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Penampang Triumph in Mr. Kaamatan (Buvazoi Tavantang) 2019
  • Felicity
  • 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.

Panalaban Hostel: The Latest Addition to Mount Kinabalu's Base Camp Accommodation
  • Aisah
  • 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!

All You Need to Know About Jellyfish Season!
  • Aisah
  • 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.

Sabah Welcomes Malindo Air Inaugural Singapore - Kota Kinabalu Direct Flight
  • Cassey
  • 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.

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque Reopens Its Doors To Tourists from 1st AUG 2018
  • Cassey
  • 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.

Temporary Water Shortage at Pendant Hut (Mount Kinabalu)
  • Cassey
  • 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.

Fact or Fiction: Debunking Mount Kinabalu Booking Myths
  • Cassey
  • 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.

Updated Sipadan Conservation Permit Fee (Effective 14th AUG 2018)
  • Cassey
  • 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.

MOUNT KINABALU CLIMBING ACTIVITIES HAS RESUMED ON 10TH MARCH 2018
  • Cassey
  • 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.

MOUNT KINABALU CLIMBING ACTIVITES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
  • 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.

Amazing Borneo's 8th Annual Dinner & Dance 2017!
  • Cassey
  • 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.

Amazing Borneo awarded Best Inbound Tour Operator at Sabah Tourism Awards 2017!
  • Cassey
  • 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!

Brittany Novick is crowned Miss Scuba International 2017!
  • Kathrina
  • 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.

Safrey Emerged Victorious at Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2017!
  • Cassey
  • Oct 17, 2017

Safrey Emerged Victorious at Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2017!

Implementation of Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX)
  • Cassey
  • 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.

The International Climbathon is back for 2017
  • Bernice
  • Aug 10, 2017

The International Climbathon is back for 2017

Travel Now, Pay Later
  • Cassey
  • Jul 22, 2017

Travel Now, Pay Later

Kaamatan: Tale of Harvest
  • Estelle
  • 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.

Mount Kinabalu News Update
  • Steward
  • Mar 15, 2017

Mount Kinabalu News Update

30th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon
  • Laura
  • 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!

Amazing Borneo Mountain Guide grabs gold in 29th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon
  • Laura
  • 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 

Orangutans May Be Extinct in Only 10 Years
  • Callum
  • 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.

2.2 Million Acres of New Protected Jungle In Sarawak
  • Callum
  • 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.

Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites of SE Asia Part 3
  • Callum
  • 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.

Mount Kinabalu Safety Upgrades: 22/07/16
  • Callum
  • 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.

Mount Kinabalu's Kota Belud Trail Soon to be Completed
  • Nick
  • 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."

TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence
  • Laura
  • Jun 07, 2016

TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence

A Year Since the Earth Shook -- Mount Kinabalu Tribute Hike
  • Laura
  • Jun 06, 2016

A Year Since the Earth Shook -- Mount Kinabalu Tribute Hike

Things to Bring When Climbing Mount Kinabalu
  • Nova
  • 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

Mount Kinabalu is now Safer for Climbers
  • Nova
  • 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.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Completion -- All remaining orangutans at Rasa Ria’s Nature Reserve to be relocated to Sepilok by April 2016
  • Nova
  • 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.

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.

Borneo Bird Festival 2015
  • Laura
  • 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!

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! 

 

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.

Implementation of 6% GST by Malaysian Government for Tours & Services Starting from 1st April 2015
  • Dinna
  • 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

Ice Formation At Mount Kinabalu Summit
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Ice Formation At Mount Kinabalu Summit

You Won’t Believe what We found at the Summit of Mount Kinabalu this morning!

Sogit Ritual
  • Laura
  • Jan 24, 2016

Sogit Ritual

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.

Dry Season Situation At Laban Rata
  • Laura
  • 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.

Post Box on Mount Kinabalu
  • Laura
  • 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!