Thursday,17 August,2017

Kasih Sayang Resort – A Cool Haven In KK


Kasih Sayang Resort is an unassuming haven.  As it is perched about 2400 feet above sea level, among the hills of Bukit Kokol which sits on the Crocker Range,  the temperature is quite pleasant, between 18°C to 23°C. For those who wishes for a short retreat from the heat of Kota Kinabalu minus the long tiring trips, this is an ideal location.

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It is not as far away as Kundasang and still within Kota Kinabalu, but feels like hundreds of miles away.


Our Trip To Kasih Sayang Resort

Actually, it’s only about  30 minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.  Still, the winding uphill drive is reminiscent of the drive to Kundasang, albeit a much shorter version.

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We arrived around 12.30pm, yet the temperature was quite cool. It’s amazing that just a few minutes before, the temperature was scorching hot.  Being greeted by dainty floras of amazing colours and inhaling the cool air amidst lush greenery is a treat by itself.

Amazing Scenary

We had the opportunity of looking at the surroundings through a room that has a wonderful view of Kota Kinabalu city and what an amazing green scenery it was!  The room has no air-condition, just a ceiling fan, but it doesn’t matter as the air was cool enough.

The back sliding door allows us to rest on the verandah overlooking a valley of tropical forest – a very relaxing spot to catch up on your readings.

The mosquito nets allow us to keep the sliding door opened in the evening while enjoying the evening breeze.



Kasih Sayang Health Resort

Kasih Sayang Health Resort is actually a health center, a place where one can have a revitalizing time rejuvenating the body, mind and soul.  There are many Detoxification & Rejuvenation Packages offered which includes Body Massage with Herbal Hydrotherapy Bath or Herbal Steam Bath.

Of course, other fun activities are also available such as rubber tapping, trail walking, batik painting and roti canai or teh tarik making.



Cloud 9 Restaurant

It was past noon and we were pretty hungry, so we had our lunch at the Cloud 9 Restaurant.  The meals were quite tasty and fulfilling.  We tried out the Tuaran Mee, Pasta Carbonara, Lamb Chop, Sirloin Steak and Fish & Chips.

All dishes were tried and tasted by everybody and we are not shy to put our stamp of approval on them.

According to the infomation available on its site, Cloud 9 Restaurant has the capacity to entertain 120 pax and it serves both Asian & Western cuisines.  The open view is splendid, as you can see from the photos here.

Unfortunately, none of us were brave enough to try out the ‘Special Heart Shape Menu‘ –   100% vegetarian, free from salt, sugar, cooking oil, processed food, and all forms of seasoning. They are part of the diet used in Dr. Lynn Tan’s therapeutic programmes, specially designed to detoxify and restore nutritional balance to your body.

I am sure it is most nutritious and beneficial for the body, but sorry, not yet.


As the sky was filled with clouds, I couldn’t get any shot of the majestic Mount Kinabalu, but we did enjoy looking at some of the 5 Islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Parks.

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I was told by one of the staff there that on a clear day, we can not only see the Mount Kinabalu, the 5 Islands, but also an amazing sunset, the Kota Kinabalu night lights and also a beautiful sunrise.

A note to those who plans to drive to Rasa Sayang Resort, park uphill, if possible so that your vehicle won’t have to struggle climbing up the next hill on your way back. 

I’m telling you, the hills can be quite steep at some places.

– Kasih Sayang Resort – A Cool Haven In KK

This Article Was Written By

ISMAIL N is the 'de facto' owner and editor-in chief of DuluLainSekarangLain.Com. A Human Resource practitioner in his normal daily life and consummate blogger in his free time. He is addicted to coffee and Manchester United. Most easily accessed via his Twitter account.

Ismail N

Leave a Comment

  • titan Reply

    dah lama tak pi sabah wehh..

    apa khabar kk sekarang?

    December 10, 2016, 5:13 pm
  • KKTG Reply

    A place in KK, but away from KK… 😀

    June 3, 2014, 2:55 am
  • Christina Morley Reply

    It looks like you had a lovely time. The photos are beautiful and the food looks delicious. I can’t imagine eating food with no salt or flavor. Hahaha! And batik would have been my choice of activity. I love the art of it and used to do it as a teenager.

    Thanks for visiting 1camera1mom. I’m back in the swing of things with Christmas and New Years behind me.

    January 8, 2013, 1:19 pm
    • Dulu Lain Sekarang Lain Reply

      Neither could I, Christina, though I try to take the flavours and salt in moderation. Wow, you used to do batik? That’s amazing. Thanks for dropping by & looking forward to reading your posts.

      January 9, 2013, 6:57 am
  • donnyien Reply

    hai bro,
    one of the beautiful place to visit in sabah. nice pic!

    December 19, 2012, 12:54 am
  • Joe Reply

    Awesome… Since i’ll be visiting my cousin this new year, i think i should pay a visit to this beautiful resort.

    December 18, 2012, 6:27 pm
  • Azie Reply

    Wowww!!! cantiknya view, bila la rasanya akan jejak kaki kesini, ermmmm.

    December 18, 2012, 1:53 pm
  • Kak Long Mawar Merah Reply

    Rasanya pernah nampak resort ni tapi tak singgah. Kalau ke Sabah lagi, teringin juga nak menginap di sini.

    December 18, 2012, 11:37 am
  • ohcikgu Reply

    fuhh..nampak macam sedapppp aje..

    December 18, 2012, 10:44 am
  • TehR Reply

    tempat sejuk ni
    memang best sangat

    entah bila la aku akan sampai ke KK

    December 18, 2012, 9:36 am
  • baguznet Reply

    Menarik juga nampaknya tempat istirehat ini. Mungkin boleh cuba menginap di sini bila pergi ke KK

    December 18, 2012, 5:18 am
  • papazola Reply

    nice places 🙂

    December 18, 2012, 3:47 am
  • Hazmin Hamudin Reply

    Cantik la Kasih Sayang Resort ni.. Hari tu masa nak pergi ke Keningau ada lalu jugak Banjaran Crocker ni.

    December 18, 2012, 12:26 am
    • Abdur Reply

      Iya cantik,Agak agak berapa bajet yang diperlukan untuk pegi sana?

      December 18, 2012, 3:18 am