The Little New Zealand of Sabah, the Desa Cattle Dairy Farm

If you are planning a trip to the Borneo region of Malaysia, there is a place that you should not miss visiting when you are in Sabah. Above the highlands of Kundasang is the Desa Cattle Dairy Farm. It is situated around 100km from Kota Kinabalu, which would take about 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours’ drive to get there. You can also opt to get a taxi or a bus or even rent a car. Located at the …

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Sapi Island, Sabah

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Sapi Island is one of the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. To get there, it takes 15 minute boat ride from the jetty at Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu. There is a minimal entrance fee of RM3 for Malaysians and RM10 for non-Malaysians at the counter. In Malay, “Sapi” means cow, so it literally means “Cow Island”, though you will never see any cows lying around at the island. Located only 7 km from the city, this island had become …

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Fun things to do at Tambunan, Sabah

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Tambunan is one of the 25 districts in Sabah. It is located 80 km east from Kota Kinabalu, and is reachable by Kota KInabalu-Tambunan-Keningau Highway. The journey from the capital will take about 1 hour and a half drive. Tambunan is almost isolated from the west coast of Sabah due to the Crocker Range bordering the district with the west coast. There are terraced paddy fields peppering Tambunan valley and if visited at the right time, visitors will be amazed …

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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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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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Top 10 Reasons To Travel This Year

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Instead of giving you the norms such as what to do and not to do, where to go, and your typical travel tip and hints, this article will give you a better insight on the 10 good reasons on why you must travel this year. Hopefully this will make up your mind after reading it. 1.    Be greedy. Warren Buffet puts it in a very simple term. “Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful.” …

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Gaya Street and Filipino market- shop till you drop in Kota Kinabalu

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Gaya Street and Filipino Market in Kota Kinabalu are two very popular shopping places for not only the locals but also the tourists. Do check out these markets and sharpen your bargaining skills here. You will find that shopping in Kota Kinabalu is incomplete unless you come here. These amazing Sabah markets will be the places for you to shop your heart out for all the local handicrafts, souvenirs and many other interesting items. If you happen to be in …

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Three days of leisure, adventure and pleasure on Mount Kinabalu

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Spend three days for a trip to climb Mount Kinabalu, and you will have the great opportunity to first, enjoy a leisurely time, then the quest of Mount Kinabalu climb, and finally capping it all with the delight of seeing the sunrise from the peak of the 4,095-metre high mountain. To climb Mount Kinabalu, one would not only get the self-satisfaction of completing Mount Kinabalu climb, but also would be able to witness the marvelous flora and fauna in the …

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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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The Splendor of Crocker Range National Park in Kota Kinabalu Sabah

At 139,919 hectares, the Crocker Range Park was the largest national park in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, stretching from Kundasang to Tenom.  Separating the East and West Coast of Sabah, Borneo, the Crocker Range was the highest mountain range at an average height of 1,800 metres, which included the famous Mount Kinabalu.  Besides its huge size, the Crocker Range National Park received heavy rainfall and was the water source for 12 major rivers.  The park was therefore an important water catchment …

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