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Gaya Island

Gaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia

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About Gaya Island

Gaya is the largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and is covered with dense tropical forest. Several ridges rise more than 600 feet (180 m), peaking at 1,000 feet (300 m), along the backbone of Gaya Island.



Attractions near Gaya Island

Manukan Island5.68km from Gaya Island

Out of the five islands making up Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Manukan Island is the most popular island and features the most developed tourist facilities. It is covered in dense vegetation and has hiking trails.

Jesselton Point6.26km from Gaya Island

Jesselton Point is the city's main ferry terminal, Situated north of downtown Kota Kinabalu. Formerly known as the Kota Kinabalu Ferry Terminal.

Satay Legend Lok Kawi 16.5km from Gaya Island

The Gaya Street is a street Sunday market area in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Considered as the Chinatown of Sabah due to many Chinese coffee shops and restaurants situated there.

Atkinson Clock Tower6.59km from Gaya Island

The Atkinson Clock Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu. The clock tower was built in the memory of Francis George Atkinson, Jesselton's first district officer who died of Malaria or ‘Borneo Fever’ at the age of 28 in December 1902.

Double Six Memorial Park7.14km from Gaya Island

The Double Six Monument is a memorial that marks the site of 6 June 1976 fatal plane crash known as the Double Six Tragedy bearing the first Chief Minister of Sabah, Tun Fuad Stephens, as well as six other State ministers.

Kota Kinabalu Wetland Ramsar Site7.38km from Gaya Island

The Centre is an important refuge and feeding ground for many species of resident birds, as well as several migratory bird species from Northern Asia. In addition, it is a breeding ground for marine life protected by the Fishery Department of Sabah.

Where is Gaya Island

Discover more attractions in Sabah, where Gaya Island is located

Sabah37 attractions

Sabah has abundant natural resources, and its economy is strongly export oriented. Its primary exports include oil, gas, timber and palm oil. Sabah shares maritime borders with Vietnam to the west and the Philippines to the north and east.