State of Sabah Things to Do

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State of Sabah Things to Do

  • Manukan Island

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Visited in 2011 as part of a 2 island trip including Gaya. found the snorkelling better at Gaya. While it was nice and the scuba doo's convinced my non diving wife to learn how to dive. That was the only highlight. Found it over priced with aggressive peddlers.

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  • TRACC

    Kudat Things to Do

    I came for 2 weeks and wished I could stay longer, This is a great place to visit, learn and contribute to saving part of the coral reefs. I made bottle reefs and igloos, we planted them into the ocean and I could see where the reefs from previous volunteers were growing and attracting fish. The weather wasn't great during my trip - we were...

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  • Poring Hot Spring

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Here is the best place to soak away your sores and aches of muscles in the hot sulphuric minerals of the spring, claimed to have curative powers and very popular among the locals. Pay a nominal fees then you can soak in the outdoor hot spring for relaxing bath or the kids can have a fun time in the rock pool. If you prefer some privacy, rent a...

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  • Gaya Street

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Wet,day,night ,and sunday markets ,are always in our itinerary to be visited. This Gaya Street Sunday Market opened from early in the morning , about 6.00 as i remembered. The market stretched along the Gaya Street , can find a lot of stuffs ,eateries , pets , fishes , plants , souvenirs ,'antiques', handicrafts, fruits and etc. Just visit here...

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  • Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    It was my first time visiting a zoo in Malaysia. It was a family trip with my siblings and their kids. It really surprises me with the complete zoo facility including local and some international inhabitants like Borneo Pygmy elephants, Proboscis monkeys, Malaya Tigers, some species of deer, a giant aviary, animal shows, and etc. It has 280 acres...

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  • Tanjung Aru Beach

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Visited Tanjung Aru Beach ,on our way back to the airport. Tanjung Aru is a sub-district of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.It also has its own township called Pekan Tanjung Aru. Other notable feature here is the Royal Sabah Turf Club, La Salle Secondary School, Terminal 2 of Kota Kinabalu International Airport, and the Tanjung Aru railway station for Sabah...

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  • Signal Hill

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Visited the Signal Hill Observatory Platform the highest point in Kota Kinabalu , while we did the city tour. Climbed here with the Bas Persiaran , saw the glimpse of Kota Kinabalu from above. The Signal Hill Observatory Platform ,marked the border between original land and reclaimed land from the sea. Nothing so special here , view towards the...

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  • Canopy Walk

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    A visit to the Kinabalu Park is not complete without a jaunt to Poring. Situated 40km away of the Park HQ. You can climb to Canopy Walkway from 9am till 4pm and there's a guided walk at 9am. Definitely this the main attraction here. A must-visit ! Stroll amidst the canopy of the Menggaris tree - the King of the Forest. The walkway is 157.8m long...

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  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Near Kota Kinabalu is Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park whitch has some nice islands and diving (but Sipadan is better). Diving is quite good, look for dive shops in Kota Kinabalu, Wisma Sabah and KK Times Square. Some islands have accomodation, camping is also possible. From Kota Kinabalu, Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal by small boats, 15 to 2o...

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  • Sabah Museum

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Visited the Sabah Muzium on our way to the airport.This museum is located near Jalan Penampang, opposite the Secretariat Building and approximately 4 km from Kota Kinabalu City. The complex comprising the Main Building,Science and Technology Centre, the Heritage Village, Ethno-Botanical Garden and the Sabah Islamic Civilization Museum, but we only...

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  • White Water Rafting

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    I had a great time river rafting in Kiulu river. I met a new interesting people during the Adventure. It was about 3 hours rafting through the river while our little boat would sometime capsize but our Life jackets were very helpful and no one drowned. After the Rafting we headed for Lunch, It was buffet and the Food was great. I would recommend...

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  • Jesselton Point Waterfront

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    The Jesselton Point ,or Jesselton Pier can be reached about 25-30 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.This is the main pier to reach the 5 TARP islands,Manukan ,Mamutik,Sapi ,Sulug and Gaya island , and also Labuan During the colonial period, it was once the old wharf that served the western trade route of Sabah, then known as Northern...

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  • Monsopaid Cultural Village

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    This village was a little hard to find, not very well signposted, hopefully, that may be fixed now. Quite a few people have problems finding it, so we were told by people at the Village, and they are trying to get is signposted better. The living village is about 10 kms south of KK, out in the country. It was only opened in 1996, in memory of the...

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  • Atkinson Clock Tower

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    We visited the Atkinson Clock Tower ,in a part of Kota Kinabalu city tour.We used the Bas persiaran ,but if you want to get here by yourself , you must take a taxi , because its this place is not a normal bus stop. This clock tower is located at Bukit Bendera, a border between original land and reclaimed land. Our tour guide tells the story of this...

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  • Mamutik Island

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    An excellent days outing, is to take one of the many Boat trips to the islands. You don't have to book ahead, and there is a choice of many islands, so have a look when you are at the wharf and decide which one, or ones. It is here they ask you if you wish to hire snorkelling equipment, we hired one set, and shared between the two of us. We...

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  • Mount Kinabalu

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    For this mountain climbing expedition, I have taken the package of 3 days 2 nights (including 7 meals). The first day started out with an assigned driver from the agency to pick me along with my group of climbers up in the afternoon. We headed for the Mountain Kinabalu Park, a.k.a the headquarters from Kota Kinabalu. After the two hour ride, the...

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  • Kinabalu Park

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Kinabalu Park is Malaysia's first World Heritage designated by UNESCO in December 2000. Mount Kinabalu, the majestic summit of Borneo is the focal point of the Park and the whole of Sabah. This magnificent granite massif stands at 4,095.2m (13,435ft) tall. The Kinabalu Park covers a staggering area of 754 sq.km from the Park HQ area all the way to...

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  • Sapi Island

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Sapi island is another member of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Just like the other islands, the only transportation is by boat. I liked this island more than Manukan as it was less crowded. We have seen giant lizards taking mud baths and we enjoyed the beach a lot. There is a trekking path around the island and you can get closer to the nature....

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  • Walking

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    There are many banks in this area so the wider road is call Jalan Bank and the narrow street is Lorong Bank. We are there not for banking but to find a car parking space as we are going to the Sunday Gaya Market. Some young artists painted on the wall. Some old building will soon be demolish for new one.

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  • Snorkeling

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    I had a full day left in Kota Kinabalu before heading back to mainland Malaysia and decided I would give snorkelling another try, this time at Pulau Sapi. After a disappointing venture to Pulau Manukan where the coral and fish were basically non-existent, I didn't hold high hopes. I was to be pleasantly surprised. Arriving on Pulau Sapi, I headed...

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  • Sabah Tourism Board

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    The building began construction in 1916 as a Printing Office from Sandakan. In 1936, the building was renovated to accommodate the offices of the Treasury, Audit, Bank Agency and Post Office. In 1945, the Allied bombing raids caused some damage of the building. It was one of the three buildings survive in town after the raids. After the war,...

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  • Sabah State Mosque

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    The Sabah State Mosque is just outside KK. It's a gorgeous building, and you can visit outside prayer times. Rather incongruously, you can rent pedalos to float around the reflection pool which surrounds it.

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  • Sunday Market

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    This is a MUST DO The sunday market is on Sunday mornings in Gaya st, in the centre of the city. It is crowded, it sells everything (yes everything.) Food, souviners, clothes, jewellery, puppies, orchids, birds, cats, sunnies, CD's, music systems, tools, kitchen ware, anything you could want. - and its a huge amount of fun. It is also hot so...

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  • Sunsets

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    If you go to Pulau Manukan, and as I said in a previous tip, the snorkelling is disappointing, the 'must do' thing is a walk to Sunset Point. The walk is about 1.5 km in length and starts from the office/entry point to the island. It is on a concrete path that is steep in parts but, once past the accommodation blocks, takes you through peaceful...

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  • Rafflesia

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    It's said the flower is hard to find (because it takes 15 months to bud but last 7 days in bloom). When the locals find one, they will: 1) Inform the local authority. Then the authority will teach them to fence off the flower to protect it; 2) set up a sign at road side announcing a Rafflesia is found nearby; and the most important part is... 3)...

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  • Agnes Keith's house

    What a charming house! It was my dream tropical home. The garden was lovely and the house is set on a rather high ground so the view of the Sandakan city is spectacular. It is an oasis after the hub of the busy port below.

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  • Hush a bye Turtle

    Photo of the turtle nursery on Turtle Island. The turtles take 7 weeks to hatch. At that time they are released by the park ranges.

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  • Mount Kinabalu

    I conquered Mount Kinabalu on 27 Mar 04. It was the 1st mountain of that height which I climbed. The satusfaction which I got was incredible. I would urge all travellers to also try to go right up on to the summit.Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in South East Asia, with the height of 4095.2m. It is also the first UNESCO Heritage Site in...

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  • Mount Kinabalu - Low's Peak

    The hike up to Low's Peak from Laban Rata was no exactly easy. We woke up at 2am in the morning and set-off for the hike up to Low's Peak to catch the marvellous view of the sunrise at 2.30am. There were many many hikers and all of us formed a line and it was quite interesting to see a long long stream of lights leading up to the summit (created by...

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  • Kampung Bavanggazo - The Rungus...

    The Rungus are a sub-group of the Kadazan-Dusun, Sabah’s major indigenous people. However they speak a different language and retain distinctive customs, dress, architecture, oral literature and some of the state’s most talented artisans. Their homeland, in the northwest corner of Sabah in Kudat district, about 160 kilometres north of Kota...

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  • Tengku Abdul Rahman National Marine Park

    The islands around Kota Kinabalu are charming and picturesque. The five islands of Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug and the surrounding seas covering a total area of approximately 12,185 acres have been designated as the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. (I only went to Manukan Island.)Crystal-clear waters are...

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  • Monsopiad Cultural Village

    Three hundred years ago a warrior and headhunter lived in a village on the slopes of a river near Kota Kinabalu. He was part of the biggest indigenious group of people in Sabah: the Kadazan-Dusun. All these years later, the legends and true stories about this tribe are being told by the direst descendants of the warrior. It's very strange to...

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  • Divers' Paradise

    Should you have a bit of money to spare and really want to dive somewhere special in Sabah, I would suggest the island Sipadan. Pulau Sipadan is a little oceanic mushroom sitting 34 km out of the coast from Semporna and can be reach by one of the dive resorts’ boats. The longer you are on the water the more curious you’ll get, until your eye...

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  • visit tunku abdul rahman park

    you can go by boat from kota kinabalu jetty harbour either to gayana eco resort or to bunga raya for swimming, snorkelling, relaxingGayana Eco Resort rests at the edges of a lush coral reef island off the coast of Borneo. 52 overwater villas are architecturally designed to enhance the sounds of the surf below while capturing the enduring vistas of...

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  • visiting poring hot spring

    once you are at Mt. Kinabalu park do not miss to visit the pporing hot spring includingcanopy walkway, rafflesia flower (biggest flower on earth) and tropical garden

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  • mount kinabalu park

    even you are not able due to lack of tiness and not willing to climb up to kinabalu it is a pleasure to see the landscape up to mt. kinabalu park entrance and to see the botanical garden of mt kinabalu

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  • amazing lok kawi wildlife park

    Occupying an area of 280 acres it is one of the largest wildlife parks in Malaysia. It is home to a fascinating and varied collection of tropical animals comprising mammals, birds and reptiles. These animals live in large enclosures designed to be like their natural habitat. Water is used as barriers wherever possible, together with low fences and...

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  • visitng gomantong cave famous for...

    One of the renown caves for birds nest harvesting and located at Gomantong Hill in the lower Kinabatangan area or Gomantong Rainforest Reserve. Consisting of two cave complexes which are Black Cave (Simud Hitam) and White Cave (Simud Putih), these caves have been harvested for the prized birds nest for many years even till today.

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  • exclusive tabin wildlife rainforest

    Created in the year 1984, Tabin has been declared a Wildlife Reserve primarily on account of the large number of animals inhabiting its forests, some of which are highly endangered. The three largest mammals of Sabah, namely Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros and Tembadau are all found within the reserve; nine species of primate are...

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  • visit the friendly town of lahad datu

    As starting or finsihing place of your wildlife trip lahad datu is worth to visit due to its very friendy peopleLahad Datu is located in the Tawau division, occupying the peninsula on the north side of Darvel Bay. Lahad Datu is surrounded by stretches of cocoa and oil palm plantations. Apart from that, it is also an important timber exporting...

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  • visit sukau rainforest and kinabatangan...

    On the bank of Sabah’s longest river, the Kinabatangan River, Bilit Rainforest Lodge is situated strategically in the heart of numerous intriguing wildlife and fascinating habitats such as oxbow lakes, limestone caves, mangrove swamps and various types of tropical forests.on the boat trip we were able to see probiskey monkeys, crocodiles, wildpig...

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  • lovely nice town in sabah near to jungle

    Sandakan is the second-largest city in Sabah, East Malaysia, on the north-eastern coast of Borneo. It is located on the east coast of the island and it is the administrative centre of Sandakan Division and was the former capital of British North Borneo. Sandakan is known as the gateway for ecotourism destinations in Sabah, such as the Sepilok Orang...

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  • visit sepilok orangutan rehabiliton...

    Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo was founded in 1964, to rehabilitate orphan orang utans. The site is 43 sq km of protected land at the edge of Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve. Today around 60 to 80 orang utans are living free in the reserve.during our stay only two orang utan were hungry to come for...

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  • visit kota kinabalu

    pleasant capital of Sabah, friendly people, lot of shopping malls and delicious restaurantsmost delicious ones are at waterfront

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  • SEE TURTLE LAYING EGGS ON SELINGAN...

    IN MORNING WE WERE BROUGHT BY BOAT FROM SANDOKAN HARBOUR TO SELINGAN ISLANDAFTERNOON TIME FOR SWIM AND EXPLORE THE SMALL ISLAND..EVEN SAW A BIG LIZARDAFTER DINNER THE PARK RANGER GAVE SIGNAL TO VIEW HUGE GREEN TURTLE COMING ASHORE TO LAY EGGS. WITNESSED THE EGGS BEING TRANSFERRED TO HATCHERY FROM THE NESTING SITE. THAT NIGHT WERE 11 NESTLINGS AND...

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