State of Sabah Things to Do

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State of Sabah Things to Do

  • Manukan Island

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Visited the Manukan island as a part of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 3 island hopping tour. TARP consists of 5 islands ,the Gaya, Mamutik, Manukan,Sapi and Sulug, but we just visited Manukan , Mamutik and we had our lunch on Sapi island. Departed from Jesselton Harbour , and it just took about 15 minutes to reach. Pay the Harbor tax,Sabah Park...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mount Kinabalu

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    You can check my hubpages link to see what I did in Sabah. One idea would be to head up to Mount Kinabalu. You can walk about the national park, make a stop at Kundasang and also try the hot springs at Poring.

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  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TAR) is five islands that nearby downtown KK. You can catch a boat at Jesselton Point to visit one or few islands within a day. The five islands include Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug. I have been all islands except Pulau Sulug. In fact, there are more than these five islands in the...

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  • Mamutik Island

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    Mamutik Island is one of the most beautiful islands I`ve ever been to! It has white sand beach which is not too crowded and fantastic for snorkeling. fabulous view and clean water gives this island a big benefit over the other 5 islands near Kota Kinabalu. Staying over night is only possible with camping though there are few villas to rent. there...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • White Water Rafting

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    if u like a bit of an adrenaline rush, definitely go for the grade 3-4 rapids. much more fun plus the journey out there is an experience on its own.the river is called padas and the most popular operator is called riverbug

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Walking

    Kota Kinabalu Things to Do

    A well constructed promenade adjacent to Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen offers a very pleasant sunset walk before heading off to dinner on the waterfront. The walk takes you past street vendors, the handicraft centre and right into the waterfront esplanade where there are several restaurants to choose from. Views across to the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman...

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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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  • Things to to

    Near Kota Kinabalu is Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park witch has some nice islands and diving (but Sipadan is better).You can climb Mt. Kinabalu (not difficult, but fee will be more than 100 Ringit), and have a rest at Poring Hot Hotsprings (with canopy walkway). Near Sandakan is Kinabatangan River, cheapest there maybe:

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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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