We all know Sabah is home for world class islands. Do you know you can still enjoy the beauty of Sabah even without its islands? From the highest peak of Southeast Asia to local market, Sabah has always been a paradise for nature lover.
Here are the FIVE places you can visit in Sabah besides its unbelievable stunning islands.
- Mount Kinabalu
Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo’s Crocker Range and is the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago as well as the highest mountain in Malaysia. Mount Kinabalu is one of the well-known destinations for climbing enthusiasts. It is a perfect representation of beauty of Borneo Island.
2. Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
If you are a big fan of wild animals and wild life, then Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is the best place to be. Set up in 2007 by the Sabah Wildlife Department, this family-friendly wildlife park has two sections, Botanical and Zoological. Located in the west coast of Penampang, Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is a home of Borneo Pygmy Elephants, Proboscis monkeys, Malayan tiger, and a few different species of deer. The park also offers jungle trekking activities in the botanical trail, which is about 1.4 kilometers long.
3. Kokol Hill
Enjoy the perfect view of Mount Kinabalu at Kokol Hill, a place where you can enjoy a serene and elegant sunset with special ones. It is a good place for escapism if you’re looking for some quiet time, away from the hustle bustle of the city. If you plan to stay here overnight, Kokol Hill has various home stays and resorts, allowing you to enjoy the nature on the area. The Kokol Hill is just a one-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu.
4. Poring Hot Springs
Poring Hot Springs is one of the most liked places by the locals as it has perfect spots where you can de-stress, soak the sores and aches of your muscles inside the hot sulphuric minerals springs, which are said to have the healing properties. Apart from the Poring Hot Springs, there are various other interesting places, which include the butterfly farm, tropical gardens, the Poring canopy walkway, Poring Orchid Conservation Center and the Rafflesia flower site. The Poring Hot Springs is 136 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu city.
5. Gaya Street Sunday Market
Located in the city center, this place is perfect for those who want to tour the local markets. Also known as Sunday Market, you can find traditional Malaysian artifacts and even explore the various ingredients for Malaysian cuisines.
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