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Explore the Paradise of Borneo: Kota Kinabalu

Discover the raw beauty of Borneo’s stunning wildlife and vibrant culture in Kota Kinabalu, a captivating city filled with bustling markets, picturesque landscapes, and enticing local cuisine.

Discover the raw beauty of Borneo’s stunning wildlife and vibrant culture in Kota Kinabalu, a captivating city filled with bustling markets, picturesque landscapes, and enticing local cuisine.

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Kota Kinabalu, often known as KK, is the vibrant and bustling capital of Sabah, Malaysia's easternmost state. KK is the gateway to idyllic islands, lush rainforests and Mount Kinabalu, the tallest peak in Malaysia. This coastal city offers various attractions, such as the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, the Sabah State Museum and the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre.

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An archipelago of 99 islands on Malaysia's west coast, Langkawi is known for its natural beauty, stunning beaches, and vibrant nightlife.

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Bukit Tinggi is a small town in Bentong district of Pahang, Malaysia. This picturesque town stands 2,035 meters above sea level in the Titiwangsa Mountains. Known for its French-themed village, Colmar Tropicale, Japanese Gardens and Botanical Garden, Bukit Tinggi attracts tourists who love nature, serenity and unique cultural experience.

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Washington

Day 1

Air Drive

13,824 km

Kota Kinabalu

Day 2

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4:11 AM

19h 11m

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Kota Kinabalu

Day 3

Air Drive

1,800 km

Langkawi

Day 3

9:00 AM

11:29 AM

2h 29m

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Langkawi

Day 4

Air Drive

533 km

Bukit Tinggi

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9:00 AM

9:44 AM

1h 44m

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Bukit Tinggi

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Air Drive

14,861 km

Washington

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9:00 AM

5:38 AM

21h 38m

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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Visiting Kota Kinabalu, Langkawi, and Bukit Tinggi can be a wonderful experience. Here are some travel tips to ensure your journey is smooth:
Best Time to Visit:
The ideal time to visit these three places is Dry season, which is from May to September.

Route and Accessibility:
For Kota Kinabalu, you can easily fly there from Kuala Lumpur or any major international airport. Once you reach, local buses, Grab (Malaysia's version of Uber), and taxis are popular modes of transport.

To reach Langkawi, you can opt for a flight or a ferry from Penang, Kuala Perlis, or Kuala Kedah. Getting around Langkawi is best done by renting a car or a motorcycle.

Bukit Tinggi is easily accessible via road from Kuala Lumpur.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
No special advice is needed for these locations, as they are not high-altitude destinations. Still, it's always good advice to stay hydrated.

Accommodation and Booking:
All of these destinations offer a wide range of accommodations to suit different budgets. It's recommended to book in advance to get the best deals and secured booking. Airbnb's could be a great option to explore.

Clothing and Essentials:
Malaysia is a hot and humid country, so light, breathable clothing is recommended. Don't forget to pack a good pair of walking shoes as well as a swimsuit for beach activities in Langkawi.

Health and Safety:
While Malaysia is fairly safe, do pay attention to your belongings, especially in crowded places. Also, be aware of street food hygiene, always drink bottled water.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country, so dressing modestly is advised, especially in Kota Kinabalu, which is in the more conservative state of Sabah. Respect one another's religious practices, and always ask permission before clicking photographs of locals.