A full day tour which takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city life to the beautiful scenic countryside of Sabah. Start the journey with a tour in Sabah Tea Plantation where you will also enjoy a set lunch. Afterwards, take a drive to World War II Memorial site or also known as Kundasang War Memorial by the locals. A site which commemorates a tragedy and atrocity which struck Sandakan between January and August 1945.
In the early morning, embark on a full day tour of the Sabah Tea Plantation and World War II Memorial site. The journey will start with a 2.5 hour drive from your Kota Kinabalu city hotel to Sabah Tea Plantation passing through the highlands of Kundasang, Ranau. Enjoy the scenic countryside views and its fresh air. The tea plantation is surrounded by pristine rainforests in the cool mountain air and is the only organic tea farm in Borneo and one of the few in the world. Take a tour around the tea plantation and enjoy a local lunch with the beautiful views of the plantation. Afterwards, head towards to the World War II Memorial site also known as Kundasang War Memorial by the locals. Established in 1962, it was one of the first memorials to 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. The memorial also remembers the people of North Borneo who risked their lives to help the POWs. The Memorial is made up of four beautiful gardens – the Australian Garden, the English Garden, the Borneo Garden and the Contemplation Garden and Pool – to represent the different nationalities. Visitors can also opt to view a brief video on the history of the Sandakan Death March. This tour concludes with the return trip to Kota Kinabalu, and drop-off at your hotel.