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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...

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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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The Night Market of Kota Kinabalu

When you visit Kota Kinabalu, don’t forget to drop by at the night market of Kota Kinabalu, near the central market. You can find a lot of things offered at the stalls including vegetables, fruits and food items. Though it’s not an ideal spot to hunt for souvenir items, the...

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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...

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The Upside Down House of Borneo

The upside down car in garage Now, travellers to Borneo has another reason to visit Sabah, Malaysia. The news about the newly opened upside down house is widespread on the internet. The bizzare looking house or ‘rumah terbalik’ in Malay is believed to be the first in South East Asia....

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Ba’Kelalan Highlands Goes Festive in April

Ba’Kelalan Apple Located deep in the heart of Borneo, Ba’Kelalan Highland, Bario (Sarawak) is an interesting place to see the unique culture of the local people, predominantly the Kelabit and Lun Bawang group. The annual Ba’Kelalan Culture and Apple Picking Festival highlights Ba’Kelalan’s attractions, the richness in its cultural heritage...

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The Murut People of Sabah, Borneo

There are approximately 32 ethnic groups in Sabah, Malaysia. Aside from the biggest groups, Kadazan-dusuns and Bajaus, the Muruts are the third highest ranked in terms of population in north of Borneo. The Muruts occupy mostly the interior of Sabah especially Tenom, Kemabong, Keningau, Sook, Pensiangan, some in Sipitang, Beaufort,...