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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Mount Kinabalu is Borneo's tallest mountain. You can climb to the top of Low's Peak (4,095.2 m or 13,435.7 ft above sea level). The height of the mountain is often given as 4,101 m but recent satellite imaging has proven this to be incorrect. The mountain is sacred to locals. They believe that spirits of their ancestors inhabit the top of the mountain. Previously, a chicken was sacrificed at the peak every time a climb was made but these days this ceremony only happens once a year when only seven chickens are needed to appease the spirits. Mount Kinabalu is known to be one of the most accessible mountains in the world. No specialized mountain climbing skills are required to ascend it. The trail that most tourists use is described as a 'trek and scramble'. Locals begin climbing the mountain from the age of 3 and the oldest person to reach the peak was 80 years old. However, how much one enjoys the climb depends strongly on how fit you are and how well you acclimatise to the thin air at the higher levels. Nevertheless, the mountain can be a dangerous place, especially during the rain or when there is mist. On average, every year one person gets into severe difficulty out of the estimated 20,000 people who attempt the climb. The higher slopes can be very slippery when it rains and dense fog reduces visibility to a few feet. Although it is possible to climb to the top and back in less than four hours, most climbers take two days, with an overnight break at Laban Rata (3,272.7 m above sea level). The final attack on the peak takes place in the early hours of the second day (most begin at 02:30) in order to catch the sunrise at the top. By mid-morning the mist begins to roll in, obscuring the breath-taking views. Climbing weather is best around the month of April while November and December brings rain. The temperature ranges from a comfortable 20-25°C at the main park to something approaching freezing near the top (depending on the weather). Bring clothing appropriate or else you will get cold and be miserable. If possible, climb to the summit during the full moon as it helps illuminate the white rope that marks out the climbing path, and you can see without needing a head torch (once clear of the tree line), an atmospheric experience. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature
“Experience New Zealand in Sabah! You get to see cows, and goats. You will also get to feed them. They also sell fresh milks. The scenery is very much like New Zealand.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“- Malaysia's first World Heritage Site - Elevation of 1563m - Perfect getaway from the tropical heat in the city”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Borneo Ant House – A Mini Theme Park is created to project the rich diverse nature and culture of the people of Sabah . We aim to achieve the best quality product and service to fulfill every visitor interest and excitement. WHY ANT HOUSE ?? Because the ant with its hardworking characteristic has its own secret path of success in its home. We want the visitors to experience the short but fruitful moments of uniqueness inside the ant house ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“You could have a nice view of surrounding of Tamparuli town on Tamparuli Suspension Bridge, like the photo above. The highest point is Ruhiang Hill, a spot for paragliding during weekends. Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain of Malaysia, would show her face in good weather. On every Wednesday, there is a tamu (weekly open market, as described by the song) at the right too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beside the river cruise, you can witness fireflies at dawn, there are proboscis monkeys can be seen there too, it will be a half day trip. It's an exciting place to visit for travellers. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Kiulu River white water rafting is a trip that suits those seeking a moderately adventurous and relaxing trip. The furthest rafting distance is 15 kilometers when the water level is high, and 7 kilometers of excursions at normal water level. The grade is between 1 to 2.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The last public gate to hike Mt Kinabalu. You can feed wild squirrels at the the top of this gate.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
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Point of Interest
“Place to spot Proboscis monkeys from the river. There are many operators who can take you on a river boat tour to look for this species of monkey found only in borneo. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
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Asian Restaurant
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“The restaurant is very spacious and bunch of flowers, strategic spot to take pictures and having a dinner with family.”
  • 1 local recommends
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River
“There are a number of river rafting operators in the area, the river grading is suitable for beginners and for those who prefer a gentle pace to appreciate the scenic surroundings”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Asian Restaurant
“The restaurant is very spacious and bunch of flowers, strategic spot to take pictures and having a dinner with family.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Mantanani Island is a beautiful island , also known as the Maldives of Sabah. Light Blue Ocean with numerous dive site and snorkeling sites. A 45 minutes bus-ride to the jetty, and 45 minutes of boat ride to the Island! Along the trip back to the jetty, you will also see fireflies and proboscis monkey if you're lucky! 1 days trip cost about RM380(per pax).”
  • 1 local recommends
Chinese Restaurant
“Tamparuli is home of our local signature noodle dish Tuaran Mee, it is a must try, if you prefer not have roast pork toppings, just tell the waiter to replace with chicken or veggies. They have other home made breakfast specialties too like chicken feet and steamed pork ribs, must get there super early like 6am!”
  • 1 local recommends

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