THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MALAYSIA
Chinatown of Kuching (and Cat Monument)
Historical and colonial buildings including Post Office, Court House, Square Tower, Civic Centre and Amphitheatre
Semenggoh Wildlife Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.
Animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on this excursion, which features a 740 acres sanctuary for a number of Sarawak’s indigenous wildlife including the original “Man Of The Forest” – the unique and gentle Orang Utan. Be there just before the feeding time to see the orang utan coming out from the forest to the centre feeding platform and get a close encounter with them.
Fairy & Wind Caves
Formed some 100-150 million years ago, see stalactite and stalagmite formations on the roof and floor of the caves that resemble figures and animals. A number of shrines and altars were erected in the cave where local Taoist Chinese make offerings to the peculiar formations. End the tour overlooking a beautiful river scene.
The Waterfront Esplanade
A beautiful place day or night, with various vendors along the main walkway selling all sorts of ‘interesting’ items. Food kiosks are abundant and a number of make-shift stalls sell souvenirs and crafts too.
Sabah City Mosque
One of the most outstanding pieces of architecture in Sabah the second main mosque in the city. The City Mosque is built on a man-made lagoon, which creates a feeling that the mosque is floating above the water.
Puh Toh Tze Chinese Temple
Built in 1980 with traditional Chinese roofing and structure, it has ten large statues of deities adorn the temple with the Goddess of Mercy, Kwan Yin.
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Mari Mari Culture Village:
(25 minutes from Kota Kinabalu). Be prepared to travel back to the times of ancient Borneo through the display of unique ingenious architecture, simulated lives and ritualistic ceremonies.
See traditional homes of Sabahan ethnic communities
Such as Bajau, Lundayeh, Murut, Rungus and Dusun, built by descendants of the tribes which they represent.
See blowpipe-making demonstration, fire-starting demonstration using bamboo, tattoo-making demonstration, and get an in-depth look at the mystical symbolisms behind them.
Sample Sabahan traditional delicacies from each ethnic group and witness a cultural dance performance.
Stop at “Pekan Nabalu” once used by Sir Hugh Low as his base camp for his expedition conquering Mount Kinabalu.
Kundasang War Memorial
Established in 1962, this was one of the first memorials to commemorate the brave Australian and British POW’s who died in Sandakan and during the infamous death marches to Ranau during World War II.
See orchids, rhododendrons, ferns, pitcher-plants, kerosene trees & more
Visit the Kinabalu Educational/Exhibition Centre displaying of Flora, Fauna, Geological and Culture of Kinabalu.
Guided by a park ranger for an introduction of flora & fauna unique to Borneo. Take a jungle walk near the Park HQ (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes) and learn more about the Montane Forest.
Poring Hot Springs & Jungle Canopy Walk
Trek through a hill dipterocarp forest rich in wild fruit trees and animal life, passing giant bamboos and ginger plants with edible flowers to reach a jungle-canopy walkway 40m above ground. Relax in open air outdoor tubs filled with hot or cold running mineral waters. Optional Butterfly farm and short jungle trail visit
Kuala Lumpur City Tour:
- King Palace (Photo Stop)
- Independence Square
- Petronas Twin Tower (Photo Stop)
- Parliament House (Drive Pass)
- National Monument and China Town
- Royal Selangor School of Hard Knocks Tour
Kuala Gandah Elephant sanctuary
A visit to this elephant sanctuary is a very rewarding experience. Upon arrival, you will be briefed and then, have a 30-minute documentary highlighting the sanctuary conservation activities will be shown. At the elephant sanctuary, visitors are able to come in close contact with semi wild elephants and witness the exciting conservation program in action located in a beautiful tropical rainforest. Here, you will have a chance to witness the elephants feeding and watch them while they bathe in the river with their skilled trainer nearby. The conservation centre is a specialized unit and is dedicated to the protection and conservation of “Elephas Maximus”, an Asian Elephant.