The Sabah Agriculture Park is always a must-go destination on my travel list. This 1,500 acre park got amazing collection of plants, flowers, fruits from all over the world. You also can see some Orchid and other rare plant species that only found in Borneo. It is one of the best parks in Asia and it is so big that you can’t finish exploring it in one day.
I made a mistake. I wanted to visit Sabah Agriculture park on Monday, after the Pesta Kalimaran on Sunday. Actually the park does not open on Monday. Can’t believe I made such a stupid mistake. I called their office in Saturday afternoon. Their staffs were so nice and helpful. They allowed me to enter the park on Monday! Thank you so much.
The only problem was — some of the gardens such as Orchid Centre, Garden of Eden, Model Garden were not open that day. The explorer train and guide were also not available. 🙁
However, I could visit their Ixora, Hibiscus, Hoya, Cactus, Pitcher Plant, and germplasm gardens. I also saw deers, ostrich, pearl chicken, peacock… in the animal park. The view at the lake is also magnificent. I took a lot of photos but they could not even picture 0.01% of the park. It was cool to get overwhelmed by so many stuffs. I only visited 30% of the park. Will come back again in the future.
I guess I was the only tourist walking in the park. When I was busy looking at the tall trees, suddenly a bee fly to my left ear and stung me! It was so painful… I didn’t know that bee shocked which nerve. It just stung me without any warning. I was not even near to its territory. Later I was also attacked by army of mosquitoes in the darker trail. I killed more than 20 mosquitoes that sucked blood on my arm. So I advise you to apply insect repellent.
To go to the park, which is 20 KM away from Tenom, you can get a mini-bus near to the bus and taxi terminal. Look for the one that got the name “Lagud Sebrang”, or you can ask the local. The one-way ticket costs RM3. Going back to Tenom by bus is a bit troublesome. You need to walk outside the park (quite far) to catch a bus at the main road. You better leave before 2 PM. It is very hard to get a bus after that. FYI, the entrance fee to the park is RM10 per pax for Malaysians, RM25 for foreigner tourists. Overall, it was an enjoyable trip.