I came to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, for the unspoiled nature and incredible nightlife – but was looking for a peaceful beach to relax. And the nicest beach is also easy to reach and almost deserted: Tanjung Aru Beach is 20 minutes by car from town, near the airport and you get beautiful sunsets to boot – what’s not to like? … Continue reading
Borneo offers some of the most spectacular wildlife in Asia and Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah is a popular destination and good base to explore Northern Borneo. And if you want to combine the nature and wildlife with some time in the sun on a sunny beach, you don’t have to go far – you can hop on a … Continue reading
The Hilton Kota Kinabalu is the latest upscale hotel to open in the capital of Sabah on Borneo. During previous visits, I stayed at the Hyatt KK and the Le Meridien, so I wanted to see how the Hilton compares – and the low Hilton Honors rate of only 10,000 points/night made it easy! It’s a very stylish property, much … Continue reading
Borneo still offers unspoiled nature and wildlife to explore at your own pace. In Bako National Park in Sarawak, Southern Borneo, I got as close to the wildlife as I was comfortable!
Borneo is easier to reach and less expensvie than it sounds and the head hunters are long gone – so check it out, before the crowds arrive!
You live in one of Europe’s big cities and would love to get away to see some unspoiled nature and exotic wildlife! You want to have a comfortable trip without breaking the bank – no problem: You will fly to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, and on to Sarawak province on the island of Borneo to see some fantastic … Continue reading
When you watch the Orang Utan play – and observing you in return – you don’t doubt that they share 97% of our DNA, making them pretty close, if orange-haired, cousins!
Sights like these make it one of the best wildlife trips I have taken – check out my review of Sabah, Northern Borneo, the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, stunning Mount Kinabalu and the remote Danum Valley!
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If you are planning a trip to Sabah province in Northern Borneo, Malaysia, you are most likely visiting for the stunning wildlife and natural beauty. And there is certainly a lot to see! But Sabah makes a good allround vacation destination, with beaches for some relaxing in the sun and plenty of restaurants, bars and shops in the capital city … Continue reading
Your work-life has been crazy and you have had enough of the traffic and the madness of the city! You just want to get away, far away and spend some time to enjoy nature, see some animals (you know, like real ones) and just relax! You really enjoyed that visit to Yellowstone and that relaxing weekend in the mountains, looking … Continue reading
Sabah in Northern Borneo is one of the most amazing nature and wildlife destinations. Places like the Danum Valley are still largely unspoiled, yet Sabah is much easier to visit than you’d think or than other remote wildlife destinations. Once you have made your way to Sabah’s capital, Kota Kinabalu, (read my tips here) you have found your “hub” for the exploration … Continue reading
If you love wildlife and make your way to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Northern Borneo, you should make the trip to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation center. It’ll be as close as you’ll ever get to Orang Utans in a natural setting, it’s one of the most amazing wildlife experiences and best photo opportunity you’ll likely have! It’s a lot … Continue reading