It may be weird if this is the first time you saw this article saying that it is good to shop for shoes and clothes in Kota Kinabalu. Yes, this is real.  As Malaysia has lots of factories, it is not surprising that shoes and clothes are cheap here. In fact, it is cheaper to buy Clarks in Malaysia than in Singapore.. what a surprise. However, 1Borneo Mall has more discounted items than the Centrepoint in downtown.