Category: Cultural

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Kota Belud Tamu (open market)

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...

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The Faces of Malaysian Borneo

Orang Ulu, Sarawak Ever wonder who are the indigenous people of Borneo? Are they similar to other tribes in neighbouring islands like, Taiwan or in the Pacific Islands? Indeed, they have some similarities to other tribes but they speak in their own dialect and many other unique ways of life...

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Ba’Kelalan Highlands Goes Festive in April

Ba’Kelalan Apple Located deep in the heart of Borneo, Ba’Kelalan Highland, Bario (Sarawak) is an interesting place to see the unique culture of the local people, predominantly the Kelabit and Lun Bawang group. The annual Ba’Kelalan Culture and Apple Picking Festival highlights Ba’Kelalan’s attractions, the richness in its cultural heritage...

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The Murut People of Sabah, Borneo

There are approximately 32 ethnic groups in Sabah, Malaysia. Aside from the biggest groups, Kadazan-dusuns and Bajaus, the Muruts are the third highest ranked in terms of population in north of Borneo. The Muruts occupy mostly the interior of Sabah especially Tenom, Kemabong, Keningau, Sook, Pensiangan, some in Sipitang, Beaufort,...

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Let’s Discover Kudat, Borneo!

Take a relaxing journey to the north of Borneo, Kudat where the iconic ‘Tip of Borneo’ is located. More surprises in store for us when we drive past scenic villages, towns and paddy fields. Hit the tranquil beach of Kudat or simply take a leisurely stroll. Stay in a Rungus...

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Journey to the Longhouses of Kudat

Before we welcome you to the bountiful land called the land of the last longhouses in Sabah, there are some interesting facts to ponder to make our journey a memorable one. No doubt, the longhouses here are not as iconic or authentic as those in neighboring state of Sarawak but...

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The Wonders of Batang Ai (Part 2)

Enjoyed mouth-watering buffet breakfast – never thought that I was having such a lavish breakfast at ‘the end of the earth’ (still scratching my head)! At 8.50am we departed on longboat for our next adventure. The locals use longboat powered with motor as mode of transport here due to unfriendly terrain. One long boat...