Tip of Borneo

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A three hours drive through picturesque padi fields and lush green forests toward the north of Kota Kinabalu, will inevitably lead one to the Tip Of Borneo, which is about 40 kilometres from Kudat. Ever since the road to the Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, the local named for Tip of Borneo, was sealed a few years back, and proper facilities like car park, cafeteria, and toilet are in place, this wilderness headland at the northwestern most tip of Borneo island has become a very popular spot for both locals and tourists alike.

From the car park a small clay paver road, dotted with many Rungus’ motifs, leads to the promontory, which is decorated by a truncated globe monument and a flagpole. The truncated globe monument seems like an eye-catching point for many visitors, as many of them are seen happily queuing up to take photos with the shorten globe for remembrance.


truncated globe monument

Kinabalu Park Climbing Fees

Below are the various fees that one may have to pay in order to get the proper permit to climb Mount Kinabalu, and all these fees can be settled at the Kinabalu Park Headquaters administration office just right to the entrance of the park. (Last update 20th October 2008)

Conservation Fee

Non-Malaysian above 18 years RM 15.00
Non-Malaysian 18 years and below RM 10.00
Malaysian above 18 years RM 3.00
Malaysian 18 years and below RM 1.00


climbers heading for the summit

Permit Fee

Non-Malaysian above 18 years RM 100.00
Non-Malaysian 18 years and below RM 40.00
Malaysian above 18 years RM 30.00
Malaysian 18 years and below RM 12.00

Kota Kinabalu a Seafood Paradise


cascading aquariums

Sabah, also known as The Land Below The Wind, is the northern most state of Malaysia. Situated at the northern part of the Borneo Island, two third of Sabah’s border is made up of coastal land. The west coast of Sabah is washed by the waters of South China Sea, and the north-Sulu Sea and while the east coast-the Celebes Sea.

Peaks of Kinabalu

Sabah most visited destination has to be Mt. Kinabalu, since becoming Malaysia’s first world heritage site in the year 2001, many people around the world have climbed to the summit of Mt. Kinabalu, at 4093 metre. No climbing experience is needed to scale this mountain, just an average fitness will do. Watching sunrise at Low Peak, the highest point of Mt. Kinabalu, has been an unforgetable experience for the climbers.

All the peaks of Mt. Kinabalu is scalable, but a special permit must be obtained from the Sabah Park, before one is allowed to scale these peaks, other than Low’s Peak. On the journey to the summit, climbers will come across a few peaks, like South Peak, St. John Peak, Ugly Sisters Peak and Donkey Ears Peak. Some of these peaks are notable for their shapes and some are just plain ordinary.

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low’s peak

Low’s Peak (4,093 m) is the highest point of Mt. Kinabalu, and this is where climbers come to see the beautiful sunrise and the enchanting surrounding scenery. On the summmit, Low’s Peak, one can see as far as the landscape allow, and the Tip of Borneo is visible on a clear day, so are the many islands just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu.

City Mall

City Mall is one of the busiest shopping malls outside Kota Kinabalu.city-mall1.JPG

City Mall opened it’s door to the general public in late 2006, ever since then there are no looking back. Even though City Mall is quite a distance from Kota Kinabalu City, it is well received by KK Lites. Today City Mall is one of the busiest shopping malls outside Kota Kinabalu.

Kinabalu Park Headquarters

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mt. kinabalu view at the park entrance

The Kinabalu Park Headquarters (HQ) is located at the southern boundary of The Kinabalu Park. A two hour drive from Kota Kinabalu passing scenic country side along the Tamparuli -Kundasang road, will lead one to the Kinabalu Park HQ. With an altitude of 1564 metres Kinabalu Park HQ has a cooling temperature average between 24°C to 18°C. Accommodations, restaurants, souvenir shops and exhibition centres are some of the facilities provided at the Kinabalu Park HQ. The Kinabalu Park HQ office is situated right at the entrance. Overnight visitors and climbers must register at the office, before moving on to their destinations.

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