If you’re the adventurous type, there’s certainly no better way to get a feel of Sabah’s bucolic surroundings other than by touring on a mountain bike. There are plenty of cycling tours in Sabah to match your fitness level and risk aversion quotient. If you are the uber-adventurous with boundless energy type, you will love […]

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 […]

Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) is the second busiest airport in Malaysia serving the bustling city of Kota Kinabalu. KKIA previously consisted of 2 terminals located on opposite sides of the runway from each other, but since the start of 2016, all commercial passenger traffic now arrives and departs from the main terminal, Terminal 1. […]

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 […]

Live it up in Malaysia’s capital with our Traders Hotels Kuala Lumpur Luxury Package. Even as on-the-ground experts in the most beautiful, natural Borneo, Rustic Borneo appreciate the value of a quality city break. It’s the best way to take in the the hustle bustle of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. That’s why we know you’ll […]

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? […]

Padas River White Water Rafting by Rustic Borneo’s intern, Amelia Robert Jenet. As part of her internetship at Rustic Borneo, Amelia, a student at University Malaysia Sabah, is gaining experience of Sabah’s travel industry and, of course, the tourism products on offer here. To that end, she took on Padas River White Water Rafting and […]