Fun & Exciting International TV shows about Borneo (Part 1)

Sabah and Sarawak are 2 famous destinations for nature and wildlife tourism. The untouched ecosystems at some of the places make them popular among nature lovers. Even though there are many documentaries about Borneo, where most of them focusing mainly on the nature, there are some of the international programs that was shot in Sabah & Sarawak that were a bit different from these documentaries, but also promoting Borneo to their own countries. Here are some of the variety shows …

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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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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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Review of Sabah Oriental Hotel Kota Kinabalu

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Sabah Oriental Hotel, a 4 star hotel in the suburban setting of Kota Kinabalu offers a fantastic view of South China Sea, the islands namely Gaya Island and Manukan Island and Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia. The hotel is located in the Business District of Kota Kinabalu and the distance from Kota Kinabalu International Airport is less than 7km, and driving distance is only about 10 minutes. The hotel has 200 spacious rooms, including 8 suites …

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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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My Mount Kinabalu Sabah Travel Story

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I went on a journey to climb Mount Kinabalu in Sabah sometime last year. Needless to say, it was a really interesting experience for me and for the group that went with me. I spent a couple of days in Kinabalu Park, one of Sabah’s biggest national parks, during my Mount Kinabalu climb. As you commonly know, Kinabalu Park is surrounded by world-famous Mount Kinabalu around the height of 4095 metres. Tourists to Sabah would flock to Kinabalu Park to …

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Monsopiad Cultural Village: A Living Museum

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People said that our eyes were the windows to our souls.  As I walked into the “Siou Do Mohoing” or House of Skulls at the Monsopiad Cultural Village in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah , the skulls, with their hollow sockets for eyes, made me wonder where their souls had gone.  Said to belong to pirates and plunderers decapitated by the fearless Kadazan warrior, Monsopiad, about 300 years ago; these skulls now hung silent and sightless. Monsopiad Cultural Village , the first …

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City folks and tourists alike will soon be able to enjoy “jungle trekking”

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KOTA KINABALU: City folks and tourists alike will soon be able to enjoy “jungle trekking” in the heart of the city when a jungle path leading up to the Observatory Tower near Bukit Bendera (Signal Hill) opens up. The path will be ready by the end of the year. At an inspection yesterday, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr. Yee Moh Chai and Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir took a short walk up the 200-metre staircase to look at the nearly-completed project. …

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Federal Minister of Tourism visits Sabah’s Lost World

KOTA KINABALU: The Federal Minister of Tourism Dato’ Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen visited the renowned Maliau Basin Conservation Area (MBCA) or better known as the Sabah’s Lost World on 27th October 2011. During her visit, Dr Ng was briefed on Yayasan Sabah Group’s conservation effort in Maliau Basin by the Manager of MBCA Jadda Suhaimi. Recognising the uniqueness of the area, Yayasan Sabah Group designated MBCA for the purposes of research, education and training, along with Danum Valley and …

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Conductor finds Sabah magical

KOTA KINABALU:  Vienna Boys Choir conductor Kerem Sezen said he was “totally happy” to have come to Sabah. Music buffs packed the 5,000-strong University Malaysia Sabah Chancellor’s Hall on Saturday night, followed by another robust turnout Sunday night. They included enthusiasts from Tawau, Sandakan, Interior Tenom, Keningau, Labuan and as far as Kuching and Brunei! One mother used the word “magical” to describe their vocal quality, another said it was like listening to “a recording”. The packed crowd erupted with …

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