Welcome to Kiram’s Village, Kundasang

Forget about Sutera Sanctuary Lodges Kinabalu Park accommodations. They are expensive and not worth staying in. Can you imagine staying in bunk beds Grace Hostel will cost you RM120 per person, per night?

With RM120 you can stay in Kinabalu Pine Resort, Winner of 2005/06 Malaysian Tourism Awards – Excellence in Hotel Services (2 Star) standard room with breakfast and have your own veranda facing the Majestic Kinabalu.

Personally, I have been shying away from staying in Kinabalu Park for the last 2 years, as they were cutting my throat with their prices.

Enough with the bashing. I am would like to introduce you to Kiram’s Village, Mesilou, Kundasang. Situated just before the entrance of Mount Kinabalu Golf Club, Kundasang, this group of chalets are owned by one of my high school super senior, Jamalul Kiram.

It’s new, don’t have much promotion and still don’t have any website but the place is just so beautiful. We had a family gathering last month with other members of Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh Old Boys Association (STAROBA) Sabah Chapter. We just had a great time, barbecuing and karaoke, until the air was too cold for us. The temperature went down to 15 degree Celcius at night!

Check out the photos!

Kiram's Village Chalets
Sunrise @ Kiram's Village. There's a fish pond in front of the chalets.
Mesilau Pinnacle at the background.
The signboard. You should not miss it as it's just before the golf course.
Family units, complete with cooking area and two bedrooms (left).
Office cum diner cum karaoke place. With a view...
Mesilau Pinnacle at the background.
Yes, it's Kundasang...
This place is higher than Kinabalu Park...
Kinabalu from the golf course...

Just drop me an email if you decided to spend some quality time with your family in this place. It’s a nice weekend getaway, just 1 and half hours drive from Kota Kinabalu.

210 thoughts on “Welcome to Kiram’s Village, Kundasang

  1. abd rahman hasan

    Bro Nazul siap masuk dlm gambar as background….eheheee….bila nak pi lepak sana lagi? lagi satu nak promote, siap ada Astro…….u all kena bawa kad Astro je dah boleh tgk channel Astro…..amacam, bila lagi nak pi….

  2. irman

    looks like the place is located somewhere overseas! nice…
    mind sharing with us the pics of the rooms?


  3. drizad Post author

    @irman: Unfortunately, I did not manage to get the photos of the rooms. We (me and Bro. Jamalul, the owner) are planning to create a website specific for Kiram’s Village, so that all the info can be presented in one website, compared to just one post in this blog.

    I will announce about the website when it’s ready…

  4. Jon

    Hi. Nice blog! I am interested in climbing Mt KK for the first time with 2 foreigner friends coming May. We are adventurous and don’t mind tenting and cook our own foods. Kiram’s Village looks gorgeous, certainly a great place to spend a night before climbing. Can you give me more details please? It would be great if you can advise on how to go about booking for Kiram’s Village, getting a pass to climb Mt KK, and advise on some activities we can do together after climbing…

  5. Raymond

    Hi Dr. Izad,
    Thanx for the highlight. I spent last weekend there.
    Absolutely enjoyed myself.
    If u walk out of the place towards the golf club,
    u get one of the best views of the mountain u can find.
    Mr. Kiram even gave us students a nice discount.

  6. Jas

    Hi! That place looks fantastic! i’m actually in the midst of planning a climbing trip in August and my friends and i are trying our best to shun away from the kinabalu park accomodations. Could you provide me with the contacts? Thanks a dozen!!

  7. suvro sarkar

    Hi, is there availability on 28th-29th march? we are abt 6 persons arriving in kota kinabalu on friday 28th 11 PM. also wondering whether we can start the mt kinabalu climb early morning saturday (say 5 am) with guide and return the same evening, since we dont have acco in laban rata. Many thanks in advance. Looking forward to your reply.

  8. sarah

    hi.. this plase looks absolutely wonderful. please email me the details eg rates and contact numbers. etc
    thanks a million

  9. jeya

    I have stayed at the Kinabalu park, but this place looks awesome, can you pls provide the rates, the booking procedures and the contact person together with emails add.

  10. abdullah

    Tq, cantik nampak tempat nih!
    28feb hari tu panjat low’s peak. Turun 1mac. Agak2nya bila dah berusia emas dah cukup 3 kali panjat. Lepas ni boleh lepak kat sini pulak! In Sya Allah

  11. fadhli

    Going to climb kinabalu in november. we are a small group of first timer…really excited bout it but still has not manage to start our fitness training due to excessive workload or perhaps all of us are just hiding under the pretence of workload to avoid doing the ‘training’ hehe…

    would appreciate if you could provide us with the info on kiram village (rates, how to get there, early bird rates etc)


  12. PAMEE

    Bro..it’s so picturesque. Bilalah aku nak fit boleh panjat the Majestic Mt tu.
    wait till i come back in 2 years. We ‘ll have a ‘medica unplugged’ or ‘Zoom 25 ‘ reunion..amacam?

  13. Ooi

    Hi Drizad

    Look like a must visit for me and my family to this Kiram’s Village on my coming trip to KK this May!
    Can you pls email me the contact no of the person incharge at Kiram’s Village or informations about the accommodation/activities available!


  14. fara

    Hi Dr Izad,

    Bule email the rates to me.
    We will be having our family holiday in Sabah in October
    Group of 10 ppl with 3 kids

    bule forward also cara nak ke sana
    i mean jauh x dr bandar Kota Kinabalu


  15. WanTing

    Hi Drizad,

    Heard that from May onwards, all climbing to Mt KK will be at least 3D2N? No more 2d1n.. Looking forward to your reply..


  16. Wati

    Hi Drizad,

    I’m very interested to have the details, could you please email me the info.
    Thanks and have a great holiday.

  17. Kit Lim


    how long will it take if we want to go to mesilau gate from kiram village? is this within walking distance? if not, any transportation available?

    what type of room suitable for 4 adult? what is the price. We are looking forward to staying there on 8th april and checkout early morning 9th april for climbing.

    kindly send a reply to my email too.

  18. Hiew Ming

    Hi, googled out this website. Excellent information you have. Can I have information on the rates and how to book it?
    I will be in KK early April. Thanks.

  19. Rayney

    Hi there.
    Our CIMB’s recreation club is organising a trip to ranau tis coming 1st May 2009. Can u provide us with details/room rates and how many room available. And also advice us if the date is available for us to stay at tis amazing place! Thank u!

  20. Nelly

    Hi, I would like to know how much is your rate for a two room chalet? And is there a contact number that I can call? Thanks

  21. Khaironisaq

    Hi Dr Izad,

    Can I get the contact for this place and the rates. How far is it from Kinabalu Park HQ?

  22. kc

    i’m interested & may i know the rate for 2px tentatively scheduled on 26/04/09 ~ 28/04/09?

  23. mohd khir 42

    area cantik rasa terpegun memandangnya ,ada dorm tak? saya naik mount kinabalu seorang pd 11 june 09,bagi rate dorm atau chalet ok!,ada kenderaan hantar ke Mesilou tempat mula pendakian & berapa tambangnya dari kiram village? no hp 019-8648044 mohamad khir bin johari

  24. rafeaqe

    Dear friend

    I would like to stay your cottage for 2 nights for 2 adult so please give me your best price….july 2009



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