Treat yourself to a short weekend getaway to the gorgeous island of Borneo where the city of Kota Kinabalu awaits you. Visit historical and cultural attractions including the island’s major places of worship, Sabah State Mosque and the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. Take a look into the city’s interesting facts and figures at the Sabah Museum. Don’t forget to stop by the 30-storey complex building Menara Tun Mustapha which is formerly housed by the island’s Chief Minister. End the day with a brief stopover at the Signal Hill Observatory Platform and be rewarded with an awesome bird’s eye view of the city and its surrounding islands. Bring home a piece of Kota Kinabalu with you on a trip down to the Handicraft Market. This half day journey will give you with new insights and interesting facts about the remote Malaysian island, along with a few remarkable memories, and captivating views of Kota Kinabalu’s skyline.
Away of the city, there is beautiful mangrove forest which offer a wide variety of wild life and many more, it’s a fantastic getaway for the nature-lover. Cruise along the mangrove swamps to search for Proboscis Monkeys – the endemic of Borneo, and other wildlife such as Silver Languor, bird and reptiles is another good option to spend your day. If you’re lucky, you might be able to spot crocodile! Besides, experiencing a night cruise with glows of fireflies lighting up the trees along the riverbank, a sight not to be missed.
If you would like to discover the gist of what Sabah’s people and culture in the olden days are all about, take a tour to Mari-Mari Cultural Village for a concise yet enlightening excursion. Mari-Mari Cultural Village showcases the lifestyle and tradition of Sabah’s major ethnic groups, namely the Rungus, Dusun, Bajau, Lundayeh, Kadazan and Murut. Come, taste and see the essence of Sabah presented to you as it was and as it is.
If you are adventure seeker, Padas White Water River Rafting is definitely your choice. Feel the thrills as you raft through rapids and experience thenerve tingling excitement of battling the awesome waves. Padas River gushes through the spectacular Padas Gorge and offers a GRADE II-IV rapids experience for the beginners and adventurous thrill seekers!
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