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Proboscis Monkeys and Fireflies at Garama Village

Proboscis Monkeys This weekend I had visitors from Germany here in Kota Kinabalu who wanted to explore Sabah for a few days. Of course we wanted to do something exciting and “Bornean” together. Since we did not have much time, we decided to try a one-day trip to Garama Village...

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Diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

 This past Sunday I went on a diving trip to the coral reefs around the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP). I joined a group of seven other divers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Jamaica and Taiwan. Our great guides-team consisted of a Malaysian and an English dive master...

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Sarawak Aims to be a Major Eco-tourism Destination in Region

  Mulu National Park KUCHING: Malaysia, especially Sarawak, will promote itself as a major eco-tourism destination in the region to tap the shifting global trend among tourists towards eco-tourism. Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, citing statistics from the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), said tourists were now flocking...

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Great News for Bornean Sun Bears Lovers!

The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) – the only sunbear conservation centre in the world has finally opening its door to public on 17th January 2014; strategically located next to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sandakan. It was founded by Siew Te Wong, in 2008 as a two-stage...

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Sandakan Memorial Park

A perfect place for history enthusiasts, the Sandakan Memorial Park is located 11 km outside of Sandakan. It is located on the original site of the World War II POW (prisoners of war) camp. The memorial park tells the tragedy and atrocity occurred between January and August 1945 in the...