The first designated World Heritage Site and home to Malaysia’s tallest peak which stretching over 75,000 hectares of thick rainforest. Located at the nothern end of the island of Borneo, It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrub on the higher elevations.
Popular for its cool climate, the park promises to enchant visitors with its rich flora and fauna. It also carries lowland, mountain and alpine vegetation on a scale that is not seen elsewhere between the Himalayas and the snow-capped peak of New Guinea.
How to get there :
Overseas traveller will need to travel to Sabah by flight and if the flight does not reach Sabah directly, you will be transit at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and you may need to purchase another ticket from KLIA to Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) , or if you purchase direct flight from origin country, sit tight and wait for the airline people to notify you once flight to Kota Kinabalu is ready..
Once landed at Kota Kinabalu airport, You can either travel by bus, taxi, ride e-hailing transport services or even take a Car Rental . The distance to the park entrance is just around 100 km from Kota Kinablu centre, with the last 40 or 5o km being a sparesley populated mountain road. There is very little road signage directing you to Kinabalu Park, and there are a number of highway intersections en route (despite the fact that the route appears very simple on the map). The best option is to buy a fold-out road map at one of the bookshops in Kota Kinabalu, note down the towns en route to the park, and follow the road signs past those towns or you may use google maps as an alternative to reach there.
Be aware that there will be no petrol stations on the mountain road (the final 40 or 5o km of the trip), and you should ensure you have enough fuel for the journey to the park and back.As for accommodation, you may find your hotel according to your budget here.