A few refreshments are on offer but take an umbrella, hat, sunglasses, and water. I can vouch you that people are not actually interested to see the cows or the goats, but the setting and the views there are just beautiful. The star attraction here is the very unique which stretches from tree to tree and where one can spend the whole morning observing nature and of course the many birds found here. How to Get There : The island is also one of Sabah's top diving spots with the availability of jungle interior and interesting diving attracts both divers and non-divers love to tour Lankayan. You can also indulge in various water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, and witness the beautiful coral and marine life of the island. Try out sea walking, a very unique and fun experience to see the reef up close with an oxygenated helmet.
Kota Kinabalu being a major part of this truly divine and exotic tourist spot is sure to make your holiday a truly mind boggling and ecstatic experience. Manukan Island is surrounded by a protected coral reef, and the island boasts a pristine rainforest and beautiful white sand beaches. It is like spending a day in paradise on this beautiful island near Kota Kinabalu. The beach of this island runs up to 2500m. It is a perfect blend of modern and Islamic architecture and can hold more than 12,000 people in a single time. This place is by far located at a remote area in between Kundasang and Ranau town. The most popular island here would be followed by Mamutik Island where day trips here will let the traveler experience the natural island beauty complete with a lunch before returning back to the mainland in the afternoon.
Bohey Dulang Island is a mountainous island forged by the remains of an ancient volcano. Timings — April to September. But for this post, it will just be about Ranau. Be it food, toys, clothes, flowers, crafts, antiques, souvenirs and etc. There is only one resort here.
Not only for the photographers and animal activists, but also for the normal regular visitors, this place can be a paradise How To Reach: The Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a 7 hour drive from the main Kota Kinabalu city. For additional information, you can also read my previous article on. Located on the Ligitan Reef, Kapalai Island excellent diving spots in Mid Reef and The Jetty. This country that is rich in culture, cuisine, archtectural brilliance and natural beauty is unparalleled in its hospitality and services in the field of tourism. The smoke temporarily neutralises the bees in the hive in order for her to pull out a section to show us the honey combs then explained to us the honey harvesting process. Location — Simpang Ampat, Malacca.
A chance to also see blow-pipe making, tattooing, fire-starting and an insight of the mystical beliefs! Most pre-arranged trips via tour and travel agents will take you to Kinabalu Park and also to Poring Hot Springs, and if you're lucky, to spot the world famous Rafflesia flower, if it's in bloom. The second longest river in Malaysia, the 560km-long river drains into the marshy delta on the Sulu Sea, east of Sandakan. Here, you can most likely spot the rare Borneo Pygmy Elephant and many other rainforest animals. When you dive here, you will drop 2000metres down to the sea bed. One of the main reasons that Mantanani Islands is popular among tourists is because of its picturesque scenery, cool breezes and serene environment. Jesselton Point Waterfront is open daily from 6am to 2pm, therefore for boat and ferry terminal is operate daily from 6am to 6pm. The place also organizes the timely cultural activities.
I can assure you that price wise, you will be in for a treat if you love seafood. Getting to Arnab Village, Kg Purakagis: Arnab Village is what it is called, not Rabbit Village or Kampung Arnab. The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is yet another place, which is focussed towards the conservation of Orangutans while keeping them in their natural habitat. Grab the wonderful opportunity and gather knowledge about the regional cuisines and the ethnic lifestyle of the people. Best for those that are beach bums, loves diving and snorkeling. Visit the Sabah Tea Gardens and take a tour around the mountain based plantation.
You can spend quality time with the Orangutans, get very close to them and even take memorable snapshots. It brings in more than 15,000 tourists a year. Swimming, snorkelling, sea-walking, scuba diving, coral flying, exploring hidden beaches and cliffs and camping are some of the activities that you can do here. Housing one of the biggest shopping complexes in town, they are in close proximity of the main city of Kota Kinabalu, for shopaholics to make the most of their stay. Turtle Island offers visitors the experience to watch turtles lay their eggs and also releasing the baby turtles back to the sea. Since the most famous islands of Kota Kinabalu are in , namely the , , and , Island-hopping has gained momentum in this area. There is even an upside down car parked outside! Highlights — Many years of erosion has reduced Kapalai Island where only a few Malay style wooden chalets are seen.
Ride a train into the interiors and hit the whitewater rapids on Padas River Needing a little more excitement, we joined the Padas River whitewater rafting program. The place has been of importance to the traders for over a hundred years. To get here, one needs to fly into Tawau and take a taxi to the laid back seaside town of Semporna and then a 30 minute boat ride here. Location — 300km towards the north the Sabah Coast, Borneo Island. Highlights: Mabul Island is a popular place to stay for travellers that plan to dive at one of the worlds' best dive spots and also venture out to the more secluded areas, you will find some truly fantastic beaches. Fishes, eels, crabs, oysters, crabs, clams, you name it and it will be available at these outlets.
Maliau Basin is a highly protected conservation area where serious hikers, trekkers and nature lovers should visit. But a smartphone camera will often do the best job. It will take you around 25-40 minutes to walk, depending on how fit you are yes, you are hiking the road. For the hardcore wildlife and nature lover, there is the massive Kinabatangan River where all of the natural wildlife can be spotted by doing some river cruises and nature walks here. The viewing boardwalk and feeding decks offer easy access.