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Sabah - Borneo
Renowned of being one of Malaysia’s most prolific Eco Tourism Destinations Sabah is much sought-after destination for those looking to immerse themselves in nature. With a multitude of stunning locations to visit and wide variety of activities to do, anyone who visits Sabah will find something that will be truly unforgettable. The most notable hotspot is Mt. Kinabalu a popular destination for travelers who enjoy a challenging hike and stunning views, besides this there are many nature conservation areas to visit such as Danum Valley where guests can do all sorts of nature walk, camping, multidays trekking. Looking for the ocean? There are also many coastal hotspots which are perfect for snorkeling, diving and more. The fun doesn’t stop there, Sabah’s tourism board is also focused on preserving the environment they are promoting and for those travelers who are keen to learn and help there are Educational/Volunteer Tourism programs to join, a great way to both enjoy and learn about the stunning areas and help to make sure it stays stunning for years to come.
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state in the northern region of the island of Borneo. Often referred to as KK, it’s a coastal city partly surrounded by rainforest. It's known for its bustling markets, beaches and waterfront. It is also a gateway to Kinabalu National Park, home of the 4,095m-highest peak in Malaysia Mount Kinabalu and the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.
Kinabalu Park is famed to be Malaysia first UNESCO World Heritage site, dated back the year 2000. The park is in the state of Sabah, in the northern end of the island of Borneo, dominated by the 4095 metres peak of Mount Kinabalu. The uniqueness of the park, are the wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill forest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrub on the higher elevations. It covers 75,370 hectares, with Mount Kinabalu being the highest peak between the Himalaya and New Guinea. The park offers a long list of plants with over 5000 species that can be found here; to name few, the infamous Nepenthes rajah; the world’s largest pitcher plant and the enigmatic Paphiopedilum Rothschild Anum (Rothschild slipper orchid) one of the rarest orchids in the world.
Famous for the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, established in 1964, Sepilok is located in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, a mixed dipterocarp forest, natural home to the Orang Utan. Sepilok is one of the locations where the sight of the ape can be guaranteed daily, especially if assisting at one of the two feeding session (one in the morning and one in the afternoon).