Now that the Movement Control Order(MCO) has eased, we’re allowed to travel anywhere in the state of Sabah. Instead of eating all day, why not go on a road trip and visit these 4 places with your friends or family.
1. Jurassic Land Kiulu
This eco-adventure park has become a tourist attraction as there is white water rafting, hiking and even trekking in a nearby area. As fans of the Jurassic Park franchise, the owners offer an experience to go on a dinosaur safari adventure with the natural view of Mount Kinabalu in the background.
With activities such as jumpoline, flying zip line, cycle-8 park and even animatronic dinosaurs for public viewing this park is definitely a go for a weekend family adventure.
Operating Hours: 9AM-6PM daily
Address: Jalan Bungalio Logkou Timbok, 89250 Tamparuli, Sabah
Contact Information: 011-4008 9380
2. Sabandar Cowboy Town
This cowboy town is located just 30 minutes away from Jurassic Land and 50 minutes from Kota Kinabalu City Center. It is also the home to six different attractions.
The Sabandar Beach offers a wide range of activities such as tamu or farmer’s market, water sports, beach volleyball, jogging including the choice of enjoying the sunset by taking a stroll down the beach with horse-drawn carriages.
With 28 horses and a fully equipped stable, Sabandar Leisure Rides offers a chance for visitors to experience horse riding for all ages guided by well trained and friendly trainers. Visitors are given a route choice with additional charges.
If you’re too tired to drive back to the city or are feeling in need of a short getaway, accommodation is available at the Cowboy Bar & Grill Lodge. The property comprises 16 rooms in total with air conditioning, 8 double rooms and 8 twin rooms. Room prices start from RM120.
Don’t forget to participate in their Fireflies River Cruise to grab a timeless and peaceful experience, and also visit their mangrove park to get those insta-worthy pictures.
Operating Hours: 8AM - 5.30PM daily
Address: Jalan Shah Sabandar, Tuaran, 89200 Kota Kinabalu
Contact Information: 016-822 1501
3. Kick it in Kundasang
If you’re looking for a break from the city view, how about a ride up the hills to Mountain town of Kundasang? A prime location with an abundance of attractions, including the Desa Cattle Dairy farm, a strawberry-picking excursion, an alpaca petting zoo and the Instagrammable Kundasang Valley.
Mountain Valley Resort is a hillside resort that inhabits 15 rooms ranging from a family room to a standard room. Each room is set with a choice of view of Mount Kinabalu or the Bundu Tuhan Valley. There is also The Glass Bistro if you are looking for a cup of coffee and other delights to enjoy in the crisp, cool mountain air.
While enjoying your stay, you may also take an adventure hike up to the Maragang Hills also known as the Mossy Forest of Borneo. The Maragang Hill Office is located just 24 minutes away from the resort. Kundasang visitors often also spend a day hitting some balls at the Mount Kinabalu Golf Club. Kundasang is the perfect staycation!
Mountain Valley Resort details:
Operating hours: Always Open
Address: Jalan Tenompok Bundu Tuhan, Bundu Tuhan, 89300 Tenompok, Sabah
Contact: 017-777 6750(Whatsapp)
4. JSK Borneo Reef
This newly launched reef activity destination is the perfect place for you and your family or friends to enjoy the water. Neighbouring Pulau Gaya and Pulau Sapi, JSK Borneo Reef is just 15 minutes away from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal.
This pontoon is South East Asia’s largest reef activity pontoon and is able to accommodate up to 300 visitors. It is fully equipped with a number of exciting facilities such as the inflatable obstacle course (Squidgame in the ocean?), underwater aquarium, sea walking, kayaks, paddleboards, children ocean pool and a sunbathing deck.
Rates include transfer, access to all facilities and lunch.
Operating Hours: 8.30AM - 8PM Tuesday to Sunday
Address: Jesselton Point (Pick Up Location)
Contact Information: +6088 210038