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Kinabalu - Last stage successfully conquered six powerful kartini Indonesia in Women Across Borneo expedition. The participants have reached the summit of Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia while wearing kebaya. Borneo Expedition Women Across finally over. Right on Kartini Day, the heroine Indonesian kebaya in the summit of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia. Indonesian women should be proud!
This is the final stage that closes Women Across Borneo expedition, organized by the adventure tour company Caldera. After cycling 460 km from Pontianak to Kuching and caving in some caves in Mulu National Park, the heroine Indonesia was hiking up to the summit of Mount Kinabalu in Sabah state, Malaysia.
Saturday (20/4), preparations were made early in the morning at the Mount Kinabalu National Park. The first check point was Timpohon Gate at altitude 1,866 meters above sea level, while the peak at an altitude of 4,095 masl Kinabalu. The climb begins at 09.00 local time. Our first stop was Laban Rata (3,273 masl) for acclimatization climb 6 hours afterward. Using Sweatshirts Women Across Borneo pink uniform, the heroine is wading through the height of the cold biting wind whipping the skin. 30 liter backpack full of sleeping bag, mountain jackets and other paraphernalia anti cold.
A water theme park with a floating stage for orchestral performances in the middle, the largest duty-free shop in South East Asia and an adventure park are among future projects to be developed at the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP).
They would be built in the vicinity of the Karambunai resort area where there are lots of sea sports
activities.KKIP Land and Business Development Senior Manager Lawrence Kimkuan said the industrial zones within KKIP have all been fully developed and are ready to be taken up by investors.So far, KKIP has managed to develop all of its 800 acres allocated for industrial purposes. It has also successfully developed other zones of the park into commercial and residential areas.
“Now, we are going to move into leisure and tourism aspect of the park.Unfortunately, the State Government has yet to approve our application to develop this zone. But it is coming,” said Kimkuan.The zone in question has actually been gazetted for tourism.However, KKIP still needs to gain approval from the State Government.
1. Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
Located 30 minutes south of Kota Kinabalu by bus, Lok Kawi is a wildlife rehabilitation center stocked with some of Borneo’s most fascinating animals. Tigers, elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and other endangered species can be viewed.
If crossing Sabah to view wildlife near Sandakan isn’t an option, Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is certainly the best place to find many of Borneo’s unique species.
Getting There: Getting to Lok Kawi requires two steps. First, take southbound bus #17 from Kota Kinabalu to the town of Lok Kawi; the trip takes around 30 minutes and costs $1. Next, take a 10-minute taxi from Lok Kawi to the wildlife park for around $5.
The North Borneo Railway’s rich history starts way back in the 1880′s when the North Borneo Charted Company, the administrators of Sabah, then called North Borneo, mooted the idea of a railway for the first time.Following years of batting around the idea of Borneo’s first train, construction on it finally started in 1896.The first section stretched from tobacco rich Baku to Beaufort in the north and south to Weston, where a deepsea wharf was planned.
When construction on the railway was already underway, it was discovered Weston was too shallow for such a facility.The railway line also extended to Kota Kinabalu in the north, and to Tenom in the south with an extension later added to Melalap.The construction of the network was completed in 1906 and consisted of 193km of railway line, a shot in the arm for Sabah’s economy.
On 1 August 1914 the North Borneo Railway was officially incorporated and crops, mainly tobacco, but also tapioca, rice, silk, sago, sugar, soya beans and pineapples were productively shipped to the port at Jessleton (Kota Kinabalu), for export.
Times were good. The railway’s prosperity, however, was relatively shortlived, as the Great Depression hit in the 1930′s. Hardly had the region started to recover from that when WW2 arrived in 1939.