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Full Day Kinabalu Park Tour
"Your day will begin with a pickup from your hotel lobby at 7:30am and head to Kinabalu Park. A ride that traverses through the Crocker Range with panoramic views of the surrounding hills. The journey will bring you at least 2 hour drive with an air-condi you can catch the magnificent sight of Mount Kinabalu South East Asia’s highest peak. The Kinabalu Park is a World Heritage Site with incredible mega bio-diversity of flora and fauna a heaven for nature enthusiasts. Along the way you will be passing through the local villages handicraft shop and fruits orchard just next by the main road.Upon arrival at the park join a guided nature walk along one of the various trails of the park to learn and discover the flora. Enjoy the refreshing and cooling air away from the busy ""
From $65.00
 
Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot Springs Full-Day Tour from Kota Kinabalu
"Begin your nature experience with a comfortable pickup from your Kota Kinabalu hotel. The drive will take you across the mountainous Crocker Range with panoramic views of the countryside and soaring hills. Catch a magnificent glimpse of Mt Kinabalu with its jagged granite peaks towering above one of the most biologically diverse areas in teh world. Upon arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinabalu Park enjoy a guided trek along one of its many trails to discover this natural wonder that offers a glimpse into the fascinating and often unique world of plant and animal life. Walk along the 100 feet-high canopy walkway giving you a spectacular view of the Borneo rainforest. Afterward relax as you enjoy a lunch of local Malaysia delicacies. Then be taken to the Poring Hot Springs where you may continue unwinding with a soothing and invigorating dip into its natural hot springs. End your tour with a drop-off at your Kota Kinabalu hotel."
From $82.00
 
Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest
"Our driver will collect you from your hotel around 7:30-8:30am and travel north traversing across the Crocker range for about 2 hours to the base of Mt. Kinabalu. The mountain stands at 13435ft (4095 meters) and is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea.  En-route we stop by roadside stalls for a chance to mingle with the native Dusun villagers. Learn more about their life from the produce they sell such as local fr enjoy a walk in the mountain garden to learn about the unique plants such as the carnivorous nepenthes orchids and ferns. Be amazed by the different plant structures that have evolved in enabling them to survive in the tropical rainforest. Proceed for another 45 minutes to the eastern boundary of the park. Here the montane oak-chestnut forest gives way to the lowland dipterocarp forest.  Trek uphill 30 minutes for an opportunity to witness life in the treetops as you walk along a Canopy walkway located 100 feet above ground level. You will see the you may opt to dip your feet in the hot springs which is known to be therapeutic for the skin due to its sulphuric content or visit the nearby village reserves to view the largest flower in the world the Rafflesia which is at your own expense.Please note that there has been instances the canopy walkway have closed for maintenance. If the walkway closed
From $79.00

More What to Pack in Taman Negara Kinabalu

Muscle patches

Travel light. You don't need much at the top. layers of clothes, from t-shirt, to long sleeve shirt, jacket (better be waterproof), and rain coat (poncho). I was there on a raining day, I used my...
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travelpug
Nov 06, 2007

Bring good shoes!

The paths at Mount Kinabalu are slippery, always slippery. Because the humidity is always extremely high in the park, the paths are always wet, and when covered with leaves very slippery. Make sure...
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Pieter11
May 23, 2006

Flashlight & Batteries

You need to bring a compact flashlight & extra batteries unless you just loaded with brand new batteries.I keep seeing people walking in the dark due to low battery condition.You'll need...
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muddybok
May 19, 2006

Jacket is a must!!

Backpack and not trolley luagage. jacket (when going to the peak), gloves (for icy and slippery rocks), rain coat (not for flashing, but in case if it rains), thermal wear (light and thin), head...
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p_yenyen
Apr 22, 2006

The ultimate packing list for comfort and safety

1 day bag and 1 back pack.The whole thing weighed 6kg, and the rest were in carried a day pack (first aid kit, whistle, food & water, rain coat, insect repellant, camera, phone, tissues, note...
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skyangel_k1
Jul 29, 2005

Keeping your things dry

I used a Silicone Water Guard spray on both my shoes (see section on Waterproofing your shoes) and selected clothes. I sprayed my backpack and jacket with the stuff and water just ran off it. Of...
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skyangel_k1
Jul 28, 2005
 
 
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Ear plugs for a good night's sleep

If you are sharing a dorm at Laban Rata, it is advisable to get ear plugs. Foam ear plugs are really light and weigh almost nothing, and is most useful for several hours sleep, especially if you...
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skyangel_k1
Jul 28, 2005

Waterproofing your shoes

Waterproofing your shoes is recommended in case you encounter wet weather. Even in muddy surroundings, moisture can seep into your shoes and cause discomfort. It is not comfortable walking in squishy...
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skyangel_k1
Jul 28, 2005

Shoes - a debatable issue

Someone recommended wearing simple canvas shoes rather than fancy expensive sports shoes to climb the mountain. Some would say Trekking boots rather than runners or tennis shoes. Whatever the brand...
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skyangel_k1
Jul 28, 2005

Anorak - Wet weather wear for hot climates

I got myself a very lightweight anorak that folded up really small when not in use. It was suited to rainy weather in the lowlands. For the highlands, i had a wind-breaker/parka. Some people wore a...
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skyangel_k1
Jul 28, 2005

Fuel your bodies always - energy snacks

Make sure you have energy nibbles along the way, not just lunch. I had a bag of nuts, raisins, Muesli bars and chocs with me. Get coated chocolates like Smarties or M&Ms. These wont' melt and...
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skyangel_k1
Jul 28, 2005

Two types of beanies - your choice

These are two kinds of beanies we used. Mine was the one with flaps (wool). My husband prefered the round straighforward beanie that he got for only NZ$2.99 (acrylic) from the Warehouse - no fuss, no...
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skyangel_k1
Jul 28, 2005

The head loses quite a lot of heat

Whilst we are on the topic of keeping warm and snug, the human head loses a lot of heat very quickly. I kept warm using a beanie. I looked around several stores and found one that also protected the...
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skyangel_k1
Jul 28, 2005

Keeping the neck warm against the cold wind

Instead of a scarf or muffler, we found these very useful. They are neck warmers, and trap teh heat very well. Costs about A$8-12 from the camping or army stores. The good thing is that they won't...
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skyangel_k1
Jul 28, 2005

Top 5 Taman Negara Kinabalu Writers

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"Mt Kinabalu"
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livethedream

"Finally, Mount Kinabalu!"
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jicki

"Kinabalu National Park"
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victorwkf

"Mount Kinabalu - Highest point in Malaysia"
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kelnsha

"Mount Kinabalu (Land Below The Wind)"
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