If panoramic view of the city of Kota Kinabalu and Mount Kinabalu is what you are looking for, why not head over to Kokol Hill? It’s a hill located about 30 minutes drive away from the city centre of Kota Kinabalu and is considered the best place to be for panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu city.
This post is entirely about Kasih Sayang Health Resort located near the peak of the hill, which I happened to get a chance to experience a night stay and to write about it, basically, my review and what I think about this place.
The state of Sabah, Malaysia, on the northern part of Borneo is famous among tourists around the world for its eco-tourism. There are so many to do here, ranging from diving around oceanic island to exploring the colorful marine life, snorkeling in crystal clear waters, climbing one of the highest mountain in South East Asia, jungle trekking in the dense virgin rain forest or just simply exploring and experiencing the people here, which comprises people from different cultural and ethnicity and of course, this also means tasting of varieties foods that you may not be able to enjoy anywhere else.
Kota Kinabalu (used to be known as Api-Api and Jesselton) is the state capital of Sabah. The state’s only International Airport is located here so if you’re visiting Sabah from other countries, most probably you will drop by at this city. The city itself has a lot to offer and in case your time of visiting is limited, why not consider the top 5 most visited places in Kota Kinabalu listed below.
Pulau Sapi, or Sapi Island is one of the 5 islands that make up the marine park known as Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, which is located just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah.
In local terms, the word ‘Sapi’ means cow and why is it called such, I have no idea. It definitely doesn’t look like a cow if I look at the map of this island (Please comment below if you know the story so I can be enlightened). What I do know is that if you’re looking for island-based fun, you will have to head to an island (which Sabah has many) and the nearest island from my home, is the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.
Why specifically Sapi Island this time? Well, it was originally a plan with a group of friends to explore a little corner on the island that is not frequented by visitors, but unfortunately we later found out the trail leading to that little corner has being closed to the public.
Measuring at 4,095 meters or 13,435 feet in height, Mount Kinabalu, has the highest peak on the island of Borneo, in the Malaysian state of Sabah, South East Asia. For comparison purpose, the peak of Mount Fuji of Japan measures at 3,776 meters while the peak of Mount Everest, the highest in the world, measures at 8,848 meters. Geographically, Mount Kinabalu is located on the Crocker Range, which is located on the west coast of Sabah that stretches from South West to North West of the state. Being the highest mountain on the island of Borneo, it is the pride of Malaysian particularly the people of the state of Sabah. The mountain is also sacred to the local Kadazan community, whom regard it as the revered place of the dead or in their language, “Aki Nabalu”, which is also how the name of the mountain was derived. Continue reading Mount Kinabalu, Kinabalu Park & It’s Surrounding Tourist Spots→