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Layang-Layang Post Office
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Layang-Layang Post Office

Send your loved ones (or even yourself) a postcard, Mountain high... Ocean deep!

We all know about posting letters from up above Mt.Kinabalu, right? Been there, Done that? How about posting letters from the country's deepest underwater postbox? Only in Layang-Layang Island, Malaysian Borneo!

Suit up, grab a mask and a pair of fins… because the plain old experience of sending mail this time round will be a fascinating one, embraced by schools of hammerhead sharks, amidst spectacular varieties of reef species, Manta Rays, Gorgonian corals, Parrotfish, Batfish, and even the elusive Sunfish! 

 

Harvest Festival
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Harvest Festival

KOTOBIAN TADAU TAGAZO DO KAAMATAN. Happy Harvest Festival.

Kundasang
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Kundasang

Kundasang, home to the luminous Mount Kinabalu. Cool climate, simple pleasures, sweet escape.

Test the Thrills
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Test the Thrills

Take it to a whole new level, literally! Test the Thrills on your descent via Ferrata style. Strap up to the steel rings rammed into the solid granite walls of Mount Kinabalu, explore hidden corners of the mountain's plateau and witness the rolling hills peeking through the blanket of clouds. Who's game?

Pouty Orang Utans
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Pouty Orang Utans

Good Morning from these fuzzy fellas, even Orang Utans know how to pout. Somebody give that monkey a banana,stat !

Turn The Heap Up
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Turn The Heap Up

Sink your teeth in a slice of tradition. By that we mean, add some sizzle to your holiday with some outdoor cooking action!

Clean Water for Ranau Folks
  • Nova
  • Jan 24, 2016

Clean Water for Ranau Folks

With mud slides clogging up rivers, Ranau and surrounding areas are facing an acute water shortage. The mud slide rampage had forced families to evacuate their homes since Monday. We spent the day delivering clean water to the temporary evacuation centre at Ranau Community Hall.

Amazing Borneo Presents Donations To Parties Affected By The Ranau Earthquake
  • Nova
  • Jan 24, 2016

Amazing Borneo Presents Donations To Parties Affected By The Ranau Earthquake

The magnitude 5.9 earthquake that occurred at the Ranau epicentre on June 5th was one of the most devastating occurrences that happened in 2015, causing 18 deaths and grievously affecting many of the victims’ families and friends.

The people who are the greatest affected by the earthquake are  the mountain guides and the porters who immediately lost their main source of income indefinitely. In order to offer assistance to parties in need, Amazing Borneo has set up the Amazing Initiative -- a crowdfunding effort initiated to help raise funds for the mountain guides as well as families of the deceased Robbi Sapinggi and Joseph Selungin, who were former staff of Amazing Borneo.

On September 4th 2015, Amazing Borneo presented donation cheques to three parties, namely the representatives of the Persatuan Malim Gunung Sabah (Sabah Mountain Guide Association), Rozitah Daimin (widow of the late Joseph Selungin’s) and Reena Joshi (widow of the late Robbi Sapinggi).

Gomantong Caves Adventure
  • Nova
  • Jan 24, 2016

Gomantong Caves Adventure

Gomantong Caves is located at the lower Kinabatangan area--about two hours away from Sandakan town. The Gomantong Caves is a complex caves system that lies inside the Gomantong Hill, which is the largest limestone outcrop in the area. The caves are situated within the 3,297-hectare Gomantong Forest Reserve, which is a class IV forest reserve.

A Sepilok Encounter
  • Nova
  • Jan 24, 2016

A Sepilok Encounter

One of the biggest attractions in Sandakan--apart from its raw, untouched nature and glorious food (!)--is its wildlife (read our Kinabatangan blog here). Speaking about wildlife, the most talked about place that is synonymous to Sandakan is Sepilok, which is famous for the iconic orangutan: the wild man of Borneo!