Places of Interest
Kinabalu Park
Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site, the Kinabalu Park is home to Borneo’s tallest mountain, Mount Kinabalu. Standing at 12, 455 feet above sea level, it is one of the youngest non-volcanic mountains in the world, and holds a variety of flora and fauna that ranges over 4 different climate zones. The mountain is one of the world's most important biological sites as there are over 5,000 plant species which is even more than Europe and North America combined!
Forest in Kinabalu Park Kinabalu Park surrounding Low's peak - 4,095 m (13,435 ft)
Visitors can visit the park and gaze in awe at the majestic peaks that tell a story of a romantic legend of a young widower awaiting her long-lost husband. While there, visitors can choose to stroll around the park or even climb the mountain! Only 3.9km from the Strawberry Garden Hotel the Kinabalu Park is a must visit when in Sabah.
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Sabah Tea Garden
Surrounded by the world’s oldest rainforest of about 130 million years, high up in the cool mountain air, The Sabah Tea Plantation is the largest single commercial tea plantation in Borneo and is one of the very few tea plantations in the world that is certified to produce organic tea.
Sabah Tea Garden Sabah Tea Harvest
A mere 1 hour drive from Strawberry Garden Hotel, visitors can enjoy educational trips as well as enjoy a variety of recreational activities around the tea garden. Sip on delicious Sabah Tea while tucking into their famous freshly made tea pancakes from the patio overlooking the plantations.
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Poring Hot Springs
Located 45 minutes away from the Strawberry Garden Hotel, amongst the foot hills of Mt. Kinabalu near Ranau, visitors can relax and soak away the sores and aches in the natural hot springs of Poring. Deemed to have therapeutic properties, the hot sulphuric minerals are popular among locals and tourists alike.
Hot springs of poring World's largest flower - Rafflesia Canopy Walk
At Poring, visitors can also visit the first Butterfly farm in Borneo and the Poring Orchid Conservation Centre which houses 1,200 species of orchids. There is also the Tropical garden where visitors can get a glimpse of deers and a variety of birds. One must not leave without taking a stroll among the high tops of the ‘King of the Forest’ the Menggaris tree, on the Canopy walkway or witness the world’s largest flower in bloom at the Rafflesia flower site.
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Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens
Kundasang War Memorial was one of the first memorials to commemorate the brave Australian and British Prisoners of War who died in Sandakan and during the infamous death marches to Ranau during World War II. The memorial also remembers the many local people who risked their lives to help the POWs. There were no English survivors, only six Australians survived in the tragedy.
Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens
The Memorial is made up of four gardens representing the different nationalities - the Australian Garden, the English Garden, the Borneo Garden and the Contemplation Garden and Pool. The beautiful gardens are a reminder for those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others. The beautiful gardens are open to all visitors and are a stone’s throw away from the Kundasang Town.
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Kundasang Temperate-Vegetable Market
Located just 2km from the Strawberry Garden Hotel, the Kundasang vegetable market is well-known for its fresh and locally grown temperate vegetables. Local farmers sell their produce here every day as it is located along the main highway connecting east to west of Sabah. Fresh fruits, flowers and local produce such as wild honey are also sold here.
Flowers sold in Kundasang Temperate-Vegetable Market Vegetabless sold in Kundasang Temperate-Vegetable Market
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