Kimanis

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Kimanis
Colonial-era shoplots in Kimanis town.
Colonial-era shoplots in Kimanis town.
Kimanis is located in Borneo Topography
Kimanis
Kimanis
Coordinates: 5°37′0″N 115°53′0″E / 5.61667°N 115.88333°E / 5.61667; 115.88333
Country  Malaysia
State  Sabah

Kimanis is a fully integrated township and also a parliamentary constituency in the West Coast Division of Sabah, Malaysia. It is located approximately 45 kilometres south of the city of Kota Kinabalu. Kimanis used to be the base for the American company which obtained a lease over North Borneo from the Sultan of Brunei in the late 19th century.[1] It has a minor railway station for the North Borneo Railway.

In 2006, there was a proposal to relocate the current Kota Kinabalu International Airport to Kimanis in 2006.[2] However the government finally decided it was economically more feasible to renovate and extend the present airport. The national oil and gas company, Petronas has construct a terminal here known as Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) that was completed in 2014, mainly to processing and transporting oil and gas from the West Coast Field in South China Sea, the terminal is also connected with another oil and gas terminal in neighbouring Sarawak through the Sabah–Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham Saunders (5 November 2013). A History of Brunei. Routledge. pp. 84–. ISBN 978-1-136-87394-2. 
  2. ^ "No such problem if airport shifted to Kimanis: PBS", Daily Express News. 24 March 2006.
  3. ^ The Report: Sabah 2011. Oxford Business Group. pp. 70–. ISBN 978-1-907065-36-1. 

Coordinates: 5°37′N 115°53′E / 5.617°N 115.883°E / 5.617; 115.883