Sabah’s tea is rising in popularity in recent years, and its plantation in Ranau is becoming a hot tourist spot as well. Its factory is opened to the public in the morning; pre-booking is required for other hours [check its website for details]
Rafflesia is the world’s largest flower, found naturally in South East Asia. There are 27 species of Rafflesia; the largest is Rafflesia arnoldii, which could grow over 100cm in diameter and 10kg in weigh [wiki]
Rafflesia is infamous for its rotten-meat like smell; but I’ve seen the flower twice on different occasions and never smelled anything that resembled the fact.
Sharing a few Rafflesia photos from Poring in Kinabalu National Park during my Sabah trip in March 2009; the bloomed Rafflesia I saw was about 60-70cm in diameter…
Located beside the Flipino Market, the Waterfront is a popular place for night entertainment and fine dining in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Apparently it’s a great spot to view the sunset too; photos from my March 2009 visit…
Filipino Market is a popular tourist destination in the city of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Formally known as Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Centre, it’s a bargain place for traditional arts and crafts, as well as souvenirs like T-shirts, key-chains etc.
Some photos from my March 2009 visit…
Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park is located in Sabah, Malaysia; it’s a marine park comprises of five islets and its surroundings.
The park is named after the first prime minister of Malaysia; it’s popular tourist spot for beach strolling, sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and water-sports (parasailing etc.)
Some photos from my March 2009 visit at Mamutik Island and Sapi Island…
Klias Wetland is a mangrove forest reserve in Sabah, famous for being the habitat of the endangered proboscis monkey (known for its big, long nose) that is endemic to the Borneo Island in South East Asia.
Klias Wetland was the first destination during our Kinabalu trip in March 2009; it was my second visit to the place (first in 2006). Sharing some photos below…
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