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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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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Travel back in time on the Sandakan Heritage Trail in Sabah

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Sandakan in Sabah is the second largest city in the state. The beautiful Borneo city of Sandakan is well known as the gateway to Sabah eco-tourism destinations. Sandakan in Sabah is also well known for its rich historical past that you must not miss exploring when you are on a tour of Sandakan. The Sandakan Heritage Trail in Sabah will most certainly awe you with all of its historical sites that testify to Sandakan’s rich historical past.   The Sandakan …

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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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Sabah Traditional Food That You Must Try

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Sabah is famous for its beautiful beaches, friendly people and the magnificent Mount Kinabalu. While you are in Sabah, why don’t you try out the unique local food that Sabah has to offer? The many ethnic groups of Sabah offer a wide variety of traditional food that you will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.   The Sabah traditional food is made from the various natural sources that can be found abundantly in Sabah. You will find Sabah traditional food …

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Useful tips when you are climbing Mount Kinabalu in Sabah

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You are about to start this magnificent journey to climb Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. You’re raring to go and experience the exciting Mount Kinabalu climb. Before you start your Mount Kinabalu climb, there are several important tips that you should remember in order to make your journey to Mount Kinabalu a real success. Do you know what is the first thing that you should do? The first thing you should do is to mentally and physically prepare your body for …

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7 Places to Visit in Sandakan

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Sandakan Sabah Borneo used to be the capital town of British North Borneo until 1946 and now it is a well-known tourist destination. It is the gateway to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and is also part of an important Australian and British WWII history with the infamous Death Marches which occurred here in 1945. So here are 7 places where you can visit if you are looking for a destination to bring your family along for an educational fun-filled vacation in …

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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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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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