Friday, May 23, 2014

Visit Malaysia Year 2014 - Mount Kinabalu, Sabah

To support Visit Malaysia Year 2014, I will be writing on various tourist attractions in the country. Let us work together to bring in tourists to our lovely Malaysia.


My detailed journey up to Mount Kinabalu has been documented here in Virtual Malaysia. Do have a read at it.

You tend to be very proud of the works you did if you had poured in all your efforts and it came out exactly as you imagined it to be. Put in a bit of hardship and obstacles along the way and when you pulled through, there is a sense of pride in it. That is how I felt when I was at the top of Mount Kinabalu and this is why I can say quite certainly that this will be my greatest achievement for 2014 even though we're barely halfway past the year.

After all the hard works, you'll be rewarded with these awesome views
The breath-taking view from Mount Kinabalu

Me at the eighth kilometre

Once you reached to the peak, you sort of forget all the struggles you faced along the journey. Or perhaps, the views just somehow make the whole hike worthwhile. While you can't really stand at Low's Peak for long - there's a long queue of peoples waiting to have their photos taken with the sign - you can definitely enjoy the breath-taking views even after the eighth kilometre. 

The long line of peoples heading to Low's Peak

The last 200 metres or so

It really amazed me, looking at how pillows of clouds, with the sky in different layers of colours, served such an awe-inspiring background to the mountain. Words failed to describe the beauty. Only when witnessed with your own eyes you can truly appreciate the wonders of Mother Nature. 

At the highest park of the mountain

Climbing Mount Kinabalu seems like a daunting task upon hearing its mighty name but it is definitely doable. Hard, but doable. In fact, Mount Kinabalu is the most accessible mountain in the world and the fact that it is right in our own backyard means we have to take the opportunity to climb it at least once in your lifetime. I already did mine. What are you waiting for?

Mount Kinabalu from afar

The many shots from Mount Kinabalu

Info Box

Kinabalu National Park,
Sabah, Malaysia.
The easiest way of climbing Mount Kinabalu is through tour agency. Travel agencies will help arrange everything from hiking permits to accommodations at Laban Rata. Prices depend on which agencies you consult with.
As Mount Kinabalu is a popular destination and there are limited rooms available up at Laban Rata, it is best to book in advance to avoid disappointment. It is advisable to book at least 6 months in advance.

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