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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.


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.


*Hamanahamanahama* Kundasang, Sabah


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!



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.


Cows are the new cats! Kundasang, Sabah


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!


“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.
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Tourism Malaysia

Climb of Hope

February 25, 2012 at 6:58 am

We at would like to help publicise a worthwhile cause brought to us by Gary Heng of the NGO called Shelter Home for Children.

They provide shelter, education, clothing and love to neglected, abandoned and abused children and are in their 31st year of operations.

Their “Climb of Hope” campaign aims to get 30 climbers to help raise RM 2,000 each to help fund the operations of their shelter home.

For more information, please check out and more details are provided below:

A very good day to you from all of us at Shelter Home for Children. We are
please to know that you have a keen passion and determination to conquer
Mount Kinabalu (Malaysia) and at the same time raise RM2,000 in the
process. We rest assure you that it will be a most memorable highlights of
your life after making this climb.

Our target is to raise RM 100,000 which will be used to improve the
standard of education of the abused children in Shelter.

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We are pleased to propose the below:-

4 Days 3 Nights Mount Kinabalu Climbing and Kundasang

Group Name : Shelter Climb For Charity 2012

Date : 25 till 28 April 2012

Number of Passengers : 28 Paxs + 2 Tour Leaders

Flight Details : To Be Advised



Arrive at Kota Kinabalu Airport and transfer to Promenade Hotel.

1300hrs, proceed for Lunch at local restaurant.

After Lunch, return to hotel.

1800hrs, proceed for Dinner at local restaurant.

After dinner, return to hotel.

Meals : Lunch / Dinner


Early Morning, transfer to Kinabalu Park for climb.

Upon arrival to park, meet your guide at Park HQ after your breakfast.
Thereafter you will be

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

provided. Dinner at Laban Rata Restaurant. Overnight at the Laban Rata


Meals Included: Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner


0230 Hrs Continue you conquest to the summit of Mt Kinabalu (4,095.2m).
Low’s Peak

(4095.2m) is your summit destination for a spectacular view of the distant
horizon and as far

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

Timpohon Gate.

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

get a certificate for RM10 each if you have successfully conquered Mt
Kinabalu. Lunch at Park

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

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

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Barbeque Dinner


After breafkast, depart for Desa Farm.

1300hrs , proceed to town for own lunch and en route stop to visit the
Nabalu Native Market,

shop before drop-off.

at airport for flight back to KL.

Meal Included: Breakfast

**End of Itinerary**



No of Pax Package Price Based on Per

Person Basis

Tour Leader

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


No of Pax Package Price Based on Per

Person Basis

Tour Leader

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



* Air and land transport from Shelter One and back inclusive of airport tax.

* 1 night stay at Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu based on Deluxe Room (Twin

* 1 night stay at Laban Rata Resthouse based on Dormitory Style

* 1 night stay at Kinabalu Pine Resort based on Standard Room (Twin Sharing)

* Return Airport Transfer / Land Transfer

* English Speaking Guide

* Meals as stated above

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

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


* Alcoholic/ Carbonated Drinks / Juices

* Climbing Certificate at RM10.00 upon completion only

* Video/ Camera Entrance Fee

* Item Not Mention above

* Porters to be arranged and paid directly.


Sabah Park requires a photocopy of your passport / identity card for

Please be on time. Otherwise you will need to make your own alternative
transportation back

to Kota Kinabalu.

*Recommended items to bring:*

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

and Drinking Water.


Do not Climb if you have history of Suffering from the following ailments:-

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

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

Weight) or ANY other sickness that may be triggered by severe cold,
exertion and high

If you have anymore questions regarding this campaign, please call :

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