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Address: Jalan Bukit Upper Bendera | Likas, Kota Kinabalu 88400, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 88-246 955
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Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary or KKCBS is a haven for wildlife right in...

Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary or KKCBS is a haven for wildlife right in the heart of the city. This 24-hectare patch of mangrove forest is the only remaining patch of an extensive mangrove forest that once existed around the coastal town of Kota Kinabalu.

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Peaceful walk if nobody there

Quite peaceful, but very green/brown all the way round (the nature of the place!). Don't expect to see much, especially if, like me, you are followed in by a Chinese tour group... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
celaeno1970
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nottingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Quite peaceful, but very green/brown all the way round (the nature of the place!). Don't expect to see much, especially if, like me, you are followed in by a Chinese tour group who felt the need to make as much noise as possible and scare everything away, stomping through the place without even LOOKING at the surroundings - why even... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The varying reviews of the bird park maybe due to the tides and the moon. During lowest tide ie new moon the whole wetland is squishy marsh with areas of nearly dry ground. At the highest tides with a full moon the setting Is of a hidden shallow lake with clear water overlying the mud. There are birds and smaller... More 

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Thank Coolhealth
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Nice and tranquil place but it is poorly managed! Place looks quite run down, insufficient information given. Might have came at a wrong wrong time (afternoon) because there was no wildlife at all! Wooden walkway ends halfway which descends into a muddy trail which is impassable during high tide.

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Thank Joshua Y
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

there is a small entrance fee to this bird sanctuary. come here if you want to find out about the local birds of kota kinabalu. it is located at a lagoon close to likas bay. tranquil and calming which is so close to kota kinabalu city and offers a scenic tranquil feel.

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Thank elenameiyun
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I went here office product update purposed and surprisingly there are not so many people come here. We given breakfast by the friendly staff, well not really fancy food but I'm fine with it. Then the staff with all info regarding the mangrove swamp and the ecosystem that involved at surrounding area. Then we went for site inspection around the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

We walked here from KL station. It's about 45 minutes walk up a hill, so bring water. The entrance fee is suprisingly expensive, but includes a show in the afternoon at the open air auditorium. There are a lot of birds in cages and loads of flamingos and peacocks out in the open. By KK standards, it's a fairly good... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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68 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

It's part of the wetland and when we arrive it was mid day and the mangrove land was dried during the low tide and we did not see a single bird accept for the many spider cobs and mosquitoes. You have to use insect repellent as the wetland and bird sanctuary area is swam with mosquitos even at mid noon!!!

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Thank annecheehyde2018
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Very disappointing visit. We were all excited to see this bird park but went dud to see this pathetic place lots of litter around . Birds in filth. Don't waste your time and money better to visit Lok Kawi wild life park

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Thank raman s
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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102 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

It is located in the area of Likas. A place where you can watch birds in Kota Kinabalu. If you can tight budget or tight timetable, just go to the hotel reception or go to your travel agent and ask for this place, then you can also have your own bird tour even tho you can tight timetable or tight... More 

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285 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

This is a shame ..Completely run down and litter everywhere ..decking in need of repair and plastic bottles everywhere in the water ..Viewing area at far end of the decking 40 minute walk ..Did not see a feathered creature anywhere ...Will not return.

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