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Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu (Malaysian pronunciation: [ˈkota kinaˈbalu], Jawi: کوتا کينا بالو‎, Chinese: 亚庇; pinyin: Yàbì), formerly known as Jesselton, is the capital of the state of Sabah, Malaysia and located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea. Mount Kinabalu, which gave the city its name, is located to its east. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kota_Kinabalu

Sabah Heritage Village

The Kampong Heritage Village is part of the Sabah Museum and situated within the Ethno Botanical Gardens. The Village exhibits several traditional houses of the various indigenous groups of Sabah. It consists of a Bajau House complete with a wedding dais, a Murut longhouse with a lansaran, a Chinese farmhouse with earthen floor, a bamboo house and a House of Skull. http://kotakinabaluinfo.com/sabah-state-museum-heritage-village/

Mari Mari Cultural Village

The village features 5 different ethnic tribes: The rice farmer Kadazan-Dusun, the longhouse resident Rungus, the hunters and fisherman Lundayeh, the cowboy and sea gypsey Bajau, and the headhunting tribe Murut. http://marimariculturalvillage.com

Ranau and Poring

Poring is a small town 19km east of Ranau and 39km east of Mount Kinabalu in the state of Sabah in Malaysia. Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve, which houses both open-air and private cabin baths whose water contains sulphur that is known for its skin-curative properties. http://wikitravel.org/en/Poring_Hot_Spring

Kinabalu Park

Kinabalu Park (Malay: Taman Kinabalu), established as one of the first national parks of Malaysia in 1964, is Malaysia's first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO in December 2000 for its "outstanding universal values" and the role as one of the most important biological sites in the world with more than 4,500 species of flora and fauna, including 326 bird and around 100 mammal species,[1] and over 110 land snail species.[2] Located on the west coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, it covers an area of 754 square kilometres surrounding Mount Kinabalu, which at 4,095.2 metres, is the highest mountain on the island of Borneo. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinabalu_Park

Sandakan

Sandakan (Malaysian pronunciation: [ˈsan daˈkan], Jawi: سنداکن‬, Chinese: 山打根; pinyin: Shān Dǎ Gēn; Jyutping: saan1 daa2 gan1) formerly known at various times as Elopura, is the capital of the Sandakan District in Sabah, Malaysia. It is the second largest town in Sabah after Kota Kinabalu. It is located on the east coast of the state in the administrative centre of Sandakan Division and was the former capital of British North Borneo. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandakan