Kinabalu Park, Malaysia

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Kinabalu Park covers a staggering area of 754 sg. km (300 sq.mile) from the Park Headquarters area all the way to Poring Hot Springs 40 km (25 miles) away and northwards to Mandalon, almost reaching the Kudat Hoghway. It is bigger than Singapore Island!

Established as a state park in 1964, this botanical paradise is blessed with an astonishing variety of flora and fauna that ranges over 4 climate zones, from the oak, rhododendron; the coniferous forests, to the alphine meadow plants and to the stunted bushes of the summit zone. Kinabalu Park has probably one of the richest flora collections in the world.