Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

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Today's destination was a visit to the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park southeast of Kota Kinabalu. The Bell Boy ours Hotels showed us several ways to get there. The easiest is to take a taxi. This costs a fixed price of 50 MYR (11 EUR) for the approx. 25 kilometers. Since, according to him, there is no taxi rank there, the taxi driver would wait for us at the park entrance and then drive back to the hotel. The entire route would cost MYR 150. There is also an organized tour (includes entry at MYR 20/person). This costs 190 MYR (44 EUR) per person. Both variants were too much financial effort for a wildlife park. So we decided on suggestion number 3 and borrowed two scooters.

With the rental station we were able to arrange a "happy hour" price of 30 MYR per scooter for the rest of the day. After a round of familiarization in the parking lot, we headed out into the traffic. The left-hand traffic in Malaysia gave us minor difficulties for the first few kilometers. But we got used to it pretty quickly.

Mit dem Roller zum Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
Scooter to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is operated by the Sabah Wildlife Department and covers an area of ​​113 hectares. There are currently over 100 different species of animals in the park, plus a botanical garden. The circular route can either be walked or taken with a small "Bimmel-Bahn" (4x daily, costs: 2 MYR/person). We decided to walk around the zoo on our own. Many of the animals are native to Malaysia and Southeast Asia. We were particularly fascinated by the Malaysian tigers and the orangutans. Unfortunately, the enclosures are very small and have a close-meshed wire fence. So we could not take pictures of some animals.

In the course of the afternoon the animals are fed in front of an audience. Since the park was only moderately visited today and we probably noticed something as the only Europeans, we were allowed to feed the orangutans with papaya. The otters were also funny, some of which ate four fish at once.

Malaysischen Tiger bei der Fütterung
Malaysian tiger at feeding time

City Mosque in Likas Bay

After an animal show with parrots, monkeys and snakes, we drove back to Kota Kinabalu on our scooters. We looked at the City Mosque in Likas Bay. This is said to be one of the most beautiful in Malaysia and bears similarities to the Nabawi Mosque in Medina.

City Moschee in der Likas Bay
City Mosque in Likas Bay
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My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2021, I live with my wife Christin and our son in Merseburg and work in Leipzig as a product manager. What I love about travelling is flying, discovering delicious food and drink, and staying in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always on the lookout for the next adventure. I have been posting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

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