Tag Archives: Sightseeing 游览

Aquarium & Marine Museum: Kota Kinabalu

This is the only  best Aquarium & Marine Museum in Kota Kinabalu that is worth a visit as at date of this writing.

Located about 10 km away from Kota Kinabalu city centre, the Aquarium & Marine Museum is actually part of the research centre under the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) campus. It was established in 1995 with the aim to educate, conduct research and training as well as to promote the sustainability of marine resources in Sabah. Among the facilities include free standing exhibition tanks, life open water reef exhibition center and Multimedia Interactive Information Kiosk.

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Likas Bay Public Park: Kota Kinabalu

Are you looking for a beautiful beach to enjoy nice scenery? Or are you looking for a place for jogging, cycling or perhaps, a place for family-get-together activities?

Likas Bay Public Park, aka Taman Awam Teluk Likas
Likas Bay Public Park, aka Taman Awam Teluk Likas

We would like to recommend you the Likas Bay Public Park (also known as Taman Awam Teluk Likas in Malay) at Kota Kinabalu. The entrance of the park is situated about 4 km away from the city center but the park itself stretches along the Likas bay and the coastal highway (measuring about 3km in length).

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Upside Down House: Kota Kinabalu

Feeling disorientated after looking at the picture of a house? Or have we erroneously uploaded upside down pictures?

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The Upside Down house
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The Upside Down car

The fact is, this Upside Down House or locally known as Rumah Terbalik was purposely built up side down and may be the only one you can find in South East Asia. Officially opened in February 2012, this latest tourist attraction is located about 30 km away from the city of Kota Kinabalu. The house was rumoured built at a cost of RM1 million.

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Sabah Murut Cultural Centre: Tenom

If you would like to understand more about the Murut people, one of the indigenous people living in the northern part of the Borneo, please head over to Sabah Murut Cultural Centre.

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Panaromic view of the centre. Please click for larger image.

The impressive Sabah Murut Cultural Centre building is located about 10 kilometers away from the small township of Tenom and was built at a cost of about RM12 million. The building was built based on the Murut people’s authentic architecture design. The main building was constructed using local timbers (Belian – hardwood timber) particularly on the building structure and pillars.

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Signal Hill Observatory Platform: Kota Kinabalu

Looking for a place where you can have a breath taking view of the city of Kota Kinabalu? Why not head to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform?

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The platform is located on a small hill called “Bukit Bendera” in the city center. There are two ways to get there. You can either catch a taxi  or, if you think you’re fit enough, why not take the 250 meters jungle trail up to the platform. The starting point of this trail is just besides “Dewan Masyaraka DBKK” hall. Please refer to the map below on how to get to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform via the jungle trail.

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