Situated on the northeastern tip of Malaysian Borneo, Mount Kinabalu National Park is one of South East Asia’s biodiversity hotspots.

A designated World Heritage Site, this park is home to half of all Borneo’s birds, mammals and amphibian species, and two-thirds of all Bornean reptiles.

Some of the local plant species include the slightly sinister but brilliantly-evolved Rafflesia plant, which mimics decaying meat to attract and entrap pollinator flies.

Towering over the 70 000 hectares of forested terrain is the 4096-metre Mount Kinabalu – the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea.