First things is what is The Malay & Islamic World Secretaries? Or Dunia Melayu Dunia Islam (DMDI)?. For details about this Organisation please click here.
Last month, I went to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for Seminar Dunia Melayu Dunia Islam (DMDI). More than 200 participants from Melaka came. On that seminar, I was organizing the Melaka Exhibition at the Magellan Sutera Hotel, Sabah. About 9 departments joined that exhibition and it was a full house. The most interesting, all the Melaka products also sold out. Woowwwww….it’s amazing. Besides the exhibition, we just attended the seminar. Their were talking about tourism and business partnership. It’s very informative seminar to me exspecially when Sabah Tourism Board presented his paper. Their presentation so amazing. Full with life pictures and make me felt so jealous. You know why? Our YB Datuk also love their presentation compared to others. Ok..I think that is enough about the seminar.
After seminar, we went to some popular place in Sabah like Pasar Filipina, Sabah Museums, Sabah Tea and have a life experience at Long House. We slept, ate and take a bath there. It was a challenging experience when you have take a bath at the “Buluh” bathroom and near to a man bathroom. Hahaha….cannot forget about it. We also visited Sabah Tea and saw the morning sun at 5am. You will see a sun and the Mount Kinabalu together. It’s so cold and beautiful scene. Talking about Mount Kinabalu, I would like to tell you more about that.
Kinabalu Park in Sabah is a premier nature destination in Malaysia. This Kinabalu Park organized by A Statutory Body under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, The State of Sabah. It was gazetted in 1964 with the total area about 753.7 km sq. It just 92 km from Kota Kinabalu and Mount Kinabalu (4095.2 m), was the Malaysia’s highest mountain. The main feature of the park is hot spot of biodiversity. Kinabalu Park also the World’s youngest non-volcanic Mountain. Plutonic intrusion began about 1.5 million years ago and the mountain is still growing at 5mm a year. Glaciation at the summit plateau, 10,000 year ago was probabaly still covered with ice. Types of rocks included Granite, Metamorphic, Ultrabasic and soil are of Trusmadi formation.
Generally, the climate is humid tropical and differs according to elevations. Elevation at the Park ranges from 152 m a.s.l. around the upper eastern boundary at Marak Parak, to 1560 m at the Hq, to 4095.2 m at the summit.
18.30 at the KP Hq (1,560 m)
24.30C at the Poring Hot Springs Station (550 m)
11.90C at Layang-Layang (2,650 m)
9.50C at Panar Laban (3,270 m)
4 C at the Summit (4,095.2 m)
2,380 mm at the KP Hq;
2,392 mm at Poring Hot Springs
2,256 mm at Carson Camp and
2,839 mm at Panar Laban
The uniques of this Park because it has about 5000-6000 species of vascular plants contained in 200 families & 1000 genera.
This is about 14% of the total flora of Malaysia. (Malaysia: the phytogeographical region that covers Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and New Guinea). About 2.5% of the total flora of the earth! For the orchid lovers, you will find more than 711 species of orchids there. This is about 60% of total species of orchids in the world. The nepenthes (periuk kera) also you can find here. The big flowers in the world, Rafflesia. I snap a picture at the replica of rafflesia. So big!!! Believe me.