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How to spend your year-end holiday in Sabah?
  • Nova
  • Jan 24, 2016

How to spend your year-end holiday in Sabah?

The most frequently asked question from anyone interested to visit Sabah would be, “when is the best time to visit Sabah?” While the most popular answer is “the month of May -- due to the celebration of the month-long Harvest Festival”, the end of the year is also a great time to visit! Read on as we show you how you can spend your Christmas holiday in Sabah.

Getting to Know Our Amazing Mountain Guides!
  • Nova
  • Jan 24, 2016

Getting to Know Our Amazing Mountain Guides!

Being the backbone of Mount Kinabalu tours, our amazing mountain guides are the ones who make dreams of climbing the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia a reality. Amidst their busy schedule after the reopening of the summit trail, we took our dashing mountain guides out for a cup of kopi tenom and a juicy Q&A session.

Dusun Lotud 'Linangkit' Tapestry
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Dusun Lotud 'Linangkit' Tapestry

'Linangkit' of the Dusun Lotud-- An intricate form of traditional handmade embroidery. Its interlacing knots & symmetric weaving is a labor of love that takes years and years to complete.

 

New Route To Mt Kinabalu Summit Ready
  • Nick
  • Jan 24, 2016

New Route To Mt Kinabalu Summit Ready

KOTA KINABALU: One of the two new trekking routes to reach the summit of Mount Kinabalu from Laban Rata is now ready for use, Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun announced yesterday.

Beautiful Twin Islands Hopping Tour
  • Nova
  • Jan 24, 2016

Beautiful Twin Islands Hopping Tour

The best thing about staying in Kota Kinabalu is that the city is basically less than an hour away from all the major attractions, such as Tanjung Aru Beach, the Sabah State Museum, Gaya Street Sunday Market (open only on Sunday) and the beautiful islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) Marine Park.

 

Outdoor Ethnic Cooking Class
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Outdoor Ethnic Cooking Class

I figured, to truly seal the friendship I have with this laid-back sunny state of Sabah, my taste-buds would need to venture out into the delectable depths, just to complete the sights and sounds with taste and textures.

It’s one thing to be sampling local delicacies from a plate, but today we took the experience to whole new level by putting aprons on and getting hands deep in Sabah’s culinary tradition.

Padas White Water Rafting
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Padas White Water Rafting

Category 4 on the ‘Thrill-o-meter’, Padas River was one dose of adrenaline to be remembered. Here’s why:

A 5:30 wake-up call ushered me through the Sabah country-side heading towards the Beaufort train station. Upon arrival, I hopped on not just any train, but a steam locomotive from 19th century Borneo… an antique piece of machinery, say what! We browsed through the rural outskirts, saw some villages and got a glimpse of the Padas River peeking through the dense jungle foliage.

 

Pulau Tiga Day Trip
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Pulau Tiga Day Trip

 

The words ‘Pulau Tiga’ is forever paired with ‘Survivor Island’, all from degree of fame it gathered from the filming of the Hit Reality Game Show ‘Survivor’ during their 1st ever season on the island itself, for those who don’t already know.

Like all hidden gems far-flung from the city with a promising all-embracing scenery, the journey starts with a 7AM wake up call. By 7:30AM, I was already in a van being whisked through the rural interiors of Sabah heading to the Kuala Penyu Jetty.

 

Tamu Gaya: Gaya Street Sunday Market
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Tamu Gaya: Gaya Street Sunday Market

“TAMU” GAYA – Gaya Street Morning Market.

If Kota Kinabalu has intrigued you one way or another, you might want to start the friendship right by an evening stroll down Gaya Street. It’s the epicenter of post WWII nostalgia.

A row of 17 shop houses made Bond Street back in the day, the oldest strip on Gaya Street.. or to better put it, living history as nothing much has changed since their opening in the late 1940s.

 

Bornean Keeled Pit Viper
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Bornean Keeled Pit Viper

Meet the beautifully feisty Bornean Keeled Pit Viper, spotted by our guide Ryan while in the wilds of Sandakan.

Its stunning colors & scales makes you feel like reaching out touch it, but don't, this is one venomous fella you don't want to mess with! Its a species of its own and loves to swallow arboreal rodents, birds & frogs.