Sabah: Beauty beneath the wind, more than meets the eye

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Sabah: Beauty beneath the wind, more than meets the eye

Me: Regatta Lepa? I get to cover THE Regatta Lepa?
Editor: Yes, would you be free during the said date?
Me: Yes, I would be free

Tourism Malaysia Rallies Support from Sabah Tourism Industry Players & MASwings for VM2020

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Tourism Malaysia Rallies Support from Sabah Tourism Industry Players & MASwings for VM2020

Tourism Malaysia has introduced a special edition booklet entitled “Best of Sabah Holiday Packages 2019/2020” in support of the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign and to promote Sabah’s beautiful and exciting attractions to both local and international tourists.

Top Wellness Staycation in Sabah’s Airbnbs to Avoid Burnout

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Top Wellness Staycation in Sabah’s Airbnbs to Avoid Burnout

Health and fitness are on most people’s list of priorities but sometimes even thinking about squeezing in an hour of self-care can be daunting

Tourism Malaysia Organises Engagement Session With Sabah Tourism Industry Players

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Tourism Malaysia Organises Engagement Session With Sabah Tourism Industry Players

Tourism Malaysia organised an Engagement Session with Sabah Tourism Industry Players to share its goals and objectives for the tourism industry of Sabah.

Local Markets in Sabah and Sarawak that Travellers Should Not Miss

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Local Markets in Sabah and Sarawak that Travellers Should Not Miss

Clearly, Sabah and Sarawak have a lot to offer ranging from offshore diving, out-standing landscape, indigenous culture, city life and more.  Though they do have gleaming malls that can cater to travellers’ shopping desire, the local markets are not to be missed because they play a huge part in the locals’ daily life.

Four Sabah Golf Courses In The World Spotlight From October 19-26

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Four Sabah Golf Courses In The World Spotlight From October 19-26

World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) 2019 organized by Delta Trend Golf & Leisure Holidays will be played at four major golf courses in Sabah, Malaysia

7 Places to Visit if You Love A Home by The Sea

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7 Places to Visit if You Love A Home by The Sea

From the humble by-the-beach chalet to colossal villas perching on the coastline, here are your 7 places you can go for a weekend in a home by the ocean. 

Twin Towers Aside, Malaysia is High on Heritage

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Twin Towers Aside, Malaysia is High on Heritage

Rich in natural and cultural heritage, Malaysia continues to promote its national heritage and believes that this would bring a positive impact to society. Malaysia’s Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohammadin Ketapi went on to declare an additional 255 heritage items and sites recently, a steady increase from the years before to further drive economic growth, specifically through Heritage Tourism.  

AirAsia Celebrates Maiden Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Macao

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AirAsia Celebrates Maiden Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Macao

AirAsia today celebrated its maiden flight from Kota Kinabalu to Macao, becoming the only airline to connect the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state to the “World Centre of Tourism and Leisure”.

#SeaYouInSabah – From sea port town to floating haven on Celebes Sea

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#SeaYouInSabah – From sea port town to floating haven on Celebes Sea

Tawau has always been side-lined by travellers who usually head straight away to Semporna, a gateway to the beautiful islands on Celebes Sea that promises world class dive sites such as Sipadan, Kapalai, Mabul, and Mataking.

9 Ways to Explore The Beauty of Sandakan, Sabah

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9 Ways to Explore The Beauty of Sandakan, Sabah

Located on the east coast of Borneo Island, Sandakan is a town that is rich in history and the gateway to many eco-tourism destinations due to its proximity to unique wildlife attractions. As a matter of fact, the richness of wildlife and nature here is one of the major reasons why travellers from all around the world flock to Sandakan. Read on to find out about this quaint city that is dubbed as ‘Little Hong Kong’. Gaya Travel have listed some of the must-visit places in and nearby the city. Continue reading to know more info.   1. Discover the Richness of Wildlife in Sukau Sukau is situated within the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary and requires a two-hour-and-a-half speedboat ride to get there […]

Mabul and Sipadan Island

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Mabul and Sipadan Island

Mabul Island Mention Mabul Island and visions of swaying coconut trees, idyllic water villages and fascinating marine life come to mind. And that’s just above the water. Located around 15 minutes by speedboat from the world famous Sipadan Island, Mabul is recognised as one of the best muck-diving (a term used to describe limited visibility dives at shallow sites with usually sandy bottoms) sites in the world. Mabul is a small oval shaped island fringed by sandy beaches and perched on the northwest corner of a larger 200-hectare reef. The reef is on the edge of the continental shelf and the seabed surrounding the reef slopes out to 25–30 metres deep. Mabul is also renowned for its amazing array of macrolife, making […]

Backpacking From the Sea to Mountain in Sabah

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Backpacking From the Sea to Mountain in Sabah

If Maldives is famous for its wondrous island resorts sitting on pristine white atolls, Sabah on the other hand is popular as the tropical getaway not just due to its clear waters and amazing underwater marine life but also its wondrous flora and fauna, local culture, highlands and mountains. Backpackers – like my mates and I from UiTM Shah Alam Recreational Club comprising young mountain climbers – usually go for both so as to stretch our budget while experiencing what this impressive state has to offer.

Kota Kinabalu highlighted as one of Agoda.com’s hottest  diving destinations in Asia Pacific

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Kota Kinabalu highlighted as one of Agoda.com’s hottest diving destinations in Asia Pacific

Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has come up with a list of the seven best sites for diving in Asia-Pacific, including Malaysia’s own Kota Kinabalu. The list, which was based on in-country tourism expertise and customer review data, has noted Kota Kinabalu and its surrounding areas in Sabah as a much sought-after diving destination for both domestic and international travellers.

Issue 8.5 – Discover Malaysia Thru Fly-and-Drive

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Issue 8.5 – Discover Malaysia Thru Fly-and-Drive

The past few months have been hectic for us, as we had been heavily involved in large scale programmes such as the Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia to Central Sarawak, Kembara Kraf Selangor 2013, Malaysia Tourism Hunt (MTH) 2013, all of which are covered within the pages of this issue. Speaking of MTH, which is Tourism Malaysia’s laudable effort, it encourages international tourists to drive around Malaysia on their own and take advantage of the country’s good road systems to know more about the destinations and people. We therefore invite all travellers coming into Malaysia to consider renting a decent car (equipped with navigation system of course) and begin exploring the country independently and flexibly, allowing them to uncover more interesting facets of Malaysia along the way.

Issue 8.1 – Let’s Travel in 2013

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Issue 8.1 – Let’s Travel in 2013

2013 is thought to be challenging as the effects of recession in the US and Europe will be felt in Asia. However, in the current news, it is predicted that the economies within the Asian region will still remain resilient, albeit going on a slower pace compared to 2012.

BOH & WWF Preserving Nature at Kinabatangan

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BOH & WWF Preserving Nature at Kinabatangan

In its effort to protect the Kinabatangan flood plain, WWF-Malaysia engages its stakeholders and partners (government agencies, oil palm companies, tour operators and the local community) to address the issues of reforestation, protection and management of the area.

Issue 7.6 – Terengganu’s Enduring Heritage

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Issue 7.6 – Terengganu’s Enduring Heritage

This issue we feature the highly tasteful close up images of Terengganu craftsmanship on the cover, which are adapted from the cover of the recently launched ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia Calendar 2013.

Sabah Fest Handicraft & Food Showcase

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Sabah Fest Handicraft & Food Showcase

Sabah Fest 2012, a Handicraft and Food Showcase will also be held at the Outdoor and Gallery area of Kompleks JKKNS located at Jalan Penampang.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu

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Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu

Unexpected encounters with horn bills that glide right overhead, peacocks walking by during breakfast, a friendly bear cat greeting you from a tree or the occasional wild rabbit, iguana or squirrel crossing your path are all part of the magic of this remarkable resort.

GAYA Travellers FINALLY SET FOOT IN SABAH!

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GAYA Travellers FINALLY SET FOOT IN SABAH!

Gaya Travellers is proud to declare that we now have officially visited all states in Malaysia and we have Tourism Malaysia to thank for that final tick on our checklist!