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The 6th International Folklore Festival 2011, Sabah

What a sparkling costume of Kazakhstan contingent The 6th International Folklore Festival was successfully held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from 24th-26th July 201. This event has provided a vast platform for the cultural enthusiasts around the world to enjoy and witness the beauty and uniqueness of cultural dances, traditional costumes and extravagant...

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Bario, Sarawak Goes Hollywood?

Paddy field in Bario Another great news from the land of the hornbills, Sarawak! The small highland town of Bario in Borneo may soon find itself listed as one of Hollywood’s exotic movie locations in Southeast Asia, along with iconic names such as Koh Samui in Thailand and Siem Reap...

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Mt. Kinabalu Summit Challenge

Standing tall on the 4095M peak of Mt. Kinabalu to witness a panoramic view of Sabah is the dream of many adventure seekers. The mountain is regarded as one of the highest in South East Asia and climber-friendly. There are several folklore stories about this sacred mountain which make this...

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Participate in Borneo Kites Fest 2011

Isn’t it mesmerizing to see hundreds of colorful kites in the blue blue sky? If this is what you wish to experience, do come and join us in the Borneo Kites Fest 2011 which will be organized in Bintulu, Sarawak for four days starting Sept 22. As of today, more than...

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North Borneo Railway: A Journey Back to the Colonial Era

On 4th July 2011, the Sutera Harbour Resort’s North Borneo Railway resumes business to enliven the long gone era of British North Borneo. The exclusive train service was launched in January 2000, a joint venture project between the Sutera Harbour Resort and the Sabah State Railway Department to promote Sabah...

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Hotel Shangri-La: Gearing Up for Change

The fast transformation of Kota Kinabalu’s landscape means layers of new office buildings, shopping malls and hotels have been filling the bustling city. Amidst all the changes that are taking place, there’s a 10-storey hotel which has been around for ages and still stand stall in the heart of the...

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Sago Festival Coming Up

Sago tree Mark your calendar and make your way to Kuala Penyu, Sabah for the 18th Sago Palm Festival from 9-10 July this year. Sago palm, scientifically known as Metroxylon Sagusor Metroxylon rumphii is a member of the Palmae (palm) family. Let’s have an interesting day tour in understanding the importance of this...

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SpongeBob Mushroom Discovered in Borneo!

A new species of mushroom has been named by its discoverers after the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. The fungus, named Spongiforma squarepantsii by the researchers at San Francisco State University (SFSU), was found during an expedition to the forests of Borneo. S. squarepantsii is shaped like a sea sponge and,...

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Music Fest at Tip of Borneo This Coming July

  Tip of Borneo The Music Fest 2011 at the Tip of Borneo will return again to take centre stage at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau here  on July 16 and 17, starting from 5pm to 9.30pm on both days. This year the audience can expect more from the Music Fest repertoire...