The Likas area is mostly a residential area, but it also has a recreational beach, mangrove wetlands, and a few of Kota Kinabalu's most famous attractions.
Located just next to the Luyang area, Likas connects you to Jalan Tuaran Bypass and Jalan Sulaman. Although having been home to existing neighbourhoods, Likas still continues to experience developments of new residents and businesses, with upcoming projects such as LikasVue, Residensi Fantasi Likas, Pacific Heights and Bay Suites flourishing Likas once more.
Likas neighbourhoods have catered generations of families for years due to the necessities it offers such as education hubs of all ages.
Here’s a list of education hubs in Likas:
1. LBC Kindergarten
Source: Taska Baptis Likas
LBC Kindergarten also known as Tadika Baptist Likas focuses on early childhood education for children ages 4 - 6 years. LBC creates a learning environment (climate) that will inspire and build on the potential of each child allowing them to flourish and grow in all areas of their personal development.
Address: 360, Jln Saga, Likas, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
2. Ji Ren Kindergarten
Source: Ji Ren Kindergarten
Ji Ren Kindergarten is a preschool located not far from St. Agnes Primary School as well as All Saints’ Secondary School. Ji Ren is a Chinese Kindergarten that consists of a majority of Bumiputera students.
Address: 276, Lorong Pungguk, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
3. SJK © Lok Yuk Likas
Source: SJK (C) Lok Yuk
SJK © Lok Yuk or Lok Yuk Primary School is a Chinese primary school located in close proximity to the Lok Yuk Secondary School. It is one of the major primary schools in the area.
Address: SJK © Lok Yuk, Likas.P.S. 282, 88856 Likas,Kota Kinabalu.
4. St. Agnes Primary School
Source: St. Agnes Primary School
St Agnes Primary School was built in 1962 and is the sister school to All Saints Secondary School, which lies a few minutes' walks away. The school lies at the heart of the community, and its many pupils, staff and parents have helped build it into the vibrant and welcoming school it is today.
The school has two sessions separating students from year one to year three during the day, and year four to year six in the afternoon.
Address: Jalan Teluk Likas, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
5. SJK © St. James
Source: SJK (C) St. James
St James is a Chinese Primary School located next to Shan Tao Secondary School. It was established in 1999 as a result of merger with Shan Tao Secondary School. St James provides education to around 2,000 students.
Being Sabah only cluster school, St James has consistently placed first in state and national championships for athletics, dance, music, computer robotics, and cultural presentations, in addition to excelling academically.
Address: Jalan Jelatik, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
6. All Saints' Secondary School
Source: All Saints Secondary School
All Saints Secondary School, or SM All Saints is a one-session secondary school. The school first opened its doors in 1903, when Kota Kinabalu was still known as Jesselton, making it one of the city's oldest schools.
The school is regarded as one of the state's best secondary schools. All Saints has been recognised amongst the highest-achieving schools in Sabah.
Address: Jalan Teluk Likas, 88805 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
7. Lok Yuk Secondary School
Source: SM Lok Yuk
Lok Yuk Secondary School or SM Lok Yuk Kota Kinabalu was originally a Christian missionary school founded in 1939 by the Church of Basel.
The school aspires to continuously improve the academic performance of students in all subjects as well as to develop the potential of students through co-curricular activities.
Address: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Lok Yuk P.O. 10352 88803 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
8. Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Source: The Borneo Post
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is a public higher education institution that creates human resources, experts, and professionals in a wide range of subjects. UMS seeks to attain academic excellence and worldwide recognition via its focus to learning and teaching, research and publishing.
Address: Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah , Malaysia
Other than providing excellent education, Likas gives you easy access to healthcare facilities which makes it all the more a better place to raise a family.