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Long Pasia – Back to Kota Kinabalu (part 5 of 6)

Continued from Part 4…

DAY 4 – Fall in Love with Long Pasia

Taman Kerangas (Heath Forest Garden)

Before we leave Long Pasia, we check out the Heath Forest Garden nearby the village, only a 20-minute walk away. Taman Kerangas is a garden (private land) where locals put all the wild orchids they rescued from logged forest. There are over 320 orchid species found in Long Pasia, and the new species is still being discovered.

Taman Kerangas

Blooming orchid
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At first I thought Taman Kerangas was a well-maintained garden with all the blooming flora neatly organised and a place great for leisure walk. I was wrong. Taman Kerangas looks more like a forest, with muddy and steep trail, dense undergrowth vegetation and lurking leeches. I was wearing the last set of clean clothing for the last day and didn’t expect to get dirty. After walking nearly 1KM of dirty trail, and with leech crawling on my jacket, to be honest, I was quite angry.

Blooming orchid

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Blooming orchid

Blooming rhododendron
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Anyway, I still got some beautiful flower shots though not many orchids were blooming. Just remember to wear jungle outfit when you come here. Taman Kerangas is so near to the village, so it still worth the time to take a look.

Last Day

I enjoy my last peaceful morning in Long Pasia. Today we are going home, but I don’t really feel happy that it’s over. Instead, I feel a bit sad leaving. As a frequent traveller, I come and go, without leaving my heart behind in other places. I have a special feeling about Long Pasia, and I’ll come back again one day. I feel a connection with this place but not sure what it is.

Long Pasia

Long Pasia
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Lundayeh dress

We have a tea break in the living room before we leave. A black chick comes in, walk around and chirp. Lait says this chick has no mother and always alone. It seems to enjoy being our company and sit quietly on our lap, so Mary decides to take it home and name it “Pasia”. Lat also gives Nova one of his paintings. Seem like everyone got something. I also bag some good photos and sweet memories too.


Pasia the chick
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Above: we have a new friend going home with us

Good bye Long Pasia. It is wonderful to know you…

Long Pasia

Long Pasia
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If you would like to go to Long Pasia, please contact Mr. Eddie at 011-12017897. The attractions that I blog here is only a small part of Long Pasia. Long Pasia has many other attractions such as Tiger Hill, Hidden Lake, Maga Waterfall, Crocodile monument, etc. Since Long Pasia is far away, I strongly recommend tourists to have a longer stay. What’s the point of having a 3-day trip but spending 2 days on the road, right? You don’t need to do hardcore adventure like me, as there are many leisure activities such as river cruise around the village too.

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Photos taken in Long Pasia, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

6 thoughts on “Long Pasia – Back to Kota Kinabalu (part 5 of 6)

  1. Wow, I read the whole article from the beginning right to the end at least twice and I was having a goosebump. I really wish I was there with your group exploring all the things that Long Pasia has to offer. I really is exciting even by just reading. Long Pasia has always been the place that I’ve been dreaming of going for such a long time. I really hope my next year will lead me to it. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. thanks jipp! i always think my article is so long that nobody would read everything,hehe. u won’t be disappointed when u go to long pasia, it’s such a lovely place.

  3. Hi eddie here just would like to update my contact number 🙂 its 01112017897 the other contact number hp got stolen thankss

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