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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

Expense Monthly Cost Notes
Rent RM 2,000  Unfurnished, two-bedroom modern apartment or house
Gas RM 30  For cooking
Transportation RM 200  For taxi rides
Electricity RM 200  A/C and heating usage.
Water HN/A/td>  Bundled with electricity
Telephone RM 50
Internet RM 60
Cable TV RM 70
Groceries RM 900  Basic items for couple.
Entertainment RM 474 Social Outing> RM 15 per person;dinner and drinks for two: 30-120; drinks for two> 18
Total RM 3984  US$928.67

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