Tandem Paragliding in Sabah – Your Once in A Lifetime Experience


Do not say you have seen everything in Sabah if you have not experience Tandem Paragliding! You are going to have the chance of a lifetime to enjoy the thrill and a sense of adrenaline pumping of Tandem Paragliding amongst the breath-taking scenery of the Borneo rainforests and especially of Mount Kinabalu. Soar like an eagle whilst you paraglide the professional, fully trained, and qualified tandem pilot. Your outdoor adventure starts after you are given a short briefing by your …

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Compressport TMBT Ultra-Trail Marathon in Sabah


Are you a Marathon runner? Compressport TMBT Ultra-Trail Marathon in Sabah may be one activity that may interests you for next year. The recent 2017 event was organized by Borneo Ultra Trails Sdn Bhd on Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 September 2017. The TMBT is Malaysia’s oldest Ultra-Trail Marathon with the inaugural race held in 2011. TMBT stands for “The Most Beautiful Thing”, and makes reference to the iconic Mount Kinabalu, which at the height of 4095 m is one of Southeast Asia’s highest peak and …

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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


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?


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


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


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


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


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”


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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