Sabah, Malaysian Borneo » Entertainment » Shopping Centres

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.

Address: 1, Jalan Centre Point 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Karamunsing Complex
Souvenirs and antiques, books, camping equipment, designer clothes, electronic goods and computers, food products, medicines, photo labs, etc.

Address: Karamunsing Complex, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Borneo Trading Post ( Visit )
Handicrafts, consumables, collectibles, sports gear, spa accessories, and keepsakes

Address: Level 1, The Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

The Borneo Shop
Books and crafts (sarongs, wood carvings, souvenirs, and local pottery).

Address: Wisma Merdeka, BG26, Ground Floor, Phase 2, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Likas Square Commercial Centre

Multi-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

Wisma Merdeka Complex
Antiques, old clocks, watches, colonial hats, locally made pottery artefacts, souvenirs, arts and crafts, jewellery, books, bowling alley, and restaurants.

Address: Wisma Merdeka, Jalan Tun Razak, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Eastern Plaza Shopping Centre

Souvenirs, clothes, coral shell handicrafts, bowling alley, Cineplex, departmental stores, food court, entertainment centre, supermarket, one-stop shopping, and relaxing experience.

Address: Eastern Plaza Jalan Kuhara 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Warisan Square Mall
Retail shopping mall with 44 shops, stores of international and local brands, bookstores, Mercure Waterfront Hotel, Radius International Waterfront Hotel.

Address: 7, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 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

Street Shopping

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:


Street Shopping

Donggonggon Open Market


Central Market


Night Food Market


Fish Market