FCX: Amazing Sabah – Top Things To Do

Published on 14 Oct 2016 5:33:45 PM

In this exclusive video by Star2 and TheStarTV, features reporter Sheela Chandran takes in the wild and adventurous soul of Sabah, from rugged mountaintops to lush rainforests to pure shores, as she travels from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan.

At the Mari Mari Cultural Village, five indigenous groups – Kadazan-Dusun, Bajau, Murut, Lundayeh and Rungus – showcase their tribal traditions. Over at Kinabalu Park, Malaysia's first World Heritage Site, you can hike up to Low's Peak on Mount Kinabalu and be rewarded with a magnificent view. There's also the Mt Kinabalu Botanical Garden, with over 800 species of plant life, and Poring Hot Springs, where the mineral pools are said to have therapeutic properties.

From KK, she travels to Ranau to the Sabah Tea Garden, the only organic tea plantation on Borneo, and then she's off to Kundasang War Memorial, built in honour of Australian and British soldiers who died in the notorious death marches of WWII. If you can, catch the scenery at Desa Cattle Dairy Farm, and don't miss eating the local fruits at the street markets along the way. A must try is tarap, which is native to Borneo.

After that, our filming crew is in Sandakan to visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, which has been rescuing orphaned orangutan since 1964, and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. We also stop over at the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.