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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.

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.

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.

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!

Bayusenja Hawker Center

Penang Island is well known for its great food. I know of no better place in Malaysia to eat outside at the numerous great hawkers. The great thing; it’s extremely affordable. Many tourists stay overnight at the coastal town called Batu Feringghi. Here you can find a couple of great food courts (like Long Beach), easily accessible for tourists. There’s also a smaller hawker center that not too many people know about; Bayusenja (Bayou Alley).

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Don’t expect fancy restaurants, it’s nothing more than a few typical hawkers like you see so many of in Malaysia. Bayusenja is quite popular among local tourists, as one of the only public beaches of Batu Feringghi is located at Bayusenja. Besides the restaurants there are a few small shops, and some activity centers (where you can do parasailing, jet skiing and banana-riding).

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How to get to Bayusenja Hawker Center

Bayusenja is not that easy to find in Batu Feringghi unless you are familiar in the village. It’s located right along the beach. If you want to try the great food yourselves; just head over to the Batu Feringghi police station. Near opposite the police station there’s a small road that takes you to the hawkers. If you go there just before it gets dark, you can witness a beautiful sunset (depending on the right season).

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Map of Bayusenja Hawker Center

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