West Coast Division : Kinarut, Kota Kinabalu, Kundasang, Papar, Penampang, Putatan, Ranau, Tuaran
| War Memorial Gardens | DESA Farm | Flower Stalls | Fresh Market | Accommodation |
Places of interest in
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Kundasang Town consists of just a few row of shop lots,
The Giant Cabbage roundabout at Kundasang Town center. This concreat replica represents the fresh vegetables for which Kundasang is famous.
Nearby is the giant lettuce at the Jalan Besar roundabout.
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|Vegetable terraces (left above
photo) beside the long row of well known wooden stalls of fresh
vegetable (right of photo).
This long row of wooden stalls 'gerai' are always bustling with vegetable sellers from nearby villages and tourist from all over Malaysia.
Kundasang is the vegetable capital of Sabah. The villages here are famous for its vegetable. Kundasang's renowned fresh vegetables attracted merchants from all over Sabah to source vegetables.
Kundasang has been popular in producing highland vegetables which remains the main economic activity for the populace made up of a Dusun majority.
At an altitude of 1,600meters above sea level, Kundasang is the perfect place for planting highland vegetables such as cabbages, carrots, leeks, capsicums and tomatoes.
Attraction/Sight Seeing in
Kundasang Town Center
Attractions Around Kundasang
Kundasang War Memorial commemorate the brave Australian and British Prisoners of War who died in Sandakan and during the infamous death marches to Ranau during World War II.
At the end of the march, no English survivors left, only six Australians survived in the tragedy.
The beautiful gardens are a reminder for those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others.
Kundasang a small village town at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu. Photo above looking toward West. Mount Kinabalu is on the far left.
Kundasang view of the mountain is breathtaking.
Here the highlands is where the air is cold and the sceneries are
green and the highest mountainís peak in South East Asia stands
The journey to Kundasang offers spectacular views of hills and valleys including one big waterfall of Mount Kinabalu.
FRESH MARKET OF KUNDASANG
- Fruit, Vegetable and Mushroom Stalls
Colorful displayed fruit and vegetable stalls on the side of the road, Kundasang.
In the mid-1980s, farmers from the surrounding villages decided to build a stretch of stalls by the roadside to sell their vegetables (see above photo). Before that, the villagers sold their produce in several areas along the road.
In 1984 a group of vegetable farmers formed Kundasang Vegetable Stall Operators Association and centralise the operations next to the main road near Kundasang town.
Kundasang's valleys have a diverse flora ranges from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain, sub-alpine forest and scrub on the higher elevations and particularly abundant in species with examples of flora from as far as China, Australia and the Himalayas, as well as pan-tropical flora.
The packing of honey available for sales in Kundasang are in two type of bottling :
The quality of honey are of two
Madu Hutan - Jungle Honey
Location for Fresh
Vegetable Distribution Center
MUSHROOM FARMING IN KUNDASANG
Kundasang is known for its fresh
vegetable market with fresh and very reasonably priced vegetables.
An enterprise situated at the scenic Mesilau in Kundasang, at the foot of Mt Kinabalu, has been harnessing the mountain's cool climate to yield high quality mushrooms, especially the shiitake species.
Borneo Mushroom is credited for its significant contribution to the mushroom farming industry in Sabah.
The company's economic activities
are not profit-oriented but geared more towards complementing the
government's efforts in poverty eradication, especially among the
rural poor in Sabah.
Rural Development Corporation (KPD)
venture into mushroom plantation started from humble beginnings in
1989 where the company nurtured a few contract farmers in mushroom
2) ganoderma or ling tze,
3) oyster mushroom.
4) the jelly ear mushroom.
In 2009 the centre produced almost
48,000 pp bags of seedlings per month.
Kundasang Town. Photo above looking toward East
|Slope Repair Project
Main section of Kundasang road near the township (see photo above ) which is being upgraded under the Slope Repair Project.
RM45 million was allocated to this
Slop Repair Project to repair the slopes in Kundasang town center
where always been the main issue that led to other problems.
Slop Repair Project includes
|Masjid Jamek Kundasang
construction began in early 1980 when a Prince of Arabia donated
RM500,000.00 in person to the Sabah State Government for building a
mosque in Kg. Kundasang.
This Rm 1.5 million Mosque construction is a project of MUIS Ranau.
Area of 5 acres has been approved by Sabah government through the Department of Agriculture for construction of the mosque site, including parking areas located at the agricultural station Kundasang.
The Government also approved an allocation of RM1,000,000 to the construction of this mosque.
Masjid Jamek Kundasang was completed in 1988 and declared open in the same year by YBhg. Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam, who was then Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister.
In July 2008 landscape in front Masjid Jamek Kundasang was significant changed with the construction of new roads leading to the Hotel Perkasa Kundasang on top of the mountain.
Below mosque at the present is work is in progress in completing the Kundasang highway