Likas is an urban district above KK, situated along a wide bay that stretches from Sabah Port near the city up to University Malaysia Sabah at north, a distance over 6km. This region is primarily a residential stronghold but also features a recreational beach, mangrove swamps and several iconic landmarks in KK.
The Sabah State Administration Center is the highest building in Sabah at 32-storeys, overtaking Menara Tun Mustapha (Yayasan Sabah) by two storeys, perched along the coast with a view of the bay. Visitors will also see the city's famous floating mosque on a lagoon along the Likas Highway. Finally, 1Borneo Mall is the largest shopping complex in East Malaysia, situated near the university.