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Mount Kinabalu Kota Belud Sabah Malaysia
Most will get to see the spectacular sunrise unless of course you are unlucky with the weather! The descent is steep, but the guides are excellent. A walking pole is well worth the investment as it does help the knees. You can usually get to the summit in 2-3hours and hour and a half descent, hot breakfast, then the final 6km descent can take around 3hours. A fabulous trip to include as part of your Borneo experience!
Timpohon Gate Kinabalu Park Ranau Sabah Malaysia
Timpohon gate at 1866 m (6,122 ft) is the starting point of the hike. You will check in at this point and must be accompanied by a guide. From this point, you actually first go down to a waterfall before go up the mountain and then walk to the Laban Rata Rest house at 3,270 m (10,728 ft). It takes 3-6 hours for most people accomplish this section of the climb. There are no roads in this section so porters carry the supplies for the Laban Rata Rest house. They carry supplies up to 30 kilograms on their backs. About ever half a kilometer there are rest areas. Most of them have a bathroom and some seating. However, there are no food or water. However, the park HQ will give you a packed lunch and bottled water before you start.
A stunning tropical marine paradise! That's what the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park at Sabah is! Named after Malaysia's first Prime Minister, this marine park is a cluster of 5 islands and was gazetted as a national park in 1974. Since it's a national park, it's flora and fauna and marine eco-systems are protected by a government appointed authority. The Kinabatangan river is home to some of the most varied and easily accessible wildlife in south east Asia. The river, which is the longest in the Sabah region, is home to one of the world's most diverse ecosystems. The wildlife sanctuary here boasts of exotic species such as the Proboscis monekys, Sumatran rhinos and Bornean Pygmy elephants, and much more! Yes, I want to go down the Kinabatangan river and be a witness to all these and more! Sipandan Island is rated as one of the best diving sites in the world! Multi-coloured reef fishes, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles and bumphead parrotfish - they are all here. Sipadan island boasts of a truly magical and breath-taking underwater experience.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Sabah is from December to February