Morning view of Mount Kinabalu from Mengkabong Bridge in Kota Kinabalu. [Photo/IC]
City: Kota Kinabalu
Mayor: Noorliza Awang Alip
Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia and had a population of 572,500 as of 2019.
Kota Kinabalu is often known as "KK" both in Malaysia and internationally. It is a major tourist destination and a gateway for travelers visiting Sabah and Borneo.
Kota Kinabalu is also one of the major industrial and commercial centers of East Malaysia. These two factors make Kota Kinabalu one of the fastest-growing cities in Malaysia.
Date of establishment of sister-city relations with Hangzhou: Sept 20, 2019