Morning, transfer from the hotel to Tanjung Aru Railway Station to board the train for a 90 minutes ride to Tenom, an interior and somewhat alluring town in Sabah. The train ride is the most spectacular part of the whole tour as the railway runs parallel in the Padas River, fast flowing and torment looking river. The railway track twists and turns as it follows the contours of the Padas River and at times looms menacingly close to the river side. Arrive at Tenom (trading centre for the Murut community) for lunch. Proceed to the Orchids Research Center which was established in 1980 is a must and has some 500 species of wild hybrid orchid. Return journey by train and arrive at Kota Kinabalu in the late afternoon. (L)
NOTE: Not operating on Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, because the Orchid Research Center is closed to the public.