Kinabalu Park is one of Malaysia's first national parks and the country's first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO. It's home to hundreds of birds and mammals and over 5,000 species of plants like Nepenthes rajah, the world's largest carnivorous pitcher plant, and the super rare Rothschild slipper orchid. Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia's tallest mountain, is the centrepiece of the park.
Head out on a luxury boat cruise to the small islets off the coast of Borneo. As the day draws on and the sun begins to dip, sip a glass of fine wine and watch a captivating sunset from the water. Admire the kaleidoscope of gold and red hues and the lights of the city skyline – a magical experience.
Fringed with palms and aru trees, Tanjung Aru Beach features over a mile of powdery white sands that gently arch around turquoise waters. The beach looks out towards Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and when the sun sets it dips below the sea between two islands creating a magical sight. It's a sunset not to be missed.
The world famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre takes orphaned and injured orangutans and helps nurse them back to full health before being released back into the wild. Located in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, it's one of the best places to see orangutans in a semi-natural environment. Feeding platforms and observation decks let you watch their playful antics from a distance.
Borneo is home to some of the best dive sites in the world with colourful coral gardens, a wide variety of marine animals and lots of tropical fish. Atolls, islands, lagoons and shipwrecks provide different kinds of dives and the waters are home to schools of clownfish, giant clams, hammerhead sharks, turtles, whale sharks and a whole lot more.