A Visit to Sabah Borneo’s Poring Hot Springs Recreational Area

Located in the foot hills of Mount Kinabalu, the area is best known for the Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve. The hot spring is managed by Sabah Parks, and the various accommodation options and dining facilities are managed by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges, which is where we were headed for a two-night cabin stay. Continue Reading →

Travel Borneo Malaysia – Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Travel Tips Kota Kinabalu The Kota Kinabalu City Mosque should be on your list of things to do in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Day or night, the mosque is a stunning combination of Islamic modern architecture and landscaping with aspects that have been compared to Nabwai Mosque in India. The mosque opened on February 2, 2000 after Kota Kinabalu received city status. The man-made lagoon that embraces the mosque offers an optical illusion for anyone looking at it from afar. From a distance, Continue Reading →

Lunar New Year Celebrations in Kota Kinabalu

The Lunar New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, luring thousands of friends and families to participate in games and watch Lion and Dragon dances, martial arts demonstrations and other fun events. We witnessed no less than three lion dances in various areas throughout the Lunar New Year in Kota Kinabalu. Continue Reading →

Travel Borneo: A Rendez-Vous with Jackie O at Poring Hot Springs

Imagine our surprise when we turned up at Poring Hot Springs in Sabah, Borneo and ended up having a very up, close and personal rendez-vous with their local celebrity, Jackie the Orangutan. Continue Reading →

Rainy Season in Borneo, Flash Floods, and Why You Should Always Drive A Pickup

A flash flood in Kota Kinabalu during rainy season in Borneo leaves motorists stranded on the road. Not us, though. My husband decides to drive through it! Continue Reading →

Travel Borneo: Embracing Sipadan – The Ultimate Nature Escape

Travel Borneo and don’t miss an opportunity to visit a coral atoll island known as Sipadan. Incredible scenery, vortexes of ocean fish, and breathtaking beauty are just some of the things you can expect from these beautiful living islands of coral. Continue Reading →

Kuala Lumpur – Delightful Asian Metropolis

Petronas Twin Towers Photo: John Kellenberger I love Kuala Lumpur. It’s one of the nicest cities I’ve been to in Asia. KL has a vibrant array of cultures and we were fortunate enough to experience quite a few while we were there. KL’s airport is really clean and efficient. Rather than pay for a cab, we decided to take the KLLR (Kuala Lumpur Light Rail) to the downtown core. We had a lovely, air-conditioned ride to the heart of the Continue Reading →