Kundasang is a small village in Ranau, Sabah and is famous due to the fact that it is the nearest village (about 4 miles or 6 km) within the Kinabalu National Park. With its temperate climate due to its elevated position of some 3,300 feet (1,000 m) to 4921 feet (1,500 m) above sea level, the valleys surrounding the village have become an important producer of temperate vegetable in Sabah.
Kundasang town have become a collection point for all these vegetables from the farms nearby the valley before being distributed to markets all over Sabah, Sarawak and even Brunei. Wooden stalls have been set-up beside the Kundasang to Ranau Highway to collect and distribute the vegetables. Travelers who pass by this highway also often stop here to buy the fresh vegetables at a discount.
Below are some attracations near Kundasang that should not be missed by tourist during their Sabah vacation or holiday especially if they happen to pass by the town.
Labuan is a group of islands which faces the South China Sea and is located about 6 miles (9.7 km) from the southeast coast of Sabah and about 71 miles (114 km) south of Kota Kinabalu. The biggest of the islands is called Labuan Island, which has an area of about 33.8 miles² (87.5 km²). The name 'Labuan' comes from the Malay word which literally means 'to harbor' or 'anchorage'.
Labuan is part of Sabah since its independence in 1963 until 1994 when it was handed over to the Federal Government to be part of the Federal Territory of Malaysia (together with six other smaller islands). In 1990, it was declared an International Offshore Financial Centre as an effort to develop it into an international financial hub. Labuan is an important offshore support hub for deepwater oil and gas industries in the surrounding oil rich region of Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah. It is also a popular stop-over for tourist on their way to the wreck-dive sites which is located near the 'Labuan Marine Park'. Labuan is connected to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah by high speed ferries and also by direct flight. The journey to Labuan from Kota Kinabalu by ferries will take about 3 hours while flying there will take about 20 minutes.
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