- Aug 10, 2018
Sabah Welcomes Malindo Air Inaugural Singapore - Kota Kinabalu Direct Flight
Travellers in Sunny Singapore now have another option to make their way over to the Land Below the Wind as Malindo Air inaugurates their Singapore (SIN) - Kota Kinabalu (BKI) direct flight on the 10th of August 2018.
- Rowanne Hess
- Aug 09, 2018
Looking For A Challenge In Sabah? Climb Mount Kinabalu!
I booked a #GetLucky Mount Kinabalu climb with Amazing Borneo in which solo travellers or a small group of people can meet fellow travellers and summit together!
- Rowanne Hess
- Aug 02, 2018
Becoming An Explorer On The Klias River Cruise
Borneo has one of the largest bio-diversities in the world, and as I was browsing tours offering the chance to spot Bornean wildlife, the proboscis monkeys and fireflies river cruise definitely caught my eye!
- Jul 18, 2018
Fact or Fiction: Debunking Mount Kinabalu Booking Myths
When it comes to booking a Mount Kinabalu, the vast number of reviews cascading the world wide web has turned myths into widely accepted facts. We will be debunking these claims and separating the fact from the fiction.
- Rowanne Hess
- Jun 25, 2018
Switching From Snorkels To An Oxygen Tank | DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING
SeaTango's Discover Scuba Diving trip gave me the perfect opportunity to put on my first scuba diving gear and explore the marine underworld of Sabah.
- Rowanne Hess
- Jun 21, 2018
Getting As Close As Possible To Sabah's Sunset!
It only took me a couple of minutes after landing in Kota Kinabalu for the first person I met to tell me about the beautiful sunsets in Sabah.
"You landed just too late, you missed the spectacular sunset tonight!" said my Grab driver, "You should definitely go check it out tomorrow, most of the time it's incredible!"
Upon arrival at my hotel, I took a couple of those activities leaflets and fell upon a two-hour last sunset cruise, North Borneo Cruises. This was it! What better way is there to admire a sunset than up-close on water?
- Rowanne Hess
- Apr 21, 2018
Cycling Through Sabah's Unique Landscapes
When visiting a new destination, I would always choose to rent a bike as it's a great way to move around and absorb a new culture and its environment. When I heard of a 3-hour cycling tour through abundant nature trails and authentic experiences which included meeting with the locals of Sabah, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to join in!
- Mar 22, 2018
5 Reasons Orou Sapulot is the Adventure you have been searching for!
Located close to the world-renowned conservation area of Maliau Basin, a trip to Sapulot will bring you even closer to the Sabah-Kalimantan (Malaysia-Indonesia) border, in an area that appears time forgotten. The region remains the final frontier for the native Murut tribes with their traditional way of life and communal living, transporting you back in time to when things were simpler, and communities were more in tune with Mother Nature and her elements. There are many reasons why this tour is a must-do for adventure seekers, so I wanted to share the top 5 reasons I would recommend this tour.
- Dec 30, 2017
Nature Hike Up Bukit Perahu (St. Veronica's Hill), Tamparuli
Only an hour's drive away from Kota Kinabalu, you won't have to suffer through a butt-numbing drive to Bukit Perahu, a hiking location tucked away in Tamparuli. From then on, I knew that it was a match made in Heaven!
- Dec 05, 2017
Camping Paradise at Polumpung Melangkap View Campsite
If plane tickets are out of your budget, you’re probably thinking, “Where can I get the cheapest staycation this holiday?’’
Polumpung Melangkap View Campsite is a unique, family-friendly spot set against a New Zealand-ish backdrop with jaw-dropping view of Mount Kinabalu!
- Nov 24, 2017
Chasing Sunsets: SeaTango vs. North Borneo Cruises
Take your sunset-chasing escapade up a notch by going on a sunset cruise! Amazing Borneo offers not one, but TWO Kota Kinabalu city sunset cruises for you to choose from; the SeaTango Sunset Cruise or the North Borneo Crusies Sunset Dinner Cruise.
Which one suits you best? Read on!
- Nov 01, 2017
Top 6 Places to Visit in Sandakan
If you're itching for a road trip and have never been to Sandakan, here's a list of places to kick start your explorations!
- Aug 14, 2017
7 Compelling Reasons Why Libaran Island Speaks “Exotic” like No Other
- Aug 02, 2017
A Superb Way to Snorkel with SeaTango
Whenever someone asks what they would do whilst in Kota Kinabalu, snorkelling with SeaTango will always be one of my top recommendations!
- May 29, 2017
Kaamatan: Tale of Harvest
It’s that time of year once more. Young girls are shuffling here and there with their hair tied up in a fancy bun; loud gongs can be heard from a far and everyone is rocking the Sumazau. For native Sabahans, this is a normal occurrence for the month of May. But if you’re not from around here, it marks the start of joyous festival that goes on for a month.
- May 22, 2017
Seatango Fun Boat Snorkeling
Just like North Borneo Cruise, Seatango departs from Sutera Harbour Marina Jetty. Right after the guests and Dane arrived; our tour began in full speed. Like always, a safety briefing is compulsory and everyone is required to use a life jacket beforehand. This tour consists of two snorkelling sessions; each session is 45 minutes and one stopover at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park island.
- Mar 21, 2017
21 Sabah Hotspots and Hidden Gems - Amazing Borneo Tours
21 hot spots & hidden gems in Sabah to awaken your adventurous spirit. Where will Wanderlust take you this 2017? Don't settle for anything less than epic, Sabah is calling your name.
- Mar 14, 2017
North Borneo Cruises
It’s true to a certain extent that cruise is all sun, sea, sights, and relaxation, but with North Borneo Cruise, you get the radiating sun and the pulsating nightlife!
- Dec 12, 2016
An Authentic Adventure in Borneo
Most of us crave an adventure. A real, exciting, unscripted, truly memorable adventure. No doubt you’ve seen one of those movies where the lead character travels to some isolated, incredibly scenic place and has a wild, fun, life changing experience which makes you enviously crave your own. However it’s getting harder and harder these days to find that ‘authentic’ experience or adventure that so many of us desire.
- Oct 14, 2016
5 hotspots for nature-lovers : Sabah & Sarawak
From World's largest cave system, endangered baby-faced dwarf elephants, to the world’s tallest tropical tree recently found in Maliau Basin-- Borneo tempts you with a beckoning blend of equal parts strange and splendid. It's alot to digest, especially if you're trying to whip up an itinerary that'll give you the best bang for your buck. So fret not, we did much of the homework for you by narrowing it down to these 5 hotspots :
- Oct 06, 2016
Top 10 Adrenaline Pumping Activities in Borneo - Amazing Borneo Tours
Love the outdoors? Looking for something different to get that adrenaline fix? Borneo has so much to offer to get your heart racing!
- Oct 05, 2016
Myths & Legends of Mount Kinabalu
Even until this day Mount Kinabalu’s name remains shrouded in mystery. Come and discover the secrets she holds with Amazing Borneo!
- Oct 04, 2016
Kota Belud “Tamu Besar”
Later this month the famous Kota Belud “Tamu Besar” which directly translates as “Big Market” will be held in Sabah.
- Sep 29, 2016
Romantic Tropical Island Escapes in Borneo - Amazing Borneo Tours
Whether you are on your honeymoon, anniversary or looking for the perfect romantic getaway, Borneo really has you spoiled for choice.
- Sep 28, 2016
Top 10 Jungle Adventures In Borneo
Borneo is home to one of the oldest and most biodiverse jungle in the world at around 140 million years old it stands proudly even over the mighty amazon rainforest
- Sep 23, 2016
Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites of SE Asia Part 5
Welcome to the 5th and final UNESCO SEAsia blog where we will be flying over to Philippines to check out some pretty unique spots.
- Sep 19, 2016
2.2 Million Acres of New Protected Jungle In Sarawak
By January next year the state of Sarawak will open a new department of national parks and wildlife in a landmark action. They are already in the process of adding several new totally protected areas (TPA’s) to the list to make up around 3.3 million acres.
- Sep 09, 2016
Are you living the #NoFilter life? Sabah is calling and you must go.
It's called Wanderlust. and it's contagious. usually incurable. Our guests travel thousands of miles for something Special, Raw, & Unfiltered. Because truth be told, Borneo is a pretty epic venue for that, and it delivers with a photogenic tapestry of spiritual cloud-high mountains, expansive river vistas and ancient rainforests not only beckoning your gaze but also teaching you to live the #NoFilter life. Don't believe us? we've got evidence from our gutsy guests grammin all across Borneo.
- Aug 31, 2016
SeaTango Sunset Cruise
There is no doubt that Borneo has some of the best sunsets in the world, people flock from all over the world to the beaches, islands and waterfronts to treat themselves to this magical moment.
- Aug 29, 2016
Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites of SE Asia Part 4
Now for something truly wild, in this part 4 of our UNESCO SEAsia blog we visit the home of the fearsome Komodo Dragon, Komodo Island, Indonesia. Also we will be taking a look at the only UNESCO site in SEAsia that is classified as critically at risk: the incredibly biologically and geologically diverse Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra.
- Aug 24, 2016
Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites of SE Asia Part 3
In this part 3 of our special on Southeast Asia's top UNESCO sites we travel to Vietnam. The surreal semi submerged pinnacles of Ha Long Bay look like they should be on the cover of some science fiction or fantasy novel and the myths and legends behind them are equally at home in such a publication. Likewise the ancient temples that make up My Son Sanctuary have a mystic, pre-historical feeling that is remeniscent of an Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider movie. It is for these contributions to Southeast asia's rich cultural and geological histories that UNESCO has declared them world heritage sites.
- Aug 23, 2016
Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites of SE Asia Part 2
Together, these locations make up some of the most mystical places in Asia, shrouded in myth and legends, only recently accessable to mass tourism and unbelievably biodiverse.. they simply cant not be on your SE Asia bucket list!
- Aug 19, 2016
The Day-trippers' Guide To Sabah
Snuggled between sun-dappled coastlines and a forested mountain range, there's plenty of reasons to stick around Sabah's state capital Kota Kinabalu. From fantastic waterfront seafood feasts to tropical island-hopping to a steam train ride back into the bygone era, whether you prefer to be spontaneous, follow your noses or intuitions, here's an extra nudge to get you started on your day-tripping agenda :
- Aug 17, 2016
Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites of SE Asia Part 1
In this Part 1 of our guide to the top UNESCO WHS of SE Asia we will be taking a look at two of the most precious UNESCO sites in south east Asia, Kinabalu National Park in Sabah, Malaysia and Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
- Aug 16, 2016
Backpacking Survival Guide Borneo - What to Pack?
This article is aimed at travellers who want to be as flexible as possible without carting around an 80kg bag full of stuff you will likely never use.
- Jul 28, 2016
Sabah's newly established 1-million-hectare marine park & shark sanctuary
How Big, How Blue, How Bold-- Sabah marks a milestone in global marine protection and conservation by establishing a 1million hectare (2.4m acres) protected marine park, The Tun Mustapha Marine Park—Malaysia’s largest marine protected area (MPA), located off the Northern tip of Sabah, Kudat.
- Jul 25, 2016
5 Reasons Why Borneo is the Best of Both Worlds
Welcome to the wonderland of sorts. From granite mountains to steamy jungles, to the flipside of world-class dive spots, Sabah and Sarawak is a paradise favored by nature, where the world's oldest 130 million year old rainforest meets the epicentre of marine bio-diversity.
- Jul 22, 2016
9 Reasons to venture out into the Tropics this Winter, BRRRR!
It’s now cheaper than ever to take a trip out to the tropics and save yourself the misery of putting up with another dreary winter at home! Still not convinced? Here’s 10 reasons that might just change your mind!
- Jul 22, 2016
Mount Kinabalu Safety Upgrades: 22/07/16
Following the anniversary of the tragic earthquake that shook mount Kinabalu last year, a promising new trail and many new safety features are being added to Malaysia's most famous mountains iconic slopes.
- Jul 20, 2016
Top 3 Must Visit Caves in Borneo
Man has walked on the moon, yet we know less about the depths of our own ocean… the same could be said for our subterranean cave systems buried deep below the earth’s surface. One of the largest cave systems in the world is here in Malaysian Borneo, hidden in the vast interior of the Bornean jungle...
- Jun 20, 2016
Sabah Weekend Breaks: Part 2
Still got itchy feet? That wanderlust still not satisfied? Here’s part 2 of our Borneo weekend Breaks Blog especially for those with a slightly more adventurous side!
- Jun 20, 2016
Tuaran and Kiulu Biking
- Jun 18, 2016
Sabah Weekend Breaks: Part 1
Starting to feel the grind? Those office walls getting smaller with every passing day? Don’t worry we have the perfect weekend escapes for you to unwind and get back to loving life!
- May 13, 2016
Top 5 Jungle Trails in Sabah
The Borneo rainforest is estimated to be an amazing 130 million years old, even older than the Amazon rainforest is presumed to be. In one 25 acre section of Bornean forest there has been 750 different species of trees recorded compared to only 700 species in the whole of North America. And with over 1600 known species of animals, birds, amphibians and reptiles it is little wonder people flock here from all over the world to experience this unique Eden-like paradise. It is a shame that with over 80% of Malaysia’s forests already cut down and replaced with oil palm, most of the countless undiscovered species here are being forced into extinction faster than we can identify them. Supporting Sabah tourism and visiting these jungle trails is a great way to make sure these areas remain protected and keep poachers and illegal loggers out.
- Apr 18, 2016
Life Lessons from Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is an eye-opening sport that reveals so much about the underwater world as a whole new frontier. At the same time, it also offers allegorical lessons that can be applied to our everyday life. Here are the list of things that you may learn and observe from a trip underwater.
- Apr 06, 2016
Things to Bring When Climbing Mount Kinabalu
The say the clothes make the man, and when it comes to doing sporty activities such as mountain climbing, this saying rings truer than ever. If an activity involves five to six hours of trekking, comfort should be your utmost priority. Check out this list of clothing and equipments you should have on your expedition to conquer Mount Kinabalu
- Apr 04, 2016
Top Things to do in Sabah (Part 2)
Welcome to Sabah! Here is where you’ll find an awe-inspiring treasure trove of gorgeous islands, lush tropical rainforests, exuberant cultures and exotic wildlife. In this second part of our two-part blog, we will give you more ideas on what to do to maximize your Sabah adventure! Read on:
- Apr 04, 2016
Top Things to do in Sabah (Part 1)
Welcome to Sabah! Here is where you’ll find an awe-inspiring treasure trove of gorgeous islands, lush tropical rainforests, exuberant cultures and exotic wildlife. If it’s your first time here and you don’t know what to expect, here are some great ideas on what to do in Sabah
- Mar 16, 2016
Top High-Altitude Adventures: Best of Borneo’s landscapes.
2016 is the year to revive your sense of adventure, a little differently. Borneo is synonymous with ‘Adventure’, and when paired with the very best of highland scenery…. The journey is not across, but rather, UP!
From the symbol and pride of Sabah towering above all at 4,095m to eye-soothing views from the peak of a mountainous island formed by the remnants of an ancient volcano —Adventure-seekers, you best gear up for mad-beauty at great heights :
- Mar 08, 2016
Revisiting Mount Kinabalu - Conquering the Summit and Walking the Torq (Part 2)
While you’re busy making your way to the top, don’t forget to momentarily stop to appreciate the view around you. For me, the view of Mount Kinabalu at dawn beats any postcard out there -- it’s just simply mesmerizing! Keep your eyes peeled for shooting stars, and have a list of wishes ready for when you do spot them!
- Mar 08, 2016
Revisiting Mount Kinabalu - Experiencing the Ranau Trail (Part 1)
It is said that you will never be quite the true Sabahan until you have climbed Mount Kinabalu, preferably more than once. Fairly enough, travelers from all over the world have flocked to Sabah for years and made month-long reservations to experience what it’s like standing on the summit of Mount Kinabalu. Therefore, when offered the opportunity to climb Mount Kinabalu (for the third time in my lifetime), I just couldn’t say no.
- Feb 12, 2016
Valentine’s Day in Sabah! - Top 10 Romantic Island Getaway Destinations
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to make some getaway plans. Enter the romantic islands of Sabah! With its beautiful white sandy beaches and azure blue waters, the islands in Sabah are part of the reason why many flock to Sabah for a romantic rendezvous -- and on Valentine’s Day, what better place are there to say ‘be mine’? If you’re single, worry not. You too deserve a treat for being the wonderful person you are!
- Feb 10, 2016
A Bornean Pampering Treat at Ka'andaman Spa
Life as a woman in the 21st century is hard work. With goals to achieve, people to meet, places to see and fun to be had. It’s a wonder we still have time to breathe. Luckily, the 21st century also provides women with plenty of options and ways to decompress and pamper themselves. Enter Ka’andaman Spa -- an award-winning local Sabahan spa that offers an authentic Bornean wellness experience.
- Jan 24, 2016
Best Staycation Spots in Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu city, the city capital of Sabah is a hub teeming with excitement, offering a smorgasbord of experience from cultural delights and amazing gastronomies to a wealth of natural wonders and leisure spots. Enter the staycation experience: a vacation spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
- Jan 24, 2016
Top 10 places to watch sunset in Sabah
In 2014, Huffington Post writer, Kathleen Peddicord wrote an article listing Sabah as one of the top 8 places in the world to witness a beautiful sunset -- we couldn’t agree more! To help you in your quest of watching one of the world’s best sunsets, here are a list of places from where you can enjoy a glorious sunset today!
- 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.
- 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.
- Jan 24, 2016
Kundasang, home to the luminous Mount Kinabalu. Cool climate, simple pleasures, sweet escape.