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Polumpung Melangkap: A Scenic Campsite In Sabah With A Mount Kinabalu View

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Cheng Sim  •  Jul 14, 2020

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Going back to nature is one of the best pleasures in life. Away from the city's hustle and bustle, we'll seek our quiet time in the best beaches, island paradises and nature retreats in Malaysia. If you're planning a relaxing getaway in Sabah, there's a scenic campsite that you should know about. Situated in Kota Belud, let the sweeping view of Mount Kinabalu captivate you at Polumpung Melangkap View Camp Site. Just a 1.5-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu, this place ranks high on every nature lover's list as one of the most scenic campsites in Malaysia. If you're looking for a campsite in Sabah that strikes a balance between serene nature and traditional village, this is it. Not only does Polumpung Melangkap has a scenic view of Mount Kinabalu, but it also sits on the banks of Panataran river to add a riverside experience to your camping adventure. As you perched your tents on the riverbank, it's natural to be swept away by the sight of clear water flowing over the rocks. You'll also likely to see campers and children swimming and river tubing in the Panataran river.  If you're planning to spend a night at Polumpung Melangkap, you're required to pay an overnight fee and allowed to bring your own camping gears. Don't worry if you don't have any! They also provide rental for various camping equipment too. Required fee
  • Overnight fee: RM12
  • Entrance fee: RM6 (day visit or picnic)
Equipment rental (per night)
  • Tent (2 pax): RM10
  • Tent (4 pax): RM20
  • Tent (6 pax): RM30
  • Tent (8 pax): RM40
  • Pillow: RM3
  • Sleeping bag: RM5
  • Air mattress: RM10
  • Mat: RM3
  • Portable gas cooker: RM15
  • Kitchen hut: RM40
  • BBQ pit: RM10
For nature lovers who only have a bit of time to spare, you can swing by for a day trip where you're free to enjoy quality time in the river. Polumpung Melangkap has various facilities such as a grocery store, prayer rooms, washrooms, changing rooms and showers. Since this campsite is situated far from Kota Kinabalu, you can hire a private van to take you on a return trip from Kota Kinabalu to Polumpung Melangkap for RM350. With a driver included, the private van can fit up to 13 guests.  If you're planning a nature getaway to Sabah, make sure to spend a night at Polumpung Melangkap View Camp Site! For travellers who want to turn it into a romantic retreat, check out these scenic accommodations in Sabah with a view of Mount Kinabalu. Rate: Starts at RM6 (entrance fee) or RM12 (overnight fee) Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM-5PM Address: Kampung Melangkap Baru, 89158 Kota Belud, Sabah Contact: +6011 3624 4723 Website | Facebook | Instagram