Quick hill climbing in Kota Kinabalu (Part I)

There are at least 2 popular places for quick hill climbing around Kota KInabalu. These places are ideal for busy city folks wanting a quick workout while being close to nature and at the same time able to enjoy panoramic view from a peak.

One of them is at Taman Tun Fuad, Bukit Padang. You really can’t miss it; just walk around the jogging track; if you see people going up the hill, most probably they are going there.

The track is wide and has steps – this is good preparation if you’re thinking of climbing Mount Kinabalu. If this is not strenous enough for you, walk faster or run, and do several repetitions. This track is also used by state athletes like Guianus Salagan and gang.

There are 2 parts to it. Once you reach the top of the first part, turn right and keep walking you’ll see this:

Soon, you will see another set of steps, narrower this time:

Once you reach the top, you’ll be greeted with a beautiful panoramic view of the surroundings. The pics I’ve taken don’t do justice to the actual view:

We couldn’t spend more time at the top and explore the surroundings due to impending heavy rain.

As you can see from the timestamp, it only took about 30 minutes to get to the top at a fast-walking pace.

P.S. This is a more fun way of losing weight than going for thosewieght loss pills.

5 thoughts on “Quick hill climbing in Kota Kinabalu (Part I)

  1. Whoooaaaa…. Lama suda sya tidak pigi panjat itu bukit di Bukit Padang ooo…

    I think last time I went there was in 2003. Need to go there again for my training for my next year’s trip up to Kinabalu!!!

  2. uiiyoo..sy lagi lama tidak p sana.. last sy pigi tahun 1996..sudah 15 tahun oo.. lain sudah rupa tempat ni..makin cantik pla..apa pun memang such a nice view la sana tu..dulu sy sikul dekat sana ja tue

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>