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World Heritage Site #1012 :: Kinabalu Park

World Heritage Site #1012 :: Kinabalu Park

Table of Contents Kinabalu Park, in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo, is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m), the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine […]

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Kinabalu Park Travel Tip :: Get In

Kinabalu Park Travel Tip :: Get In

The Kinabalu Park entrance is very easy to reach from Kota Kinabalu. Catch minivan from the Long Distance Bus station (near Night Market, city centre), minivan leaves when its full, cost RM15 each way. It will take you to the Park HQ. Buses (Coach)leave every morning – just ask your hostel/hotel or around the bus […]

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Mount Kinabalu to reopen on September 1

Mount Kinabalu to reopen on September 1

Almost three months after Mount Kinabalu was sealed off by the Malaysian authorities following a magnitude 6 earthquake, it will reopen partially next month – and some climbers from Singapore have already expressed their interest to visit. Malaysian media reports said the park is expected to open from September 1, but visitors will be able […]

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Mount Kinabalu via the ‘via ferrata’

Mount Kinabalu via the ‘via ferrata’

FOUR kilometres into our hike up one of Southeast Asia’s highest mountains, Charlotte turned to me and said “this time two years ago we were shopping in Manchester, this time last year we were on an island getting tanned and two weeks ago we were in dresses and heels in Lan Kwai Fong. Now we’re […]

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Challenging climb to the top

Challenging climb to the top

By DURIE RAINER FONG KOTA KINABALU: Billed as the ‘World’s Toughest Mountain Race’, the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon has come a long way since its inception in 1987. What started as an all-Malaysian affair and avenue to select and enroll members into a rescue squad to carry injured climbers to safety has now grown into […]

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Rubber tapper claims fourth title in challenging Mt Kinabalu race

Rubber tapper claims fourth title in challenging Mt Kinabalu race

KOTA KINABALU: Wearing only a pair of RM8 shoes locally known as adidas kampung, a rubber tapper broke an eight-year Malaysian jinx by grabbing the women’s title at the 25th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon. Danny Kuilin Gongot outpaced New Zealander Anna Frost and American Brandy Erholtz, who came in second and third respectively, to bag […]

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Eden of the east

Eden of the east

Bharati Motwani is mesmerised by Sabah. Be it climbing Mount Kinabalu, relishing food at the lively street food stalls or just sitting down and watching its crimson gold sky, this part of Malaysia isn’t for those who seek material pleasures. Sabah is not quite ‘truly Malaysia’. It sits on the northern tip of the island […]

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Chilling out in a tropical destination

Chilling out in a tropical destination

Tan Hee Hui, Contributor, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Kinabalu National Park in Sabah (Malaysia Borneo) – a UNESCO “world heritage site” with over 4,500 types of flora and fauna, 326 birds and 100 mammalian species – also boasts Mount Kota Kinabalu, which at 4,095 meters above sea level, is Borneo Island’s highest mountain. Both attractions are […]

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About Kinabalu National Park

About Kinabalu National Park

The area around Mount Kinabalu, spanning 754 square kilometers, was converted into a National Park in 1964 because of its geographical and geological importance and the abundance of diverse flora, 4500 species of plants, 1200 types of orchids, 290 known species of butterflies and 326 types of birds. At 4,095.2m, Mount Kinabalu is Malaysia’s highest […]

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