Located at the once the Australian place during the Second World War. Today it is at the quite corner of the city and yet bustled by the weekend Gaya Street fair just a stone throw away.
Sabah Tourism office is just at the door step and needless to say the banks, supermarkets, emporiums, shops, restaurants, pubs are just around you. You can indulge in the breeze in total relaxation at the roof top under the canopy of the hillside trees.
10 minutes walk to the city observatory situated just up the hill above us. 7 minutes walk to the island ferry port. Hotel Garden is so near to any place you name.
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Mount Kinabalu is Borneo's tallest mountain. You can climb to the top of Low's Peak (4,095.2m or 13,435.7ft above sea level). The height of the mountain is often given as 4,101m but recent satellite imaging has proven this to be incorrect.
Mount Kinabalu is known to be one of the most accessible mountains in the world. No specialized mountain climbing skills are required to ascend it, though along certain sections on the summit trail, hikers will need to rely on guide ropes to make the ascent and descent. The trail that most tourists use is described as a 'trek and scramble'. Locals are reported to begin climbing the mountain from the age of 3 and the oldest person to reach the peak was 80 years old. However, how much one enjoys the climb depends strongly on how fit you are and how well you acclimatise to the thin air at the higher levels.
Nevertheless, the mountain can be a dangerous place, especially during the rain or when there is mist. On average, every year one person gets into severe difficulty out of the estimated 20,000 people who attempt the climb. The higher slopes can be very slippery when it rains and dense fog reduces visibility to a few feet.