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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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Volunteers Save One Life and Treat 565 locals

  2012 Sukau Medical Camp What happens 68 Volunteers get together?   Follow the link below to read the latest project by BEST ( Borneo Ecotourism Solutions & Technologies Society) a community and environment not for profit division of Borneo Eco Tours. http://www.bestsociety.org/online/newsflash/25/   

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World Heritage?

“World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located” (UNESCO). With 962 UNESCO World Heritage sites globally, chances are you have seen one, or live in or near one. A World Heritage site must either have historic cultural significance...

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Tour Operator from Borneo Receives International Award

Malaysian Borneo specialist tour operator, Borneo Eco Tours was named the winner of 2012 SKÅL International’s Sustainable Development in Tourism Awards / Best Tour Operator-Travel Agents at the 73rd SKÅL International Congress held in Incheon, South Korea on 3rdOctober 2012. The award recognises Borneo Eco Tours for its triple bottom line...

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Poring, Ranau

–> Poring Hot Springs   136 kilometres  or 3 hours away from the bustling Kota Kinabalu Cityis Poring, which boasts natural hot spring with water that contains sulphuric minerals. If you are planning to climb Mount Kinabalu, then Poring will be the ideal place for you to immerse away the...

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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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Shopping in Borneo

Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu Shopping splurge would bring to mind our spending spree in trendy megamalls of megacities. In the far-flung Borneo Island, shopping might not sounds like running errand at home as you may consider the excessive baggage to bring back. However finding some souvenirs for your loved ones...

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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...