Update 2014 - Due to some funding issues, the Green Connection in KK is poorly managed and quite run down and we recommend that you give this place a miss. Unless you really want to go, it is entirely up to you. We will let you know if there are new updates to this place. This original review was done in 2010.
Update: Aug 2011 - I recently re-visited this place and found that many of the attractions here have not been managed well due to a lack of funding. However, school children were still seen doing a field trip here. If you do visit and notice this, please do let me know by leaving a comment here.
|Soft corals on display|
Watch out for my other article on The Green Connection for Children Activities in Sabah.
Green Connection Goals
- To become a major tourist attraction for Sabah Borneo.
- To keep aquatic life in the best possible conditions.
- To show aquatic life in realistic, attractive displays which satisfy both aesthetic and environmental requirements. To develop discovery centre exhibits which stimulate and make learning fun.
- To include a wide range of discovery centre interactive exhibits which cover all aspects of ocean science: oceanography, biology, chemistry, physics, maths, technology & engineering
- To make visits enjoyable and memorable by entertaining and encouraging curiosity.
- To provide support materials for educators which compliment and develop the concepts taught in schools and further education.
- To promote an interest environmental conservation and awareness in all visitors.
- To develop a cadre of young Malaysians who care about the environment and are concerned with the threats facing aquatic life.
- To support Government and Non Government Organisations in their efforts to conserve, species, habitats and ecosystems.
- To support the dive and Ecotourism industry by encouraging visitors to become involved and visit the natural world destinations available in Sabah Borneo.
- Taxi there - One can easily take a taxi there as most of the taxis in Kota Kinabalu know of this place. It costs about RM10-15 (US$3.00-4.70) one way.
- Bus - Get a bus that heads towards Tuaran, Innanam, Mengatal, Telipok and stop at KM2 of Jalan Tuaran or Wisma Wanita (Women's Centre)
- Driving - If you are self driving, just follow the main Tuaran Road.
Opening Hours of The Green Connection: 10am to 6pm daily
Entrance fees/Tickets for Green Connection Sabah:
- Adults RM25 (USD$7.80) Children (2-16 years) RM15 (USD$4.70)
- Family Ticket 2 Adult and up to 2 children : RM 60.00 (US$18.70) additional children RM 5 each to a maximum of 4 children per parent.
- Group visits for school children - Children RM5 (5 to 50 children) and Teachers RM 10 (1 teacher for every 12 children). Contact for further details.
93 Lorong Burung Ruai 1,
Kota Kinabalu 88450
Contact number for Green Connection: +60 088 245 046
Booking Numbers: 013 8978005 / 016 8382905
|More links about this place on the web;|
The Green Connection on Wikipedia
The Green Connection article in The Sabah Times
The Green Connection website