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PHOTO: The “Floating” Kota Kinabalu City Mosque in Sabah, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque was the highlight of my half-day tour of Kota Kinabalu (KK), capital of the Malaysian State of Sabah on the island of Borneo. The mirror image of the mosque reflected in its surrounding lagoon has earned it the nickname “floating mosque.” Knowing my tour would include a stop at an important Islamic religious site, I had dressed respectfully in long pants and short-sleeved T-shirt. Upon arrival, however, I found I had not dressed conservatively enough. Women are required...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Malaysia, Mosque, Sabah, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Cultural Travel, Sabah Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Malaysian State of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu KK


This is the world's tallest tree; and this is the arborist who climbed it

Scientists have identified what is likely the world's tallest tree, a 330.7-foot (100.8 meter) yellow meranti tree in the rainforest on the island of Borneo. They spotted the tree growing in the Malaysian state of Sabah during an aerial laser scan of the forest. The rainforest is protected yet Yellow meranti trees are are highly endangered because they're relentlessly chopped down in other parts of Borneo for construction use. To accurately measure the tree, arborist Unding Jami of the South Ea...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Trees, Nature, Conservation, Sabah, Borneo, Rainforests, Arborists, Unding Jami, South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership, Mary Gagen Nat Geo


This is one of the world's tallest trees; and this is the arborist who climbed it

Scientists have identified what is likely one of the world's tallest trees, a 330.7-foot (100.8 meter) yellow meranti tree in the rainforest on the island of Borneo. They spotted the tree growing in the Malaysian state of Sabah during an aerial laser scan of the forest. The rainforest is protected yet Yellow meranti trees are are highly endangered because they're relentlessly chopped down in other parts of Borneo for construction use. To accurately measure the tree, arborist Unding Jami of the ...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Trees, Nature, Conservation, Sabah, Borneo, Rainforests, Arborists, Unding Jami, South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership, Mary Gagen Nat Geo


PHOTO: Solo Orangutan at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Surveys His Domain

It had been a day of firsts for me at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. I’d attended two live feedings in the jungle, where dozens of macaque monkeys and at least six orangutans had emerged from the jungle canopy to avail themselves of the fresh fruit. But the best experience of all occurred after the final feeding ended and everyone else had left the viewing platform. I rested on a wooden bench, listening to the raucous bird calls from every direction, trying to spot birds in the dense c...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Orangutan, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Sandakan


VIDEO: Wild Borneo

Not only is Borneo one of the few places in the world to see orangutans in the wild, it’s also fantastic for seeing endangered Sun Bears, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, and monitor lizards, among other wild species. I saw them all and more in the Malaysian State of Sabah, on the island of Borneo, and managed to capture video of them all, despite having to shoot from a rocking boat some of the time. Learn more about the work of the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Learn more about... ...
Tags: Travel, Videos, Culture, Wildlife, Malaysia, Sabah, Orangutan, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Sun Bear, Proboscis Monkey, Malaysian State of Sabah, Pygmy Elephant, Wild Borneo, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Learn


Back to nature: Palm oil plantations are being turned back into protected rainforest

(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Scientists in collaboration with Borneo's forestry authorities want to turn palm oil plantations into rainforests. Lessons learned from this project can then be used as a blueprint for future reforestation projects. The pilot project will be led by the Rhino and Forest Fund (RFF). At the Heart-of-Borneo Conference, the RFF will receive an award from the Malaysian government of Sabah for its achievements to date.
Tags: Sabah, Borneo, Forschungsverbund Berlin


PHOTO: Leaves of the Borneo Giant Upright Elephant Ear

The island of Borneo, located just south of the tip of mainland Malaysia, is a natural wonderland. Most visitors come to dive or see the island’s unique wildlife, but the flora has a lot to offer too. During my stay at Sepiilok Nature Resort in the Malaysian State of Sabah, I spent one afternoon exploring the boardwalks that border the lake and marshes around the resort. One of my finds were enormous leaves of this Borneo Giant Elephant Ear that stood taller than me. They rippled in the... The p...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Sandakan, Elephant Ear


The Proboscis Monkey of Borneo – Proof that Size Matters After All

“Take you to see proboscis monkey?” suggested the taxi drivers lined up at the entrance to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Frankly, I had no idea what they were talking about. My visit to the Malaysian State of Sabah on the island of Borneo had two goals: see the endangered orangutans and sun bears. I’d never heard of proboscis monkeys, so later that afternoon I turned to Father Google. The moment I saw a photo of these strange primates, I knew I had to see them in the... The post T...
Tags: Travel, Monkeys, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Kinabatangan River, Proboscis Monkey, Malaysian State of Sabah


KY eats – Tuaran Mee Restoran with Lehing, Kota Kinabalu

In North Borneo, the most often talked about hawker dish by visitors is undoubtedly fish noodle, and justifiably so due to the abundance of great seafood here. However, for the locals, often times a good plate of Tuaran Mee is where it’s at. Tuaran Mee Restoran, Inanam, Kota Kinabalu For those who’re not familiar, Tuaran Mee is a type of noodle originally hailed from Tuaran, the district just north of Kota Kinabalu. The noodle carries a texture that’s unique to its own, which I can only describ...
Tags: Travel, Sabah, North Borneo, Inanam, Tuaran, West Malaysia, Tuaran Mee, Tuaran Mee Restoran, Lehing Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran Mee Restoran Inanam Kota Kinabalu, Lehing, Jalan Tuaran Inanam


PHOTO: Lucky Closeup of a Bornean Thick-Billed Spiderhunter

I traveled to the Malaysian State of Sabah on the island of Borneo mainly to see orangutans in the wild and to learn about the endangered Sun Bears. An unexpected bonus was the astonishing birdlife. I spotted Rhinoceros hornbills, with their weird red and gold banana-shaped headdresses, as well as black and white Oriental Pied Hornbills. Unfortunately, my telephoto lens was not good enough to capture decent photos of either species, as they were sitting in high treetops, surrounded by dense foli...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Birds, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Sandakan


Protecting the Terminally Cute Sun Bears of Borneo

At high noon, I stood on the viewing platform at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center in Sabah, Borneo. In the intense humidity, rivers of sweat streamed down my face and neck. Within minutes, my T-shirt was soaking wet. I peered down into the enclosures below expecting these smallest of all the bear species to be sleeping or at best lethargic, but to my surprise they were active. Borneo is in the tropics, where it is always steamy. These bears are not bothered by the heat and humidity.... T...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Sabah Borneo, Sandakan, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center, Sun Bear


PHOTO: Orangutan Best Buddies – So Like Humans

Humans have long been fascinated by all members of the ape family. Orangutans, second largest of the apes after gorillas, rank extremely high on our fascination meter. There’s no mystery about this. We look at orangutans and see ourselves. I felt the same way when I visited the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and watched the human like behavior of orangutans. This pair may have been mother and child, but to me their behavior screamed “best buddies.” Having successfully fended off the mac...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Apes, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Sandakan, Sepilok


KY eats – Melanian Sang Nyuk Mian, Kota Kinabalu

When it comes to hawker dishes in Sabah, the most famous of them all is none other than north Borneo’s very own version of pork noodle – Sang Nyuk Mian (生肉面), or raw pork noodle in Hakka, the most spoken Chinese dialect this part of Malaysia. Melanian Sang Nyuk Mian, Kota Kinabalu To be honest, the difference between this and the KL version isn’t particularly huge. While pork noodle usually comes with kuih teow, yellow noodle, meehun, or mee suah, sang nyuk mian usually has their own version of...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, KK, Mian, Melanian, Lorong Lintas Square Lintas Plaza


3 Elements of Imagination in Writing "Finding Myself in Borneo" - by Neill McKee

Today I'm proud to be hosting Neill McKee on my blog! He's going to be sharing three elements of imagination in his writing of the book "Finding Myself in Borneo." Be sure to check out what the book is all about by visiting this post here.---- Post by Neill McKee ---1. Childhood imagination comes true: In the beginning of my travel memoir, I explain how, as a child, I imagined escaping from my chemically polluted home town in Ontario, Canada. I saw mysterious shapes on a distant hill beyond the...
Tags: Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Religion, Islam, Sabah, Middle Earth, Borneo, Tolkien, Neill, J R R Tolkien, Mount Kinabalu, Ontario Canada, Rivendell, North Borneo


Swingin’ With the Endangered Orangutans of Borneo

“Say hello to the orange ones,” my friend said when he dropped me at the airport. He was referring to orangutans, known for their distinctive orange color and endangered status. For years I had dreamed of seeing them in their natural habitat and now, with a little luck, my dream would finally come true. I boarded the plane to Sabah, a Malaysian State on the island of Borneo, arguably the best place in the world to see orangutans in the wild. People have been fascinated for centuries by orangutan...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Orangutan, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Sandakan, Sepilok


Xenophobic attacks increasing in Europe - Ozan Ceyhun - Daily Sabah

Xenophobic attacks increasing in Europe - Ozan Ceyhun   Daily Sabah According to a study conducted by Coburg University at the request of the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany, Germany needs 260000 immigrants until 2060.
Tags: Europe, Seo, Sabah, Germany Germany, Bertelsmann Foundation, Coburg University


Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state on Borneo, the biggest such bust in the country, a wildlife monitoring group said Tuesday.
Tags: Science, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state on Borneo, the biggest such bust in the country, a wildlife monitoring group said Tuesday. The monitoring network Traffic said in a statement that Sabah police this month uncovered two major pangolin processing […]
Tags: News, Nation, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Nation & World


Finding Myself in Borneo; Sojourns in Sabah - A Book Spotlight

Looking for a new book for 2019? In today's' book spotlight, I am featuring Finding Myself in Borneo; Sojourns in Sabahi by Neill McKee. Here is a bit about the book: Finding Myself in Borneo  is an honest and buoyant chronicle of a young Canadian man's adventures during 1968-70, while teaching secondary school as a CUSO volunteer in Sabah, Malaysia (North Borneo). Travel with  Neill   McKee  on his unique journey through vibrant Asian cultures as he learns the craft of teaching, the Malay l...
Tags: Amazon, Indonesia, Washington, Russia, Religion, Florida State University, Sabah, Baltimore, Borneo, Tolkien, J R R Tolkien, McKee, University of Calgary, Albuquerque New Mexico, North Borneo, Sabahi


A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

A complete guide to Southeast Asia train travel, featuring resources for buying tickets and reviews of rail travel in the region. An introduction to Southeast Asia Railways Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the best way to travel in the region, and I always choose it if it’s a suitable option. With low cost airlines having revolutionised travel in Southeast Asia, it’s become eas...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Bali, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Thailand, Train, United States, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei


Report: Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization. Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office had also prepared an extradition request for the NBA player. Kanter has been an outspoken critic of Erdogan, and his Turkish passport was revoked in 2017.
Tags: News, Turkey, Nba, Erdogan, Sabah, Istanbul, New York Knicks, Enes Kanter, Kanter


KY dives – Sepanggar Island, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Following my only dive trip at Pulau Kapas back in 2017, I actually managed another underwater excursion in October 2018 while on a work trip to Kota Kinabalu that involved staying over the weekends. Since this is still a blog documenting my travel & food adventures, here’s the short entry to serve as sort of an online dive-log of mine. Do check out the short video I made using the Olympus TG-Trekker, which since died after that trip for reasons unknown (I gotta call the service center, been wee...
Tags: Travel, Diving, Sabah, Kota-kinabalu, Within Malaysia, Johny, Snorkeling, Pulau Kapas, Yann May, Diving Video, Sepanggar, Sepanggar Island, Sepanggar Island Kota Kinabalu Sabah


Silabur Cave in Sarawak

Have you heard about the Jade Caves of Sarawak? Yes, a cave that looks like it is made from jade, which is called the Silabur Cave in Serian, Sarawak.  This beautiful cave has been around for a very long time, and mostly visited by researchers, but in 2016, the cave became more popular among the locals, mainly due to the beautiful jade texture of the cave walls.  Silabur Cave in Sarawak This beautiful cave is found in the district of Serian, which is about 90 minutes drive from the cit...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Instagram, China, Malaysia, Waze, Google Maps, Sabah, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, David Jr, Facebook Page, West Kalimantan, Kalimantan Indonesia


Smallest wild cats in the world

Everybody knows about lions, tigers, and jaguars, but most of the wild felines out there are small cats. They may be little — often smaller than the domestic cat — but what the small wild cats may lack in stature they make up for with daring attitudes and good looks. Like their big cousins, the small cats are threatened with habitat loss, poaching, and conflict with humans and livestock. But because they don’t have high profiles in the media, the small cats receive less than one percent of th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, China, Animals, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Americas, South Africa, Chile, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Sabah


Borneo Bird Festival 2018 Event Review

This year, the 10th Borneo Bird Festival took place in its inaugural homeground at the Rainforest Discovery Center or RDC in Sepilok, Sandakan. This is also in the east coast part of Sabah Borneo.  Being one of the most influential bird watching events held in Malaysia, this festival sees a beautiful balance among nature, conservation and most importantly education.  Never before has a yearly bird festival take the initiative to promote bird conservation and awareness on such a large sca...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, Sabah, Borneo, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Tawau, David Jr, Sabah Borneo, Henry Goh, Sandakan, Sanjit, Borneo Bird Festival, Borneo Bird Club


KY eats – Fried Tomyam Tuaran Mee, Kentin Bakut, Sabah

While Sarawakian street food has been making its way to Klang Valley, Sabah hawker fair is still largely confined to Northern Borneo. So if you find yourself at Sabah, one of the dishes you should definitely try is Tuaran Mee. Kentin Bakut, Sabah  Tuaran mee is a type of noodle originated from Tuaran, located some 30 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu. While the original version that comes with chicken, meat, or seafood is plenty good, my favorite has got to be the version served up at Kentin B...
Tags: Travel, Sabah, Kundasang, Tuaran, Tomyam Tuaran Mee Kentin Bakut Sabah, Klang Valley Sabah, Tuaran Mee Kentin Bakut Sabah Tuaran mee, Kentin Bakut, Tomyam Tuaran Mee Kentin Bakut, Jalan Tuaran Kampung Bakut


Game On for Yoodo User with PUBG MOBILE National Championship

Great news for fans of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) mobile in Malaysia, Yoodo, our country’s first truly customisable digital mobile service just announced that it is the official telco Official Digital Telco for Malaysia’s First Official PUBG MOBILE National Championship (PMNC). For the uninitiated, PUBG MOBILE is one of the most popular games among gamers and for this competition we will see 256 teams from all across Malaysia trying to get a piece of the total RM 60,000 prize pool. G...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Others, Lunch Money, Johor Bahru, PUBG, PUBG Corporation, Yoodo, Official Digital Telco


10 Natural Wonders Of Malaysia

For travellers who are seeking an original tourism experience, I have come up with a list of 10 natural wonders of Malaysia that is undeniably beautiful.  This list was created personally by me, and now being recommended to anyone who wants to experience the best natural tourism destinations in Malaysia.  These natural wonders are not man made, but purely nature made, so places like Cameron Highlands Tea Plantations or even Putrajaya and others do not qualify in this list. 10 Natura...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron, Sabah, Pahang, Selangor, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Tourism Malaysia, Moss, Putrajaya, Cameron Highlands


One Bus, Six Hours, and Eight New Passport Stamps

Overland border crossings suck. They’re one of my least favourite parts of travel. Not only do they usually mean dealing with hours of queueing beneath a scorching hot sun, but scams are rife, directions are non-existent, and nobody ever really seems to know what’s happening. And yes, I’m mostly referring to Southeast Asia as I write this. In the early days of my travels, I used to do everything I could to avoid overland border crossings. I flew from Budapest to Kiev to avoid crossing the border...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Dave, Thailand, Budapest, Malaysia, Moscow, Brunei, Cambodia, Tanzania, Guatemala, Sabah, Maldives, Borneo, Kiev, Kota Kinabalu


Is Brunei Worth Visiting? My Experience in the Sultanate

I went to Brunei because everybody said it was boring. I’m aware that’s a weird reason to go somewhere, but I’m all about being different. If somebody insists a place isn’t worth visiting, I immediately add it to the top of my list and set off in search of its redeeming features. When I first considered checking out Brunei, I struggled to find many positive write-ups about the sultanate. Everyone declared the country dull. Articles explained it was only worth visiting for a day and that you shou...
Tags: Travel, Asia, London, Saudi Arabia, China, Dave, Philippines, Italy, Brunei, Abu Dhabi, Sabah, Borneo, Maya, Sunday School, BND, Bandar Seri Begawan