Klias Wetland

The Klias Wetland is home to the Proboscis Monkeys which is endemic to Sabah.

A mere two hour drive down south of Kota Kinabalu, will bring one to the Klias Wetland. Located at the south west corner of Sabah, Klias Wetland is surrounded by mangrove forests and is home to a variety of wildlife that thrives in their natural habitat. A one and a half hour cruise along the Klias River will give visitors a chance to encounter with monitor lizards, macaques, otters, crocodiles, water buffulos, and birds. And not forgetting the highlight of the visit, the proboscis monkey. The best time to watch them is in the late afternoon.

Rainforest Discovery Centre

The best place in Sandakan to come and learn about forest and nature.

After paying a visit to the famous Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre or while waiting for the feeding time in the afternoon, one can always turn into the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) which is about 1km away. This is a great new addition to the Sandakan tourist destinations. Set within the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Rainforest Discovery Centre is a huge place. The main attractions here are the canopy walk, the plant discovery garden and the forest trails. Bird lovers will have an extra incentive to visit, three towers that mushroom up to the top of the canopy giving visitors a spectacular view over the surrounding tree tops. Huge canopy walkway on equal height with the trees allows photographers to choose the perfect spot to capture that unique picture of exotic birds of Borneo (with some luck).

Cultural Dance at Mari Mari

Be entertained by the various traditional dances from different ethnics in Sabah at Mari Mari Culture Centre.

Sabah is a true melting pot of Malaysia. Apart from Chinese and Malay, there are as many as 73 different tribes scatter across this beautiful state, also popularly known as Land Below the wind. With different tribes come different sets of belief, culture, lifestyle and especially true in Sabah their dances. These dances are performed with special costumes, musical instruments and weapons. Today these ceremonial dances are mostly performed at opening of function, special occasion, wedding and cultural show. In the old days these dances are more spiritual, some are performed before the battle, and some are victorious dances, as well as dance performed to please their gods. and some of them are even used for telling future events. Below are a few clips taken from Mari Mari Cultural Village, Inanam, which is about 12km away from Kota Kinabalu.

Tung Ma Express

Tung Ma Express bus schedule and pricing for travelling around Sabah major towns and city.

Travelling around Sabah can take up some time and at time tiring, this is due to the long distances between towns and city, as well as some poor road condition at certain area. But with a bit of planning and with proper time table, this can really help. Tung Ma Express is one of the largest long distance bus companies in Sabah. It has express services to the east coast, south-east coastal region, and the interior of Sabah. Its coaches have comfortable seats and air-conditional which are a blessing when going long distance. For schedule and pricing read on….