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Located about 110km to the south of Kota Kinabalu city in Beaufort district. It will takes you about 2 hours drive from the city. Klias is home to the famous long-nosed monkey name Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) or simply name ‘Monyet Belanda’ among the locals.

What to expect?

  • Proboscis monkey
  • Monitor lizard
  • Fire flies
  • Crocodile
  • Mangrove forests + swamps
  • Kingfisher
  • Gray + white heron
  • Prawns


Activities

  • River cruise
  • Fishing
  • Animal photo hunting
  • honeymoon..? perhaps

Datu Paduka Mat Salleh Memorial
The Memorial located at Tibabar Village, Tambunan, about 85 km from Kota Kinabalu town. The Memorial was built under the Sabah State Museum Government to commemorate the true warrior of Sabah, Datu Paduka Mat Salleh on his courage and strength for leading a rebellion against the British rule during colonial times in 1894-1900. Datu Paduka Mat Salleh was among the fears enemies to the British army and he was killed in a gun battle with the British army on Feb 1st, 1900.

Poring Hot Spring, Kinabalu Park Sabah.
Well known mostly for its sulphuric minerals, located 40 km south-east of Kinabalu National Park in the district of Ranau at the edge of the Mamut rRiver, Sabah. Poring Hot Spring is managed by Sabah Parks and it took you about 2 hours drive from Kota Kinabalau city centre. Visitors can enjoy a soak in sulphurous water channelled from the hot springs into tiled pools and tubs or even boil an eggs ranging between 49 – 60 degrees celcius.

What you’ll expect:
Hot springs with sulphuric minerals, hot + warm bath tub, butterfly farm, Kipungit waterfall, tropical garden, Orchid Conservation Centre, Poring canopy walkway, Laganan waterfall and lots of fun relaxing.

What you didn’t know:
During very long time ago, Poring was originally a small village lived by the Dusun community of Ranau, most of their houses are built with huge + rouded poles of bamboo and the word ‘Poring’ is actually known as ‘Bamboo’. Therefore, the village named Kampung Poring or Poring Village.

Detail post coming up soon! stay tuned..

Pesta Kaamatan 2009 | Unreleased!

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A boy with his traditional black Kadazan costume is playing with a Suling (flute) which made from a bamboo. Some other parts of west Malaysia calls it Seruling.

This Suling are corded according as aerophones and mainly played solo by the Sabahan locals. There are few musical festival organized annually by the local tourism authority here in Sabah, to preserve and promote the local traditional musical instruments to the young generation and tourist. If you’re visiting Sabah during the end of this year, don’t miss the Bamboo Musical Festival, which held in Tamparuli.

Pesta Kaamatan 2009 | Unreleased!

Current Chief Minister of Sabah, Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Musa bin Haji Aman was at the launch of Pesta Kaamatan 2009 which held at the Kadazandusun Cultural Association Sabah (KDCA) last May 2009. Left: Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan and right: YB Datuk Haji Masidi Manjun.

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Gintutun Do Mohoing
It was believed that this rock has been used to hang most of the local crook’s head in the village somewhere in Penampang. A long time ago, there was a local warrior named ‘Monsopiad’ who killed those crooks and protect the village people from being kill and mob. He later then slaughter their head and kept the skulls as a collection in his house. This rock also believed has been replaced from its original location at Gaya island by the villagers in order to get rid of a plague that has been spreading over the village. Today, this rock remain at Kuai village, Kandazon Penampang, Sabah Borneo Malaysia and currently it serve as a display historical artifact at Monsopiad Cultural Village.

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Bazaar Ramadhan@Lintasan Deasoka, Kota Kinabalu
Selling many kinds of varieties of local foods + drinks + snacks.
Open everyday : 2pm – 7pm

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Sompoton, a traditional musical instrument played by the Kadazan Dusun tribe and its originally from Tambunan district, Northern part of Sabah. Sompoton is made of by dried gourd and using a combination of 8 bamboo pipes inserted into it together with beeswax and 5 vines. The sounds of Sompoton can be described similar as the bagpipe + the mouth organ which are now occasionally been played during the Harvest Festival.

How to play Sompoton?
Using a mouth to blows and sucks air through the gourd mouth-piece to released the sounds of Sompoton.

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Sabah Museum – The Heritage Village
Situated about 5 minutes from the Kota Kinabalu city centre, the Heritage Village is located at the Sabah Museum Complex along the Jalan Bukit Istana Lama, Kota Kinabalu. The Sabah Museum Heritage Village was officiated by His Excellency the Head of State Tun Said Keruak on 15th July 1990 during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Sabah Museum.

The Heritage Village displays traditional replica houses which are mostly made out from bamboo and wood, there are the houses of the Lotud, Bisaya, Brunei, Rungus, Bajau, Brunei, Chinese, Suluk and Iranun tribe from various ethnic group in Sabah. Sits at the surrounding of The Heritage Village compound are the ethnological gardens that consist of green natural plants and small lake which covers an area of 16.96 hectors of lush green planted jungle. Opens Daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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Atkinson Clock Tower

The Atkinson Clock Tower is one of the few remaining historical building in Kota Kinabalu. This 15.7m-high wooden structure is located at the hill slopes just nearby the Gaya Street area. It was first built in 1905 in memory of Francis George Atkinson, the first District officer of Jesselton during the time of the British North Borneo Chartered Company.

Today, the Atkinson Clock Tower is managed and well preserved by the Sabah Museum and it still serves to keep the Kota Kinabalu city time till today.

Did You Know?
– The tower was first built with ‘merbau’ wood and its a non-nails structure.
– This tower was built by Francis’s mother, Mary Edith Atkinson.

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Sunset Shot at STAR Tanjung Aru
Shot taken at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa with the views of South China Sea. This 5-star Resort consist of 492 guestrooms & suites with private balconies and with 7 restaurants and bars. Located about 10 minutes drives from Kota Kinabalu International Airport T1 and 10 minutes drive to Kota Kinabalu city centre.

more info : www.shangri-la.com

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Manukan Island
Geography : shallow waters, beautiful coral gardens, white sandy beaches.

Manukan island located off the coast of downtown Kota Kinabalu city, capital of Sabah with about 15-20 minutes boat ride from Jesselton Point (former Sabah Port Authority boat terminal) or Marina jetty (Sutera Harbour). Manukan Island is one of the other five islands comprising of Gaya, Sapi, Mamutik and Sulug which also call the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TAR Park).

Did you know?
– There’s a place named Manukan in Philiphines and Indonesia.
– ‘Manuk’ always refers to the same meaning of ‘Chicken’ by the locals.

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Tribe : Bajau
The Bajau tribe are one of the largest ethnic group in Sabah, Borneo Malaysia. Nowadays, there are also known as the “cowboys of the east” who originally has been believed migrated from the southern Philippines about few hundreds years ago. The Bajau are the fisherman, divers and farmers, they were also once before the most dangerous pirates within the Sulu Sea and various seas surrounding the Indonesian island in Sulawesi. While Bajau in the south eastern part of Sabah are very skillful with craftsmanship work where they built their own traditional fishing boat called lepa-lepa boat, they are also known as the Sea Bajau for this. These unique lepa-lepa boats are featured on every annual festival held in Semporna and these boats are decorated with colorful decoration and raced against each other in an annual celebration called Regatta Lepa which explains why they are still commonly called the “sea gypsies”.

Did You Know?
The most significant + symbolic animals to the Bajau is buffalo and horse.

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Orangutan @ ” Man of the Jungle ”
Species : Mammalia
Scientific name : Pongo pygmaeus
Habitat : Lowland tropical rainforests, swamp and mountain forests.
Population: More than 12,000 in Sabah & Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Did you know : Orangutans has an arms measured as twice as long as their legs for them to easily swing from trees to trees since most of their spending time nearly is up in the trees. Orangutans usually eats fruits like banana, rambutans, the fruit of fig trees, small insects and also honey. Some researchers claim that Orangutans are the most intelligent animal with higher learning and problem solving ability than chimpanzees.

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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