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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...

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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...