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Imagine , being surrounded by the wonders of nature's lush garden
dating from the dawn of time. Stand at the highest summit of Borneo
as dawn peeks over the horizon to reveal Sabah's splendours far
and wide. Reflect the quiet, sacred moment when you experience the
most magnificent sunrise of your lifetime. Stroll amidst the treetops
at the rainforest canopy walk and gaze up close at centuries-old
wonders. Soak in the healing balm of a magic spring as colourful
butterflies flutter around you. Admire the world's largest flower
at your feet. Or lunch next to plants that lunch on insects.
You'll find it all in the KInabalu Park - Malaysia's first World
Heritage designated by UNESCO in December 2000 for its 'outstanding
universal values' and role as one of the world's most important
The focal point of the park, of course, is the majestic Mt. Kinabalu.
Such is the importance of this mountain to Sabah, that the capital
was renamed Kota Kinabalu (Kinabalu Fort) in 1964. The highest mountain
between the Himalayas and the Snow Mountains of Papua Barat (New
Guinea Island), this magnificent granite massif stands at 4,095.2
m. (13,435 ft.) tall.