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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!

National Mosque of Kuala Lumpur

The National Mosque is not just for the local Muslims to perform their prayers. With the fast growing tourism industry, more tourists are making a stop at this place of worship to admire its architecture. In fact, the National Mosque has become one of the top tourist attractions that attract a steady stream of tourists daily.

The National Mosque boasts of architecture influenced by traditional Islamic art from the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Locals and visitors who have not had the chance to set foot in Mecca can have a glimpse of how Mecca looks like by visiting the mosque. Taking three years to construct and was opened to the public on August 27th 1965, the National Mosque is reputed as one of the most beautiful mosques in South East Asia.

The main dome is adorned with thousands of green and blue tiles, giving a pleasant ‘sky’ of turquoise. The dome has a roof shaped like a partly-opened umbrella, representing the 5 pillars of Islam and the 13 states of Malaysia. The main dome is complemented by 48 smaller green domes. However, the key feature is a tall minaret measuring 73m tall that stands grand and prominently against the skyline, adding a sparkle to the already beautiful view of Kuala Lumpur at night.
The holy place of worship is a place where one’s mind is transformed to be at peace and out of the pressure of the society. Situated on 12 hectares among beautiful gardens, the mosque is not just a beauty on the inside but also on the exterior grounds with visitors being fond of walking around the lake gardens admiring the view and enjoying the serenity.

The location of the mosque was chosen by the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haiz. The location was selected to enable people to get easy access to the mosque by simply travelling from the iconic Kuala Lumpur railway station located just opposite the mosque along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. As such, getting there is a breeze. The mosque is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but the worship hall, which can hold 10,000 at any given time, is not open to non-worshippers.
As with other places of worship, there are a few do’s and don’ts to adhere to. Make sure that you are suitably dressed if you want to go inside. Women must cover their heads but don’t worry if you did not come prepared as you can loan one of the available robes. All visitors are also required to take of their shoes before going in. Since the mosque really is an interesting place that ooze impressive architecture, plus it is really convenient getting there, do make a pit stop especially if you are in the vicinity.

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