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City Mosque

The second main mosque in the city dwellls in an impressive and fascinating set on a peaceful lakeside. Kota Kinabalu City Mosque at Likas Bay is an extraordinary example of marvelous contemporary architecture, resemblant in some ways to the design of the Masjid al-Nabawi mosque (The Prophet´s Mosque) in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The prayer room can see up to 12,000 worshippers at one time and houses three madrasah (religious schools). Sitting on the man-made lagoon which surrounds it gives makes it a beautiful and dramatic view on a full moon night.
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Monsopiad Cultural Village

Fascinating array of traditional buildings in a living cultural museum. Nestled besides the Penampang River are the many traditional buildings that make up the Monsopiad Cultural village, a living museum located 16 km or about half an hour away from the KK City Centre. Monsopiad was a fearsome warrior who lived in the village of Kuai nearly 200 years ago. At the Village, visit the Tangkob or Grainery where the padi is housed. Kotos Di Monsopiad or Monsopiad’s Main House is dedicated to the life and times of Monsopiad and his descendants. On display are ceramic jars, padi grinders, bamboo items as well as the costume of Bobohizan Inai Bianti, direct descendant of Monsopiad and very senior high priestess. Other interesting exhibits include the massive monolith which invokes a dozen legends, the traditional restaurant and of course Siou Do Mohoing, or the House of Skulls, where all 42 ’trophies’ of Monsopiad hang from the rafters.
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Borneo Jungle

There is a range of trekks to take if you want to dig deeper into the jungle. Make sure to remember that temperatures can drop to 13°C at night, so make sure to bring your own sleeping bag and warm clothing. Proper shoes for walking in different terrain is a must! Mosquito nets are usually provided. Some trekks offers porters who will carry your backpack or knapsack. Take some time to figure out what you really want to experience since there is a vast supply of trekks including everything from fish massage, forest reserv, monkey sanctuary to white water rafting through the jungle.
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Shangri-La's Orangutan Care Project

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa launched a nature care project to raise awareness for endangered species and faunas endemic to Sabah and facilitate rehabilitation programmes aiming at returning these species back into the wild. The young orang-utans are definitely the stars of the show but there is a sheer number of fascinating animals to look at and the staff will explain in detail the process of rehabilitation. Do not forget to wear sturdy footwear and prepare for mosquitos.
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