Friday, March 15, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Waterfalls are beautiful and the ideal place to relax your mind. I remember watching documentary about the large concentration of negative ions around the falls that give you a peaceful feeling. In Sabah, there are many beautiful waterfalls and the famous one being the 7 tiered Maliau Falls deep in the heart of Sabah’s rainforest. To access the waterfall is no easy job unless you are fit and book a tour, willing to spend a few days and brave the thick forest, leeches and fatigue to enjoy a dip at the waterfall. There are also many small waterfalls that are not so popularly known including those at Mt. Kinabalu, the Crocker Range and Danum Valley.
Posted by Borneo Traveller at 5:14 PM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Western Tarsiers or tarsius bancanus are known as ‘kera hantu’ among the locals here. These nocturnal creatures have furless face except for tufts at the tips of their ears and large ‘O’ saucer like eyes and long hind legs. Their diet includes small animals, insects and they have acute hearing to help them hunt their prey. Their eyes do not reflect torchlight like the slow loris. Western Tarsiers are mainly found in a few South East Asian countries including Indonesia, Brunei, and Malaysia. Naturally shy and petite in size, you may spot one in Sukau, Kinabatangan (if you have the luck).
Posted by Borneo Traveller at 2:02 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Be sure to visit the Tamu Kota Belud (Kota Belud Market) which normally held on every Sunday from 6am to 2pm. It’s where traders gather and sell their local produce such as vegetables, fruits and many others. Annually, Kota Belud will organize the Tamu Besar (Big Market), the largest tamu in Sabah. During the festive day, all traders will sell their best produce and local people will highlight the colorful cultures of Kota Belud. Sight the Bajau horsemen which are famous as Cowboys of the East, dressed in colorful Bajau costumes and decorating their ponies in colorful outfit and bells. All dressed up, they’ll showcase their horse-riding skills. Apart from that, you’ll get to see the traditional sports such as the buffalo racing and crowning of the Sarempak / Senisip Beauty Queens.
Posted by Borneo Traveller at 12:51 PM
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
2012 Sukau Medical Camp
What happens 68 Volunteers get together?
Follow the link below to read the latest project by BEST ( Borneo Ecotourism Solutions & Technologies Society) a community and environment not for profit division of Borneo Eco Tours.
Posted by Borneo Traveller at 3:29 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
“World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located” (UNESCO). With 962 UNESCO World Heritage sites globally, chances are you have seen one, or live in or near one. A World Heritage site must either have historic cultural significance or rich natural biodiversity. Worldwide there are 745 cultural sites such as the Great Wall of China, the city of Cairo and the Tower of London. The 188 natural sites include the Galapagos Islands, Yellowstone National Park and Ha long Bay in Vietnam. Only 29 areas are both cultural and natural such as Uluru (Ayers rock) in Australia and Machu Picchu in Peru.
Posted by Borneo Traveller at 1:21 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Malaysian Borneo specialist tour operator, Borneo Eco Tours was named the winner of 2012 SKÅL International’s Sustainable Development in Tourism Awards / Best Tour Operator-Travel Agents at the 73rd SKÅL International Congress held in Incheon, South Korea on 3rd October 2012. The award recognises Borneo Eco Tours for its triple bottom line of sustainable tourism business which benefits the environment and the local community. SKAL International is a professional organization of tourism leaders around the world, with approximately 20,000 members in 450 clubs throughout 85 countries.
Posted by Borneo Traveller at 5:06 PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
|The Kundasang War Memorial entrance|
Travel a distance of 90 kilometres away from the city life (with 2 hours of driving) to the highlands of Kundasang, where the Kundasang War Memorial is located. You can get there by taking a bus from Jalan Padang Bus Terminal or a taxi. If you are travelling in the morning, then seize the opportunity to stop by at the town’s tamu (market) before heading to the historical site. There, local traders will sell fruits in season, dried salted fish, fresh vegetables and even clothes.
Posted by tee at 4:05 PM
Thursday, September 6, 2012
136 kilometres or 3 hours away from the bustling
is Poring, which boasts natural hot spring with water that contains sulphuric
minerals. If you are planning to climb Kota
Kinabalu City ,
then Poring will be the ideal place for you to immerse away the after-climb
muscle sores and aches. Just be sure to bring along your swimwear, sandals,
towel and especially change of clothes! Don’t lose your climbing permit card –
free entrance to Poring when you show your card! Mount Kinabalu
Posted by tee at 4:26 PM
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
|The Mamutik Island|
Mamutik Island is one of the smallest island of the gazetted Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (named after the Malaysia's first Prime Minister) other than Manukan Island, Gaya Island, Sulug Island and Sapi Island. It only takes an exciting 15 to 20 minutes speedboat ride to the island from Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu. You can arrange daily boat services to the island with departures in the morning and pick-ups in the afternoon at the Jesselton Point.
Posted by tee at 3:07 PM