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City Mosque

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

Nestled beside the Penampang River are the many traditional buildings that make up the Monsopiad Cultural village, a living museum located 16 km from the KK City Centre. On display are ceramic jars, padi grinders, bamboo items as well as the costume of Bobohizan Inai Bianti, a 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 treks to take if you want to dig deeper into the jungle. 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 treks offer 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 treks including everything from fish massage, forest reserve, 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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