Archive for November, 2008


Tabin Wild Life Reserve

Tabin Wild Life Reserve has been declared a wildlife forest reserves of class VII by the Forest Enactment of Sabah back in 1968 for wildlife protection. Tabin popularly known because of its huge lowland dipterocarp rainforest which was created in 1984 to preserve Sabah’s large numbers of disappearing wild and highly endangered animals. Located about 48km north-east of Lahad Datu town, Tabin plays an important role as a dedicated home ground mainly for the breeding of endangered wildlife and protected mammals in Sabah especially the largest mammals like Sumatran Rhino, Pgymy Elephant and Tembadau.

Location : Lahad Datu, Sabah Borneo Malaysia.
Area covered : 120,539 hectares of protected forest
Species : 75 Mammals, 45 reptiles, 252 birds, 24 Fresh water fishes, 945 plants.

more info at tabinwildlife


11th Kiulu 4M Challenge
Date : 7 December 2008
Venue : Kiulu, Tamparuli Sabah, Borneo Malaysia

An annual event of extreme race opens to the public held in nice river landscape of Kiulu the district of Tamparuli. This race featuring ‘4M’ (four) of the Dusun and Kadazan traditional games using Bamboo, which all activities name begin with a pronunciation of the letter ‘M’.
1st Manangkus : Running (5km/6km) to the rafting starting point.
2nd Mamangkar : Bamboo rafting (5km) at Kiulu river – Grade 2.
3rd Manampatau : Drift downriver and paddle-swim (1.3km) using bamboo pole.
4th Mamarampanau : Walking (0.2km) with bamboo stilts.

Contact person :
Mr. Ariffin Gadait (Ofc:+6088-225752/255972 / Mobile:+6019-8624585)

Have you been to the UMS Aquarium & Marine Museum before? if not, then take a look at some of photos which I took during my recent visit. The place located exactly inside the Borneo Marine Research Institute inside the university area itself, about 7 km from Kota Kinabalu city centre.


Once you get inside to the entrance of the aquarium, just look up on your head then only you’ll see this view.


on your left, you’ll first see this mammal of Cuvier’s Beaked Whale, measuring 4.43 meters long.


This whale was actually been found dead at Mimpian Jadi beach, Tuaran back in 1997.


Some collection of corals


There are more than 50 species of Bornean reef corals displayed.


One of the aquarium you’ll see on your way to the right.



This is one of the two biggest size aquarium you’ll find.


Can you tell what fish is this?


Skip that..I also don’t know, just imagine how big is the size?


Yeahh.. it’s really huge, just look at the fish size compare to this cute babe.


Looking at this photo reminds me a Star Trek movie somewhere in a space ship scene la pulak.


Humphead parrot fish.


These fish named Remora which can grow up to 1 meter length and it placed inside an aquarium which has a taller size compare to other aquarium.



Your visit to the UMS Aquarium & Marine Museum will last around 20 – 30 minutes, the place was not as big as what I expected, however the place is great for family outing during the weekend, as for any school outing activities, I would say this place will be one of the nice + informative spot to visit.


Location : Borneo Marine Research Institute, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS).
Operating hours : Opens daily except Wednesday & Public Holiday
– 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm (Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun)
– 9.30am to 11.30am and 2.00pm to 4.30pm (Fri)

Click here for the location map.

I just want to see one live shark, but there isn’t.. I guess they don’t do research on shark 😦


Petagas War memorial
A monument was erected over the grave and the surrounding was made into a garden in perpetual memory of a group of guerrillas called “The Kinabalu Guerrillas” led by Albert Kwok who sacrificed their life to protect their mother land of Sabah while fighting the Japanese military forces during the World War II. The names of all those whose remains were buried here and all other known guerilla force members and sympathizers, followers and supporters who had been killed by the Japanese military forces. Later, this monument and the garden were improved during the year 1979 by the Kota Kinabalu Municipal Council and funded by the Sabah state goverment.

The story : In January 1942, a patriotic local youth named Albert Kwok lead an underground guerilla force of more than 300 young men from various communities in Sabah and recruited them to fight against the Japanese military forces. On 21st Jan 1944, 176 men of guerillas were transported by railway cargo wagons from the ‘Batu Tiga’ prison to Petagas where they were brutally executed. Before, 96 were detainees including guerillas were tortured and killed at the ‘Batu Tiga’ prison camp and a further 131 were sent to Labuan to serve their various terms of imprisonment but 117 of them died of starvation, maltreatment and torture.

Location : 9km from the Kota Kinabalu city centre, in front of KKIA T1.

Planning to go for a nice vacation for next year’s holiday??..
RM199 to Singapore! All seats, all flights, all inclusive.


All you need to do is to book which are your destination..

If you guys still remember from the previous post of Grafiti Spotted in Kota Kinabalu City.. here is an update!


I spotted these new additional painting at the same place last week..


This time the painting was in black colored with few cartoon-human figure.


It seems to me the painting illustrate something like a group of ‘skin head’ teenagers


Whom need some room of freedom from their noisy parents/guardian..


I’m not sure if the painting meant to be that way, well.. that’s what I thought la, if you have any further under standing of the painting, I would love to hear..  just the question still remain with no answer.. sepa punya kerja la ba this??


Bamboo Musical Festival Tamparuli 2008
Venue : Dewan Tun Hamdan, Tamparuli
Date : 26th November 2008

Activities : Musical performance by the Kinabalu Bamboo Music Orchestra and local artists, Monogunggak competition, Bamboo musical group competition and Bamboo handicraft and souvenirs exhibition.

Contact Person : Ms. Jane (+6013 8760358), Mr. Lawrence (+019-8416491) or Mr. Wilson (+013-5446999)