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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:36 AM   #1
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Hi Sinjin, thanks for those images!

Everything in Sabah is booming, from tourism to development!
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seem like you're in love with sabah.
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Anyone mind to post a picture of tuaran mee?? LOL!! Am missin' it hard out man... Gosh~

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Old December 31st, 2008, 08:00 AM   #13
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A new era of lifestyle, fashion and entertainment
have been heralded in 1Borneo, Kota Kinabalu.

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Cultural show at 1Borneo rainforest - PHOTOS COPYRIGHT TO ROL EZAM


At ChinaTown YuYuan Garden located at 1Borneo - PHOTOS COPYRIGHT TO ROL EZAM


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By Rol Ezam in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Sabah has long been known for its nature-based attractions such as Mount Kinabalu, the Pulau Sipadan, watching Borneo pygmy elephants, the unique proboscis monkeys and the occasional orang utan along Kinabatangan river.

But the state is now on its way to offering visitors an opportunity for real shopping experiences, and leading the way is 1Borneo. Billed as the largest lifestyle mall in this corner of the world, 1Borneo has a total area of 4.8 million square foot and is home to more than 300 world-class shops; 1Borneo rainforest, the nation's first handicraft and cultural centre in a mall; 1Borneo Seaworld, a 750,000 million litre walk-through aquarium; an eight-screen movie theatre, four international and regional hotels and more.

Located within Kota Kinabalu, 7km northwards along the Jalan Sulaman Highway surrounded by lush greenery overlooking the majestic Mount Kinabalu and the Crocker Ranger; 1Borneo is set to be the ultimate shopping experience for locals and foreign tourists alike.

During the launching of the Malaysia Savings Sale 2008 at 1Borneo in Kota Kinabalu on November 30 by Dato' Sri Azalina Dato' Othman Said, the Minister of Tourism said malls like 1Borneo, which offers tourists a fine example of retail experience where everything from accommodation, F&B and entertainment to retail and spas are available under one roof, can and will bring tourists to its doors.

"I've been informed that from January to September of this year, Sabah has recorded 1,707,835 tourist arrivals - 1,165,821 domestic and 542,014 international tourists. The figures reflect a rise in the number of domestic tourists by about nine per cent this year,"

Bruneians can take this huge opportunity especially parents to bring their kids shopping for 2009 school session needs during this year-end holidays and grab the unbelievable offers that outlets at 1Borneo has to offer.

Fashionistas can now splurge at French Connection, Mango, G2000, Esprit, Eclipse, Salabianca, Braun Buffel, M.O Outlet and many more outlets, which have taken residence in 1Borneo.

Fashion is incomplete without accessories like time pieces from Tag Heuer and Rolex, sparkling jewelleries from Habib Jewels, Lazo Diamond and Axxezz topped off with sexy stilettos courtesy of Nine West and Charles & Keith.

M.A.C, The Body Shop and Clinique are just some of the international make-up and skin care brands that the beauty-conscious can indulge in this one-stop hypermall.

Shoppers can also dine at al-fresco at Dome Café, NewYork New York and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf or delight their taste buds with oriental flavours of Hong Kong Recipe and Sushi King. For desserts, diners can drop by at Yogurberry and Big Apple Donuts & Coffee.

Food connoisseurs will be happy with the spread of authentic cuisine peppered across the mall like Basil Leaf Café, Michi Japanese Restaurant and Penang Village.

Another spot at the hypermall that is gaining much attention is the 1Borneo Rainforest, a cultural and handicraft centre with a twist. With a cave-like exterior complete with greeneries amidst the swanky facades of retail outlets, it's a treasure trove of Sabah and South East Asia culture all under one roof. Breaking new grounds in Sabah is the soon to be opened, 1Borneo Seaworld, an underwater park of oceanic wonder with over 500 species of marine life. Children and young-at-heart adults will be spellbound with the myriad of excitement awaits them at Toys'R'Us, Booboo Land and X-Terminator.

With nearly another 1,000 more hotel rooms in 1Borneo, travellers will be at more ease to rest and relax in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Whether you are a business traveler, holidaymaker or a budget conscious tourist, the four hotels in the hypermall will surely to meet your demands. Novotel 1Borneo, Mercure Kota Kinabalu, Courtyard Hotel @ 1Borneo, Tunes Hotels.com are only 10 minutes from the city centre and just 20 minutes from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. At 1Borneo guests can virtually enjoy shopping and touring effortless under one roof.

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1Borneo Hypermall

4 international & regional hotels

Autocity

Seaworld Marine Park

Rainforest Cultural & Handicraft Centre

Boobooland Amusement Centre

YuYuan Garden - Largesst SEA Indoor Chinatown

U-bowl 36 lanes Bowling Centre

GSC Cineplex

Gourmet Lane

Prince Tower SuperCondo

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Mabul,Mantanani,Lankayan,Layang Layang and Roach reef
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Pulau Layang Layang

Off the mystical island of Borneo lies a little gem, a sparkle within the deep blue sea. Like a mariner’s dream, it stands all alone, a striking haven in the wide ocean awaiting a visitor.

This is the intriguing island of Layang Layang, a coral-blessed, deep sea atoll off the coast of Borneo, Malaysia. It’s a refuge where a kaleidoscopic underwater world like no other exists. This marine heritage is a geographical wonder as well, with the atoll rising from the deep blue depth of 2,000m, hardly breaching the surface.

Also known as ‘The Jewel of the Borneo Banks’, Layang Layang has created for itself a calm lagoon which teems with wildlife. As many as 13 coral reefs have formed here, creating a magnetic underwater scenery. Diving is the pinnacle of Layang Layang’s beautiful experience – expect a vacation like no other on this isolated atoll.

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Old January 9th, 2009, 08:22 AM   #17
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Kapalai, Semporna
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Diving around Kapalai is exceedingly easy and shallow but quite spectacular: the sandy bottom and the spare coral heads host an amazing array of small, often yet-to-be classified, shamelessly colorful subjects, making the diving here an unforgettable experience.

Home to the weird and techno-colored flamboyant cuttlefish rumbling on the bottom like a miniature tank rippling with fluorescent waves of vermilion, purple, chocolate brown, bright yellow and blinding white, all the time waving and flourishing its paddle-shaped front tentacles like some samurai of yore, looking more like a sensuous orchid than a predatory cephalopod ; it is the domain of the invisible frogfish found in Kapalai in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors- which despite sometimes being as large as a melon will often escape even from the most trained of wildlife spotters.Swimming, creeping, crawling or just simply lying still on the surrounding sand bottoms, hiding among the branching colonies of the shallow surrounding coral reef, ambushing their unwary prey from the hideouts offered by the resort stilts and a few artificial reefs dotting the bottom, an amazing number of rare and unbelievably colorful species play their game of life and death, offering discrim nating visitor unsurpassed opportunities for interesting observation and macro photography for any discerning photographer.

Though diving is the highly commended activity in Kapalai, there are other water activities one can indulge in such as swimming, snorkeling as well as ocean kayaking while looking at the many colorful fishes swimming freely just a few inches beneath.

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Mataking, Semporna
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The Reef Dive Resort at Mataking Island is an exclusive romantic& diving destination in the Celebes Sea, located just 40 minutes boat ride from Semporna, East Coast of Sabah in Malaysia.

It is a promised island with majestic treasures, natural warmth and friendship for holiday makers, spa lovers, honeymooners and divers alike. Whether it is a retreat for yourself or exciting undersea exploration, you’ll find Mataking the perfect choice.

The resort is caressed by the tropical sea breeze. Our executive chalets and deluxe rooms designed in traditional architecture offering simply elegant and exquisite accommodation for up to 70 guests in a serene and cozy environment.

Enjoy Malaysian and International cuisine with an enticing spread of fresh local sea food or relish the weekend barbecued favorites at our sea facing restaurant


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Kinabatangan River - Corridor of Life

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The Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary lies within the vast floodplain of the Kinabatangan river - one of the longest rivers in Malaysia. At 27,000 ha, the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is part of an important network of conservation areas in the lowlands of eastern Sabah. Together with existing Forest Reserves, a natural corridor of natural vegetation links the lower tidal reaches of the river (which are fringed with mangrove forests) to the seemingly endless Forest Estates in the upper catchment of the Kinbatangan river. With a rich array of unique habitats, a diverse wildlife fauna and a rich culture and history of the Orang Sungai (in Malay, river people): the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is by far the most fascinating of natural protected areas in Sabah. Visiting this area can be the most amazing experience for any nature lover.

The Kinabatangan river begins its course deep in the forested interior of Sabah. Where the river meets the lowlands, a rich mosaic of lowland forests, forested swamps and islands of limestone outcrops are found. These natural forests represent one of Malaysia"s largest floodplain forests. Floodplain forests are unlike the lowland forests that were once common throughout Eastern Sabah. Forests that develop here need to be able to tolerate periodic inundation of flood water that are common during the seasonal monsoons season. In areas where the land remains under water for long periods, the forest give way to open woodlands or to herbaceous swamps that are sometimes almost entirely carpeted with sedges and grasses. Ox-bow lakes are also a common feature of the floodplain. These are large meanders of the river that have been cut-off from the main channel due to a process of erosion and deposition. Over time, these lakes too will be part of the floodplain landscape as the lakes fill up with alluvial sediments and begin to be colonised by swamp vegetation.

It is not surprising that given this rich mosaic of habitats, the abundance and rich diversity of wildlife are so apparent in the floodplain. The exceptional variety of primates that share these forests are astounding: Orang Utans, the agile Gibbon, Borneo"s Proboscis Monkey are the three of its most charismatic primates and less often seen are the nocturnal flying lemur, slow loris and tarsiers. During the drier months of the year, the Asian Elephant (which are one of Asia"s most highly endangered species) roam these forests during their annual migration to the floodplain. When forest fruits begin to ripen, the hornbills and an array of wild and endangered birds, feast on a multitude of fleshy fruits that can be found in these forests. With the large network of swamps and lakes in the region, a large number of aquatic animals inhabit the Kinabatangan: community of freshwater fish; freshwater rays and sharks; crocodiles and wild otters.

Since the early days of trade in Borneo, the Kinabatangan river has been one of the major access routes to the natural resources of the forests and caves - rattans, resins from forest trees and edible bird"s nests have been but the few valued harvests of the Kinabatangan. Small settlements established where such resources were near-at-hand. The Orang Sungai (a broad term that has been given to the people who settled along rivers) are of a mixed and diverse heritage. The true natives had intermarried over the centuries with traders and settlers that have made their way to the Kinabatangan. Over all this time, the forest and rivers have been central to the livelihood of the people here. Working to maintain this balance between the wise use and conservation of this unique floodplain has been the key to the conservation efforts here. WWF-Malaysia"s projects" director wrote that, "....right here in the lower Kinabatangan, some of Malaysia"s and Borneo"s rarest wildlife achieves its greatest abundance alongside people collecting rattan and fishing for their livelihood". A balance can be achieved, which should be the goal for the future of the people and forests of the Kinabatangan.

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