The city of Kota Kinabalu or KK for the locals are famously known for its fresh seafood. Kota Kinabalu lies in the State of Sabah, which is in the island of Borneo. Among the highlights of this tour includes a visit to Atkinson Clock Tower which was made without nails, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque which has a similar Arabic architecture (closest every Friday for visits) as well as an excellent beach getaway at Mantanani Island.
Selamat Datang ke Malaysia or Welcome to Malaysia! Kota Kinabalu city is one of the charming cities in Malaysia with delicious and fresh seafood to try out. Upon arrival we will start our Kota Kinabalu city tour before our hotel check-in. Highlights of Kota Kinabalu city tour includes the view of Menara Tun Mustapha, the State Mosque (closed on Fridays), Chinese Buddhist Temple and Kota Kinabalu Handicraft.
After breakfast, we will travel for approximately 1.5 hours to Kinabalu Park, which is the home of botanical paradise. Upon arrival, visit the Exhibition Centre followed by the numerous trail around the park. We will then continue our journey to Poring Hot Spring, a natural hot sulphur spring bubbles from mother nature. Walk along the canopy walkway which has a length of span of 175m from tree to tree, which gives you a bird’s eye view of the rainforest. We will the return to Kota Kinabalu with a short enroute at Kundasang Vegetable market where you could purchase fresh fruits and vegetable by the locals.
Today we will visit Mantanani Islands. Mantanani Islands consist of Big Mantanani, Small Mantanani and Lungisan Island. As the islands are very less commercialized, it is easy to spot on diverse marine life with visibility up to 40 metres. After a BBQ Lunch at the island, we will continue our journey to Kota Belud Jetty, where a sight of mangrove can be discovered. It is important to learn and understand more about these special plants because Mangrove’s maintains water quality and clarity, filtering pollutants and trapping sediments originating from land.
After breakfast, it is free at leisure for any last minute souvenir shopping around the hotel/resort or taking photos, before we proceed to check out and transfer to the airport. We hope you return home with wonderful and memorable memories and visit us again.