Tag: Interesting places

Kelambu Beach, Kudat

For shoreline darlings who select a more withdrawn and less standard shoreline excursion, Kelambu Shoreline is a definitive spot to be.

In spite of the fact that less known, Kelambu Shoreline is without a doubt one of the best shorelines in Sabah with its unmistakable sea green/blue ocean and wonderful white sand immersed by astonishing verdant islands.

The enticing clear waters offer an assortment of exercises, for example, speed sailing, water skiing, swimming, and snorkeling. The superb shoreline, then again; is an impeccable spot for family picnics, sentimental walks around the shoreline, seashells gathering or just to appreciate a stunning dusk.

While in transit to Kudat, make certain to make a temporary route to Kelambu Shoreline where you can kick back and take pleasure in the magnificence of nature’s best!

Getting There
Located in Kudat, it will take about 2-3 hours drive from Kota Kinabalu.

Garama Wetland

Another one of a kind eco-tourism destination for you to investigate in Sabah.

Take a relaxed watercraft journey along the Garama Stream to pay special mind to the inquisitive looking Proboscis Monkey with its larger than average nose and pot tummy. They ordinarily hang out in little gatherings that comprise of a prevailing male and four or five females. Nourishing on leaves and seeds, they go from tree to tree and are best located amid the day or late evenings. These creatures are just found on the island of Borneo.

This serene setting of mangroves, palms, scours and optional woodlands additionally draws in other natural life like Macaques, the uncommon silver Leaf monkey, flying foxes, winged creatures and water wild oxen.

The voyage goes on for 1 ½ hours and closures as the sun sets and daylight fades into dusk.

There are a couple riverside refreshment places along the Garama Waterway serving up nearby dishes and reviving beverages.

Getting There
The drive to Beaufort from Kota Kinabalu City is around 2 hours through the Beaufort Thruway, southwest of Sabah. Head out another 25km to Kampung Garama to begin your waterway journey. This visit is best organized with a visiting administrator.

“Tagal” Sungai Moroli, Kampung Luanti – Fish Massage

Extravagant something more special than your normal spa? At that point head on to Kampung Luanti, Ranau for a fish rubbing session!

In the Local KadazanDusun tongue, “tagal” signifies ‘no fishing’, and the principle motivation behind the “tagal” is to safeguard nature and in addition the biological community to advantage the future era. ‘Ikan Pelian’ or Malaysian Mahseer originates from the group of Cyprinidae. These fishes are particularly prepared by the villagers to perform the mending rub exercises.

The fish back rub is considered to curatively affect the individuals who experience psoriasis. Come to Kampung Luanti for consistent fish back rubs and you will appreciate smoother and suppler skin – simply like a child’s base.

On the off chance that the thought of fishes snacking off your dead skin doesn’t thrill you, attempt different exercises, for example, wilderness trekking and outdoors. Should you expect to stay longer, Kampung Luanti is additionally furnished with a homestay system to make guests feel at home unfailingly.

Getting There
It takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes by street to Ranau from Kota Kinabalu. You can get a taxi or you could lease an auto and drive to Ranau.

Admission Fee
Local (Within Ranau )
Adult > 18 years old : RM 3.00
Children < 18 years old : RM 1.00 Local ( Outstation) Adult > 18 years old : RM 5.00
Children < 18 years old : RM 2.00

Adult/Children : RM 10.00

Agnes Keith House, Sandakan

This British pioneer government quarters, called Newlands, was once involved by acclaimed American essayist, Agnes Newton Keith, who penned Land Below The Wind in 1939. The house got to be home to Agnes and her family, Henry (additionally alluded to as Harry) George Keith, who was the Conservator of Forests and their child, George.

Today the house has transformed into a legacy house, giving intriguing experiences to life amid British North Borneo. It is outfitted with a propagation of pilgrim furniture and collectibles. A display on the principal floor recounts the tale of this amazing lady, her books and her crew.

Opening Hours
Seven days a week (Monday – Sunday), from 9am to 5pm

Getting There
MyKad holders: RM2.00
MyKad holders above 55 years: Free
Children below 12 years: Free
Others: RM15.00

Borneo Golf and Country Club

Around 69km from Kota Kinabalu City or an hour’s drive along the Beaufort Highway at Bongawan you will discover The Pride of Borneo, an 18-gap, standard 5 fairway, sitting on the edge of the South China Sea.

Clubhouse offices incorporate a golfer’s parlor, golf shop, locker rooms, driving range, home zone, inhabitant genius and putting green, karaoke and billiards. There are likewise offices for swimming, racquet recreations and angling.

The Borneo Golf and Country Club (BGCC) is further supplemented by the Prescott Resort Hotel arranged just other than the clubhouse.

Getting There
Drive from Kota Kinabalu along the KK-Beaufort Highway to Bongawan

Admission Fee
Weekdays: RM 110.00 (With buggy)
Weekends: RM 150.00 ( buggy- RM 64.00)

Weekdays: RM 300.00 ( with buggy)
Weekends: RM 400.00 (buggy -RM 64.00)


St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, Sandakan

The recorded city of Sandakan is home to numerous structures and landmarks, every witness to the progressions of time and occasions throughout the years. One of the most seasoned structures is St. Michael’s and All Angels Church.

Composed by New Zealander Mr. B.W. Mountfort, the building was initially developed with belian (ironwood) timber, trailed by block lastly stone, which is said to have from the close-by Buli Sim, while the white stones that enhance the windows and entryways are from Hong Kong.

The Church maintained a strategic distance from real harm amid World War II in the 1940s and stays one of the not very many stone structures in the entire of Sabah. The excellent recolored glass windows in the congregation were given by Australians to recognize the 60th commemoration of the end of World War II.

Getting There

The Church is a piece of the Sandakan Heritage Trail. On the other hand, take a taxi from Sandakan town. It is prescribed that you make return courses of action with your cabbie as open transport is not promptly accessible around there.

Monsopiad Cultural Village

Monsopiad Cultural Village is a gathering of conventional Kadazandusun structures, worked to memorialize the life of Monsopiad, who is the fearsome Kadazandusun head seeker and warrior. This extraordinary warrior is said to wander this territory somewhere in the range of 300 hundred years back, shielding his kin and town from looters and privateers. This spot will likewise give you the chance to get an understanding into the way of life and history of the antiquated Kadazandusun individuals.

The following are the attractions here:

House of Skulls (Siou Do Mohoing).
This is the highlight of this town where you can see the 42 skulls of Monsopiad’s casualties why should said be privateers and thieves dangling from the roof.

Monsopiad’s House (Kotos Di Monsopiad)
This is one of the main building here. It is a historical center that showed the biography of this extraordinary pioneer and warrior. Here you can likewise see earthenware containers, conventional jewelry, paddy processors, bamboo things furthermore the outfit of a Bobohizan (a Kadazandusun high priestess). You can likewise see the “Tangkob” which is a conventional Kadazan rice horse shelter where paddy is kept safe until the following harvest.

Gintutun do Mohoing
It is a 12 feet (4 meters) tall stone monument cut out of a bluff surface and utilized by Monsopiad as a spot to become scarce the heads that he has quite recently cut off on the bamboo shafts that encompass it.

The Hanging Bridge.
Take you time as you walk across the Putatan River on this 300 feet long hanging bridge. Enjoy the beautiful view of the river and feel the thrill as the bridge sway from side to side.

Kadazandusun Cultural performances.
Come and appreciate the customary music and move of the Kadazandusun individuals, for example, the “Sumazau” and magunatip (bamboo move). These moves are anything but difficult to learn and guests will have the chance to participate in the move.

Enjoy some traditional games, food and drinks such as the lihing (rice wine) 🙂

Getting There.
Monsopiad Cultural Village is located in Penampang, about 10 miles (16 km) from Kota Kinabalu city center. The journey by taxi or car will take about 30 minutes.

Donggongon Street Market (Tamu Donggongon)

Donggongon Street Market (or Tamu Donggongon) is Sabah’s greatest road market and frequently allude to by Sabahan as the best market in Sabah. Here you can discover the farming, painstaking work, untamed life and sustenance results of the villagers from the locale of Penampang and from the other close-by area. This is additionally the spot for vacationer and guest on a Sabah excursions to tests the interesting sustenance of the locals and to take a look at the way of life of the general population.

You can discover nearly everything in Tamu Donggongon in the event that you are readied to look and hunt around the business sector. Pick your decision of crisp vegetables, tropical organic products which differ with the season and some fascinating blooms all at a decent deal cost. There are additionally crisp water eels, turtles and frogs which are gotten from the paddy field marked down here. Next on the ‘not to be missed’ records are Sabah’s customary luxuries, for example, Bambangan (a kind of wild mango), Tuhau (a ginger-like plant, blended with lime juice, onion, and chilies), butod (otherwise called sago worms) and lihing (rice wine).

On the off chance that nourishment does not intrigue you, then simply come and appreciate the sound of the lovely ethnic beats of gongs (a percussion-like musical instrument). This gong are played by a few volunteers and amid celebration time, for example, the Harvest Festival, you can likewise see the Sumazau move perform by a gathering of adolescents in their customary outfit.

Getting There
Tamu Donggongon is located at the center of Penampang town. It is about 6 miles (10 km) or about 15 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu city. This market opens every Thursday and Friday from 6.00 am to about 2.00 pm.

Double Six Monument

The Double Six Monument is a commemoration situated at Grace Garden lodging complex in Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu. This landmark was raised to recollect the Double Six Tragedy, otherwise called the Double Six Crash where the Chief Minister of Sabah around then, i.e. Tun Fuad Stephens and ten others including five state bureau individuals were executed on June 6, 1976 (6-6-1976) in a lethal plane accident, thus the name ‘Twofold Six Tragedy or Crash’.

This landmark was worked at the precise area of the slammed. At the point when the landmark was inherent 1976, it was encompassed via ocean water on its three sides with nearly sew stilt houses to give the landmark a beautiful perspective. In any case, the region is currently encompassed by a nourishment court, recreational park, running track and top of the line lofts which was constructed and kept up by the designer.

Getting There

Located at Grace Garden housing complex in Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu, the monument is about 10 minutes drive from the city center. You can either take a taxi or a bus to get there easily.

Jesselton Point Waterfront

Jesselton Point Waterfront is the new name given to what is once known as Kota Kinabalu Ferry Terminal. It serves as a ship and vessel terminal for those taking a ship to Labuan and for guest setting off to the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the encompassing island. Exploiting its vital area and high human activity, this waterfront territory was re-created or updated in 2006 to be one of the city attractions to incorporate recreationally, business, private, and retail offices.

At Jesselton Point Waterfront, you can walk on the footpath as you appreciate the picturesque perspective of the ocean and the encompassing islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park against the scenery of a lovely nightfall at night. See a few pictures of Jesselton town former zones from the ahead of schedule to mid-1900s, which are in plain view close to the principle access to give you somewhat chronicled point of view of the city past.

Jesselton Point Waterfront is a decent place to loosen up following a rushed day and to relax with loved ones individuals. Eat at one of the numerous in the open air restaurants outlets or go for keepsake chasing at the different gift shops along the footpath. There is likewise an indoor futsal focus here and for the individuals who like fishing, the breakwater is open for fishing from 6 pm to 6 am for a little charge.

Getting There
Located north of downtown Kota Kinabalu near to Wisma Sabah, Grand Port View building, marine police and customs offices. The best way to come here is to take a taxi, however if you are staying at a nearby city hotel or around north of KK, this place is within walking distance.

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