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 […]

Travelling in Sabah means eating the food—traditional food, that is. Sabah has plenty of simple yet delicious dishes which are mainly pickled or preserved. This is mainly due to the Sabahan partiality to all things tangy. At the same time, it also dates back to the olden days when there were yet to be refrigerators […]

This blog post was written by Lucie, a student from Kinabalu International School during her internship in July 2017.  This trip was made to go to Mahua waterfall which is couple of hours away from Kota Kinabalu. We took a mini bus at around 7.30 a.m, we drove out of the city while admiring the […]

Scuba diving is an exciting recreational sport and everyone is encouraged to try it, given the chance. However, as scuba diving becomes increasingly popular as a sport, so do the chances of the marine ecosystem being damaged. The ocean, like every part of nature, undergoes stressful impact with human presence. Therefore, when scuba diving, whether […]

Looking for a relaxing staycation destination? Just head off to the west coast to Kota Belud and book a stay at the Usukan Cove Lodge. Usukan Cove is situated in the coast of Kota Belud, right next to Kampung Kuala Abai where the jetty to Mantanani Island is located. From Kota Kinabalu, the journey to […]

On your way to Kinabalu Park, just before the Kundasang Town, you will come across a quaint little market with a giant pineapple landmark just at by the side of the road. This market is known as Pekan Nabalu. Located 12km before Kinabalu National Park, Pekan Nabalu is the last market township in the district […]

As I am huffing and puffing away, wondering whether an extra month of training would make my climb breezier; my mountain guide, Deo (spelling un-confirmed), turns around and say in consolation, “don’t worry, kita pelan-pelan saja (let’s just go slowly).” Meet Mount Trus Madi, the second highest mountain in Sabah and Malaysia (2, 642 meters […]

The Orang Sungai, literally ‘River People’, is one of Sabah’s officially recognized 32 ethnic groups. They reside mainly in the rural areas along the Kinabatangan River, Paitan, Labuk and Kudat. The majority of the Orang Sungai community embraces Islam as their religion, being one of the few ethnic groups in Sabah to have inherited Islam […]

The state of Sabah, on the island of Borneo, is often promoted as an outdoorsman’s paradise. And Sabah’s Semporna archipelago — particularly the island of Sipadan – has been described by Jacques Cousteau as some of the best diving in the world. The teardrop-shaped island is perched atop practically sheer sea walls that plunge some […]

When you are in Kinabalu Park, be sure to make your way to the Botanical Garden where you can enjoy a refreshing short hike while feasting your eyes on the beautiful things of nature. Nestled somewhere in between Liwagu Restaurant and Kinabalu Hall, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden, which is also known as the Mountain Garden […]