotel situated in the complex.Address: 1, Lorong Likas Square, Jalan Istiadat Likas, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Some other notable shopping places in Sabah are:
Imago Shopping Mall: ( Visit )
Address: KK Times Square Phase 2, Off Coastal Highway, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall: ( Visit )
Address: 1, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
City Mall Shopping Center:
Address: City Mall, Jalan Lintas, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Sabah and its surrounding regions are famous for handicrafts and souvenirs made by local tribes. A small number of markets and shopping streets in Sabah support these indigenous groups by presenting the products made by them, 'Tamu Market', a Sunday Market, is one of such markets. Here you can buy special local stuff like betel nuts, exotic fruits, vegetables, dried and fresh fish, sarongs, etc.,
Gaya Street, another Sunday Market in the capital city of Kota Kinabalu, is the most famous market for street shopping. Every Sunday, the street is closed for traffic as a trade fair is held here to sell products like traditional fabrics, antiques, souvenirs, fruits, flowers, arts and crafts, footwear, and herbs.
Some other famous markets for street shopping are as below:
Donggonggon Open Market
Night Food Market