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Kinabatangan river cruise

Kinabatangan river cruise

One of the most popular destinations in Sabah is the Kinabatangan River. This river has a length of 560 kilometers and stretches through half of Eastern Sabah. Alongside the riverbanks there is an abundance of wildlife. During a river cruise you will have a chance to spot the rare orangutan, the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkeys and saltwater crocodiles. During night cruises you might spot the leopard cat, numerous sleeping birds, wild boars, snakes and many crocodiles.

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok rehabilitation centre is one of the biggest and most well known orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The sanctuary is located nearby Sandakan; the total site is over 43 square kilometer in size. Around 75 orangutans roam free within the forest reserve. During their rehabilitation the animals rely heavy on the help of the people that work at the centre; and also on the donations from tourists. Tourist can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.

A 4095 meter tall mountain

A 4095 meter tall mountain

Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World. Mainly because of the biological diversity the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climbing the mountain is not an easy feat for the untrained; though it will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever. Watching the sun rise in the early morning will definitely make you forget all the hardships you had to endure during the hike up.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

TAR Marine Park is the perfect place to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and light jungle treks. The marine park is made up of five small islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. The best beaches and probably also the best corals can be found around Gaya island; the biggest of the five islands. The marine park is only a 20 minute boat trip away from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak. The park is best known for the amazing caves. The Sarawak Chamber is the world's biggest cave chamber. It is said that 40 Boeing 747 aircraft's fit in the cave. Clearwater cave is the world's longest cave with a length of over 110 kilometers. The caves aren't the only highlights at Mulu NP. The amazing pinnacles at Mount Api are absolutely stunning to witness. A visit to Mulu NP will bring your holiday in Malaysia to new heights!

Jetty Point, Langkawi

The Jetty Point is one of Langkawi’s must-visit places for several reasons. For starters, there is the legendary statue of a soaring eagle at the popular Eagle Square. No visit to Langkawi is complete without a picture taken with the bird that gave the island its name.

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The Jetty Point used to be a small and old fashioned harbor but now it is a modern facility where you can shop, eat, buy boat tickets and also tour packages. It serves boats arriving and departing Langkawi. Boats are frequently used as a form of transportation because it is cheaper to travel than by air and it is also a good experience for those who haven’t tried it yet. Travelers travel in comfort in air-conditioned boats to the mainland, Penang or Thailand. Many who just want to experience traveling by boat would take a short ride from the jetty to Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah, Penang or to Satun in Thailand. However, do know that boats to the beautiful Thai island of Koh Lipe depart from the small Telaga Harbor in the northwest of Langkawi.

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You can buy boats tickets and tours at the small tour offices, where you have a lot of options from the many different tour operators. They also provide rentals for cars and motorcycles where you can get a car from between RM80 to RM120 a day, depending on the model and transmission. The motorcycle is cheaper where you can rent one for RM40 per day or even cheaper, but you need to be able to show a motorcycle license. You will need to own an international license to rent a car but if you don’t have one, your next best alternative for getting around is a taxi (there is a taxi counter opposite Jetty Point main entrance).

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Who would have thought that the jetty would be a popular place to shop? It is, as the items sold there are all duty-free i.e. they cost less as the items are not taxed. There is a limit to the number of items that one can buy but that is probably good – as a deterrent for shopaholics! When enough shopping is done and a need to refuel arises, you can reach to the popular food court within walking distance, where seafood is the specialty.

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There are other things to do to kill time if you are waiting for your boat ride. For instance, you can have a cuppa at the nearby Starbucks cafe. There is also an amusement center in the front corner of the Jetty Point Mall, where youngsters can battle out an arcade game. A bowling alley also is good for keeping boredom at bay. As such, the Jetty Point is not just.. well, a jetty but rather, a point to dine and be entertained.

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