1Borneo Hypermall

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Jln Sulaman, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
www.1borneo.com - 088-448 000

1Borneo Hypermall Kota Kinabalu Reviews

dhannis dhannis
4 reviews
Not worth the bus trip Jun 23, 2010
We stayed at the tune hotel here and had experienced everything at the attached mall in less than half an hour. The cinemas are as good in downtown - centre point, Cathy or Suria. The shops are much better in downtown. This just seems to be an airconditioned place for young malaysians to hang out and meet their friends. Very few people carrying any shopping except groceries, which says something about goods offered or prices.

If you have ever been to a mall anywhere in the world avoid this and go to wisma Merdeka, Warisan or Suria in downtown.
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Everything is Here - mostly Mar 05, 2009
1Borneo is a new mall in Kota Kinabalu which opened sometime in 2008. There are parts that are still under construction, hence there's quite a stench in some areas which would make one think of dead rats, but it's just cement.

Coming from a megamall-country myself, i am quite used to such atmosphere. Of course, I've never experienced living within the mall compound. This is my first time.

What's special about this "hypermall" is that it's got four hotels side-by-side. There's Tune Hotel for the budget conscious, Mercure and Courtyard Hotels for those wanting to have a bit of an ambiance, and Novotel for those who want to splurge a bit. The many pros of being in a hotel within a mall is that everything is there for the taking... if there comes a day when one does not feel like heading to the borneo jungle or climbing Mt. Kinabalu, then just head on down and watch a movie or have coffee, or maybe do some groceries and shopping at the mall. Sometimes I think that I don't even need to go to the city center because 1Borneo has a lot to offer visitors staying in any of it's hotels... from bookstores to money changers; from special events and entertainment to bars and club...

One downside of 1Borneo is that it's located far from the city center, in what seemed like the middle of nowhere. But fortunately 1Borneo has come up with a way for visitors to be connected with the rest of the city, and that is the Free shuttle service. The shuttles leave the drop off point at the South Atrium every hour (every 30 minutes for peak hours) and makes two stops: Likas Square and Warisan Square. From there, one can go to anywhere within the city area of beyond. The first bus leaves at 10AM, while the last bus leaves at 10PM. Beyond that you're pretty much on your own.

All in all, 1Borneo is something that is unexpected of Kota Kinabalu. To those who actually believe that people from Sabah live in trees, 1Borneo might disappoint you because it's a first class mall that offers many modern day conveniences and luxuries.
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