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As a big fish enthusiast, my visit to Lankayan Island has left me in awe. Our journey began with an 80km boat ride through the sky-blue waters from the city of Sandakan, with nothing in sight except the open sea. It was an experience that is...
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KM18, Jalan Telupid Tongod, Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia
Late afternoon and pitch dark rides up and down the Kinabatangan proved awesome.. Our first exposure to the Pygmy elephant (80% the size of Asian elephants) was a herd of 40 (15 of which we could readily count, including 4 babies, one nursing)...
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Jalan Cinta Mata Mesilou, 89308 Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia
Just getting to Mt. Kinabalu in Boreno was an adventure, but after days of traveling we finally got to the base of one of the tallest mountains in Southeast Asia. We hiked all day to stop and rest at a mountain lodge where you rest to climb to the...
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89300 Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia
For someone who is terrified of heights, being 41 meters from the ground on a rope ladder, is not a way I'd normally pass my time. However, for this view, I made an exception. While the main attraction at Poring Hot Springs, in Kinabalu National...
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Gaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia
As enchanting as sunrises are, sunsets are truly bewitching. That unique moment when the sun disappears below the western horizon is truly exceptional when you share it with someone special. Experiencing the vibrant colours painted across Mother...
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Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
If you love exploring markets, like I do, Kota Kinabalu's Central Market is not to be missed. Located on the busy waterfront, the Central Market is a riot of colourful produce. Here you can find dozens of varieties of bananas, prickly rambutan,...
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Jalan Pantai, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88999 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
The brand new Horizon Hotel in Kota Kinabalu makes a perfect base for exploring Malaysian Borneo's Sabah province. The rooms are spacious and modern and are decorated in rich mahogany colours with bright white linens. The bathrooms boast...
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Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Get ready for your jaw to drop. Tanjung Aru Beach, also known as First Beach, is the type of place people go to take it all in. They literally line the shore with camera in hand to see one of the greatest shows on Earth - a sunset in Borneo. Even...
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Sabah Wildlife Department, W.D.T. 200, Sandakan, Jalan Sepilok, Sepilok, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
There are only two places left on earth you can see orangutans in the wild and one of them is Borneo. One special place in Sandakan, in the northern Sabah province of Malaysia, is helping protect these incredible animals - the Sepilok Orang Utan...
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Kg Jerudong, Muara - Tutong Hwy, Brunei BG3122, Brunei
Bukit Shabandar opposite the Empire Hotel off the Muara-Tutong Highway is a respite from the city and the heat. Don't get me wrong, it is still HOT in there, but once you are in the shade of the jungle, it is a little cooler than out in the open....
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Simpang 37, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
The Tamu Pasar Besar Gadong in Bandar Seri Begawan, better known as the Night Market is the place to visit when the sun goes down. It's open from 4 pm until late and is essentially a market selling fresh local food. You cannot miss it, it's right...
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Jalan McArthur, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Brunei
Sure, there are a few things to see and do in Bandar Seri Begawan, but they all begin and end near the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque. This is one of the most striking buildings in the world, a $50-million masterpiece that stands in stark...