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Fresh air and natural beauty

The Nature Reserve was established by Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, in collaboration with the State Wildlife Department of Sabah in June 1996.  

The reserve is located within the resort’s forested hills and spans 64 acres. Its topography is ideal, with steep slopes gradually becoming gentler and forming a ridge. The highest point within the reserve stands at 95 metres above sea level.  

The hill is mainly covered by secondary forest growth, and outcrops can be seen along the ridge. There is an abundance of fruit trees that support various species of birds and other smaller native animals within the reserve.  

The aim of the Nature Reserve is to enhance the conservation of the flora and fauna that are native to Sabah. The animals relocated to the reserve are usually ones that were abandoned when they were young or domesticated by village folk and rescued by officers of the Wildlife Department of Sabah. 

Flourishing plant life   

The Nature Interpretation Centre gardens feature indigenous herbs, medicinal plants, shrubs and trees, and allow visitors to learn about native flora before they first step foot on the trails. In the reserve itself, alien plants and trees are continuously being replaced with native species. As the indigenous vegetation takes over, increasing numbers of insects and other creatures have made their way back to the reserve.  

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Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran, Sabah, 89208, Malaysia