Most climbers take two days and follow the Timpohon Trail. The first day is spent hiking steep jungle trails to the resthouse at Laban Rata (3,272 metres above sea level). After a few hours of sleep, climbers awaken at 02:00 to reach the summit before sunrise, and the descent is made the same day. If you're in excellent shape it's possible to make the climb in one day. All climbers require a ... Read more about Mount Kinabalu .
In 2000 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Park for its diverse flora and fauna, including insect-eating pitcher plants, wild orchids and more than 300 species of birds. Park rangers lead guided walks around the botanical garden every day at 11:00 (5 ringgit per person) or you can catch a documentary about the park called A Beacon of Biodiversity at the Visitor Centre at 14:00 daily, with ... Read more about Kinabalu National Park .
The hot sulphuric water is said to have healing properties and you can soak in the communal pool or pay extra for a private tub (15 ringgit/hour). Poring has become somewhat of a tourist trap and for an extra charge you can check out the slide pool, butterfly farm, orchid garden and 40-metre high suspension bridge through the forest canopy. On the way here, keep your eyes peeled for roadside ... Read more about Poring Hot Springs .
It's worth taking some time to stroll through the four gardens, the Australian garden, English rose garden, Borneo garden and contemplation garden with a reflecting pool, and see the plaques inscribed with the names of the dead. The memorial does not receive any government funding, and your 10 ringgit admission fee (1 ringgit for children under 12) is used for ... Read more about Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens .