Pic by Amelia Robert Welcome to Sabah — land of adorable orangutans, handsome proboscis monkeys and waddling pygmy elephants! Here you will encounter a chock-full of surprises, from wildlife encounters to flavourful dishes. Sabahans are also some of the most effervescent people that you’ll ever meet. So, be excited as we bring you an in-depth […]

The Mari Mari Cultural Village is situated amidst a remote forest setting in Kionsom, Inanam; 25 minutes away from the hustling and bustling city. Its surrounding atmosphere may faintly remind you of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Lost World’; in the Sabahan sense. The beauty of untapped nature is guaranteed to capture your eyes and […]

Got a couple of days to spend in Kota Kinabalu? Make a plan to visit one of Sabah’s most iconic destinations: Poring Hot Springs! Situated 40 kilometres (25 miles) slightly northeast from the Parks HQ, Poring is located in the lowlands—a contrast to the Parks HQ. De-stress and soak away the sores and aches of […]

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. […]

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 […]

Now is a great time to travel to Borneo to take advantage of great prices. Not only is the currency favourable, but Rustic Borneo is offering additional discounted tours in Sabah. The variety of tours below is just too good to resist, so read on to see what we have in store for you.   […]

Mari Mari Cultural Village by Rustic Borneo’s intern, Amelia Robert Jenet. As part of her internetship at Rustic Borneo HQ, 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 visited the Visit the Mari Mari Cultural Village […]