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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Why Niah Caves, one of the oldest human settlements in Sarawak, is worth a visit


Niah Caves in Miri Sarawak is located within the Niah National Park. What is so special about Niah Caves in Miri? The Niah Caves in Miri Sarawak is one of the worlds’ important archaeological sites. The Niah Caves in Miri Sarawak is home to one of the oldest human settlements in the world. Archaeologist discovered this ancient Stone Age settlement in 1954. The sights of Niah Caves in Miri Sarawak are something that you should not miss out. The Niah …

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Cultural treasures from the highlands


Traditions and heritage still alive and kicking in Bario and Ba Kelalan IN TUNE: A young bas player takes the cue from group members of the Bamboo Band of Ba Kelalan.   WHEN young Jenette Ulun first saw her great-aunt expertly crafting the famous Kelabit beadwork, she knew then it would be her calling to continue the legacy. Little did she realise, however, that her own daughter would carry on the tradition in her own right. “I was delighted when …

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Bario goes Hollywood?


Meeting to produce a Hollywood blockbuster from the picturesque Kelabit highlands to be held this week IDYLLIC: Village houses set a rustic scene with the mountain range as the background in Bario. Idris Jala hopes that if the Hollywood movie deal is clinched, it will further aid towards boosting Bario as a major tourist destination in the region.  BARIO: The small highland town of Bario may soon find itself listed as one of Hollywood’s exotic movie locations in Southeast Asia, …

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