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    Turtle Islands

    by Fudge Written Jun 14, 2006

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    Favorite thing: We really wanted to do this but were unable to. Reason : You have to book in advance!

    So we advise, do book for this as soon as you arrive in sabah. You may not get a spot so soon so be prepared to join in a few days later.

    What you will see
    Lots of turtles out on the beach, having their time :) At nite, you get to see them laying eggs and how the conservation people safeguard the eggs by trasferring them safely to an incubator. We heard about all this, so this is not first hand. It sounded fascinating to be able to witness this phenomenon.

    The cost is about RM400- RM600 for a 2 day 1 nite thing at the island. Accomodation is restricted there hence the advance booking.

    Can contact the following:

    SI Tours
    Samantha Lee
    Tel: +60 89 213 502/3

    Crystal Quest
    Tel: 089-212 711
    Email: cquest@tm.net.my

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    Go Island-ing!

    by Fudge Written Jun 6, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Sapi island is nice. The big one Gaya is not suitable for snorkelling as it's a lot of rock outcrop... but if you arrange for aboat on your own you can ask them to take u to nice snorkelling spots! And then just jump off and indulge!

    The OTHER islands like Layang Layang, Pulau TIga (where Survivor was filmed), Sipadan, Turtle Islands are by far more breathtaking but equally harder to get to. For turtle island u need to book at least 3-4 days in advance. if you're lucky you may get a spot one or two days ahead of time... but it's expensive. Yet worth the money as it is a once in a lifetime experience for most to see turtles up close and personal, laying eggs at that!

    Fondest memory: Do bring your good snorkel mask as you want to capture these memories in your mind's eye and take them home :) with you.

    I loved snorkelling the most and want to go back again and again in different parts. Diving too as the divers will attest to, is among the best in the world. I heard there are some wreck dives nearby too.

    Awesome!

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    Flowers everywhere

    by hennanights Written May 17, 2006

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    Favorite thing: I cant get enough of Malaysian flowers. Growing wild and so many species. Some of the spectacular gardens that stand out are KLCC for its frangipanis, Turtle Island with rows of Hibiscus, Sepilok jungle resort to many to name and of course those growing wild in Kota Kinabalu National park.

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    The Park Headquarters

    by hennanights Written May 16, 2006

    Favorite thing: The bus to Kota Kinabalu stops at the front of park headquarters, at the bottom of the hill. So if you have a lot of luggage this bit it fun as you must carry it up, then carry it another 15 minutes to your accommodation. The headquarters is always busy with lots of tourist booking accommodation, trying to get a places on the mountain and the general tourist things. The staff are very nice and helpful but there is a lack of tourist info in the form of brochures. We expected to be able to book some tours of the area, there was nothing like that. We were told to just wait for a bus. Outside you can find a map of the area and mountain also a cafe.

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    Fill in your forms...

    by Pieter11 Written Jan 26, 2006

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    Favorite thing: When you go to Sabah, even when you go there from other places inside Malaysia, you have to fill in a form with all your personal details. Name, address, age, passport number and the reason why you are visiting Sabah. You need this form when you pass the immigration.

    Normally you can get this form at the airport you are departing from so you can fill it in during your flight. If you don't have it when you arrive in Sabah, find one on the arrival-airport, because it will be very annoying when you find out about it when it's your turn at the immigration desk and you still have to fill it all in.

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    Travel Light

    by muddybok Written May 18, 2004

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    Favorite thing: You’re encouraged to travel light when you’re visiting Sabah. Not every rain forest resorts have porter service to engage.

    You may ended carry all you baggage yourself while you are transit by some rugged truck/4WD on really rugged trail.

    Laundry service & shopping outlets are found abundantly in bigger towns.

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    Sabah Terrains

    by muddybok Written May 18, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Sabah terrains are mostly mountainous & the land is watered by great rivers.

    Lots of great bridges were built along state express ways connecting bigger cities/towns such as Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Sandakan.

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    Local Craft Heaven

    by muddybok Written May 17, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Kota Kinabalu is a local craft heaven. The amount of things & local craft that money can buy are just uncountable.

    Rattan products, chandelier made of seashells, wooden vase, bamboo wind chime, batek, T-shirts that printed with Orang-utan, Mt Kinabalu, Sipadan Island & etc are found abundantly at local centers. You can bargain when you’re shopping for these items.

    Filipino Market & Local Craft Centre next to Kota Kinabalu Wet Market will be highly recommended.

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    In the name of Survival!!

    by muddybok Written May 1, 2004

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    Favorite thing: It's tough to be growing out of competitive environment. This timber seed were evolved overtime & able to glide away from its parent with the better hope of getting more sunlight & good soil in order to grow strong & choke other plants in process.

    It's all about survival, baby!!

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    Infrastructures

    by muddybok Written Apr 22, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Contrary to what most people believe that Sabah is very much underdeveloped. Even some KL people think so.

    This picture clearly shows that the infrastructures are all in place & have a wonderful holiday in Sabah.

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    JUNGLE DAWN

    by BerniShand Written Nov 8, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The jungle at daybreak is a wonderful thing to see, as the animals and birds rouse you can feel and hear the jungle coming alive ..... not that it ever really sleeps, even at night there are still the sounds of the nocturnal creatures

    Fondest memory: This picture was taken at 6am just before the mist started to clear, immediately after taking this picture a hornbill flew low over my head, then as we walked towards the path we saw an orang utan sitting in a fig tree.
    It was a day I will never forget.......

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    CORAL ISLANDS

    by BerniShand Written Nov 1, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Off the coast of Kota Kinabalu are some beautiful coral islands, the snorkelling is really good.... there are white beaches.... and shady trees....
    They are the perfect antidote to the bustle of the city and a perfect way to spend a day

    Fondest memory: Snorkelling all morning, then eating a barbeque lunch under the trees with a cold beer.....
    A great relaxation day in the middle of a hectic tour

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    Maliau Basin

    by daryll Written May 8, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Only about 20% of Maliau Basin Conservation Area has so far been explored, and researchers will carry out botanical, faunal, meteorological, hydrological, geological and soil studies as well as detailed mapping surveys.

    The project will also address public awareness and environmental education about Maliau Basin Conservation Area, and its potential for ecotourism.

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    " Lost World of Sabah "

    by daryll Written May 8, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Geographical Features
    The 588.4 km² (58,840 hectares) Maliau Basin Conservation Area, encompasses the whole of Maliau Basin itself (390 km²), plus an additional 198.4 km² of forested land to the east and north of the rim, including the fabled Lake Linumunsut, formed by a landslide blocking a small tributary of the Pinangah River.

    While all of this region is rugged, the saucer-shaped Maliau Basin is distinguished by its almost circular perimeter, sharply delimited on all sides by cliffs or very steep slopes up to 1,500m in height, making it insurmountable on foot from most directions. The highest point is thought to be Gunung Lotung on the north rim, which is over 1,600 m in elevation, but has yet to be accurately surveyed. Resembling a volcanic caldera, the 25 km diameter Basin is in fact a sedimentary formation comprised mainly of gently inclined beds of sandstone and mudstone.

    The Basin represents a single catchment, and is drained by a set of radiating tributaries of the Maliau River, one of which descends a magnificent series of waterfalls, known as Maliau Falls. Numerous smaller waterfalls have also been discovered throughout the Basin. The Maliau River then drains through a gorge out of the southeast of the Basin into the Kuamut River, which in turn feeds into the Kinabatangan, the longest river in Sabah

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    The Proboscis Monkey

    by zrim Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Next to the orangutan, the proboscis monkey is the must see animal of any excursion to Borneo. The proboscis is so named because of a very generous sized nose. The bigger the nose the more attractive the male becomes to the female. The older and stronger males keep a harem of 10 to 15 females. Therefore, any sighting of the proboscis will either be a lone male with his female entourage or a troop of juvenile males.

    The prboscis monkeys sleep throughout the day and the only real chance to catch sight of them is either at dawn or dusk. But once you are in their vicinity and they are awake, you cannot miss them. They literally hurl themselves from tree to tree, breaking branches and causing quite a ruckus. And the dominant male will let you know if you are intruding on his turf. He bellows very loudly and very sternly; advising the interloper to stay away from his girls.

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