Known in Malay as the Negeri Di Bawah Bayu, or literally the State Below The Wind, Sabah is a beautiful land offering many wonderful experiences. If you are planning for a quick trip to Sabah, check out these must-visit places in both Kundasang and Kota Kinabalu! You will surely have the time of your life with the breeze, food and all!
First of all, make sure you include this must-stop destination for everyone travelling to Kota Kinabalu! The mountainous areas guarantee the most cooling experience as part of your Sabah trip.
If you are still planning to climb Mount Kinabalu, you can survey it beforehand by heading to the Kinabalu Park. Explore and drink in the beautiful view of the natural wonders at the foot of the tallest mountain in South East Asia.
Desa Dairy Farm
Next, remember to head to the famous Desa Dairy Farm! You can enjoy the variety of milk- and cheese-related food. From ice cream to warm milk, you can even enjoy a slice of pizza topped with the fresh cheese. Oh, and be sure to catch the cattle when they are out grazing for that iconic New Zealand-like picture!
Afterwards, if you are one of those history buffs, check out the war memorial in Kundasang as well. The memorial serves to remember two different groups of people related to Sabah. The first being the British and Australian soldiers who died in the Sandakan POW camp during their death marches to Ranau. Besides, the memorial is dedicated to the suffering and sacrifice of the native population of Sabah as well.
Sabah Tea Farm
Lastly, the next stop one must drop by while in Kundasang is the tea farm. As you cruise by in the car, the wind will blow the fragrant scent of tea to you. If you enjoy drinking tea, this is definitely a must-visit spot in Sabah too.
Now, let’s head over back to the state capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu! From picturesque scenery to vibrant cultures, you will certainly enjoy yourself here with your friends and family.
Listed as one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, foreigners and locals flock to the beach every evening for that glimpse of sun. The evenings see the long beach crowded with many couples, families and friends taking pictures together. Make sure to go early to book that perfect spot to watch the sunset!
Signal Hill Observatory Tower
If you are in Kota Kinabalu, spare some time to climb up this observatory tower. You will find the climb worth the breathtaking view of the state capital from the top.
Aquarium & Marine Museum
On the other hand, do take the opportunity to go around the public university campus, University of Malaysia Sabah while you are here. There are even waterfalls inside the campus full of greenery. A trip to the Aquarium and Marine Museum would be lovely if you are a fan of marine creatures too!
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
Image by Li Pei.Of course, if you are in Sabah, the beautiful islands are destinations you should include in your itinerary. With a national park nearby, choose to sunbathe, dive, snorkel or even just walking along the beautiful beaches of the local islands.
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
Finally, to mark your presence here in Sabah, visit the City Mosque for the iconic floating mosque picture! Not to be confused with the state mosque, take your time strolling its compound.