Weston River is one of the best locations to access wildlife from Kota Kinabalu. Weston give you that river village feeling just a short trip from Sabah’s capital city. With evening and night cruises on the river you will have the opportunity to see the endemic big nosed proboscis monkeys, saltwater crocodiles, fireflies, macaques, monitor lizards, snakes and more. Wildlife, historic sites from the british colonial days, and amazing sunsets puts Weston high on the to do list for day trippers in Kota Kinabalu.
Kinabalu Park has one of the richest assemblages of flora in the world, with an estimate of 5,000 to 6,000 vascular plant species that cover the habitat from warm lowland forest up to cold alpine mountain zone inside a park area 754km2. Though Kinabalu Park has become the most popular destination of Sabah, most tourists can't even name 3 plants after a trip here. A short visit to its Botanical Garden will improve their travel experience considerably when they learn the wonders of our flora kingdom.
Cruise along the winding road and experience the drop in temperature and be greeted with the majestic view of Mount Kinabalu that will definitely take your breath away. Enjoy a carton of milk or ice cream which is produced daily and guaranteed freshness while enjoying the scenery at Desa Cattle Farm. Challenge yourself to a forest canopy walk at Poring Hot Spring hanging high up at 43 meters. Finally, soak away all your exhaustion at the Outdoor Open Bathtub at Poring Hot Spring.
Take a day off from the hustling and bustling of city life and be surrounded with the creation of Mother Nature. Enjoy the viewing of the Proboscis Monkey at its natural habitat and dine-in with a panoramic sunset view (Satisfaction 100% guaranteed). As dusk is settling down, the night will be lighted up and be filled with little sparkling lights: the fireflies.
Klias River Located on the Klias Peninsula is the Klias Wetland, a Mangrove Forest Reserve. With the bizarre-looking proboscis monkey gaining as much popularity with the tourists as the orangutan, the Klias Wetland with its large proboscis population is fast becoming the latest ecotourism destination in Sabah.