Thursday, June 14, 2007

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is situated on the tropical island of Borneo and is the state capital of the Malaysian state Sabah, one of the two states of East Malysia. The location of the city is absolutely amazing, and from the airport it is just a short ride to mostly any hotel. You find a world class sailing marina and championship golf courses as well as both first class holiday resorts and good hotels for the budget traveler.

And the food is varied in a way that only a state with 30 ethnic groups can offer. The flavours you will find are excellent and in KK, as Kota Kinabalu also is called, there are gourmet meals in restaurants for elegant dining, but you will also find wonderful tastes and textures in a bowl in a hawker’s stall at the night market.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Kudat Town

At the northern tip of Borneo island, Kudat town is the capital of North Borneo during 1880s' and the main activities is fishing here even till today. It is also the gateway to the various island such as Banggi Island. Today the attraction are listed as :-

  • Tip of Borneo
  • Golfing
  • Marina
  • Diving
  • Long House stay
  • Gong Making
  • Bee Keeping ( Honey )

    Tourism is actively being promoted here. Majority of the native population are the Rungus Long House dwellers.

  • Sunday, June 10, 2007

    The Nepenthes

    The Nepenthes, also known as pitcher plant are carnivorous. A plant with leaves that are pitcher-shaped to attract, trap, and digest insects. Found mostly along the foothills of the Crocker Range where the rainfall is high. Locally it is also known as the "Monkey Cup" where monkeys virtually drink the contents from cup to quench their thirst.

    Saturday, June 9, 2007

    Tawau Hills Park

    If "green" is your taste, then Tawau Hills Park is the place for you. This 28,000 hectares park is a protected forest located in east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. A short drive from the town of Tawau.

    Monday, June 4, 2007

    Mount Kinabalu

    This is the highest peak in South East Asia, Mount Kinabalu and a beautiful place for your holiday. You can get more information from this site :

    Saturday, June 2, 2007

    Orang Utan

    Another endangered primate of Borneo is the "Orang Utan" translated to mean "the jungle people". The is an established sancuntry in Sandakan Sipilok where they are fed, protected and trained to be reintroduced into the jungle nearby. Enjoy the slide show.. more free information at

    Friday, June 1, 2007

    Proboscis Monkeys

    Proboscis Monkey is one of the favourite amoung visitor to this Island. Those monkey could be found mostly in mangrove swamps in the Kuala Penyu district and Sandakan Sukau area. More information could be obtained free from