Category: Interesting Places

Menara Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building)

Found 5 kilometers or around 15 minutes from the KK City Center. Some time ago known as the Sabah Foundation Building, this round tower of steel and glass stands 30 stories high in the Likas Bay region and is in a flash conspicuous as a Sabah symbol. It has a focal center with steel sections supporting every floor. At the point when finished in 1977, it was one of the three such structures on the planet in view of this outline idea.

Inside are housed an amphitheater, two smaller than expected theaters, display lobby, an exercise room, kindergarten and Research library.

Getting There

Take the UMS bus No.5A from the bus stations in front of the City Hall or Wawasan Plaza in KK and indicate your drop-off point to the driver. Fare is RM2.00 to RM2.50 one way. Any taxi will take you there for RM15.00 – RM20.00 one way.

Atkinson Clock Tower

A standout amongst the most continuing points of interest in Kota Kinabalu, it stands noticeably on a feign along Signal Hill Road nearby the old Police Station. Worked in 1905, this all-wood, no-nails structure was inherent memory of Francis George Atkinson-the well known first District Officer of Jesselton amid the British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration.

This Clock Tower has the qualification of being the most seasoned standing structure in the entire of Sabah that survived the pulverization of Jesselton town amid World War II. Till today, regardless it serves to keep the city’s opportunity.

The Atkinson Clock Tower is overseen by the Sabah Museum under its Antiquity and History segment.

Getting There

You can stroll there or take any taxi. From the bottom of Signal Hill Road at Padang Merdeka, turn left to get to the clock site. Or view it from the city – See more at:

Borneo Cultural Village

Located in Papar, borneo Cultural Village is about fifty minutes faraway from central city, Kota Kinabalu. BCV offers a cultural experience like no other. Upon getting into, the inexperienced scenery can quickly offer you the sensation of visiting a village and can cause you to anticipate the journey you’re getting ready to have.    There area unit variety of cultural homes to experience completely different tribes like ancient Papar House, Murut House, Penampang House, Bajau House and Tidong House. every house was engineered by the descendant of the ethnic they represent. every house features a distinctive activity wherever you’ll be able to participate like in Murut House-Blow Pipe; or Tidung House- begin fireplace with simply bamboo; Bajau House-playing instrument. you’ll be able to conjointly try native delicacies like Ambuyat (made of Sago), starch worms (not for the faint hearted) likewise as native rice wine called Tapai. to finish your tour, you’ll be pleased with colourful cultural performance. BCV conjointly options 3 restaurants; A Chinese eating place, Korean eating place and Halal eating place.    Note: Manage by Kalimantan life and that they package Borneo Cultural Village with Tours to Kota Klias – proboscis monkey and Firefly

Getting There

You may arrange your tour with tour operator or self drive/take a taxi to Borneo Cultural Village. It is about 50 minutes drive from city centre.

Admission Fee

Entrance fee,

*   Adult RM30.00 (walk in)

*   Children : RM15.00 (under 12 years)

*   Full Package : RM90.00 (including guide, demo, show and lunch)

*  Guide Fee : RM15.00


Batu Tulug, Sandakan

Agop Batu Tulug may be a steep rock geological formation that stands thirty-nine meters high and is an element of the 20-25 million- year previous Labang rock formation. The word ‘agop’ within the orang Sungai language means that cave. There ar 3 main caves, agop suriba (lower) on the forest floor, lintaga (middle) and sawat (upper) betweeen 12-15m high.

Inside the center and higher caves ar quite 100 inscribed wood coffins chemical analysis back 200-250 years, watched over by bonkers and swallows. Batu Putih village may be viewed from here also.

The coffins gibe totally different animals associated to the beliefs of the orang Sungai however it’s conjointly been aforesaid that they’re the coffins of the Chinese who once settled within the space as Chinese artifacts were found among the remains.

A site museum since 1996, it’s facilities like associate data center, stairs resulting in the caves, bathrooms and resting huts.

Opening Hours

Daily from 9.00am till 5.00pm

Getting There

The drive to Batu Tulug takes one and a half hours from Sandakan or 45 minutes from Lahad Datu. You may self-drive or go through a tour operator.

Admission Fee

MyKad holders (Adults) : RM 2.00
Others : RM15.00
Students in uniform, children below 12 years, disabled persons and senior citizens enter for free

Kundasang War Memorial

A must-visit in Kundasang is that the Kundasang War Memorial. Established in 1962, this was one among the primary memorials to commemorate the brave Australian and British Prisoners of WarWorld Health Organization died in Sandakan throughout the ill-famed death marches to Ranau during war II. The memorial additionally remembers the individuals of North Borneo World Health Organization risked their lives to assist the POWs.

The Memorial is formed from four stunning gardens – the Australian Garden, nation Garden, theKalimantan Garden and also the Contemplation Garden and Pool – to represent the various nationalities. With its lofty pine trees and blooming roses, an enter the gardens is redolent to it of a strolling a very quaint English garden. The scent of roses lingers within the air and also the serene atmosphere makes the Kundasang War Memorial a perfect place to ponder and keep in mind the heroes of the war. guests may value more highly to read a short video on the history of the Sandakan Death March.

Opening Hours

Open daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm

Getting There

Kundasang is located 90km, about 2 hrs driving from Kota Kinabaluand only10 minutes driving from Kinabalu Park. Take a bus from the Jalan Padang Bus Terminal to Kundasang or Ranau for approximately RM17.00 per person. A taxi from the Ranau Taxi Stand (located beside the Merdeka Field) or from your hotel should cost around RM160.00 to RM300.00 per taxi.

Admission Fee

MyKad holders: RM2.00 per person
Others: RM10.00 per person


Desa Cattle Dairy Farm

Located at the hill of Mount Kinabalu, Desa Cattle Dairy Farm offers one amongst the foremost superb scenery one may envision. Usually chosen as a marriage photography destination, with the majestic Mount Kinabalu commanding lovely inexperienced pastures, the scenery is breathless, not forgetting the cool breeze that Kundasang must provide.

The real attraction here is that the cattle ranch, manufacturing regarding 900,00 litres of milk per annum. The farm is 199 hectars and most of the milking cows area unit Friesians, the very best milk producers of all oxen breeds.

It is a perfect destination for the entire family, wherever there area unit activities like feeding the calves with bottled milk, feeding goats with grass, however, milk is method moreover because the milking process area unit on the market for all. If you have got ever puzzled however milk is formed, Desa cattle ranch is that the place for you.

Before feat, don’t forget to induce some souvenirs particularly the favored farm merchandise like Desa Cattle’s milk in an exceedingly box moreover as their frozen dessert. A visit here is each instructional and fun!

Opening Hours

Open daily, 8am – 5pm.

Getting There

Situated some 100km from Kota Kinabalu, it will take about 2hours 30minutes to 3 hours drive. You can also opt to get a taxi or a bus or even rent a car.

Admission Fee

Adult : RM4.00
Children : RM 3.00

* Photography Location Charge: RM100/couple


Poring Hot Spring, Ranau

A visit to Kinabalu Park will never be immaculate without poring so as to swing Hot Springs. Arranged 40 kilometers (25 miles) somewhat upper east from the Parks HQ, Poring is situated in the marshes—a differentiation to the Parks HQ. De-push and splash away the bruises and hurts of your muscles in the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals, regarded to have recuperating properties and extremely famous among local people.

Other than the regular hot spring fundamental fascination at Poring Hot Springs, there are likewise other intriguing regions in the recreation center to be gone to, for example, the butterfly cultivate, the Poring Orchid Conservation Center, the tropical greenhouse, the Poring covering walkway, and the Rafflesia blossom site.

**For a satisfying trip to Poring Hot Springs, visitors are recommended to bring some vital things such as rubber sandals/slippers, change of clothes, towel, and swimwear.

Opening Hours

Poring Hot Springs is open daily from 7am to 6pm.

Getting There

Poring Hot Springs is arranged around 136 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu (3 hours head out). One can decide to either pass by transport, take a taxi, or lease an auto to get to Poring Hot Springs.

*Bus rate from Kota Kinabalu-Ranau is from RM16 per individual. Taxi admission is between RM160 to RM300 per taxi.

*Bus and taxi depart when they’re full.

Admission Fee

Conservation Fee (per person)

Malaysian :
Adult: RM3.00
Below 18 years: RM1.00

Others: RM15- RM10.00

Conference Room (per day): RM100.00

Enclosed Bath tub (per hour) : Standard (RM15-20.00)

Camera (per unit) : RM5.00

Video (per unit) : RM30.00

Sabah State Mosque, Kota Kinabalu

A standout amongst the most exceptional bits of design in Sabah is none other than the State Mosque. With its glorious vault and staggering gold decorate themes, the mosque sits a short distance far from the downtown area. It is a remarkable mix of winning Islamic engineering and contemporary outline.

The mosque can suit up to 5,000 admirers at one time. There is additionally an exceptional overhang only dispensed for Muslim ladies amid request to God time, with space for up to 500. Guests are encouraged to follow by the clothing regulation when going by spots of love. Abstain from going by on Fridays which is the day of prayer to God for Muslims.

Visiting Time

Visiting time (subject to change from time to time as to suite the prayer time):
Monday to Thursday : From 08:00am to 12:00noon & From 14:00pm to 17:00pm
Friday : From 14:00pm to 17:00pm
Saturday & Sunday : From 08:00am to 12:00noon & From 14:00pm to 17:00pm

Getting There

Take a taxi from the city centre for approximately RM10 or self-drive.

Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu

Initially named Bond Street, Gaya Street situated in the Kota Kinabalu Central Business District has been the focal point of business for over a hundred years. The wooden shops with nipah rooftops are a distant memory yet here is the place eras old family organizations are as yet flourishing went down from father to child.

Each Sunday morning, the length of Gaya Street is cut off to activity to clear a path for the Fair. Look for anything under shady trees and larger than average umbrellas, similar to batik sarongs, leafy foods, expressions and specialty, footwear, collectibles and trinkets, cakes, even pets and herbs!. This is the best place to encounter the cross-segment of the nearby populace when whole families appreciate a Sunday excursion.

Opening Hours

The Gaya Street Fair is on every Sunday from 6.30 am to 1.00 pm

Getting There

A short walk around anyplace around the city or take open transport into town.

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park was formally open to people in general on the seventeenth February 2007. It is situated along the Penampang-Papar old street and is completely created by the Sabah Wildlife Department.

The recreation center comprises of two parts: zoological and organic. The primary goal of the recreation center is to end up a family-arranged park and the accentuation is put on the Children’s Zoo.

Among the occupants of the zoo (zoological part) are the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Proboscis monkey, Malayan tiger, and additionally some distinctive types of deer.

The herbal part, then again; offers guests the chance to go wilderness trekking along the organic trail. The cleared trail is around 1.4 kilometers in length. Be that as it may, for comfortable walks, guests are just encouraged to walk most of the way along the trail.

Opening Hours

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is open for the public daily from 9.30a.m to 5.30p.m.

Getting There

The excursion to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park takes 30 minutes to a hour’s drive from Kota Kinabalu, the assessed separation is 20 kilometers. For transportation, guests can either drive or take a taxi from the downtown area.

Taxi charge per way is RM25 to RM30. If you don’t mind orchestrate with the cab driver in regards to the drop off and/or return point.

Admission Fee

Adult : RM 10.00

Adult : RM 20.00


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