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Sabah, formerly known as North Borneo, is a popular destination for eco-tourism in Malaysia. Its capital city Kota Kinabalu is a delightful coastal city rich with history, tradition and nature. …

Sabah, formerly known as North Borneo, is a popular destination for eco-tourism in Malaysia. Its capital city Kota Kinabalu is a delightful coastal city rich with history, tradition and nature. Stunning sandy beaches, gorgeous underwater kingdom, oldest Bornean rainforest and diverse culture, there is more than one way to explore the beauty of the state. Climbing adventurers from across the globe flock over to challenge the majestic landmark, Mount Kinabalu annually.

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  • 1. Come and discover the charms of Sabah. 1 Sabah The Land Below the Wind Formerly known North Borneo, the northern most state of Borneo is home to the mighty Mount Kinabalu, unique culture of indigenous tribes, world class beaches, crystal clear water and a kaleidoscope of amber marine kingdom. Sprawling 20,000ha area, Maliau Basin betterly known Sabah's Lost World is one of the few remaining untouched land on Earth, a wildlife mecca with magnificent flora and fauna dominated by majestic Agathis trees. Sabah is a beautiful eco-tourism destination for all walks of life, from diving and trekking to island hoppings and even bargain shopping. 9 16 5 13 19
  • 2. Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park This marine park, consisting of Manukan, Gaya, Sapi, Mamutik and Sulug islands, is famous for its pristine beaches and cerulean waters with colourful coral reefs and vibrant fishes. Just a short 15-minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu city centre, the park is ideal for a fun-filled day of diving, snorkelling, sea-walking and other water sports activities. Daily Departure: Kota Kinabalu Tips : Pre-book your diving session if you're planning to dive at the park Tiga Island - Survivor Tiga Island was the “secret” location in the American reality show Survi vor. An hour and half boat ride from Kota Kinabalu, the island is perfect spot for retreat, snorkelling, kayaking, or dip into the natural volcanic mud pool. Daily Departure: 1.5 ho urs from Kota Kinabalu Tips : Pre-book earlier if you are planning to go camping 3 Dinawan Island Mantanani Island Surrounded with lush tropical rainforest and blue waters, this private island resort is a 30-minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu. Featuring traditional village architectural styles, the resort provides basic conveniences of home accommodations. It's also a hideaway to unwind in private or family events. Serene and beautiful, the island promises the most diverse marine life with visibility up to 40m. Blue spotted ray and marbled sting ray among large schools of fishes amidst nudibranch of underwater kingdom. Daily Departure: Kota Kin abalu Tips : Daily Departure: 1.5 h rs f rom Kota Kin abalu Pre-book at least 45 days for overnight stays during peak holiday seasons
  • 3. Do you fancy swimming with turtles? Mataking Island Located off east coast of Sabah is one of the world's riches marine habitats, with more than 3000 species of fishes and coral species. Avid divers come for Sipadan Island, but stay at Mabul, Kapalai, Mataking or Pom Pom Islands! This island resort is definitely a blissful retreat especially for honeymooners. Get to the peak of the tower for a panoramic view, or dive underwater to post a card to your loved ones at the first Underwater Post Office! Location : 40mi ns boat ri de fro m Sempo rna How? Take a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau. Free airport transfer service is offerred Tun Sakaran Marine Park The biodiverse of marine life and amazing hues of coral reefs, the gorgeous clear waters of Tun Sakaran Marine Park never fail to beckon marine enthusiasts coming across the globe. Location : Semporna How? Take a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau. Board a bus or charter a taxi to Semporna Mabul Islands Dotted with swaying coconut trees and pristine beaches, the island resorts are simply burstling with marine life such as Hawksbill and Greenback Turtles. Off its coast is a large diving platform offering PADI diving courses and overnight stays. Location : 40mi ns boat ri de fro m Semporna How? Take a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau. Each island resort offers free airport transfer from Tawau airport 5 Kapalai Island Chalets are built on stilts giving visitors an illusion of a floating paradise. The island is so unique that it is no longer an island but only a sandbar! Location : 40mins bo at ride from Sempo rna How? Take a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau. Each island resort offers free airport transfer from Tawau airport Pom Pom Island Popular for its powdery sand beach and the turquoise waters of the Celebes Sea, the resort is completely surrounded by coral reefs. Total free from pollution and local fishing villages. Location : 45mi ns boat ri de fro m Sempo rna How? Take a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau. Free airport transfer service is offerred
  • 4. Are you tough enough? Kinabalu National Park Towering at 4092m high, Mount Kinabalu is one of the tallest mountains in South East Asia. Breathtaking scenery surrounds every visitor the moment they step into this haven of Bornean flora and fauna. Daily Departure: Kota Kin abalu Tips: Pre-book Mount Kinabalu summit hike packages or Walk the Torq via Ferrata at least 6 to 8 months ahead Dubbed 'The World's toughest mountain race'. A true challenge to the spirit of human endurance happens in October annually. Hike up to Layang-layang (2760m above sea level) and down to Mesilau Nature Resort before ending at Kundasang Botanical Garden Located within the proximity of Kinabalu National Park. Explore Borneo's exotic flora such as Rafflesia (world's largest flower), Podochillus (world's smallest orchid species) and different types of pitcher plants. Looking for souvenir gifts from Sabah? A packet of Sabah locally produced organic red tea is just the perfect choice for family and friends at home. 10
  • 5. Fish Spa Encircled by green nature and refreshing stream, dip your feet (or your whole body) inside the pool. Relax, calm your mind while tiny fishes nibble on your dead skin cells. Poring Hot Springs Surrounded by peaceful green environment, loosen your tired muscles and soak in Poring Hot Springs. You can also opt to enjoy trekking the Canopy Walkway atop treetop to admire the mountainous Crocker Range and its Borneo rainforest. Packaged with: Kin abalu Nation al Park Day Tou r Tips: Wear comfortable shoes for the walk. Also bring your own towels and toiletries for the bath. 11 Optional add-on: Kinabalu National Park Day Tour / Overnight Tenom Coffee Do you love a cup of coffee? Wanna try the best coffee in Malaysia? Free sipping different flavours of coffee including Espresso and Cappuccino at the two major local coffee producers. Weekend Departure: Kota Kin abalu Sabah Tea Garden Surrounded by pristine rainforests in the cool mountain air, Sabah Tea Garden welcomes you to indulge in its beautiful tea plantation. The Garden is the only organic farm in Borneo! Optional add-on: Kinabalu N atio nal Park Day T o ur / Overni ght Desa Dairy Farm At the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu you may find yourself in a dairy farm similar to New Zealand's. Arrive around 1PM right on time to watch the processing of fresh milk. Buy some when leaving. Optional add-on: Ki nabalu N ati onal Park Day T our / Overnight
  • 6. Kinabatangan Wildlife River Cruise Voted the best tourism attraction in 2013! Time to cruise along the 560km scenic river while admiring exotic Bornean wildlife such as Pygmy Elephants, Orang Utans, Proboscis monkeys and rare bird species found along the coast. Departure: San dak an Suggestions: Sandakan Wildlife Safari overnight packages ranging from one night to four nights Proboscis Monkey River Safari Lying 120km from Kota Kinabalu city is Klias Wetlands, a mangrove forest reserve rich of wildlife of Sabah. Experience a river cruise through the forest in search of Proboscis Monkeys, rare silver Leaf Monkeys and more. Enjoy traditional dinner while closely watching dark mangrove swamp being lightened up like Christmas Tree by fireflies. Spectacular 'Whispering with Fireflies' show never be missed! Daily Departure: Kota Kin abalu
  • 7. Kiulu White Water Rafting Enjoy white water rafting strolling down Kiulu River, 42km from Kota Kinabalu, while appreciate the fresh jungle breeze. A perfect escapade from the bustling city life and falling in love with nature. Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre Wanted to see these brilliant and gentle primates in action? At this sanctuary orphaned and displaced Orang Utans are trained to survive again in the wild. Grade: Class 1-2 Daily Departure: Kota Kin abalu Tips: Children age below 5 not allowed for the activity Padas White Water Rafting Covering a distance of 9km, Padas River is a favourite for adventurers. The river holds many challenging and tough rapids and the journey takes around 2 hours. Getting to Padas River rafting site takes a 2-hr train ride from Beaufort town. Grade: Class 3-4 Daily Departure: Kota Kin abalu Tips: Children age below 12 not allowed 15 Danum Valley An untouched paradise in the heart of Bornean rainforest. Amazing flora and fauna thrived for millions of years in this world's most complex eco-system. The 27m high tree-top canopy walkway is just any adventurer's dreams! This geological basin voted the best tourism attraction in 2009. Departure: Lah ad D atu Departure: S an dak an Suggestions: Sandakan Wildlife Safari overnight packages ranging from one night to four nights
  • 8. Kota Kinabalu Popularly known as KK is Sabah's capital city. A hive of activity is the pulse of the city, with scrumptious seafood cuisines and unspoilt nature for all to enjoy. Every Sunday morning the whole street is buzzing with traders selling all sorts, from local produce, fresh fruits, potty plants and even pets like kittens, puppies and birds! Laksa – the most popular dish in town. Chinese and Malay flavours fuse together with rice noodles making it an ideal breakfast choice. Take a walk through KK's intriguing historical streets to discover the spectacular stories on these half-day or full-day tours. Visit some of its most significant landmarks: Atk in son Clock Tow er, a colonial structure that survives the war bombings. The stone laid by Sir Ralph Hone at Gaya Street in 1951 marking the rebuilding works of the town after the war. P adan g Merdek a is the site where North Borneo joined the formation of Malaysia in 1963. 19 Witness how Sabah's five major ethnic tribes work through their daily lives hundred years ago in those idyllic villages. Suggestions: Mari-Mari Cultural Village, Borneo Cultural Village & Sabah Cultural Village The village is just a 10-minute boat ride from the city. A quaint little village settlement fully built on wooden stilts along pathways above the sea at Gaya Island. A great place to spend the day at those fishing ponds or even enjoy a meal with the locals. Suggestions: Bring a gift for your host to show appreciation 20
  • 9. Isn't the Floating Mosque simply stunning? This beautiful Islamic architecture illuminates at night and its silhouette reflects on the lake during the day. Wear clothing covers arms and legs before entering the mosque. Wear a scarf over your head, ladies. Don't forget to enjoy the mouth-watering of seafood cuisines fresh from ocean! Voted as the best tourism attraction In 2013. The tour features a ride on a refurbished British vulcan steam locomotive re-creating the nostalgic moment across the gorgeous countryside and the unique sights and sound of Sabah landscape during the Colonial days of British North Borneo. KK Waterfront Voted as the best tourism attraction in 2009 and 2013! The site is the perfect spot to enjoy the stunning sunset view of the South China Sea, or chill out at night for some hip and clubbing activities. The tour combines the best of Kudat in one packed day. Simpan g Men gayau (Tip of Borneo) still relatively free from hordes of tourists making it perfect place to enjoy the stunning panorama of the South China Sea. Add on Su man gk ap Village (the Gong making village), G ombizau Hon ey Farm or enjoy a meal with locals at R u n gu s Lon gh ou se. Try the sought-after coconut pudding only in Sabah!
  • 10. Sandakan Boasting sprawling greens, natural wond er trails m aking it m ost p op ular ecotou rism destination in Borneo The tiny island facing the South China Sea opens up a world filled with cultural experiences and thrilling sea adventure. The Pearl of Borneo is an ideal destination for wreck diving. Situated on top of a hill overlooking Sandakan Bay is the former home of American writer Agnes Newton Keith. She penned the best selling novel titled “Land Below the Wind” in 1939. This site was the starting point of the infamous “Death Marches” to Ranau during the Japanese Occupation in 1942-1945. Of the 1800 Australian and 600 British servicemen imprisoned here, only 6 Australians managed to escape. Annually there is a grand service to honour them. Don't forget to snap pictures of the unique view of birds' nests inside the caves! Tips: Bring mosquito repellent during the tour Mystery still looms around its initial functionality. A wild guess to historians for years now. It is learnt that the red bricks used arrived all the way from England! The World War II memorial is built to commemorate nearly 4000 Commonwealth fallen heroes defending the island during the war The taste of seasoned grilled meat (satay ) dipped into a bowl of peanut creamy sauce just beyond any word. 24
  • 11. Book your trip … Book your trip … Call usus+6088 282891 Call : : +60 88 282891 Hotline : +60 16 8143168 Mobile : +6016 8143168 Online : www.howaneltravel.com Online : www.howaneltravel.com In Office : In Office :10 th Floor,Floor, Wisma MerdekaPh 2, B1017, 10th Wisma Merdeka Ph. 2, B1017, Jalan Tun Razak, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Jalan Tun Razak, Sabah Malaysia. 88000 Kota Kinabalu. Email : howaneltravel@gmail.com Email :- howaneltravel@gmail.com (Co. No. 926665-U) (KKKP: LN 7341 (KKKP 7341) )