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Another suggested historical name is Deasoka, which roughly means "below the coconut tree" in the Bajau language. The terms "K.K-ites"[8] and "K.K-ians" have also been used to a limited extent. [90] It hosts the annual Kaamatan or Harvest Festival and the Unduk Ngadau beauty contest, which is held concurrently, in May. It is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders, namely conditions affecting the brain. [22] After the Japanese takeover of Borneo, it was again renamed Api. One major rebellion in the town occurred on 10 October 1943 by a group called Kinabalu Guerrillas in the Jesselton Revolt consisting of local inhabitants. [94] It was formerly used as a navigation aid for ships. 2023 363,000 [15], After the destruction, BNBC decided to relocate the settlement to the more easily defended mainland at Gantian Bay (now Sepanggar Bay) in 1898. Kota Kinabalu Port mainly handles loose/bulk cargo, while SBCP operates as a naval base for the Royal Malaysian Navy and an oil depot in addition to handling containerised cargo. Chin says that so far, the take-up rate of new schemes launched this year have been strong, underlined by projects such as Kingfisher Inanam by Hap Seng Properties Development Sdn Bhd and Bukit Bantayan by Gamuda Land. Kota Kinabalu is located on the west coast of Sabah. [41], During the 1995–2004 period, Kota Kinabalu's average temperature ranges from 26 °C (79 °F) to 28 °C (82 °F). It contains three High Courts, six Magistrates' courts, six Sessions Courts including the Child Sexual Offence Court and a Federal Court. With an area of 24 acres (9.7 ha), it is one of the few remaining patches of mangrove forest that once existed extensively along the coastal region of Kota Kinabalu. Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. Kota is a Malay word for a "fort", "town", or a "city". [72] Likas Stadium is the home stadium of Sabah FA, also known as SabaHawks. Interracial marriages are not uncommon and Kadazan-Chinese intermarriages are particularly common. Please check your download folder. There are numerous Roman Catholic, Basel (Lutheran), Anglican, Evangelical, and Methodist churches throughout the city. [32] The district of Penampang has an area of 466 square kilometres, and is administered by Majlis Daerah Penampang (Penampang District Council).[33]. The Japanese occupation of Jesselton provoked several local uprisings notably the Jesselton Revolt but they were eventually defeated by the Japanese. A third bus terminal, the North Kota Kinabalu Bus Terminal in Inanam district, services intercity buses heading towards destinations north and north-east of the city (Ranau, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Tawau, Semporna etc.). United Nations - World Population Prospects, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Metro Area Population 1950-2021, The current metro area population of Kota Kinabalu in 2021 is, The metro area population of Kota Kinabalu in 2020 was, The metro area population of Kota Kinabalu in 2019 was, The metro area population of Kota Kinabalu in 2018 was. The main religions in Kota Kinabalu are Islam and Buddhism, the first one is the main religion the Malays believe in and the second one is main for the Chinese population. Several countries have set up their consulates in Kota Kinabalu, including Australia,[128] Brunei,[129] China,[130] Czech Republic,[131] Denmark,[132] France,[133] Finland,[134] Indonesia,[135] Japan,[136] Norway,[137] Panama,[138] Romania,[139] Slovakia,[140] Spain,[141] Sweden[140] and the United Kingdom. Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo is the bustling gateway to acclaimed Kinabalu National Park. [70] The city's traffic police headquarters is located along Lorong Dewan near Gaya Street, and the marine police headquarters is located near the city ferry terminal along Tun Razak Road. [25] The Crown Colony administration designed a plan, later known as the "Colonial Office Reconstruction and Development Plan for North Borneo: 1948–1955”, to rebuild North Borneo. Kuching has grown by 9,139 since 2015, which represents a 1.52% annual change. [79], There are many government or state schools in and around the city. The overseas Chinese population also contributes to the development of KK since their immigration in the late 19th century. 2022 358,000. The terminal along Tun Razak Road provide bus services to different parts of the city and its outskirts, while the KK Sentral terminal provides intercity services to destinations south of the city (Papar, Beaufort, Sipitang, Limbang etc.). The Sabah Police Contingent Headquarters is located in Kepayan. [19] This fishing village named Api-Api (see Original names above) was chosen due to its proximity to the North Borneo Railway and its natural port that provided good anchorage, which was up to 24 feet deep. It has become an annual event. Kinabalu International School (KIS) is part of the Federation of British International Schools in South and East Asia (FOBISSEA). Find what to do today, this weekend, or in January. These two factors combine to make Kota Kinabalu one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia. The second main government hospital are mainly used for heart centre. Jesselton became a major trading port in the area, and was connected to the North Borneo Railway. Backlinks from other websites and blogs are the lifeblood of our site and are our primary source of new traffic. [41] The average annual rainfall is around 2,400 millimetres[42] and varies markedly throughout the year. Highway routes from Kota Kinabalu include:[59], Regular bus services operate in the city. [111] The Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Market (formerly known as the Filipino Market) features vendors selling traditional handicrafts, souvenirs and foodstuffs. [43] The wind speed ranges from 5.5 to 7.9 m/s during the Northeast Monsoon but is significantly lower to 0.3 to 3.3 m/s during the Southwest Monsoon. Among those who performed include Grupo Da Bossa, Gordon Horace Chin, Hady Afro, Joe Balanjiu Jr and La Sambusa Latina from Argentina. [91] The Borneo Traditional Cooking Class is another event attraction to taste traditional food and learn more about the indigenous cultures.[92]. Babagon River in Penampang and Kiansom Falls near Inanam are also places visited for picnics and leisure bathing. Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the Malaysian state Sabah in East-Malaysia, which consists of the Malaysian states Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. [110] The weekly Gaya Street Sunday Market features a gathering of local hawkers selling a wide range of items from traditional ethnic cultural souvenirs to pets and flowers. The city obtained city status on 2 February 2000,[27] and prior to this it was administered by Majlis Perbandaran Kota Kinabalu (Kota Kinabalu Municipal Council/Kota Kinabalu Town Hall). The first wave of migrants arrived in the late 15th century during the Spanish colonisation, while a later wave arrived in the early 1970s, driven away from the Philippines by political and economic uncertainties there. The British Crown declared Jesselton as the new capital of North Borneo in 1946 and started to rebuild the town. The North Borneo Railway, which begins its journey from Tanjung Aru station, offers a scenic tour of the countryside in the West Coast Division and the Interior Division. It is also the capital of the Kota Kinabalu District as well as the West Coast Division of Sabah. The Gunung Emas Highland Resort is also nearby. However, some effort has been taken by some to revive the usage of the language. [116] MBO Cinemas with a capacity of 1,038 is located in Imago Mall, KK Times Square.[117]. Some examples are Lintasan Deasoka, Api-Api Centre and Singgah Mata Street. [125] Coinciding with UNESCO's International Jazz Day celebrations in 2019, the year marks the inauguration of Sabah Jazz in Kota Kinabalu with the showcases of local jazz artists as well as from the region. [83][84] Both schools cater to children of Japanese and Indonesian expatriates working and living around the city. Many affluent residents send their children overseas to pursue secondary or tertiary education. After completing their Lower Secondary Examination, students enter Upper Secondary education, where they will be streamed into either the Science or the Arts stream based on their examination results. The population of Greater Kota Kinabalu is 629,943, which includes Kota Kinabalu, Putatan and Penampang. Flat land is at a premium in the city centre, and there is a strict limit to the height of buildings: the airport is 7 km (4 mi) away, and the city is directly in the flight path. [72][73] Queen Elizabeth General Hospital, which is located along Penampang Road and named after Queen Elizabeth II, is the largest public hospital in the state with 589 beds. In the 15th century, the area of Kota Kinabalu was under the influence of Bruneian Empire. Set on a 280-acre (1.1 km2) piece of land, it is arguably the largest zoo in Malaysia. The oldest university in Sabah is Universiti Teknologi MARA Sabah which was co-founded by UiTM and Yayasan Sabah in 1973. It is the largest sports complex in the state and has hosted numerous national as well as international sporting events. [4] The park was named in honour of the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman. [68] Another court for the Sharia law were also located in the area of Sembulan.[69]. Approximately 8,000 people live there. The park is about a 10 to 15 minutes boat ride away from the city ferry terminal. In the 15th century, the area of Kota Kinabalu was under the influence of Bruneian Empire. [101] The Green Connection aquarium just outside the centre of KK showcases the fish, coral and reptile biodiversity of Sabah, with exhibits on many of the aquatic ecosystems of Sabah. In the vicinity of Tanjung Aru lies the Kinabalu Golf Club, Prince Philip Botanical Park, KK Yacht Club, and Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Beach Resort. One of these is Signal Hill, which confines the CBD to the shore. The Sabah State Mosque in Sembulan is the main mosque in the city. It is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. Air and Shell. Most of them come from China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Taiwan and Europe. [100] It was conserved in September 1996 by the State Government to assist and foster a better understanding and awareness of the value of wetlands. [36], The five islands (of Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Sulug, Mamutik) opposite the city, and their surrounding waters, are also preserved as the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. [48], The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[49]. The population of Greater Kota Kinabalu is 629,943 [3] and Kota Kinabalu Metropolitan Area (including Papar and Tuaran) is 837,694. The Signal Hill Observatory near the CBD offers a scenic view of the city centre, the islands, and the sea. [121] It is also the starting point of the annual international Borneo Safari 4x4 Challenge. The Double Six Monument, located in Sembulan, is also a memorial to remember Sabah's first Chief Minister and six other state ministers who died on a plane crash known as the Double Six Tragedy on 6 June 1976.[95]. The population development of Kota Kinabalu as well as related information and services (Wikipedia, Google, images). Non-Malaysian citizens form the largest group in the city with 110,556 people followed by Chinese (93,429), Bajau/Suluk (72,931), Kadazan-Dusun (69,993), other Bumiputras (59,107), Bruneian Malays[50] (35,835), Murut (2,518), Indian (2,207) and others (5,482). Its main campus is on a 999-acre (4.04 km2) piece of land, on a hill facing the South China Sea at Sepanggar Bay, about 10 kilometres north of the city centre. [74] Built in 1957, it is the most important healthcare centre in the city and one of three general hospitals in Sabah. In 1967, Jesselton was renamed as Kota Kinabalu, Kota being the Malay word for Fort and Kinabalu after the nearby Mount Kinabalu. Other public libraries include the Kota Kinabalu City (Regional) Library, Penampang Branch Library and Menggatal Village Library. The local population consists mainly of Malays, Chinese, Filipinos and Bajaus. Population: 452,058 Area: 351 km². [80] Other secondary schools are KK High School, SM La Salle, Sekolah Menengah Shan Tao, Sekolah Menengah Taman Tun Fuad, Sekolah Menengah Likas, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Perempuan Likas, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan St. Francis Convent, Sekolah Menengah All Saints, Sekolah Menengah Stella Maris, Sekolah Menengah Saint Michael, Maktab Sabah, Sekolah Menengah Lok Yuk, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Kota Kinabalu and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Tun Ahmadshah. Kinabalu is derived from the name Aki Nabalu meaning the "revered place of the dead." The Kadazan-Dusuns, Muruts, Rungus and Lundayeh/Lun Bawang mainly practice Folk forms of Christianity, Islam, or Animism, whilst the Chinese are mainly Buddhists, Taoist or Christians. Additionally, most Chinese can speak Cantonese, although with widely varying levels of fluency. [123], Kota Kinabalu is home to one of Asia's favourite jazz festivals, the KK Jazz Festival. [9] There is also a source claiming that the term originated from Ki Nabalu, Ki meaning "have" or "exist", and Nabalu meaning "spirit of the dead".[10]. [119], Kota Kinabalu has hosted a number of national sporting events such as the 2002 Sukma Games, international tournaments such as the 1994 Karate World Championships[120] and the 2008 BWF Super Series Masters Finals badminton tournament. [89], There are a number of cultural venues in Kota Kinabalu. Please check your download folder. [4] The original local plant life has largely disappeared, but several hills within the city (too steep for building) are still clothed with tropical rainforest. KPJ Specialist Hospital is the largest private hospital with 245 beds. [49] The Chinese are mostly Hakkas and reside mainly in the Luyang area. We have reviews of the best places to see in Kota Kinabalu. Hence, a direct translation of the name Kota Kinabalu into English would be "City of Kinabalu" or "Kinabalu City". 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