One of the top destinations not to be missed by most people visiting Sabah is the Kinabatangan Floodplain. The Kinabatangan River is especially dear to nature lovers, as this region is teaming with wildlife. Guests here spend plenty of time cruising along the Kinabatangan river in search of exotic animals. As many as 20 operators run their resorts, cabins and lodges either at Sukau or Bilit, these are the two villages along the Kinabatangan river. Tour package prices range from RM 500 plus to a thousand plus on a 3 Day and 2 Night package. For the budget travellers where every cent counts, then Nature Lodge Kinabatangan is a godsend. With a tag like Kinabatangan Safari on a shoestring, Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, at Bilit, has one of the lowest prices on offer. Although cheaper in price, it still provides an excellent service as well as comfortable accommodation.
The place to book an overnight stay on Mount Kinabalu, Mesilau resort, and Manukan Island.Located at the ground floor of Wisma Sabah, Sutera Sanctuary Lodges manages many of the accommodations, like chalets, lodges, hostel, and resthouse, for Sabah Parks. Places that come under the management of Sutera Sanctuary Lodges are Kinabalu Park, Laban Rata Resthouse, Mesilau Nature Resorts, Poring Hot Spring, and Manukan Island Resort.
One of the biggest resort in Kundasang.
Mt. Kinabalu is one of the Sabah premier tourist destinations, and during local school holidays and public holidays, many of the accommodations are always packed to its limit. Many locals would escape from the warm and humid condition of the hot tropical lowland, to enjoy a cooling and peaceful atmosphere around the highland regions surrounding Mt. Kinabalu. Consider as a mid-range accommodation, Kinabalu Rose Cabin was established more than a decade ago. It has a total of 27 rooms which are divided into three types: Hibiscus, Clivia, and Rafflesia. These rooms are not five-star but they are clean and comfortable. The Rafflesia Room can sleep 16 persons. It is also well poised for climbers who are planning for an assault at the summit, since it is located less than 2km from the Kinabalu Park registration office. One must registered with the Sabah Park authority before permits are issued for the climbing of Mt. Kinabalu.
Kinabatangan river, with a length of 560km, is the longest river in Sabah. It stretches, from the interior of Sabah all the way to its river mouth which opens out to the Celebes sea. The river runs eastward most of the time. The floodplain of Kinabatagan, the largest in Malaysia, is a refuge to the many wildlife in Sabah, as most parts of Kinabatangan forests have been converted to palm oil plantations. These small corridor of riverine forests are all but the only place left for the wildlife to move around. WWF, a conservation organisation, reckons this is one of the two places on earth where one can watch 10 primate species at a single place, some of these animals like Proboscis monkey and the Borneo Pygmy Elephants are endemic to the Borneo Island. Lonely planet guide book even mentions that Kinabatangan area is Malaysia’s gift to the world for its wildlife and nature. This is of no surprise that in 1920 the Johnson family from Kansas, USA came to Kinabatangan, North Borneo (now Sabah), to document and film the wildlife and native people.
A splendid restaurant to enjoy delicious Hong Kong style cooking.