Quiet and peaceful Kundasang is located in the Ranau District in Borneo, at the foot of majestic Mount Kinabalu. It is relatively untouched by conventional tourism, and is surrounded by natural beauty, lush greenery and exotic wildlife. Take a chance to go off the beaten track and explore Kundasang! It’s weather is suitable for travelling all year round, though expect some rain in May.
From Kuala Lumpur, you can get to Kota Kinabalu or Sandakan by flight. Once there, you can self-drive a rented car, or book a taxi to take you to Kundasang. The drive from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang takes about 1.5 hours, while from Sandakan to Kundasang, the journey by car will take roughly 3 hours.
At an elevation of 6,200ft, Kundasang is the highest inhabited town in Malaysia. While this mountain town is popular for its fresh vegetable markets, there are lots of fun things to do in Kundasang!
Rolling green hills, blue skies, white fluffy clouds, cool climate, and dairy cows scattered over the pastures, the Desa Dairy Farm can be easily mistaken as a typical New Zealand pasture! Here, you can get a first hand experience seeing how fresh milk, cheese and gelato is produced!
Home to over 5,000 species of vascular plants and more than 90 species of lowland mammals, no wonder Kinabalu Park is Malaysia’s first world heritage site. The main attraction is none other than Mount Kinabalu, one of the highest peaks in South East Asia.
A trip to the sprawling and cool Sabah Tea Garden will renew your appreciation for teas. Have a sip or two of Sabah’s finest tea to complete your visit here.
Soak yourself in one of the many hot springs at Poring Hot Spring to refresh your mind, body and soul. The hot spring contains sulphuric minerals that are believed to have healing and therapeutic properties, helping you to achieve a relaxed state.
For thrill seekers, the sky is definitely the limit at Kundasang, Sabah. Book a session with Tandem Paragliding Ranau and fly with the birds at 700m or more above ground! Now you will know what ‘bird’s eye view’ means!
Kundasang is located in a hidden area away from the hustle-bustle and bright lights of the big cities, making it an ideal spot to go stargazing at night. Come prepared with your camera, tripod, warm jacket and flashlight, and catch a glimpse of the beautiful Milky Way right above your heads.
If possible, choose to stay at resorts or homestays nearest to the foot of Mount Kinabalu, as it often offers a picturesque view that you’d never want to miss. Fresh air and absolutely scenic surroundings are Kundasang’s most attractive features.
Turn your world upside down at the ‘Rumah Terbalik Borneo’ (Upside Down House Borneo)! The attraction features a traditional Sabahan ‘kampung’ house that is all upside down, and was even included in the Malaysia Book of Records.
The valleys in and around Kundasang have rich soils that support optimum farming conditions, thus fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers are characteristic of this area. Check out the array of colourful stalls selling local harvests at the Kundasang Market!
The Kundasang War Memorial honours the Australian and British Soldiers from World War II. Take a stroll in the four beautiful gardens in memory of the war heroes.
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