Kota Kinabalu National Park – A Photo Story

A UNESCO Heritage site Kinabalu National Park is literally and figuratively overshadowed by the towering Mt Kinabalu, one of South East Asia’s highest peaks. While the latter draws a large number of visitors every year, spending time in the national park and exploring its many walking trails is very rewarding.
The park headquarters houses an interesting interpretation center that gives an overview of the astounding 4500 species of flora and fauna found there.
Our guide took us a short walk on the Silau Silau trail that let us experience the jungles firsthand. There’s something magical about being surrounded by the lush green jungle, reverberating with life!
Here are a few of the many interesting plants that we were introduced to by our guide. I haven’t been able to recollect all their names, and if you identify some that I haven’t please do let me know!

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Alder Berries
Showy Asian Grapes
Nepenthes or Pitcher Plant
Jungle stream


Trees that are probably hundreds of years old


Magical Tree Canopies


This trip to Sabah was made possible by Tourism Malaysia.


  • Reply
    Archana Kapoor
    September 30, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Amazing candid shots Chaitali.. you are really good with the camera dearie :-)

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    Arun Prasadh
    September 30, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Ohh beautiful pictures.

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    September 30, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Amazing captures. It is a wonderful opportunity for all photographers.

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    Sri Kri
    September 30, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Terrific Shots.:)

    Sriram & Krithiga

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    R Niranjan Das
    September 30, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Gorgeous captures!

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    rupam sarma
    September 30, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Beautiful clicks

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    Chaitali Patel
    September 30, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you all! :)

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    Roohi Bhatnagar
    September 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    wow.. great pictures. last one is amazing..

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    Chaitali Patel
    September 30, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks Roohi! That one is my favorite too, it captures Borneo for me!

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    September 30, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Candid shots, Chaitali but KK is more than just flowers. :)

    You haven't mentioned when you went there.

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    October 1, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Beautifully captured!!

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    Chaitali Patel
    October 1, 2015 at 5:30 am

    You made me sit up and look at my post again. :) This is a photo story so just shared pictures from around the park. We didn't see any animals though we could hear a 100 sounds. I have a sound clip of that and I tried uploading it but there's some problem with that. I had gone to KK in March.

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    Chaitali Patel
    October 1, 2015 at 5:30 am

    Thanks Deepa!

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    October 5, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Gorgeous captures and to think that I went so close and missed out on all this!

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    Chaitali Patel
    October 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Thanks Mridula! How did you miss it?

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