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Kota Kinabalu

4.4/51,005 Reviews
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Open all day
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 days
Address: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

About Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to east Malaysia and an important transportation hub for those who intend to travel onwards to Sabah. Kota Kinabalu is rich in tourism resources - the magnificently beautiful sunsets from Tanjung Rhu Beach, the towering mountains, the bekantan monkey habitat in the mangroves. There is plenty to fill an exciting holiday with. Kota Kinabalu is surrounded by many small islands, each of which has its own distinctive characteristics. Some of the better known islands include Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan and Pulau Gaya. None of them are too far from Kota Kinabalu and visitors may consider taking an island-hopping tour. Kota Kinabalu is a place where many different cuisines converge. These include popular dishes like Bak Kut Teh and Hainanese Chicken Rice, as well as local seafood specialties.
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Tours

Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu
Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu
5.0/52 Reviews
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Mengkabong Mangrove Forest
Mengkabong Mangrove Forest
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USD 66.23
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Helpful Information

1.The sun is very strong at Apia, and you have to take care not to get sunburnt.2.When you are exploring the rainforest, it is advisable that you wear long trousers, and also to bring along lotions that will prevent you from getting sunburn or insect bites. 3.There are many Muslims in Apia and do take note that you have to be respectful of Islamic and local cultural practices.
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Special Events

Situated at the entrance to East Malaysia, Apia is a major node for sea traffic around that region. Some of the attractions here are, the breathtaking sunset at Tanjung Rhu Beach, Malaysia’s highest mountain Mount Kinabalu and the red forest of the proboscis monkey. Within the archipelago are many islands and each of them are unique in their own areas. Mantanani Island is known as ‘Mermaid Island’ by the locals, island hopping at Tunka Abdul Rahman Park, spa with volcanic ashes at Pulau Tiga and so on. For those who want to try local delicacies can start with Bak kut teh, Hainanese chicken rice or the wide varieties of seafood available.
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