There are various malls located in the city centre; some are a short walk away from each other, while others may require a 15-minute drive. Our list also covers places where you can buy souvenirs to take home with you, such as local foods, historical/cultural books, fashion accessories, and even home decor.
1. Imago Shopping Mall
Imago Shopping Mall spans four levels (basement, ground, first and second floor) that covers the entire broad retail spectrum such as a departmental store, supermarket, fashion and accessories, electronic gadgets, cinema, indoor kids’ playground, bookstore, toys, karaoke, gaming arcade, along with a vast range of dining outlets, cafes, and bars. It also offers a range of international brand names as well as selection of delectable and exquisite dining, kid-friendly activities, and pampering indulgences.
2. Jesselton Duty-Free Mall
Jesselton Duty Free is East Malaysia’s first luxury lifestyle travel retail store located in downtown Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. It offers visitors a luxurious duty free shopping environment, boasting retail space featuring international luxury beauty, fashion and timepiece brands. Among the brands available are Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Boss, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and a host of luxury timepieces in the multi-brand Swiss Watch Gallery boutique available exclusively here.
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2. Gaya Street’s Sunday Market & Api-Api Night Food Market