Kinabalu Park, Malaysia (Travel)

calendar_todayOctober 11, 2016
account_circleJanine Daquio

When there are so many questions left unanswered, we let the days pass by either taking it all in or leaving it all out. But maybe the latter is better; to escape for the meantime is the solution. Maybe it’s true that whatever the question is, travel is the answer.

If you are going to Sabah, gear up for a hike to complete your Kota Kinabalu tourist spot adventure.

On this second day Kota Kinabalu tourist spots trip, we hired Fatridzen as our driver and tour guide, short for Fat. I coincidentally met him while he’s waiting for the tourists in the lobby of Likas Square Hotel. We negotiated how much will be his price if we are going to Kinabalu Park and Kokol Haven Resort and ended to the price of RM600, for a van and gas for 7 pax. I can say that it’s a reasonable price because those 2 destinations mentioned above where you would feel deaf due to the high latitude.

Here is the number of our tour guide in Kota Kinabalu and you may also reach his Facebook here.
Facebook: Fatridzen Regent
Number: 01114833182

Kinabalu Park is 2 1/2 hours away from the city. Take note that this city has no heavy traffic. The road is zigzag and you can already see the Mount Kinabalu while you are on the way.

Even if you don’t hike, this sight is breathtaking. Truly a Kota Kinabalu tourist spot!

We stopped in the market called Nabalu, it’s a midway stop to Kinabalu Park. We bought t-shirts, ref magnet, keychains, bags and the common souvenirs there.

Kinabalu Park Welcome

When we got to Kinabalu Park, the place is very cool like it’s penetrating to your bones.

Kinabalu Park Entrance
Kinabalu Park World Heritage Site

There were some mountain climbers when we were there. Most of them are Japanese. You cannot enter if you will not climb the mountain and if you are not well geared. It will actually take you whole day to reach the top as it gets rocky at the peak.

Kinabalu Park Hikers

Here’s the squirrel we fed. Beware tho that when it touches your fingers, do not remove it right away because its claws are sharp. One of the aunties I’m with was wounded. It’s a good thing that our tour guide, Fat, has an emergency kit.

So I actually like to visit this place to check rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world, but it wasn’t the season during that time so we didn’t get the chance to see it.

After that, we went next to Kokol Haven Resort.

Kinabalu Park Address: Ranau Sabah Malaysia

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.

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