17 August 2010

Desa Dairy Farm

A trip to Kota Kinabalu wont be complete without visiting Kundasang. Kundasang is the closest village to Mount Kinabalu which has a panoramic view of the mountain. Its location provides the place a cool climate & a wonderful refreshing cool air. Personally, I find Kundasang full of simplicities. The life of the people's here is very laid back & they take life as it is.

Among the attractions in Kundasang are The Desa Dairy Farm, Kinabalu National Park & the War Memorial. Besides these interesting places, Kundasang is also a famous spot for fresh fruits & vegetables due to its cool climate.

The first place we went to upon reaching this town is no other that the Desa Dairy Farm. This is a dairy cattle that produced pasteurized fresh milk & is the largest contributor of fresh milk in Sabah. Fresh milk are available here at a much cheaper price. Anyway I cant comment much about the milk though since I am not a milk-drinker. However according to my dad, they are damn good !

This dairy farm I would say, is the best place in Sabah to be at. It's a must-see place that shouldnt be missed in anybody's itinerary for their Sabah trip. Desa Dairy Farm is located at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu. A herd of the Friesian cattles wandering on the fields somehow or rather makes me feel as though I am in New Zealand instead. The scenery of the green meadows stretching as far as to the foothill of the mountain offers a magnificent view - so beautiful that you might forget to breath for a few seconds seeing it !

Smart cows, aren't they?

If you are coming from Kota Kinabalu, head over to Kundasang War Memorial & go straight downhill and uphill while keeping your eyes to the left. You'll then see a small wooden guard post that sells the entrance tickets. When you see the Desa Dairy Farm signboard just turn left and you are on the right track. The place is quite secluded & hidden.

The milking process

This farm is open to public between 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, with an entrance fee of RM3/person. Besides the view, visitors can also see the milking process done at the centre. I'm not quite sure of the milking hours though, but we were lucky that day as we got there just on time. It's in indeed an impressive sight seeing those cows obediently lining up to the milking station without having anybody to guide them.


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