State of Sabah Off The Beaten Path

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State of Sabah Off The Beaten Path

  • visit merc at gayana eco resort

    collection of 7 of the 8 Giant Clams of the world. Instead of extinction, under our Giant Clam Restocking Programme, these endangered shell creatures are well on their way to further reproduction. If luck permits, watch them spawn a great multitude. Excite your day with a visit to our maternity tank where pregnant seahorses rest beside mothering...

  • See the jungle with the Kinabatangan...

    We had a fantastic time, we stayed at the Bilit village homestay in the jungle by the Kinabatangan - actually in one of the village family's home. Zul is the village co-rdinator (+60138913078) and he picked us up at the junction to Sukau on the main road to Sandakan.Staying with the River People was great: food was traditional and delicious, they...

  • Sabah is an Agriculture state

    Sabah is basically still depend on agriculture for own use and export. some vegetables are exported to the neighbouring countries and state like brunei and sarawak. for those who are in the agriculture line, a visit to kundasang is most remembered if you visited some farms and some nursery. you can even buy some pretty flowers home but make sure...

  • Menanggul River and the proboscis...

    From Kinabatangan Riverside lodge, it is possible to take a small boat up the Menanggul River. This area is supposed to be the best place in the world to see proboscis monkeys. We saw lots of troupes hanging around in the trees and watched their death defying leaps across the river from branch to branch. It is most exciting to spot the males with...

  • Kinabatangan River

    From Sandakan we too a boat up the Kinabatangan River on the look out for wildlife. We didn't know how lucky we would be! Despite their relative rarity, we saw 6 wild orangutans, including one baby and the big male shown in the picture. He was really close to the riverbank, and as we got closer, he got down from the tree and walked in to the...

  • Cruise down the Kinabatangan River

    It's so enjoyable to be on this boat ride ust to clear your mind and hear nature sounds instead of rushing fro point A to B catching your connections. Just sit still and enojoy the breeze as you spot exotic birds and treat your aural senses to a first!Bring Binos and a hat/cap. And your camera :)

  • Do go to Sepilok!

    besides doing the touristy thing and watching the orang utans, do spend some time listening to the conservation efforts by the UK NGO that is directly putting in lots for the reserve and rehabilitation of wild orang utans who have been caught, kept as pets etc... There are video shows at the Sepilok National Park Centre and there are staff there to...

  • Kampung Pimping

    During a visit to the State of Sabah you should of course visit all the major attraction that the state has to offer. But isn't it also great to visit areas where hardly any tourist goes to? If you like that idea you should go to the great little village of Kampung Pimping. It's a part of the bigger community of Membakut, between Kota Kinabalu and...

  • Papar

    If you want to see how the people in the countryside of Sabah get their fresh fish, you should go to the little town of Papar. This town is located at about 20 minutes driving towards the west from Kota Kinabalu. If you enter the town you can't miss a big, concrete, blue building. This is the Fish Market (Pasar Ikan). If you can stand the enormous...

  • The West

    Near the border with Sarawak, there is a small village called SINDUMIN.I don't know what you can do here, except perhaps MEDITATE.

  • Early morning fishermen in Sandakan

    Having hired a dubious car off a dubious man (both playing/singing oldschool Scorpions songs), I set off west along the coast off Sandakan hoping to find good photo opportunities. Just outside of the main part of Sandakan town was a small port where fishing boats (most larger than the vessel pictured here) were preparing to head off for a day's...

  • MESCOT homestays

    The MESCOT homestays are in Kampung Batiu Puteh. This is an approx 5 hrs drive from Poring hot springs. This is another oppertunity to staywith local people. Their house basically have no furniture, although most have TVs! They are known as river people. When you stay with a local family you will be invited to take a shower. Out of respectyou...

  • Kiau-Dusan Villiage

    If you go to far away places like Borneo its worth while spending time with the local people. Kiau is a villiage not far from Mount Kinnabalu, infact it was from here that we saw our first real look of the mountain. Most of the men in the villiage are porters and guides to the mountain. The other main source of income/food is from their farms. the...

  • Hold a Baby Turtle

    Selingan Turtle Island is approx 15min boat ride from Sandakan. The accomodation on the island is basic, most of the rooms are in dorm like accomodations ie you share with everyone. The day that I arrived, there was no electricity and no water. At this stage it was that hot, that I was dying for a shower and aircon. The only slight relief that I...

  • Kipungit Waterfall

    This picture is taken at Kipungit Recreation Area about 10 minutes from Poring Hot Spring. You can enjoy the cold water from the Kipungit Waterfall & it’s a great picnic site for families.

  • Rivers

    Sabah is blessed with great rivers & virgin forest for maximum recreation needs. It’s by far very much undiscovered & full of mysteries.

  • Offshore Sabah

    This is as off the beaten track as one can get !- visit to an offshore platform.Picture of Shell Sabah Barton platform taken from a barge.


    En route to Mt Kinabalu we came to a village where there is the first suspension bridge built in Borneo, it was built by the British armyIt doesnt seem to have had much maintenance since it was built but we walked across it striding over the gaps in the boards

  • Fancy for a walk over "poo" caves???

    Gomantaong Caves, a birdnest cave near the district of Sandakan, Sabah. It is famous for its bird nest. To the chinese, bird nest is a valuable and nutricious food. It is said it helps prevent aging. To the westerner, they may not heard about it, in another word, bird nest is swallow's saliva. There are remarkable limestones in both caves. However...

  • Swim with the crocodile???

    Sungai (river in English) Kinabatangan, the longest river in Sabah. If you are a nature lover who are keen on seeing wildlife, make sure you book on this trip. If you are lucky you get to see wild elephants cross the rivers. I am quite lucky though because I got the opportunity to see wild crocodiles sun bathing near the shore and monkeys...

  • Sunrise at the top of Malaysia

    Your journey is not complete if you leave the state of Sabah without conquering Mount Kinabalu, highest peak of both Malaysia and South East Asia. Together with venturers from Scotland and England, I had conquered the peak on 9th Dec, 2002. All the climbers have to stay one night at Laban Rata before they proceed to the peak on the following...


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