Wisma Merdeka, enjoying as it does a City centre location on the waterfront,
is one of Kota Kinabalu's most successful shopping centres offering a wide range
of merchandise. This is certainly the place for visitors to look for souvenirs whether
it is batik, handicrafts, antiques, local interest books or other souvenirs. The complex
also offers money changers, photo processing, a wine shop, as well as a wide range
of shops selling wearing apparel and shoes for the beach, the mountain or just bargain
denim to take home. Possibly Kota Kinabalu's best food centre is to be found on the
second floor but there are also fast food outlets and some of the best coffee in town.