The term linangkit in general is used to refer to a special kind of needle work technique that is practiced by the women of several ethnic groups in the West and North of Sabah. The process of making this special Sabahan tapestry weave is somewhat similar to the European technique of ‘tatting’ or ‘frivolite’. Basically, […]

Family holiday in Sabah is always a grand affair! There is something for absolutely everyone–whether it’s an island vacation, a camping trip in the jungle or a relaxing weekend at the countryside, we’ve got you covered. Here are six great places in Sabah to go on a family vacation in Sabah: 1. Kiram’s Village Cabin, […]

To know Sabah is to know her food—traditional food, that is. When it comes to traditional food, Sabah has many simple yet delicious dishes which are mainly pickled or preserved, due to the absence of refrigerators and gas kitchens until these recent decades. Nevertheless, traditional cuisine continues to be favoured by the younger generations until […]

We’ve been working on adding more content to the Rustic Borneo YouTube Channel, because if a picture paints a thousand words, the each video is a library. That’s why whenever the team from Rustic Borneo goes out to experience the products we offer, we often take a camera or two with us to capture the […]

Sabahans are fiercely proud of their culinary scene and with so many delicious dishes, who can blame them? From noodles to rice, pork to lamb, Chinese, Indian and Malay all mixed together, the tastes and aromas are endless. Acquire some of Sabah’s food secrets with our cooking class activity. Many a visitor returns from their […]

There’s a good deal of organized tours and activates in the city, but are there any free activities in Kota Kinabalu? The answer is “yes, there is”. As a nature resort city, Kota Kinabalu has plenty of free activities that will cost you nothing, get you out enjoying nature and might even get your heart […]

Via ferrata, from the Italian for iron road, is an impossible trail on the side of a mountain made possible with the help of foot-struts, guide cables and a mechanism that secures climbers. Popular in the European Alps, the highest via ferrata in the world can be found near the peak of Mt. Kinabalu in […]

Paragliding is an adventure activity that is now available as a day-trip from Kota Kinabalu. The Rustic Borneo team set out early one morning recently to explore Sabah’s paragliding options, hoping to discover what it’s like to soar above the clouds. Our chosen site was the area just outside the town of Ranau, famous for […]

Book and climb Mt. Kinabalu with us in November 2015 and we’ll throw in 1 night accommodation at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, absolutely free! That’s right, a free night accommodation in one of Kota Kinabalu’s top, 5-star resort hotels for you to recover in after climbing the mighty Mt. Kinabalu. What’s the catch? […]

Mt Kinabalu is open for climbing to Laban Rata again! The 1st of September saw climbing Mt. Kinabalu recommence with a small group of 24 multi-national climbers taking on the route to Laban Rata, under the watchful eye of 12 mountain guides, Borneo Post reported. Sabah Parks director, Dr Jamili Nais, told the Borneo Post […]