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ALL ABOUT KK

Let us start off by saying there are so many places to cover when you visit Sabah, that we couldn’t even fit all of them in on our Taming Borneo adventure. It can get a little bit frustrating to plan your trip. Like really frustrating. We know what’s on your mind now; should we go explore Kinabalu Park? What is there to do in Kundasang Town? The fish spa in Ranau looks interesting, but is the Sandakan Crocodile Farm really worth the trip? As mentioned before, so many things to do in Sabah, but let’s start with things you can do at the heart of it all, Kota Kinabalu. On it’s own, Kota Kinabalu already has tons of places you should go and visit. But to make it easier for you, we’re going to split it into 3 sections; the city, the woods and the mountains.

IN THE BIG CITY

Being the centre of it all, Kota Kinabalu is your gateway to all things Sabah. It’s main airport, where all international flights land, is located approximately 10 minutes from the main town. Also, strategically located jetties, bus terminals and other forms of transportation is in close vicinity so we had no problem getting around.

Like the quirky charms of Sarawak’s Kuching , we got the same vibrant multicultural vibe from walking through the city. Some of the main attractions to ease your stay in the city in Kota Kinabalu are places like Gaya Street or the KK Waterfront where you can find your typical shopping malls, restaurants, bars and markets.
If you’re up for a bit of an adventure to find the best panoramic view of the city, we recommend the trek up to Signal Hill Observation Point in town, especially during the evening, because that’s the only thing that is between you and one of the best spots to view sunsets in the world.

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*Hamanahamanahama* Kundasang, Sabah

INTO THE WOODS 

One of the first places we checked out in Sabah was Kinabalu Park. Located about two hours from the city, this is the place for you to experience the beauty of the land. The park covers an area of 754 square feet surrounding Mount Kinabalu. Besides enjoying the surreal beauty that’s surrounding you, there are many attractions like mountain biking, golfing, bird watching, farm tours, hot springs, canopy walks and of course the place itself is a perfect ‘studio’ to practice your photography!

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Will model for food! Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, Sabah/Kampung Morolli Fish Spa

Mainly in Kinabalu Park, you can explore the many short trails which are marked with its distances. You could also trek all the way to the Timpohon Gate to catch a view of the majestic Mount Kinabalu for photos at the park centre.

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Cows are the new cats! Kundasang, Sabah

UP THE MISTY MOUNTAIN

Last time, we took our hiking gear to Bako National Park, but this time around, we trekked Kinabalu National Park to get to the highly praised mountain view of Sabah. We’ve heard that this is one of the best places in the world to catch the best sunset views. And we’ve got to say, this was where our Taming Borneo adventure peaked. Literally!

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“I can do this, I can do this”

Some backstory for this part of Sabah; formed about 10 to 35 million years ago, Mount Kinabalu is one of the youngest non-volcanic mountains in the world, and it’s still growing!

But of course, the main attraction of the park is obviously climbing the majestic Mount Kinabalu itself, standing at 4095.2 meters tall, which makes it, you guessed right, the highest mountain in South East Asia! Other than that, there are also activities like alpine rock climbing and paragliding that would satisfy your inner adrenaline junkie.

Quick note, anyone who wishes to climb this awe-inspiring mountain is advised to make reservations 6 months prior, as the number of climbers is limited to 135 pax daily. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
If you have more questions regarding our Taming Borneo adventure, please do leave a comment in the comment section below, or start a discussion; tell us your personal Taming Borneo experience!

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Climb of Hope

February 25, 2012 during 6:58 am

We during Malaysia.com would like to assistance proclaim a inestimable means brought to us by Gary Heng of a NGO called Shelter Home for Children.

They yield shelter, education, wardrobe and adore to neglected, deserted and abused children and are in their 31st year of operations.

Their “Climb of Hope” debate aims to get 30 climbers to assistance lift RM 2,000 any to assistance account a operations of their preserve home.

For some-more information, greatfully check out http://www.shelterhome.org/ and some-more sum are supposing below:

A really good day to we from all of us during Shelter Home for Children. We are
please to know that we have a penetrating passion and integrity to conquer
Mount Kinabalu (Malaysia) and during a same time lift RM2,000 in the
process. We rest assure we that it will be a many noted highlights of
your life after creation this climb.

Our aim is to lift RM 100,000 that will be used to urge the
standard of preparation of a abused children in Shelter.


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We are gratified to introduce a below:-

4 Days 3 Nights Mount Kinabalu Climbing and Kundasang

Group Name : Shelter Climb For Charity 2012

Date : 25 compartment 28 Apr 2012

Number of Passengers : 28 Paxs + 2 Tour Leaders

Flight Details : To Be Advised

*Day 1 : AIRPORT/PROMENADE HOTEL/LUNCH/PROMENADE HOTEL*

/DINNER/PROMENADE HOTEL

Arrive during Kota Kinabalu Airport and send to Promenade Hotel.

1300hrs, ensue for Lunch during internal restaurant.

After Lunch, lapse to hotel.

1800hrs, ensue for Dinner during internal restaurant.

After dinner, lapse to hotel.

Meals : Lunch / Dinner

*Day 2 : PROMENADE HOTEL/KINABALU PARK*

Early Morning, send to Kinabalu Park for climb.

Upon attainment to park, accommodate your beam during Park HQ after your breakfast.
Thereafter we will be

transferred to Timpohon Gate (1,829m) where we will start your climbing.
Packed Lunch

provided. Dinner during Laban Rata Restaurant. Overnight during a Laban Rata
Resthouse

(dormitory).

Meals Included: Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner

*Day 3: KINABALU PARK/KINABALU PINE RESORT*

0230 Hrs Continue we defeat to a limit of Mt Kinabalu (4,095.2m).
Low’s Peak

(4095.2m) is your limit end for a fantastic perspective of a distant
horizon and as far

as eye can see (weather permitted). Breakfast during Laban Rata Resthouse and
descend to

Timpohon Gate.

1300 Hrs Pick-up from Timpohon Gate and send to Park Registration
Office, where we can

get a certificate for RM10 any if we have successfully cowed Mt
Kinabalu. Lunch during Park

Restaurant. (1300hrs – 1600hrs convey outpost *every 30 minutes* to Kinabalu
Pine Resort for

check-in) Overnight during Kinabalu Pine Resort in Kundasang.

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Barbeque Dinner

*Day 4 : KINABALU PINE RESORT/DESA FARM/NABALU MARKET/AIRPORT*

After breafkast, skip for Desa Farm.

1300hrs , ensue to city for possess lunch and en track stop to revisit the
Nabalu Native Market,

shop before drop-off.

at airfield for moody behind to KL.

Meal Included: Breakfast

**End of Itinerary**

Rates

*MALAYSIAN CLIMBERS*

No of Pax Package Price Based on Per

Person Basis

Tour Leader

*30 Paying* *Adult RM 2010.00 * Per Person 2 x Tour Leaders

*INTERNATIONAL CLIMBERS*

No of Pax Package Price Based on Per

Person Basis

Tour Leader

*30 Paying Adult RM 2,300.00* Per Person N/A

.

*TOUR FARE INCLUDES*:

* Air and land ride from Shelter One and behind thorough of airfield tax.

* 1 night stay during Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu formed on Deluxe Room (Twin
Sharing)

* 1 night stay during Laban Rata Resthouse formed on Dormitory Style

* 1 night stay during Kinabalu Pine Resort formed on Standard Room (Twin Sharing)

* Return Airport Transfer / Land Transfer

* English Speaking Guide

* Meals as settled above

* Entrance Fee during Kinabalu Park, Climbing Insurance Climb Permit.

* *Total of 8 Mountain Guides for 30 Climbers. (4 persons per Guide)*

*TOUR FARE EXCLUDE:*

* Alcoholic/ Carbonated Drinks / Juices

* Climbing Certificate during RM10.00 on execution only

* Video/ Camera Entrance Fee

* Item Not Mention above

* Porters to be organised and paid directly.

Note:

Sabah Park requires a photocopy of your pass / temperament label for
registration

Please be on time. Otherwise we will need to make your possess alternative
transportation back

to Kota Kinabalu.

*Recommended equipment to bring:*

Rain gear, Wind breakers, Warm Clothing, Hat, Gloves, Extra thick socks,
Torchlight, Whistle

and Drinking Water.

PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY

Do not Climb if we have story of Suffering from a following ailments:-

Heart disease,Hypertension. Chronis Asthma, Peptic Ulcer, Severe Anaemia,
Diabetes,

Epileptic Fits, Athritis. Palpitation, Hepatitis (Jaundice), Muscular
Cramps, Obesity (Over

Weight) or ANY other illness that might be triggered by serious cold,
exertion and high
altitude.

If we have anymore questions per this campaign, greatfully call :

Edwin Jalleh : +60 0122574305
Brian Cheong : +60 0123510575

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