Nomadic Boys – Gay Guide to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia

Author: , October 16th, 2015

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Kota Kinabalu is the main transport hub gateway into the treasures of Sabah, Malaysia on the North of Borneo island. We stayed here for 2 weeks as a base to explore the region and discovered a vibrant gay scene, with even two gay bars to add to our gay guide to Kota Kinabalu:


Kota Kinabalu has gay bars! This truly shocked us. It’s a city of just over 200,000 and in a country like Malaysia where gay is illegal, we were delighted to discover there was a vibrant scene.

Q Bar: is the most popular gay bar. By bar, it means don’t go until after 11pm where it’s more of a dance venue. It’s located in the city centre, at 15 Gaya Street.

PluTonic: the second gay bar in the city, which also draws a late crowd, located in KK Times Square at G-40-1, Block G. PLU stands for “People Like Us” (a popular way for gays in Asia to refer to each other).

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys | Malaysia Gay Travel Resources