Do You Know That These Place have the BEST Spot for Stargazing in Sabah?
Recently, many local and international visitors have come to see the amazing nature of the universe in Sabah. With “stargazing” activities on offer, visitors can enjoy leisure activities such as picnics, camping and bathing.
WHAT IS STARGAZING?
Definition of Stargazing is observing the stars using a modern telescope for astronomy knowledge through a retractable roof.
It is a unique way to discover and learn about the universe. We can see the positions of planets, moon, stars that revolve around the universe. It makes us wonder and being fascinated with the universe. It certainly will become one of the valuable experience in our life.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND SUCH PLACE?
When we talk about “Stargazing” places, it is located where you can see a huge mountain standing not far from your eyes to see in Sabah.
Be one with the stars at Kampung Sangkir and Melangkap. Along the Kota Belud-Ranau Bypass, there is another good spot.
Head on to Kampung Tambatuon, which is located in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu, next to the Kedamaian River.
It is 69.4KM away from Kota Kinabalu City, it tooks 1 hour 45 minutes of driving to arrive at your destination port for your stargazing.
WHAT OTHER THINGS TO DO?
Located on the west coast of Sabah, Kota Belud is known as the unofficial capital of the indigenous Bajau (Nomads) people. It is famous for its Sunday tamu (open air market) where you can see buyers and sellers haggling over prices.
In October, the tamu is held on a larger and more vibrant scale, and this is known as the tamu besar (grand market). Another interesting sight is the golden mosque on the hill.
Kota Belud can be a stopover en route to Kudat, Mantanani and Manana Beach.
For those who like to travel from one destination to another, stay at least one night at Tambatuon Homestays, Nahandang or Polumpung for your knowledge about astronomy and see the amazing of the universe here.
For sure, it is not just about stargazing. It is about to spend your time with family and friends and relaxing out of the stressful life while stargazing and camping.
PLAN YOUR TRIP TODAY!
During the weekend or school holiday, this homestay will likely to be full. Usually, the visitor will make an early booking so that they can ensure they have a place to stay during their vacation. Plan your trip wisely as the campsite and tents are limited.
However, you still can stay at their homestay for a night if you don’t have a chance to book for their campsite’s.
Remember to bring enough food, kitchen utensils and drinks to avoid not having enough equipment and goods.
If you have your tent, bring along with you because it will save your cost from spending for a rental tent. One tent can fit in from 4 to 6 person per tent.
Here is the details of Kota Belud Stargazing places:
TAMBATUON HOMESTEADS – 017-8115882
NAHANDANG MELANGKAP HOMESTAY AND CAMPSITE – 014-8555755
MELANGKAP HOMESTAY KOTA BELUD – 012-8033386
There is a lot more places that you can do this stargazing activities at Sabah. Why Kota Belud? The view of Mount Kinabalu make this stargazing activities more interesting and the camping activity beside the river make us feel calm to do the stargazing activities.
ENJOY YOUR TIME FOR STARGAZING!