Adventure Spots in Malacca

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Adventure Spots

You have a special interest in mind? Whether it be jungle trekking, mountain biking, white-water rafting, cave exploration, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and fishing, Sabah will more than satisfy the adventurer in you.

 

For the sports-oriented, there ale tennis and golf on land, and if you are into water sports, you can windsurf, water-ski, or go yachting in the vast South China Sea.

 

Culture buffs will have a fire time venturing into the interior where you can visit traditional longhouses, join in the centuries-old festive celebrations, or experience the “tamu" (local market place).

 

These are just a few suggestions out of limitless possibilities in your pursuit of pleasure in the eco-treasures of Sabah, where you can throw all your cares to the wind and indulge in your every whim and fancy.

 

o        AWESOME AT THE TOP…

Sahah presents the traveller with the highest challenge in Borneo — Mount Kinabalu, rising majestically into the sky at 4,095.2 m (13,432.2 ft). With its granite massif dominating the surrounding landscape at the peak, often shrouded in mists and clouds, Mount Kinabalu has an awesome mystique all its own. No wonder long ago, the Kadazans/Dusuns named it “Aki Nabalu" or “home of the spirits of the dead".

 

Good thing is - no climbing experience is required to conquer the peak of Borneo if you take the main route to the summit.

Watching sunrise at the top has been described by travellers everywhere as a life-enriching experience.

 

Ø      Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is the main attraction in Kinabalu Park, which is less than 2 hours’ drive from Kota Kinahalu. The road cuts and winds through lush countryside dotted with traditional village houses to give you an unforgettable scenic journey. Once in the Park, rejuvenate your body and mind at the Poring Hot Springs, a natural health spa where you can relax in open-air Japanese-style baths amidst a tropical rainforest setting.

 

o        ADVENTUROUS ON THE GROUND…

The rainforests in Sabah are some of the oldest in the world. Exotic flora and fauna abound. Wild orchids of every imaginable hue. Pitcher plants that gulp down insects and flies. And of course, there’s the rafflesia, the largest flower in the world. Jungle trekking here is an opportunity of a lifetime to marvel at rare flora and fauna.

 

Take a river boat ride and catch the unique Proboscis monkey with its long pendulous red nose calling out to its mates. But the star of the rainforest here is undoubtedly the orang utan, also known as the “wild man of Borneo". You will find them swinging through the forest in Sepilok, the world’s largest orang utan sanctuary.

 

Ø      Sepilok

Sepilok is only 15 minutes’ drive from the east coast town of Sandakan. In this sanctuary, orang utans that have been abandoned by their mothers, or were formerly in captivity, are rehabilitated until fit enough to be returned to the wild. Watching these charming and entertaining mammals during feeding time is a sheer delight.

 

Ø      The Turtle Islands Park

From Sandakan too, you can take a two to three hour boat ride to The Turtle Islands Park where you marvel at rare turtles laying their eggs. You can even stay in comfort in modern chalets at these islands if you yearn to explore them further.

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