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Borneo’s incredible biodiversity – Borneo Big 5

Borneo’s tropical rainforests and climate provide the ideal conditions for a wide variety of species to thrive. The tropical forests are home to many well-known mammals, some less known and a steadily growing number of newly discovered ones. These forests provide food and shelter for mammals ranging from the pygmy...

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Climbing Mt. Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu – What an adventurous and special experience. We decided to start our mountain tour on Wednesday the 18th of February. Our climbing group existed in total of 6 people. Some were already experienced, for others was it the first climb. Everyone sat in the van with different thoughts:...

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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...