A good orientation on Kota Kinabalu city.
One of the best place to have an over all view of Kota Kinabalu City is the Observatory Tower on Signal Hill. From the old sea port area (Jesselton Point) all the way to the Airport (Terminal 2) that is how far one gets to see up here. One can also have good view at Gaya Island from the Observatory Tower. The entrance fee is free.