Places of interest in
Kundasang Town

 

Updated on : 2 April 2013 TUE 2:30PM


Attraction around Kundasang
Kinabalu Park
Kundasang War Memorial
Mesilau
Mount Kinabalu Golf Club
Mountain Torq Via Ferrata

FRESH MARKET OF KUNDASANG
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 Town
Kundasang Town. Photo above looking toward East

Kundasang War Memorial
Kundasang Shopping Center

Slope Repair Project
Nabalu Lodge
Tomato Farm


Kundasang Town

Kundasang a small village town at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu.  Photo above looking toward West. Mount Kinabalu is on the far left.

Road  to Kundasang from Kota Kinabalu is about 100 kms of  scenic mountain scenes. The road is one of the main arterial road to other major towns of Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Tawau

The journey to Kundasang offers spectacular views of hills and valleys including one big waterfall of Mount Kinabalu.

Kundasang War Memorial  has four interlocking gardens to represent the homelands of those who died during WWII.

1) Australian Garden
2) English Garden
3) Borneo Garden
4) Contemplation Garden

 

 
1) Masjid Jamek Kundasang
2) Perkasa Hotel Mt. Kinabalu
7) Zen Garden
 

Attractions Around Kundasang

1) Kinabalu Park, 5km, 10 mins driving
2) Mesilau Nature Park, 10km, 15 mins driving
3) Desa Cattle Dairy Farm, 3km, 5 mins driving
4) Mount Kinabalu Golf Club, 10km, 15 mins driving
5) Poring Hot Springs, 50km, 45 mins driving
 


ACCOMMODATION IN KUNDASANG AND RANAU


Celyn Resorts & Hotels Kundasang
TEL: 088-247763 FAX: 088-235763

D Villa Rina Ria
Mile 36, Tenompok-Ranau Road, Kinabalu Park, Kundasang, Sabah
TEL: 088-889282 FAX: 088-888898 EMAIL: info@dvillalodge.com

Haleluyah Retreat Centre
Km 61, Ranau-Tamparuli Highway, Sabah
TEL: 088-423993 FAX: 088-420502 EMAIL: kendiu@tm.net.my

Kinabalu Pine Resorts
Kg Kundasang, along Kundasang Ranau Highway, Sabah
TEL: 088-889388 FAX: 088-889288 EMAIL: reservation@kinabalupineresort.com

Kinabalu Rose Cabin
Km 18, Jalan Ranau/Tamparuli Ranau, Sabah TEL: 088-889233 FAX: 088-889800

Pendant Hut (Mountain Lodge) Kundasang
TEL: 088-268126 FAX: 088-269126

The Cottage Hotel
Kg. Lembah Permai Kundasang, Sabah TEL: 088-888882 FAX: 088-888885
EMAIL: kkrc@streamyx.com EMAIL: enquiry@mountaintorq.com EMAIL: info@the cottagehotel.com

Sonny's Village
Mile 36, Tenompok-Ranau Road, Kg. Kalanggaan, Sabah
TEL: 088-889277 FAX: 088-750479 EMAIL: info@seasidetravellersinn.com.my

Wildlife Mountain Lodge
Kundasang. TEL: 088-888487 FAX: 088-889487


Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens

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 Memorial is made up of four gardens representing the different nationalities -

1) Australian Garden
2) English Garden
3) Borneo Garden
4) Contemplation Garden and Pool

 The beautiful gardens are a reminder for those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others.


Kundasang Ranau Highway
Kundasang Ranau Highway

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.

With this project the township see a major transformation in economic boost for the township and the farming community.

Slop Repair Project  includes :
1) three new roundabouts,
2) dual carriageways,
3) concrete pavements and
4) permanent stalls for the 300+ hawkers of wooden shacks by the roadside.


Masjid Jamek Kundasang
Masjid Jamek Kundasang

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


Kundasang - the vegetable capital of Sabah

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.


  ARISTO KINABALU RESORT

Formerly BCCM Camp Site

9.5Km Ranau-Kundasang Highway, Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia

Tel: 088-872719, 014-9569357  Fax : 088-386352

Email : info@aristoasia.com 

2 Km from Tamu Sayur-sayuran in Kundasang Town (from KK direction)

A Cantin provide meals :

Nasi Ayam Rm 6.00
American Breakfast Rm 7.00


Kundasang is known for its fresh vegetable market with fresh and very reasonably priced vegetables.

Kundasang  view of the mountain is breathtaking.

Many Vegetable farms and mushroom farms where shitake mushrooms are grown.

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, established in 1992, is owned by Rural Development Corporation (KPD), a government agency under the Sabah Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries.

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.

Jamilah Lee is Borneo Mushroom's manager.

Rural Development Corporation (KPD) venture into mushroom plantation started from humble beginnings in 1989 where the company nurtured a few contract farmers in mushroom farming.

Initially KPD sought technical expertise on shiitake farming from experts in Taiwan, Japan and China, and gradually improved the planting techniques locally.

The center's activities has since expanded into producing four species of mushroom seeds and seedlings

1) shiitake,

2) ganoderma or ling tze,

3) oyster and

4) the jelly ear mushroom.


Borneo Mushroom supplies mushroom seedlings in pp bags and provides technical services on mushroom farming especially to KPD's contract farmers and farms.

Currently the centre is producing about 75,000 pp bags per month to meet the demand from mushroom farmers, especially KPD contract farmers.

In 2009 the centre produced almost 48,000 pp bags of seedlings per month.

The centre also conducts theoretical and technical courses on mushroom cultivation to participants from private agencies, institutes of higher learning as well as interested individuals.

Except for KPD contract farmers, fees are imposed on other participants. And, shiitake seedlings are only given to KPD contract farmers who are under the poverty eradication programme.

Those eligible to join as contract farmers must be from a family with a household income of not more than RM590 a month, which is below the poverty line.

Presently KPD has about 70 contract farmers who are only planting shiitake mushroom. They are mostly in Kundasang, Ranau and Moyog in the Penampang district in the west coast of Sabah.


Under contract farming agreement Borneo Mushroom will buy back shiitake mushrooms from contract farmers before being sold to the wholesalers.

The contract farmers' earning depends on their farming scale often between 300 and 3,000 pp bags, which translate into an earning of about RM300 to RM3,000 per harvest.

At the moment two of KPD's most successful shiitake contract farmers in Moyog, are earning between RM15,000 and RM18,000 a year.

The centre has been awarded with the Halal and Good Agricultural Practice Scheme certificates in 2007 and also the Malaysia Best certificate recently


 

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