Tips to stay safe when stargazing:
1 Be sure to inform the relevant security officers of your location and activities, so that they can patrol the area and keep an eye out for you as you might be carrying expensive equipment.
2 The recommended locations are open to the public. But there are many other good locations for stargazing in Sabah. Before you go to these other locations, make sure you obtain permission from the relevant parties to enter those locations, and do not trespass on any private property.
3 Go in a group, not alone. You can join the stargazing events there if you wish.
4 To prevent neckache caused by looking upwards for a prolonged period of time, you might want to lie on the ground to stargaze ( unless you’re trying to photograph the skyscape).