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Lankayan Featured in ‘1001 Escapes to Make Before You Die’

Lankayan Island is recently featured in the ‘1001 ESCAPES TO MAKE BEFORE YOU DIE’ book. The tiny jewel-shaped island located on the northeastern coast of Sabah is surrounded by blue-green waters and coral reefs. It is also one of Sabah’s most preferred diving spots. There are 14 dive sites including...

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Sutera Harbour

Sutera Harbour Resort, just 5 minutes drive away from KK is a jewel to be proud of. Having a 5-star resort within the limits of KK is an advantage, as is Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa (STAR). Sutera Harbour boasts two distinctive accommodation categories, namely The Pacific Sutera Hotel...

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New Hotel: More Good News for Tourism Sector in KK

Not long ago, words were circulating that the peninsular based-Cititel Express would spread its wings to Kota Kinabalu in East Malaysia. True enough, the 3-star hotel was officially launched on 18th August 2009. Its location in the heart of the City Centre with just a 10-minute drive from the KKIA...

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Cuti-cuti Sabah: Going into the mangrove P1

Disclaimer The content has been extracted from this blog:  http://grinmamablues.blogspot.com/This is my second time visited the KK City Bird Sanctuaryin Likas. The first time was 4 years ago, also during SIL’s visit to KK. Nothing much has changed, which is good; apart from some buildings deteriorated and closed down. DH...

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Cuti-cuti Sabah: Kinabatangan River / Sukau

Disclaimer The content has been extracted from this blog:  http://grinmamablues.blogspot.com/ This is one trip that I anticipated the most, because I planned to bring my 15mo baby into the deep jungle and to cruise the longest river in Sabah, the Kinabatangan river at 560km. At first I was not sure...

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Cuti-cuti Sabah: Gomantong Cave / Sandakan Town

Disclaimer The content has been extracted from this blog:  http://grinmamablues.blogspot.com/ Gomantong Cave is in our itinerary, as it is located near Sukau. The entrance of the Gomantong Cave. Can you spot Baby C & Mama? Gomantong is the largest limestone hill and the most important source of edible birds nets...

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Dr. Birute Galdikas strikes again!!

World-renowned and foremost orang utan expert, Dr. Birute Galdikas was featured again in the Daily Express, Sunday 26th July 2009. First to confirm declining Orang utan birth rate PRIMATOLOGIST Dr Birute Mary Galdikas 63 is the world’s foremost authority on orangutans, having spent 40 years living among these creatures in...

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Food.. Glorious FOOD!!

Lunchtime in Kota Kinabalu Thien Thien Fan Tien (Literally Translated as Everyday Rice Shop) Friends from the Marketing, Admin and IT department of Borneo Eco and I had the opportunity to try out one of KK’s better known HALAL Chinese Restaurants, fondly known as Thien Thien Restaurant to the locals. ...

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Bunga Raya, a hideaway for the Rich and Famous

Savour one of Borneo’s best in services and facilities. A great experience just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Kota Kinabalu Sabah Bunga Raya – This tropical genus of 220 species of plant produces brightly colored flowers, some with flamboyant petals that could liven up even the most...