Hotels situated in Warisan Square are among the perfect places for first time visitors in Kota Kinabalu. Located on a 3.75 acres of prime land in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Warisan Square was quite revolutionary when it was new. It is still considered new compared to most other buildings at the surrounding area.
Warisan Square sits in an area that is known for upmarket brands, wide open spaces and a quality feel, successfully incorporating an air-conditioned mall experience with an open-air ambiance.
What Inside Warisan Square Kota Kinabalu
Warisan Square Kota Kinabalu is developed by Ramajuta Properties. It comprises 5 blocks of shop lots and office units. The ground floor and first floor comprise of only retail outlets and the retail units have a built-up area of approximately 1,200 sf.
Warisan Square is said to have 114 shop lots, though not all of which are occupied even after all these years.
The perimeter of the mall is packed with restaurants, reflexology centres and coffee shops, whilst the inner atrium and floors higher up host the majority of the retail outlets, mostly selling handicrafts and local food products such as Sabah tea, Orang Utan Chocolate, Kuih cincin, Amplang, bird nest and Luwak Coffee.
Among the major outlets at Warisan includes:
– Starbucks Coffee
– The Klagan Hotel Kota Kinabalu
– Secret Recipe Restaurant
– Big Apple Donuts & Coffee
– KK Waterfront Hotel Kota Kinabalu
– Times Bookstores
– 24 hour shops (including 7-Eleven and Orange)
The key feature of Warisan Square is its strategic location which is situated next to the famous Centre Point Shopping Mall Sabah and the five-star Le Méridien Hotel Kota Kinabalu. Just across the main road, you will find The Waterfront and we bet you’d enjoy all the exciting al fresco restaurants and discotheques.
If you wish to try the delicious Sabah seafood, do visit the No. 1 Sabah Seafood restaurant, Port View Seafood Village which is also located at The Waterfront Kota Kinabalu.
Further down, actually less than 5 minutes away, there are a variety of Filipino markets and local handicrafts sold at hundreds of cramped stalls inside KK Handicraft Market.
If you feel like exploring places outside the city, tours and car rental are also easily available around this area. In fact there are lots of travel agencies at Warisan Square, you just need to pick the one that suits your need. Public transportation such as taxis and buses are also accesible around Warisan Square, Centre Point and Api-Api Centre which is about 100m from Warisan Square.
Local Music and Cultural Dance Performance
Other attraction around this area is the Sabah’s Local Music and Cultural Dance Performance at the atrium of Warisan Square Complex, which is at the inner side of the building (in the middle).
You can watch the performance on every first (Sumazau dance) and last Friday (Magunatip dance) of the month, starting from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Warisan Square is now considered as one of the prime landmarks within the Kota Kinabalu city centre. It is a great starting point for your shopping safari in Kota Kinabalu as it’s centralised, cool and has sufficient variety to deliver a mildly satisfying shopping experience. Tourists in this area can find sufficient broadband access, so they can easily connect to the cyber world and send messages online.
On top of that most hotels in this area offer great view of the sea and the surrounding Kota Kinabalu centre, provided you can get a window room there.
– Kota Kinabalu Travel Guide