Lok Kawi is a township in the West Coast Division of Sabah, Malaysia.
Located around the border of the districts of Penampang
, and about 15 kilometres south of the state capital Kota Kinabalu
, it has become part of the urban expanse of Kota Kinabalu. It also features one of the few Hindu temples in Kota Kinabalu, the Sri Subramaniyar Temple. Originally a small village, Lok Kawi now features a small industrial estate as well a modern residential development. It is also the site for the Lok Kawi Army Camp (Kem Tentera Lok Kawi) and the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
. Nearby towns include Putatan
in the north, and Kinarut
in the south.
In the 1920s the author W. Somerset Maugham was a frequent visitor to Lok Kawi: his niece was married to the manager of Lok Kawi Estate.