Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre

Kota Kinabalu

Proboscis monkey.

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This centre features 1.4km of wooden walkways passing through a 24-hectare mangrove swamp, where you can expect to see scuttling fiddler and mangrove crabs, mud lobsters, mudskippers, skinks, turtles, water monitors and mangrove slugs. For many the big attraction is a stunning variety of migratory birds. To get here, take the bus towards Likas from the bus stations in front of City Hall or Wawasan Plaza, to Likas Sq. A taxi from KK costs around RM15; a Grab ride no more than RM10.