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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...

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WWF Agrees Sabah Marine Park has Much to Offer

Sunrise in Kudat overlooking the proposed marine park The proposed Tun Mustapha Park on a conservation area in northern Sabah is a treasure trove for eco-tourism.Its limestone caves at Balambangan Island and its pristine beaches are prompting environmentalists to pitch the tourism possibilities with tour operators in the state.WWF Malaysia organised a...

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Damai Central To Become Sarawak’s Premier Holiday Destination

Damai Beach Damai Central, a new resort-styled multi-purpose complex in Kuching will become another tourist attraction that will enhance Sarawak’s image as a premier holiday destination. The complex, set on the edge of South China Sea and adorned by the majestic Mount Santubong, will be an exciting business and event...

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Promoting Sarawak as an International Meeting Destination

Pullman Kuching: Gearing up for MICE Sarawak, the beautiful state of Malaysia in Borneo is blessed with natural splendor and colourful history. Coupled with high quality facilities and experience in hosting conferences, it is wonder that Sarawak will be a great Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) venue. Sarawak Convention...

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Famous Photographer Amazed by Brunei’s Underwater Life

While Sabah’s islands are best known as diving spots by international divers, here is a discovery in Malaysia’ neighboring country, Brunei. William Tan, a famous Singaporean underwater photographer who recently undertook a four-day diving expedition in the waters of Brunei Darussalam believes that the Sultanate’s untouched coral reefs and diverse marine life...

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Taiwan News Recommends Ten Things to Have Fun in Sabah

Sabah was recently featured in one of Taiwan’s top three english language newspapers, ‘Taiwan News’. The article elaborates on the attractions of Sabah and here are their picks: Tasting delectable local cuisine is a must- try activity in Sabah 1. Snorkeling, diving swimming 2. Seawalking 3. Whitewater rafting 4. River...