Thursday, February 24, 2011

Basking At Bukit Padang

Bukit Padang is the name of a hill and the surrounding area near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. It is famous for two reasons, the Tun Fuad Stephens Park and its floating seafood restaurants plus Sabah's one and only water theme park.

The Bukit Padang hill itself stood at 145 metres above sea level and frequented by many who took to the peak either by foot or mountain bikes. It is one of the best place to view the whole Kota Kinabalu city and I made it a routine myself to climb up the hill almost every weekend.

Climb it early in the morning and once on top you'll be blessed with this magnificent view.

Morning Sun

The peak of Bukit Padang is a nice place to view the Kota Kinabalu city and its surrounding.

The Sulaman and Sepanggar area north of Kota Kinabalu.

Sulaman and Sepanggar area

The Penampang and Putatan area at the south side.

Penampang and Putatan area

On bright sunny day, you can view the Mount Kinabalu itself from the top of this hill.

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is of course visible from almost every part of Kota Kinabalu.

Highest point marker

The highest point or peak of Bukit Padang and couple of shots on top of it.

Solitary tree


The area surrounding the peak is mostly flat with plenty of benches for climbers to sit and hang around while enjoying the scenery. Depending on individual fitness, the hike to the top takes between 10 to 20 minutes.

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