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Everyday some 150 persons will take up the challenge to conquer the summit of Kinabalu, the highest Mountain in South East Asia. Even at a height of 4,095 metres, no special climbing skill is needed to complete the task, just an eager heart and a healthy body will do. On average climbers will take two days to complete the journey, and those who make it to the top at Low's Peak will be rewarded with a breath-taking sunrise view. Mount Kinabalu is also a World Heritage Site.
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Surrounded by temperate forests and situated at an altitude around 6,000 feet (1,829 meter) above sea level, the accommodation facilities inside the Kinabalu Park are some of the best that one can find at this holiday resort. These accommodations consist of chalets, cabins, as well as dormitories. Guests who stay at the park also have easy access to the other park facilities like restaurants, exhibition centre, nature trails and the botanic garden. Lately bird watching is also a popular activity at the park.
Established in December 2009, Grace Express is still a young company which started operation with just a single car. After a year of operation the company has increased its fleet of vehicles to more than ten. Today Grace Express has a wide range of cars for customers to choose from, starting from the economy 1.0 cc Viva to the classy Vios 1.5 cc Toyota. For people who are traveling in a big group the Nissan Urvan 3.0 cc, a 14 seater should be a logical choice. Apart from these vehicles, a new Alphard Toyota MPV which especially caters for VIP Charter or wedding function is also available. This elegant MPV does come with a chauffeur. All cars from Grace Express are properly maintained in term of car service on mileage, and tyre wear. Grace Express Rent A Car also offers very competitive price for its car rental service. Prices and vehicle models are listed below.
|Vehicle Model||Daily||More Than 3 Days||Weekly|
|Viva 1.0 (Auto)||RM 130||RM 120||RM 800|
|Myvi 1.3 (Auto)||RM 160|
After about four years of closure for repair, the railway service from Kota Kinabalu to Beaufort is back in operation again since March 1st, 2011. Now the public can enjoy this historical route once more, which began service about a 100 years ago. These almost new trains are bought from southern China. These trains are very comfortable, with cushion seats, air-conditional and a small washroom for nature call. The journey from Kota Kinabalu to Beaufort takes about two hours and fifteen minutes.
The Kota Kinabalu to Beaufort route, is a wonderful train ride back to the British Colonial era in Sabah, then North Borneo. Passengers will get to experience the west coast country side, passing rivers, villages and padi fields and the beautiful sceneries at the Kimanis beach. At one point there is even a tunnel crossing, where everything goes dark for a couple of seconds. Get the camera ready for those station-stops which are right in the centre of the towns. Here one can see many two storey wooden old shops in small towns like Bongawan, Kimanis and Membakut. Some were built even before the Second World War.
Sabah is located on the northern part of the Borneo Island, the third largest island in the world. It has a land mass of 73,619 square kilometres, which is just slightly bigger than the Washington state of USA. Two thirds of Sabah shoreline are surrounded by seas and with its long shoreline, it also comes with many tropical islands, as many as one hundred, which range from the habitable big ones to exotic tiny ones.
Last century a prize winning book called “Land Below the Wind” which was written by celebrated American writer Agnes Keith, has created a lot of interest from the Western world to explore this wonderful mysterious land. Today with avid promotion done by the state government in many developed countries and also via words of mouth, Sabah is fast becoming the popular choice for an ultimate tropical vacation.