03 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu

Sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu

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Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour
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Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour

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Upon arrival, you will be greeted and as preparation for your time-travelling into prehistoric Borneo, briefing on the Village Rules is a must before you enter the village. You will be greeted by the Chief and go through a custom Welcome Ceremony, then you walk through the suspension bridge to enter the village.
?First, you will visit the Dusun house. Here, you will witness a demonstration on the traditional way of tobacco cutting. As you exit through the back door, you will enter a hut specialized for bamboo cooking and Montoku (rice wine) processing
?Second, we will bring you to the Rungus Longhouse. Here, you will learn how to start a fire without lighters or matches (and watch the villagers make ethnic bangles out of rattan).
?Third, you will find the Lundayeh house. Inside, be awed by a demonstration on the olden ways of producing ropes, vests, floors, walls and etc. from tree barks.
?Fourth, visit the Bajau House to watch the locals prepare Jala (local cake) and Pandan juice. Inside, you will see a myriad of colourful materials of antique ancestral objects. At one corner, there is a decorative bridal parlor for your photo-taking pleasure.
?Fifth, belonging to the headhunters’ tribe, the Murut Longhouse, awaits you as your journey reaches the ending. (Just kidding! We hereby guarantee that your head will still be attached to your body after visiting this house). You will be greeted by the Chief and
go through a custom Welcome Ceremony. Later, witness a demonstration on blowpipe making before going into their house. Inside, there is a built-in Lansaran (traditional trampoline-like floor) which you may dance on after they show you how to jump for your “prize”. At a corner, witness the locals as they tattoo their bodies the old method. You can also get a temporary body tattoo the ancient way if you wish.
?Finally, you will be led to the stage where our very own staff will entertain you with cultural performances. After that, proceed to the main hall where you will be given fifteen minutes to linger around and shop at the Souvenir shop (all handmade products). You
may also choose to take photos of your surroundings.
?After your wonderful tour, sumptuous meal is prepared for you at the Buffet Counter.
?Then, it is time to bid farewell to the villagers and depart into the 21st century, as we transfer you to your respective hotels/ drop-off points.

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Kiulu White Water Rafting
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Kiulu White Water Rafting

Get in the white mood

On this exciting action packed adventure you begin by travelling north of Kota Kinabalu to the Kiulu River. On this journey you will pass quaint villages, scenic countryside and the rural town of Tamparuli. On arrival at the river you have a short safety briefing on the bank then it's off to experience a memorable trip through foaming rapids.

With headwaters from Mt. Kinabalu, the river provides a grade two to grade three experience, which is perfect for newcomers to the sport. Deep pools punctuate the river rapids, giving you ample opportunities to indulge in body rafting or swimming. The river journey takes around one and a half hours, depending on the force of the waters, and is topped off with a delicious lunch before returning to the city.

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Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs
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Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs

Spring into action in the park

This scenic tour takes you across the mountainous Crocker Range where you get great panoramic views of the countryside and soaring hills. While on the way to Kinabalu Park, you can catch the magnificent sight of Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia's highest peak. The park is a World Heritage site with an incredible mega bio- diversity of flora and fauna and is a haven for nature lovers.

On arrival, enjoy a guided nature trek along one of the many trails in the park before travelling on to Poring Hot Springs where you can take an invigorating dip into the hot sulphur springs. Relax after your bubbling bath and for a closer look at nature, take the 'high road' by strolling along the canopy walk which offers spectacular views down on the rainforest and see lots of the birds and animals that live in the trees.

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Coral Flyer Zipline – Gaya Island to Sapi Island
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Coral Flyer Zipline – Gaya Island to Sapi Island

Zoom off on a zip

The world’s longest zip line is here in Sabah Malaysia and there are few better thrills than literally sailing through the air from one island to another at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park just minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu city. Stretching across the channel that divides Gaya and Sapi Island, Coral Flyer Zipline is an amazing 820 feet of exciting ziplining.

Coral Flyer Zipline provides safe and ideal conditions as you blaze at speeds of up to 50 mph zooming from Gaya Island where it starts, down to Sapi Island where it ends. The Sabah zip line enables you to cross the narrow straits between both islands in about 30 to 40 seconds and the ride is an adrenaline rush as you soar over the sea experiencing the feeling of flying.

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North Borneo Steam Train with Tiffin Lunch
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North Borneo Steam Train with Tiffin Lunch

Trains and Tiffin

Finally, after being closed for more than four years, North Borneo Railways is on track and rolling again. Each coach can seat 16 people and the total passenger load is just 80 per trip. The train now runs every Wednesday and Saturday and departs Tanjung Aru Railway station at 10.00 am to Papar and returns at about 1.45 pm, stopping at Kinaurt to see the Chinese Temple.

A Tiffin Lunch is served on board the return journey as soon as the you leave Papar town. This delicious Colonial style meal includes satays, chicken briyani, prawns, vegetables and fruits. Lunch is included in the price of the ticket and beverages such as beers, soft drinks and wines will be sold on board the train during the journey.

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Orang-Utan Encounter
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Orang-Utan Encounter

Meet the wild men of Borneo

Sepilok, a big reserve in the lowland primary rainforest and mangrove, was set up in 1964 to protect the orang-utan - The Wild Man of Borneo - from extinction. At Sepilok orphaned or captured orang-utans are rehabilitated and protected and eventually returned to the wild and you will hear about how this is done during your memorable visit.

Since Sepilok has been established, more than 100 orang-utans have been rehabilitated into the wild. To get more acquainted with the Orang-Utan, you'll have the opportunity to witness the feeding of the young orphans before going to the historic town of Sandakan for your lunch. Then visit Sim-Sim water village, the oldest water village in Sabah which is built on stilts.

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Sepilok Orang Utan and Labuk Bay Monkey Tour
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Sepilok Orang Utan and Labuk Bay Monkey Tour

Fly away for monkey magic

You will be collected early from your hotel for the flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan and on arrival met and driven for one and a half hours to meet the Proboscis monkeys at Labuk Bay Sanctuary. Here you can watch them being fed before returning to Sepilok Nature Resort where it's your turn to eat as you are given a delicious traditional local lunch.

Then visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre which is in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orang utans before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to the viewing and feeding platform where you see the orphaned orang utans at play. Then return to Sandakan airport for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu where you are met and taken to your hotel.

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Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Springs
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Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Springs

Park yourself in a hot tub

This great tour combines Kinabalu Park with a visit to the Hot Sulphur baths. First you drive towards the township of Ranau passing by Kinabalu Park and Crocker Range before reaching Poring Hot Spring. Take the canopy walk located 150m above ground for a better appreciation of the tropical jungle or you can opt for an invigorating mineral bath in an indoor or outdoor tub.

A delicious lunch is included in this memorable trip and soaking yourself in the therapeutic bathtub after your trip to the Canopy walk is a wonderful relaxing experience. You will see nature at its best as you pass through Kinabalu Park on the way back from the sulphur springs and the tour, lunch and mineral bath experience make for a great day out.

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