Mount Kinabalu is so clean. Why?

Posted 24 Jun 2015

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Rainfall washes the granite rocks, which is why Mount Kinabalu looks so clean!

Known as the ‘Roof of Borneo’ because it is the highest point of the island, as well as all of South East Asia, Mount Kinabalu stands at 4,095m above sea level!

The summit is named Lows Peak after British colonial administrator Hugh Low, who is the first recorded person to have ever climbed to the mountain’s summit in 1851.

After many years of climbers from various backgrounds in scientific study hiked the iconic landmark of Sabah, surveys of the mountain and its surrounding Crocker Range valleys conducted by zoologists and botanists supported the 753.7km2 to be claimed a protected area in 1964. In the modern day, we have come to know the biologically diverse area as Kinabalu National Park, and then declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000!

Clients will receive plenty of education about the natural world when experiencing our Sabah Travel Centre’s Kinabalu National Park Day Trip, as well as any of our wildlife adventure programs to visit the Kinabatangan River, or the Rainforest Discovery Centre!

Get more details on what options we have, for you to learn more about the ‘Roof of Borneo’ and the wildlife to be found on Sabah’s east coast, when you contact our Kota Kinabalu HQ!

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