Ayana Holiday Resort is located less than a kilometre from the Kinabalu Park Headquarters. It has 17 rooms in total and can accommodate up to 43 persons. The overall design of this place is contemporary, simple, with very clean rooms.
The Turtle Islands Park in Sandakan is a good place to learn and witness the cycle of life that the turtles go through. Here visitors will see mother turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs, and also get to help out the baby turtles to venture into the sea when they are released from the hatchery. A good exhibition centre on the first floor of the administration building also has tons of valuable information on the sea turtles. This visit also teaches us the importance of keeping the environment clean and chemically free, especially the sea and ocean.
Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan is a five Star Hotel. Many of its rooms come with a wonderful waterfront views, as well as being modern, spacious and comfortable. It also offers great facilities like an outdoor pool, a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant, a gym, and a business centre. Truly a splendid and cosy place to pamper oneself.
At the time of writing, Welcome Seafood Restaurant is reckoned by many as one of the best seafood restaurants in downtown Kota Kinabalu in term of freshness of sea produces and value for money.
The spirit of helping is an in born mentality in all of us, just that some would practise it more than others. A simple act of friends asking friends for a few extra ringgits to help the needy people of Songsogon Magandai, is all that is needed to kick start this “Solar Lamp Project”. Sonsogon Magandai is one of the very remote areas in the northern part of Sabah. This small hamlet does not have any clinic, school, shops and electricity. One can say life here is basic to the core.
To Enjoy a comfortable and homely stay at Kota Kinabalu, Marina Court Condominium is the place to be. It is also a hit with the tourists, because of its central location in the city which bring easy commute to most places. rbcs services is one of the companies at Marina Court that provides daily or monthly rental.
Tip Top Restaurant and Bar is a good place to sit down and enjoy some good drinks and meals, after visiting the Tip of Borneo. Burger, noodle, rice and a special local dish called Hinava are served here. Beer, juice, soft drinks, coffee and tea are available here too. This restaurant and bar near the beach is operated by an English man called Howard.
A two hours drive south of Kota Kinabalu, to a historical town called Weston, here one can go on a river cruise to explore the wetland. Proboscis monkey, silver leaf monkey, and crocodile are just some of the wildlife one will see. The fire flies at night is also spectacular site.
Everyday some 150 persons will take up the challenge to conquer the summit of Kinabalu, the highest Mountain in South East Asia. Even at a height of 4,095 metres, no special climbing skill is needed to complete the task, just an eager heart and a healthy body will do. On average climbers will take two days to complete the journey, and those who make it to the top at Low's Peak will be rewarded with a breath-taking sunrise view. Mount Kinabalu is also a World Heritage Site.
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Cool. Honest. Unpretentious. Bornean. Grill
Chub's Grill is a modern and swanky restaurant that serves delicious western food on a huge platter. A steak house it is not. Hence one will not find special sauces here. That means BBQ sauce, black pepper mint sauce or mushroom sauce are a no go at this place. To get that special taste, the meats are well marinated with special imported ingredients and spices, then these meats are nicely grilled until the juices inside the meat started to flow. Next the meats are served with a few side dishes which include buttered corn, garlic toast, and freshest garden salad. On top of these clients will get to make a choice, whether they prefer French fry or canju red bean rice to go with the rest of the food. First timers at Chub's Grill are often, if not always, surprised by the big basket platter that comes will all the food, which eventually brings a big smile on their face.