Roaring good times will be had soon as Jurassic Land Kiulu in Sabah gears up for a unique experience to visitors.
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When domestic tourism fully opens up again, forget rushing to beaches for fun in the sun and channel your inner child for a dinosaur safari adventure instead.
Jurassic Land Kiulu in Sabah, approximately 45km away from Kota Kinabalu, is set to open up to the public in Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).
As the name suggests, the park was inspired by the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchises and its location is set against a natural setting with Mount Kinabalu in the background.
What to expect
The park is sited on a three-acre land and boasts a café, flying zip-line, jumpoline, cycle-8 park and animatronic dinosaurs of course!
According to the park’s co-founder Ady Kim, the park is now at 95% completion and hopes that when the park is allowed to open, it would serve as the best place to visit for parents and their children who have been cooped up so long due to the pandemic.
Details on the entrance fees have yet to be announced and will be finalised once the park is officially opened.
A unique experience and opportunity for everyone
Ady said the idea for Jurassic Land Kiulu came about over a coffee session with co-partners Sam Chan and Jason Poo, all of whom are avid fans of the Jurassic Park movies and dinosaurs – so are their children.
They chose Kiulu not only for its lush greenery but also because of its easy access from Kota Kinabalu.
Kiulu also happens to be a popular eco-tourism destination famous for white water rafting, trekking and hiking activities.
Sabah Tourism Board (STB) chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai says the park would further boost rural tourism and provide locals job opportunities.
The availability of diverse tourist attractions would encourage visitors to stay longer in Kiulu which in turn would bring about a tremendous economic spin-off to the local community.Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, Chairman of STB and Kiulu assemblyman via NST
Joniston also added that Sabah needs more attractions such as Jurassic Land Kiulu to add value and varieties on tour packages.
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