- Feb 17, 2020
North Borneo Cruises hosted Sunset Cruise for Tourism Malaysia's Mega Fam Programme
Recently, we had welcomed guests from Tourism Malaysia's Mega Fam Programme onboard North Borneo Cruises to enjoy Sabah's world-famous sunset!
- Feb 05, 2020
Tourism Malaysia assures Malaysia is safe to travel amidst Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
Recently, Tourism Malaysia released a statement to reassure that the country is still very much safe to travel by tourists.
- Pei Sing
- Jan 30, 2020
Precautionary Measures & Health Safety Practices in Response to Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, most Asian countries including Malaysia are monitoring passengers’ temperatures at airport arrivals and travel advisories are issued to quarantine anyone with relevant symptoms. Our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our guests and partners. To curb the spread of the virus, we are implementing the following precautionary measures.
- Jan 29, 2020
Malaysia suspends immigration facilities for tourists from Wuhan and Hubei
The Malaysian government has decided to temporarily halt all visa facilities for visitors from the affected areas to contain the spread of the Wuhan virus
- Jan 24, 2020
Sabah is still safe from the Wuhan virus
Sabahans were alarmed recently when messages about a suspected case of Wuhan virus infection went viral recently.
- Jan 21, 2020
Kota Kinabalu Set to Host 2nd New Silk Roads World Forum 2020
Kota Kinabalu will soon be hosting the 2nd New Silk Roads World Forum this year, alongside a range of other tourism-related events.
- Dec 11, 2019
Daved Simpat, Beating the Odds to Become Malaysia’s Number One Ultra Runner
From mountain porter to ultra runner, Daved Simpat's story is a story that speaks to every generation of how hard work, perseverance, and resilience in the face of adversity always pays off.
- Oct 03, 2019
Turtle Hatching Season Ongoing on Lankayan and Mantanani Island
Turtle hatching season for Green and Hawksbill turtles are roughly from the month of April through to October. And with October just starting off, turtle hatchings are still in season, and releases of baby turtles are still plentiful!
- Aug 26, 2019
Sipadan Island To Be Closed On December Annually
Sipadan Island will be closed temporarily to give a month-long recuperation period for the coral and marine life a rest starting from December 2020.
- Aug 09, 2019
Indonesia Looking To Move Their Capital City from Jakarta to Borneo
Indonesia is currently in the talks to move their capital city out of Jakart, with Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan being one of the new capital city candidates.
- Jul 04, 2019
Penampang Triumph in Mr. Kaamatan (Buvazoi Tavantang) 2019
The journey in search of the best warrior that embodies intelligence, courage and leadership to leads the Momogun community continues in Mr. Kaamatan.
- Mar 14, 2019
Panalaban Hostel: The Latest Addition to Mount Kinabalu's Base Camp Accommodation
If you're looking to climb Mount Kinabalu, then you'll be happy to know that Sabah Parks recently announced the opening of Panalaban Hostel, the latest addition to Mount Kinabalu's line-up of base camp lodges!
- Mar 08, 2019
All You Need to Know About Jellyfish Season!
It's that jellyfish season time of year again! Before heading for your island visits and snorkeling sessions, learn about the jellyfishes you'll come across and stock up on some helpful tips to get yourself extra prepared.
- 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.
- Jul 27, 2018
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque Reopens Its Doors To Tourists from 1st AUG 2018
Tourists are welcomed to visit the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque provided visitors follow the newly-imposed rules from 1st August 2018 onwards.
- Jul 19, 2018
Temporary Water Shortage at Pendant Hut (Mount Kinabalu)
Pendant Hut will be experiencing water shortages from 19th July 2018 onwards due to minor maintenance works on the water supply system.
- 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.
- Apr 26, 2018
Updated Sipadan Conservation Permit Fee (Effective 14th AUG 2018)
Attention to all travellers!
Kindly be informed that Sabah Parks (the collecting agent for Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN)) has revised the Sipadan Conservation Permit Fee to MYR 148.40 per person, per day (inclusive of 6% Malaysia Goods & Services Tax (GST)) effective on August 14th, 2018.
- Mar 09, 2018
MOUNT KINABALU CLIMBING ACTIVITIES HAS RESUMED ON 10TH MARCH 2018
KOTA KINABALU: The suspension on all Mount Kinabalu Climbing Activities has been lifted and resumed as usual on the 10th of March 2018 onwards.
- Amazing Borneo
- Mar 09, 2018
MOUNT KINABALU CLIMBING ACTIVITES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
KOTA KINABALU: A moderate 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Ranau at local time 9:06pm on 8 March 2018. Tremors were felt in some parts of Sabah.
As a safety precaution, Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun has ordered the temporary suspension of Mount Kinabalu climbing activities.
- Dec 18, 2017
Amazing Borneo's 8th Annual Dinner & Dance 2017!
Amazing Borneo's 8th Annual Dinner and Dance is to celebrate yet another successful year, bringing staff members together for a night of dining, fun, and plenty of dancing.
- Dec 04, 2017
Amazing Borneo awarded Best Inbound Tour Operator at Sabah Tourism Awards 2017!
We waited in anticipation and were finally relieved when it was announced that Amazing Borneo Tours were presented with the Best Inbound Tour Operator (Sabah/Malaysia) award for the second time in a row!
- Nov 24, 2017
Brittany Novick is crowned Miss Scuba International 2017!
Brittany Anne Novick ruled Miss Scuba International 2017 after beating 15 other contestants from different nations.
- Oct 17, 2017
Safrey Emerged Victorious at Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2017!
- Aug 19, 2017
Implementation of Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX)
Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of RM10 per room, per night regardless of the hotel star level.
- Aug 10, 2017
The International Climbathon is back for 2017
- Jul 22, 2017
Travel Now, Pay Later
- 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.
- Mar 15, 2017
Mount Kinabalu News Update
- Mar 03, 2017
30th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon
An average climber takes two days to scale the mountain, casually.. without hurry. However, professional mountain runners can clock as fast as 4 hours. Sounds outrageous? Well, that’s how things roll in a climbathon!
- Oct 17, 2016
Amazing Borneo Mountain Guide grabs gold in 29th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon
Amazing Borneo's in-house Mountain Guide grabs gold in 29th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon
- Sep 21, 2016
Orangutans May Be Extinct in Only 10 Years
According to a disturbing new report by Fortune Magazine, all of our wild Orangutans could be extinct in just 10 years due to deforestation caused by oil palm companies and ineffective control and legislation by governments.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jun 20, 2016
Mount Kinabalu's Kota Belud Trail Soon to be Completed
Mount Kinabalu’s soon to be opened 'Kota Belud trail' promises more scenic adventures. This alternative trail will take a Westernly route, compared to the easternly Ranau Trail. The Kota Belud Trail is said to be relatively shorter and more scenic, and ends at Sayat-Sayat check-point, the last check point throughout the 8km climb to Low’s Peak summit.
Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said "I can describe both trails as ‘beautifully challenging’ and visitors who appreciate nature and its beauty will find the experience of trekking these trails very enjoyable."
- Jun 07, 2016
TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence
- Jun 06, 2016
A Year Since the Earth Shook -- Mount Kinabalu Tribute Hike
- 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 05, 2016
Mount Kinabalu is now Safer for Climbers
Following the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck Mount Kinabalu nearly 10 months ago, the local authorities have identified several measures to enhance the safety of hikers, ranging from plans to install rockfall barriers to putting more safety and rescue personnel on standby to assist climbers in crises.
- Feb 22, 2016
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Completion -- All remaining orangutans at Rasa Ria’s Nature Reserve to be relocated to Sepilok by April 2016
The Orangutan Rehabilitation and Conservation Programme, which is a support programme of the Sabah Wildlife Department’s Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, is now at its final stage of completion.
- 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.
- Jan 24, 2016
Borneo Bird Festival 2015
Congratulations to our birding trio Belle, Eddy & Stephanie for winning 3rd place in the 7th Borneo Birds Race 2015!
We had an amazing weekend dedicated to celebrating birds and their sensitive habitats. Till next year, feathered beauties of Borneo!
- 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!
- 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.
- Jan 24, 2016
Implementation of 6% GST by Malaysian Government for Tours & Services Starting from 1st April 2015
Implementation of 6% GST by Malaysian Government for Tours & Services Starting from 1st April 2015 and the collection of 6% GST by Amazing Borneo Tours
- Jan 24, 2016
Ice Formation At Mount Kinabalu Summit
You Won’t Believe what We found at the Summit of Mount Kinabalu this morning!
- Jan 24, 2016
Sogit ritual being held at Timpohon Gate. 'Sogit' is a traditional "cooling compensation" ritual performed by a shaman to appease the anger of the spiritual world & restore balance.
- Jan 24, 2016
Dry Season Situation At Laban Rata
As of 14th April 2015, we have already entered into the dry season of the year, with little or no rain, and it is good news to know that you will enjoy a good weather climb and the chances of summit closure is near minimum.
- Jan 24, 2016
Post Box on Mount Kinabalu
In this digital age, a hand-written snail mail is something we all can appreciate. What more if its posted from 3,289m above sea level, near the summit of Mount Kinabalu? That's way better than magnet souvenirs!