Category: Activities and Interest

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A Day at the Mahua Falls, Tambunan

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...

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Western Tarsier

  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...

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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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Mamutik Island, Kota Kinabalu

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...

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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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The Lost World of Sabah, Maliau Basin

In 1947, a British pilot nearly crash into a steep cliff rising over 915 meters above the jungle floor when he was flying from the west coast of Sabah to Tawau. This close-to-accident coincidence leads to the discovery of the land of Maliau Basin which has since dubbed as Sabah’s...

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Finding the Salt Trail in Crocker Range, Borneo

  Crocker Range Park is located in the west coast of Sabah, Malaysia. The Park is approximately 75km in length and 15km wide, run along northeast-southwest axis. It comprises an area of 139,919ha, about twice the size of Singapore.  The elevation there ranges between 100m to 2050m at the peak...

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Sago Worms: A Delicacy in Borneo

‘Fear Factor’ goes live in Sabah if you sign up for a homestay programme or arrange for a visit to Monsopiad or Mari-Mari Cultural Village. The sago worms or sago grubs from the sago palm trunk can be eaten raw or fried. The taste is like peanut butter with vanilla...