MAJESTIC MOUNT KINABALU
The majestic Mount Kinabalu cannot be missed while you are in Sabah. Legend has it a grand dragon guarding a large pearl once resides atop the peak but legends aside the many myths and legends surrounding this mystical mountain never fails to attract both locals and foreigners alike. The mountain is viewable from the capital city itself and itself the local’s proud heritage. Mt Kinabalu is located within Kinabalu National Park and is less than 2 hours driving among scenic countryside views. There are daily tours if you are just visiting. Climbing the mountain will require bookings in advance.
THE WILDS OF KINABATANGAN
If wildlife is more of your interest, look no further as Kinabatangan Wetlands has the most to offer in Sabah. The proboscis monkeys are generally the main attraction as they are really a bunch of them by the river banks of Kinabatangan. Cruise up the river and bask in the twilight as you search for the other wild animals and if you are in luck, Pygmy Elephants by the herds or perhaps a cast-out male Orang Utan will be more than rewarding. Make sure your camera are fully charged, you might get to see more rare species since most of them are on the verge of endangered levels. Kinabatangan is accessible not far from Sandakan City located on the east coast of Sabah. There are daily flights direct from Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.
Sipadan is just as what the late ocean ambassador Jacques Costeau would put it “I have seen other places like Sipadan, 45 years ago, but now no more. Now we have found an untouched piece of art.” Sipadan is now a tightly restricted area and they are currently no human infrastructures on the island. Dives are limited with Sabah Parks issuing limited tickets per day along with the islands.