Kota Kinabalu is a city where you come to fall in love with the subtleties of Southeast Asian everyday life. The friendly locals, thriving arts scene, tantalizing culinary treats, and its lush tropical islands beauty, Kota Kinabalu deserves your visit. Don't pass on Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre featuring wooden walkways passing through a 24-ha mangrove swamp and stunning variety of migratory birds. It is a playground for capturing wildlife and greeneries. If mingling with the locals is your thing, go people watching in the central market where you can find inexpensive souvenirs such as pearls, textiles, and seashell crafts. While the Night Market is authentic, bustling, aromatic, and noisy, selling everything from belacan (fermented shrimp paste) to snake beans. You can eat your way through every Malay dish in the book!