Sabah Guide 2020 - gay scene, bars in Kota Kinabalu - Travel Gay

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Sabah is the easternmost state in Malaysia. Together with Sarawak, the two states form the Malaysian portion of Borneo island.


The capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu (known as “KK”), is one of the fastest-growing cities in Malaysia and the most popular destination in Sabah and Borneo. Kota Kinabalu has several tourist attractions and a small gay scene.

Kota Kinabalu • Bars & Clubs

Q Bar
Q Bar

15 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

weekday from 20:00 weekend from 21:00

Q Bar

audience rating 4.5 stars from 61 votes - click to vote

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For over 10 years, QBar has been the main hangout for the LGBT and friends in Kota Kinabalu. This bar & nightclub features live DJ and cabaret drag show on the weekend.

The large Q-shaped bar in the centre makes it easy to check out the crowd. Very friendly staff and customers. Popular with bears. Q also has a pool table and hosts regular events & parties.

Located on Gaya Street, a few blocks from the Tong Hing Supermarket.

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999 Bar
999 Bar

128A Jalan Haji Yaacob, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

+60 10 978 8067
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weekday Tue-Fri 20:00 - 00:00 weekend Sat,Sun 20:00 - 00:00

999 Bar

audience rating 3.0 stars from 56 votes - click to vote

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Popular bar, nightclub & party venue in Kota Kinabalu, with live music, stage shows, guest DJ’s and themed nights for ladies, etc.

999 has great light & sound system, LED screens, fun atmosphere. Mixed crowd (some LGBT). Closed on Mondays.

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Kota Kinabalu • Male Massage

Elix Massage For Men

out-call only, Kota Kinabalu

+60 11 3791 3975
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weekday 15:00 - 01:00 by appointment, weekend 19:00 - 01:00 by appointment

audience rating 3.2 stars from 61 votes - click to vote

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For men only. Elix, a certified male masseur with 10+ years experience, offers professional massages (Malay, Thai, Swedish, etc.) and Urut Batin (Malay style) in Kota Kinabalu.

Out-call only, for RM100 per 2 hours. No extra charge or tip required after service. Make an appointment via WhatsApp or WeChat: +60 011 3791 3975.

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Kota Kinabalu • Hotels

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