Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is a 5-star resort hotel in Sabah, Borneo conveniently close to both Kota Kinabalu International Airport and the city centre. Yet, when staying at the resort it is easy to forget these facts, as tucked away on it’s own little 25-acre peninsula, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is […]

One of the first things you may read about Sabah before visiting is how many different peoples, cultures, languages and dialects you might find here. However, unless intently interested in finding out more, most tourists might breeze through Sabah enjoying the tourist attractions, without ever knowing or learning more about the people they’ve encountered. Mari […]

Mountain biking and cycling tours in Borneo is great alternative way to get intimate with the Sabah country side. Rustic Borneo offers various day trips and even an overnight stay or a 3 night getaway for those who like cycling along rivers, through villages and experiencing Borneo’s tropical jungle and local life in a different […]

Tucked away in a cove on the northern shore of Gaya island, hidden from view of Kota Kinabalu, which is just 15 minutes away, lies the 5 star property of Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa. Featuring 48 timbered villas, Bunga Raya Island Resort is nestled on a hill amongst the lush tropical rainforest of […]

Borneo is a melting pot of cultures, traditions and languages and every ethnic group has various subgroups, each with readily identifiable differences. Borneo’s Iban People The Dayak people are one of Borneo’s native people, found mostly in the island’s interior where more than 200 subgroups live along the hills and rivers. One of the major subgroups […]

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is arguably the top resort destination for the most luxurious resort holiday in Sabah, Borneo. Set amidst the lush greenery of a nature resort, fronted by Sabah’s widest, softest, white sandy beach, which is gently lapped by the waves of the South China Sea, the sight of Rasa Ria Resort alone […]

It’s hard to read about north Borneo and not find something about the Tip Of Borneo or, as the locals refer to it, Simpang Mengayau, home to a lively community of Rungus people, one of Sabah’s local tribes. During a community development project I was involved in, we would visit the Tip of Borneo quite often. […]

“I cannot make you happy,” relayed the headman of Kampung Saliku wisely as he pondered the Murut mindset. “My facilities are limited, my people are shy, I am simple. And so are you” he opined. “To make your home here, you have to be at peace with yourself.” The Heart of Murut Borneo My mission […]

A Padas River White Water Rafting daytrip is but one of the adrenaline-packed options we offer for thrill-seekers planning a Borneo travel itinerary. But a quick search of Padas River delivers nothing but white water rafting related pages. What do we know about the Padas River? Where does it originate and is it more than just a adrenaline junky’s […]

The islands of Kota Kinabalu are unique in the way they form part of a national marine conservation area so close to the city. Gaya island, for instance, is just 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu, with the 4 other islands that make up the park between 10 and 15 minutes way. The park, named for […]