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Kundasang, Malaysia

Kundasang: The "New Zealand of the East"

Kundasang is a small town located in Malaysian Borneo, about 6km from the Kinabalu National Park and inhabited mainly by the local Dusun and a population of Chinese residents.

Places of interest in Kundasang include the Kundasang War Memorial created to commemorate the fallen allied soldiers of WWII (mostly Australian and British) who died during the death marches of 1945. The memorial contains four interlocking but separate gardens connected by a reflection pool.  Kundasang also has a beautiful, yet challenging, 18-hole golf course with steep slopes and ever present winds.

There are those that say Kundasang has areas that will make you feel like you are in New Zealand. The rolling hills, cool climate and large green fields with dairy cows grazing past will transport you a faraway land.  You can even milk a cow if you like.

The fertile soil and temperate climate of Kundasang make the perfect place to grow vegetables.  People come from all over the region to source their vegetables, the vegetable market opens 7 days a week.

You can also follow your nose to the rose and strawberry garden which is a ten minute walk from the town car park,

Malaysia is one of the best places in the world for stargazing.  Kundasang offers unique stargazing opportunities where guests can stay in yurts out in the open and experience a truly exceptional sight at night.

If you’ve ever wanted to take your picture with a giant statue of a head of cabbage…look no further!!  If cabbage isn’t your thing there is another giant lettuce statue too…

Monthly Budget For A Couple Living In Kundasang, Malaysia

ExpenseMonthly CostNotes
RentRM 2,000 Unfurnished, two-bedroom modern apartment or house
GasRM 30 For cooking
TransportationRM 200 For taxi rides
ElectricityRM 200 A/C and heating usage.
WaterHN/A/td> Bundled with electricity
TelephoneRM 50
InternetRM 60
Cable TVRM 70
GroceriesRM 900 Basic items for couple.
EntertainmentRM 474Social Outing> RM 15 per person;dinner and drinks for two: 30-120; drinks for two> 18
TotalRM 3984 US$928.67

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