Mantanani Island Sabah

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The Land Below the Wind is famous for its clear and blue beaches, as well as their diving sites. In northwest of Kota Belud, there are a group of three islands called Mantanani Islands. It consists of Mantanani Besar, Mantanani Kecil and Lungisan Island. The island was once famous for its dugong (sea cow), but lately, the sightings are less frequent. However, do not let this dampen your spirit. There are still plenty of things to see and experience at …

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Medical tourism in Kuching, Sarawak

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Medical tourism or health tourism is the promotion of medical services to people from another country. The reason why they chose the specific hospital is because of the excellent medical care and cheaper medical services. There are many Indonesians from neighbouring Pontianak Indonesia that seek medical services here in Sarawak. We have several medical centres and hospitals that would provide the best service in the state. Their rates are also almost on par with that in Kuala Lumpur. Here are …

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Salt Trail Crocker Range Trekking for 4 days and 3 nights

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Crocker Range, a forest covered mountain range which separates the east coast and west coast of Sabah.  Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak of this range, and it is widely known for avid climbers who would like to challenge themselves by conquering this mountain. Salt trail trekking, on the other hand, are less popular compared to Mount Kinabalu climbing. It is called Salt Trail because it was the path that the villagers used to go to town, bartering for salt, …

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Hot Spring Panchor Dayak Sarawak, your source of natural healing

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Not many people have heard of this hot spring. If somebody asks about hot spring in Kuching, Kuchingites will probably answer: “the only hot spring that I know is at Annah Rais”, or “is there even a hot spring in Kuching?” The second option was my answer if you asked me that a few years ago. Knowing nothing about hot springs, I had an image that hot springs can only be found in areas within The Pacific Ring of Fire …

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Gaya Island Resort, perfect location for honeymoon

Gaya Island, or Pulau Gaya, is located within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Borneo. One of the famous resorts there is Gaya Island Resort. Besides the clear blue sea, the hillside which resides the resort is also breathtakingly beautiful. Gaya Island Resort has 120 villas and two-bedroom suite. The interior of each villas and suites were designed to blend nature and elegance. The picturesque resort is perfect for honeymooners. The facilities available …

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Love Lock at Tun Jugah Mall Kuching

Love Lock to love your beloved‘s heart, has started in Kuching this year. See these alphabet sculptures in front of Tun Jugah Mall. We took the following photos several weeks ago, and there were at that time not so many locks yet. How did this idea of Love Lock started? Well, according to history, it started some 100 years ago during World War 1, when a schoolmistress named Nada fell in love with a Serbian officer named Relja. After they …

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Protect Yourself from Common Bugs

There are a lot of things you can do – to protect yourself and others on a plane. 1. If you’re sick, stay home. Admit it, you’ve flown with a sniffle or two; those expensive change fees (up to $200) offer little incentive to stay in bed. If you must fly, be courteous to other passengers by keeping your germs to yourself. Bring an economy-sized both of tissues with you, but don’t stuff those used ones in the seatback pocket! …

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Similajau National Park, Bintulu, Sarawak

Similajau in Bintulu was gazetted as a National Park in 1976. The park has beautiful white and golden sandy beaches with 7,064 hectares of virgin forest, untouched by modernization. The rich flora and fauna at the park had made it a popular destination. Similajau is home for 24 species of mammals including gibbons, mouse deer, wild boar, porcupine, long-tailed macaques, civet cats and many others. Here, you can find two crocodile species, which are estuarine or saltwater crocodile and the …

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What is Blue Lounge in Kota Kinabalu?

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It seems that Blue Lounge is just what we travellers need on the last day before we depart Kota Kinabalu especially if our flight is late afternoon, and we need to check out from Hotel by 12 noon. Our tour itineraries especially if we take a 3 days package would inevitably be that we would visit Tunku Abdul Rahman park on Day 3. So after checking out from hotel and leaving our luggage at hotel concierge, we go enjoy ourselves …

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The Aeroport Wine & Dine in Kuching, the place to go for a very hungry person

If you are famished, and looking for a place to dig in, where each dish is a huge portion and each dish could feed 2 persons, then check out The Aeroport Wine & Dine. It is located near the airport. The restaurant is divided into open space and air-conditioned area. We dropped by for the first time last week as we were tight on time. The music however was a bit too loud for us as it is also a …

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