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Kinabalu NP & Mount Kinabalu
Covering more ground than the whole of Singapore, Kinabalu National Park in Sabah is home to a remarkably diverse range of flora and fauna, and was Malaysia’s very first UNESCO World Heritage Site. But at the heart of the park – and what attracts tourist in their throngs – is Mount Kinabalu. Standing at over 4,000m it is the highest mountain in Malaysia, and rivals some of Southeast Asia’s most impressive peaks. Despite its height Kinabalu is a relatively easy climb, and upon reaching the summit hikers can admire striking views. The park has an education centre and mountain garden, showcasing some of the park's plant species, including orchids, ferns and flowering rhododendrons.