Like many coastal cities, Kota Kinabalu boasts a mixture of beautiful scenery and metropolitan commerce.

A city of growing importance, Kota Kinabalu (known as KK or ‘A-Bi’ to locals) is one of the economic capitals of East Malaysia, and the capital of the state of Sabah.

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Expatriates moving to Kota Kinabalu are set to discover a wide array of cultures, with the city providing an often used throughway for travelers moving through Sabah and the rest of Borneo.

Since 2010, 16 September is recognised as Malaysia Day, a patriotic national-level public holiday to commemorate the foundation of Federation of Malaysia that joined North Borneo (Sabah), Malaya, Sarawak and (previously) Singapore as states of equal partners in the federation.) is a state of Malaysia located on the northern portion of Borneo Island.

Sabah has land borders with the Malaysian state of Sarawak to the southwest, and Indonesia's Kalimantan region to the south.

The Federal Territory of Labuan is an island just off the Sabah coast.

Sabah shares maritime borders with Vietnam in the west and the Philippines to the north and east.Sabah came under the influence of the Bruneian Empire in the 14th–15th century while the eastern part of the territory fell under the influence of Sultanate of Sulu between the 17th–18th centuries.The state was subsequently acquired by the British-based North Borneo Chartered Company in the 19th century.The nearby Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, a group of five islands north of the coast, provides many opportunities for adventures such as diving through coral reefs, hiking through tropical forest, or just relaxing on one of the many beaches.The whole area provides opportunities for socializing with other expatriates you may meet on the Inter Nations forums.The earliest human settlement in Sabah can be traced back to 20,000–30,000 years ago along the Darvel Bay area at the Madai-Baturong caves.