Nanga Delok Longhouse, Sarawak

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  Situated in the untouched jungle near Jelia River in Batang Ai, Nanga Delok is one of the longhouse that belongs to the members of the Iban families. It takes about 50 minute’s boat ride from the nearest roadside. Agriculture is the common livelihood among the residents. While the men are busy with fishing or patching up their fishing nets, the women are at home, preparing food for their family. Some of the women work at the nearby rice fields. …

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Do’s and Dont’s in the Jungle

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Do’s:   Dress Right: Comfortable attire is a must. Sometimes, you have to walk on uneven terrain, so wearing jeans or such makes it harder to walk. You need to wear clothes that cover your legs in case of some shrubs or thatches that can cause small injury and insects’ bites. Jungle is also the home of leeches, covering your legs and wear socks to prevent yourself from donating your much needed blood to the bloodsucker. To avoid mosquito bites, …

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What Shoes to Wear to climb up Mount Kinabalu

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Mount Kinabalu is a 4,095 meter high from above sea level. It is ranked as the 20th highest mountain in the world. When going up for a climbing expedition to the mountain top, we tend to ask ourselves questions like “What shoes must I wear…” “Will it be safe…” “How long will the shoe last…” and so on. If this is your first time and wants to make it into a great success, then here is your answer to it. …

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Sipadan Island, the Diving Legend of Sabah Borneo

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Sipadan Island, just mention the name “Sipadan” and instantly the word “diving” came into mind.  Sipadan had become synonymous with diving.  Sipadan Island is an oceanic island in the Celebes Sea off the East coast of Sabah, Borneo. Sipadan Island was formed thousands of years ago through the slow process of living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone.  With a depth reaching 600 metres to the sea floor, Sipadan Island was surrounded by the richest marine life …

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Sipadan Island, the Diving Legend of Sabah Borneo

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Sipadan Island, just mention the name “Sipadan” and instantly the word “diving” came into mind. Sipadan had become synonymous with diving. Sipadan Island is an oceanic island in the Celebes Sea off the East coast of Sabah, Borneo. Sipadan Island was formed thousands of years ago through the slow process of living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone. With a depth reaching 600 metres to the sea floor, Sipadan Island was surrounded by the richest marine life …

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Fish-eating humans

Man-eating fish always stirs the imagination. However, the bigger problem is fish-eating humans who seem to be gobbling up all the fish in the world in a hurry. Mabul Marine Week 2011 was not just about garbage disposal. Raising eco-awareness was another key plank of the event, and organising chairman Rohan Perkins spoke passionately about conservation in several resorts. “There are seven species of sea turtles worldwide, and Sabah is very lucky to have four of them in its seas,” …

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Sipadan Kapalai resort waste method to become case study

SEMPORNA: The Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort’s waste management practice will be made a case study by the Ministry of Tourism as part of efforts to preserve and conserve the beauty and natural environment of islands marked as tourist destinations in the country. Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said the case study was important since it could be made as a guideline before the ministry comes out with a certain policy on good waste management practice for island …

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