Land Below the Wind
A piece of land with all nature combinations
The Color of Kota Kinabalu
Capital of Sabah
Rated as one of the best places in the world to watch the sunset, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah offers a spectacular backdrop for sunset viewing. You can gradually see the sun going down the horizon changing the water from blue to gorgeous golden. In fact, it was an assortment of colors – a blend of orange, red and yellow.
Situated near the sea, this majestic white mosque boasts similar features to the Nabawi Mosque in Medina. This floating mosque has a prayer hall which houses three madrasahs and accommodates from 9,000 to 12,000 people at a time. By far the largest mosque in Kota Kinabalu, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is even possibly the most beautiful one in Malaysia – the man-made lagoon which surrounds it gives a serenely gorgeous and dramatic look to the mosque on a full moon night.
Learning about the ethnic people of a region not only makes for an interesting experience, but it also provides a meaningful backdrop to the further exploration of the region. The Mari Mari Cultural Village itinerary takes you on a journey of learning and experiencing the diverse culture of some of the ethnic tribes from the Borneo island. The Mari Mari Village is essentially like a living museum that provides a window to the culture and way of life of its indigenous people.
Mari Mari Cultural Village
A World Heritage Site, Mount Kinabalu, nested in the Kinabalu National Park, the iconic Mount Kinabalu stands at 4,095 meters above sea level. Among the sought after mountains worldwide, Mount Kinabalu is among the most accessible, being just 90km away from the Kota Kinabalu City Centre. The mountain is well-known worldwide for its tremendous botanical and biological species biodiversity with plants of Himalayan, Australasian, and Indomalayan origin. No visit to Borneo is complete without a trekking expedition to the summit of Mount Kinabalu.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is a state park located in Gaya Bay, 3 kilometers offshore from Kota Kinabalu. The Park covers an area of 50 sq kilometers comprising 5 islands, their surrounding reefs, and sea. Its main objective is to protect their fauna, flora, and marine eco-systems. The names of the islands are symbolic of their history and early discoverers. Pulau Gaya (‘big’), Manukan (‘fish’), Mamutik (‘for shell collection’), Sapi (the sound of a mowing buffalo), and Sulug (commemorating the ancestry of the Sulu peoples of Sabah).