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bamboo wind chimes - - arts and crafts of Sabah
Travelling gets us closer to the diverse cultures and people around the world. Each place has its unique culture. Art has always been an intrinsic part of cultures across the world. For centuries, arts and crafts have been the medium of expression for varied indigenous tribes. Ancient civilizations have...
A fruit vendor in Sabah market
It was the first evening in Sabah and due to the rains, our welcome dinner on the cruise had gotten postponed and we started to look out for alternatives on what we can possibly do. Just then, our guide came up with this brilliant idea of visiting the Sabah...
River cruise on the Kawa Kawa River - day trips from Kota Kinabalu
There are a number of short excursions you can take from Kota Kinabalu to explore the surrounding area of Sabah. Borneo’s rainforest is the third largest in the world, and so Kota Kinabalu is the perfect place to visit its many attractions from. So here are the top 5...
3 women from the ethnic groups of Sabah jumping over bamboo sticks
Sabah is nicknamed the ‘Land below the Wind’, and is a colourful and rich mosaic of ethnic groups. Borneo is the third largest island in the world and Malaysia occupies about a quarter of its total land mass. The rest of Borneo is divided between Indonesia and the tiny...
sunset at Rasa Ria near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the State of Sabah in Malaysia is not one of the first places to come to mind while preparing a travel itinerary. But you should make it a part of your itinerary, and here's why: Beautiful Sunsets Kota Kinabalu provides an extensive host of opportunities to...
Sunset at Manukan Island - southeast asia travel
Picture a Southeast Asia travel.The moment you hear Southeast Asia, images of sun-kissed golden sand beaches, lush paddy fields, ruins of lost civilisations, temples with elaborate ceremonies, mighty megacities swamped by bargain-hunters, tropical islands rundown by backpackers, and never-ending parties with overflowing booze at throwaway prices conjure up. That’s...
The Murut women tapping to the ‘Magunatip’ bamboo dance - indigenous tribes of North Borneo
When you think of North Borneo, flashes of deep, lush rainforests and wilderness evade your senses. My journey to Sabah with Travel Earth and Sabah Tourism has been an exploration of the indigenous tribes of North Borneo. Winding through lush landscapes and dramatic skies, I set foot in the...
Far inside a road heading towards the West coast of Sabah, lies the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort. Of the one week trip to Borneo that we experienced, this resort was one of the highlights. So why should you include this place in your Sabah itinerary? Here are 5 reasons...
The sun deck at Manukan Island
Isn’t this life a vast ocean and our soulful moments, the little islands? Such felt life on a boat ride to Manukan Island; drifting away from the cityscapes of Kota Kinabalu. The calmness of the clear blue sea and the glaring sun had already begun to lift my spirit....
What can be the ultimate dream of a picturoholic? What does a photo addict need in their life? The thrill of finding the perfect destinations to click those fab pictures which create envy in anyone’s heart watching that Instagram feed. Sabah, Borneo proved to be the perfect destination to...