Once upon a time, travelling meant one went on a journey… a voyage of discovery, inspiration and adventure. Each new place brought the anticipation of the undiscovered, the exotic and the exquisite.

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Mount Kinabalu Summit​

A scale to new heights in stunning scenery

Rising majestically amid Sabah’s undulating Crocker Range is Borneo and Malaysia’s highest peak, Mt Kinabalu, towering at 4,095.2m above sea level. It is located within Kinabalu Park, the Unesco World Heritage Site that’s home to diverse and exotic flora and fauna set against a backdrop of unique geological, topographical and climatic environments. The mountain and all its secrets are best uncovered by foot. A clearly outlined route with ropes for support where needed make this one of the easiest mountains to scale.

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RAFTING adventure

A wet and wild ride in a raft or kayak

Thrill-seekers looking for a bit of a challenge will revel in the rollicking trip down the raging Padas River, as this swift-moving body of water is between grade 3 and 4 on the International Scale of River Difficulty. Situated southwest from Kota Kinabalu near the town Beaufort, Padas River is uniquely accessible only by railway.

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Mountain biking in tuaran

A taste of rural local life

Located about 33km from Kota Kinabalu is the market town of Tuaran, the name of which is likely derived from the Malay word for sale, “tawaran” – the name is a reflection of the town’s history as a colonial trading post. Tuaran is home to the Dusun tribe who inhabit the hills and coastal plains, and live off the bounty of the land – they farm rice, plant orchards, tap rubber trees, fish in the rivers and hunt in the forests.

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Tunku Abdul Rahman Diving Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is located off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. As the islands are only a short boat ride away from Kota Kinabalu it is a popular destination among day-trippers (local and tourist) it can be quite crowded during weekends. Being the nearest island to Kota Kinabalu, Mamutik Island gives a perfect view of the city besides offering a great snorkelling and scuba diving experience.