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Jakarta Post

Eclecticism in splendor

  • Tan Hee Hui

    CONTRIBUTOR

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 26 2009   /  11:59 am

Visiting Malaysia's Sabah state is a revelation. With so many attractions there, the choices are eclectic. From the land to the sea, there's so much to do. Must-visit is the world-famous, UNESCO-recognized Kinabalu Park and Mt Kinabalu. The journey by road to Kinabalu Park takes 12 hours. Nature-lovers will surely enjoy spending time at the natural haven for various fauna and animal species. The grand Mount Kinabalu, at 4095.2 meters, is located within the park, and is the most popular tourist attraction in Sabah, attracting numerous mountaineers to scale it to the summit. Along the journey, you must make a stop at the Poring Hot Springs, which has a thermal pool system that offers a Japanese-style hot spring bath in the open air. Having experienced all these, it's time to move on to other destinations around Sabah. We recommend some top-notch places worthy of your time. Orang ...