7 places for day hikes around Sabah Borneo

7 places for day hikes around Sabah Borneo

7 places for day hikes around

Sabah Borneo

18

January, 2018

Trekking & Climbing Tour Package
Lupa Masa Jungle Trekking 

Mount Kinabau Cimbing Package

Sabah Borneo is home to marvelous views of nature; lush Borneo Rainforests, pristine beaches, and dramatic mountain ranges. It has many activities to offer to travelers who are visiting Sabah Borneo for their holidays, one of the activities will be hiking activity. Hiking has become a trend among locals and travelers, it may be because of after the challenges and tiring hike that they faced, they are rewarded with a priceless view once reaching the top.

It’s amazing how therapeutic it can be once you’ve reached the top of a hill or mountain, all the sweat and aches you have just vanished and you find a clearer reason as to why you should hike more often! Whatever the reason is, hiking is a good way for anyone to be healthy and to explore the beauty of nature in Sabah Borneo.

Adventurous travelers will always go for challenging and longer treks in Sabah Borneo, such as hiking up to conquer the summit of Mount Kinabalu or hiking one of Crocker Ranges trail which was traditionally used by village traders. However, some travelers are not into a long period of hiking activity for their Borneo Holidays, but they are still keen to see the beauty of Borneo’s’ Nature. Indirectly, making day hike a much preferred activity to be done!

Here in Sabah Borneo, there are few places that are perfect for travelers (and locals too!) for day hikes :

1) Kinabalu National Park Trail 

Day Hikes in Sabah Borneo

Apart from climbing Mount Kinabalu, there are also several hiking trails provided within Kinabalu National Park area for those who are not in a good physical condition to climb Mount Kinabalu but would want to see the surrounding nature of Sabah Borneo. Hiking around the trails at Kinabalu National Park areas are particularly easy (and shorter!), therefore, travelers can go for a day hike at a tin area. Be sure to witness the unique Borneo flora, species of birds, and other small insects.

Check out the video below to witness the amazing nature of Kinabalu National Park:

2) Inobong Substation Hill

Day Hikes in Sabah Borneo

Observation deck to witness the panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu city

One of the places for day hikes can also be found at the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu City, which is the Inobong Substation Hill. It is located at the Inobong Village Penampang, approximately about 34 km and less than 30-minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu City. A steep and gravel pavement making it a challenge for anyone to hike up to reach the substation. Nonetheless, the breathtaking view will make the hike worthwhile.

3) Sosodikon Hill (Pyramid Hill)

Day Hikes in Sabah Borneo

One of the easiest day hikes that travelers can try out will be Sosodikon Hill or known as Pyramid Hill, due to the unique shape of the hills similar to the pyramid shape. Sosodikon Hill is located about 5 km from Kundasang Town. Travelers would need to wear proper outdoor shoes (best to use those with a strong grip). In addition, travelers are also recommended to start their hike before 6:30 am in order to reach the peak of the hill and it would only take about 20-30 mins to reach the peak. Upon reaching the peak of Sosodikon Hill, travelers should not miss the opportunity to capture some photos of the amazing sunrise view, Mount Kinabalu, and Kundasang valley, which travelers can upload it in Instagram and share to everyone to see!

4) St. Veronica’s Hill (Bukit Perahu)

Day Hikes in Sabah Borneo

Drone view peak of the St. Veronica’s Hill. Photo by: Bryan Chris Lim

In Tamparuli, there is one place that could attract travelers (and locals too!) for a day hike, which is St. Veronica’s Hill or locally known as Bukit Perahu (Ship Rock Hill), due to its rock formation resembling a vessel shape stranded on the hill. Initially, St. Veronica’s Hill is only used by the Roman Catholics to do the Station of the Cross during Easter. Now, it has become one of the popular places for locals and travelers to go for a day hike. Hiking St. Veronica’s Hill is a bit tough and challenging, as it takes about 30 – 60 minutes to reach the summit. However, once you have reached the summit, travelers will be rewarded with the spectacular view of sunrise, a sea of clouds and majestic Mount Kinabalu. Be sure to start the hike in the early morning, so travelers will not miss the chance to see the panoramic landscapes and beauty of nature during the daytime.

5) Bald Hill (Bukit Botak)

Day Hikes in Sabah Borneo

Known as Bald Hill due to no trees surrounding the trail area. Photo by Gotoh

Another place that is perfect for a day hike would be Bald Hill or Bukit Botak, it is located at Sepanggar which is about 30-45 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu City. The reason why it was called Bald Hill is because there are no trees and is full of green grass at the peak. Therefore, it is advisable to hike up early morning before the sun rise, as it would be scorching hot after sun rise. Be sure to drink plenty of water and put on sunscreen before hiking up the hill. Reaching the peak will not dampen your spirit: you’ll be amazed at how magnificent the view of Kota Kinabalu City, the sea, and even Mount Kinabalu looks like. Moreover, the phenomenal view with the combination of the green grass scenery makes it a perfect place for a photoshoot.

6) Kopungit Hill 

Day Hikes in Sabah Borneo

No proper trail and rocky hill when hiking up Kopungit Hill. Photo by Wilmer

Travelers can also look for a day hike near Kota Kinabalu City, which is Kopungit Hill. It is just a 2 km hike from the starting point to the top, some might think hiking up the Kopungit Hill is a bit challenging due to many big rocks and there is no proper trail. However, it became famous amongst local especially when they get to the top and witness the beautiful sunset and former Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminal Two. There is also a small cave which was deemed to have been there before World War II and was used as shelter spot. If you are into rock climbing, you can also experience a different sight while climbing this mountain by doing rock climbing! It’s free, but you will obviously need to bring your own equipment.

7) Signal Hill

Day Hikes in Sabah Borneo

Beautiful Sunset can be seen from the Signal Hill Observatory Platform

If travelers have spare time before their transfer to the airport, they can go for a hike at the Signal Hill trail. Not only does it help travelers to pass some time, but they can get the opportunity to discover many hidden historical sites at the Signal Hill. There are actually many abandoned buildings at the Signal Hill, which will bring anyone back to the British colonization bygone era. Once reaching the top, travelers will be in awe with the breathtaking view of Kota Kinabalu City and the Likas Bay. However, there is also a shorter and easier trail for travelers to go starting from the Atkinson Clock Tower trail and hike up to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform, where they can witness the panoramic landscapes of Kota Kinabalu City as well as the Tunku Abdul Rahman Islands.

All of the hills mentioned above have one thing in common, that is offering travelers a great memorable hiking experience for a day and a chance to witness the beauty of Sabah Borneo from the peak of the hills. Apart from that, travelers will never forget their priceless memory of witnessing the picturesque view of Sabah Borneo, the sunrise (or sunsets) and the magnificent Mount Kinabalu from the peak of the hills, making the aching sores and tiring hike totally worth it for their Borneo Holidays.

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Things to do when it’s raining in Sabah Borneo for your Borneo Holidays

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Cultural Villages Tour in

Sabah Borneo

12

January, 2018

Cultural Tours in Sabah Borneo
Mari Mari Cultural Village

Taste of Borneo Cooking Class 

Sabah is situated on the island of Borneo; one out of thirteen states in Malaysia. Moreover, Sabah Borneo is known to be the second largest state in Malaysia, blessed with an abundance of natural environment and wildlife. Apart from that, it is home to 32 recognizable ethnic groups, that each has their own culture and tradition that are still being practiced until today.

Travelers who are going for an authentic Borneo experience in Sabah Borneo will find themselves in awe of the unique beauty of Sabah Borneo cultures. Some of the travelers might be interested to know more about Sabah Borneo cultures, therefore, few cultural villages were built for the purpose of introducing Sabah Borneo cultures to travelers, preserving the culture, and historical heritage, as well as providing an image which facilitates the harmony and understanding among the ethnic groups in Sabah Borneo.

Travelers should make a visit to these cultural villages in Sabah Borneo which are perfect for Borneo day tour activities:

1) Mari Mari Cultural Village

A visit to Mari Mari Cultural Village will bring travelers a chance to go back into prehistoric Borneo, where travelers can witness the traditional houses of Dusun, Rungus, Murut, Lundayeh, and Bajau, which were built similarly as the descendants of the tribes that they represented. Located about 25-30 minutes away from the Kota Kinabalu city, Mari Mari Cultural Village is surrounded by tall trees and the silence of the rainforest, which provides a tranquil surrounding for travelers to feel relax while exploring Mari Mari Cultural Village. Apart from that, travelers will get the authentic experience of learning the history and mystical belief systems of each of these tribes by an in-house guide. Anticipate on the exciting activities there such as blow-pipe making, henna tattoo, traditional delicacies preparation, Montoku (rice wine) processing, traditional performances and more.

2) Monsopiad Cultural Village

cultural Villagers in Sabah Borneo

Face your fear on listening to the fearsome tales of head-hunting in Sabah Borneo when travelers make a visit to Monsopiad Cultural Village, which is a living museum that is located just about 25 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu city. A visit to Monsopiad Cultural Village offers any travelers a glimpse of Kadazan (one of the major tribe group in Sabah Borneo) tradition and history. The museum is to dedicate the life of Monsopiad, the legendary warrior, and head-hunter for Kadazan people, as he became the villager’s protector when he successfully hunts down the robbers of the village and taking the robbers’ heads as trophies. One of the main highlights at the Monsopiad Cultural Village is the “House of Skulls”. Travelers will get to listen to the stories of Monsopiad’s battles and witness the 42 skulls collections exhibit there.

cultural Villagers in Sabah Borneo
cultural Villagers in Sabah Borneo

(Above): Soothing the sound of gongs played by local in Monsopiad Cultural Village. Photo by David Lim.

(Left): Monolith which invokes a dozen legends on Monsopiad. Photo by Steph_Pere

3) Borneo Cultural Village

Cultural Villages Tour in Sabah
The latest cultural village located at Papar, Sabah Borneo, offering locals and travelers to gain an experience on Sabah Borneo natives lifestyle and tradition. It is known to be the largest cultural village in Sabah Borneo that showcases more than five tribes’ traditional houses, such as Brunei, Chinese, Murut, Tidung, Bajau, Kadazan Penampang, and others. Almost all of the traditional houses are built from bamboo and palm leaves, create an authentic feeling to those who visit there. Apart from that, enjoy cultural show dance performances, traditional games, getting a henna tattoo and taste out the local delicacies.
cultural Villagers in Sabah Borneo
cultural Villagers in Sabah Borneo
cultural Villagers in Sabah Borneo

Photo of Borneo Cultural Village area. Photos courtesy of Borneo Cultural Village

4) Murut Cultural Centre

Cultural Village Tour in Sabah Borneo

To gain more in-depth about Murut tribe in Sabah Borneo, Murut Cultural Centre is the one that travelers should drop by for a visit for their Borneo day tours. It is located about 10 kilometers away from Tenom town, which is home to Murut tribe community and the main gateway to other areas within the Murut heartland. Going for a visit to Murut Cultural Centre enable travelers to understand more on the Murut culture and history, such as the unique architectural building, handicrafts, traditional music instruments and many other artifacts that are symbolic to the Murut culture and heritage. In addition, a yearly Murut celebration which is Kalimaran Festival is always held at the Murut Cultural Centre, which exhibits more on Murut handicrafts, traditional costumes, local foods, and games, etc.

5) Linangkit Cultural Village

Cultural Village in Sabah Borneo

Get personally acquainted with the Lotud tribe, one of the indigenous tribe of Sabah Borneo, when going for a visit to Linangkit Cultural Village in Tuaran for about an hour drive from Kota Kinabalu city. Lotud tribe are known for their skillful weaving especially for linangkit. Linangkit is a form of needlework and handmade decorative embroidery using interlacing knots, it is the unique traditions activity of the tribe. Apart from that, travelers can get to know the Lotud people daily activities, such as fishing, hunting, and making the traditional costume. Travelers can try on the traditional costume, participate in exciting handicraft-making, traditional food preparations, cultural performances, river cruising, firefly watching and more.

After going to one of these cultural villages in Sabah Borneo, travelers may gain new experiences and knowledge on learning the culture in Sabah Borneo. Travelers may not only capture some pretty photos, but they too capture a memorable experience that they can be shared with their loved ones back home!

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Things to do when it’s raining in Sabah Borneo for your Borneo Holidays

Things to do when it’s raining in Sabah Borneo for your Borneo Holidays

Things to do when it’s raining in Sabah Borneo for your Borneo Holidays

9

January, 2018

Jungle Adventure in Sabah Borneo
Danum Valley

Lupa Masa Jungle Trekking 

Things to do when it's raining in Sabah Borneo

Living in Sabah Borneo where you’re engulfed in tropical climate can be a great and sometimes surprising event. Weather here is very unpredictable as much as we would like to believe in the Meteorological Department (it’s just like how we believe eating that half box of pizza is not going to add to our waistline). If you are to get caught in Sabah when it’s raining, fret not, there are tons of things to do indoors!

1) Spend your day catching up on reading and writing

Things to do when it's raining in Sabah Borneo

When you catch yourself not able to visit Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, or trekking up Mount Trusmadi, just relax and catch up with current affairs of the world and local news as well. It helps to know what is happening in your surrounding especially if it’s a long travel. You can also enjoy your time catching up on your travel journal. What better way than sitting on your bed by the window, sipping on hot coffee while reminiscing about your fruitful experience having to meet an Orangutan while riding a 4X4 vehicle out from the forest terrain.

2) Hang out with other travelers

Things to do when it's raining in Sabah Borneo

If you are not the type to do reading and writing, why not take this chance to get to know your other fellow travelers at the hostel? They will be keen to have some good conversation as well as a few good laughs. Most hostels will have a lounge or common room, where you can just chill and relax there. Throw some music on, sit back, share some stories, play cards, or board games (if they are provided). A great opportunity for you to listen to other backpackers’ travel stories and creating new friendships.

3) Watching Movies

Things to do when it's raining in Sabah Borneo

Best way to beat the blues is to watch a movie. You can either watch movies via tablet or laptop, or at the hostel common room, or at the cinema (you can find it in Imago Shopping Malls and Suria Shopping Malls), you can just simply sit back and relax.

4) Visit Sabah Museum

Things to do when it's raining in Sabah Borneo

Another way to keep yourself warm and dry would be to stay indoors. Gain an in-depth knowledge of Sabah Borneo’s history, culture, and heritage by going for a visit to the Sabah Museum. Moreover, you will learn more about the authenticity of the Sabah Borneo culture, as well as to discover the species of flora and fauna that can be found in Borneo.

5) Visit Shopping Malls

Things to do when it's raining in Sabah Borneo

Going to shopping malls in Sabah Borneo could be a good reason to avoid rain and keeping yourself dry. Most locals will go to Imago Shopping Malls, which has about 300 shopping stores and services. Moreover, travelers will get a chance to see hourly cultural dance performances by a group of local dancers at the entrance of Imago shopping mall. Apart from shopping, travelers can do other activities such as archery games, laser tag, escape room, or just simply chill at some of the eateries there.

6) Photography

Things to do when it's raining in Sabah Borneo

Taking pictures outdoors during a rainy day is probably the last thing that anyone would want to do. However, taking pictures during rainy days is actually a totally different experience; different perspective. With the gloomy weather, you can easily capture some good shot of street photography that provides a different perspective without using any filter.

Related article: Essential Items for Travel Photography

7) Visit the local Bars

Things to do when it's raining in Sabah Borneo

Head to some of the local bars in Kota Kinabalu could be a perfect way for travelers to get out from being wet and grab a pint of beer to drink. There is no need to go to a bustling tourist bar or restaurant, rather just ask the hotel staff or receptionist for their favorite watering hole, and travelers may be surprised to learn more about local culture. Not to mention, some locals may point out the best local places to eat and drink. So, hop on a cab/ Grab / Uber, then kick back with locals over a few pints and make new friends!

8) Dinner in D’Place Kinabalu

Things to do when it's raining in Sabah Borneo

Another activity for travelers to do if it is raining in Sabah Borneo will be to have dinner at D’ Place Kinabalu, Plaza Shell. Travelers will get the chance to taste some of the traditional and exotic dishes of Kadazandusun (one of the major tribes in Sabah Borneo). Apart from that, travelers could also witness the cultural dance performances while enjoying their dinner, as well as participate in doing some traditional activities. Not only that, the main highlight at the D’Place Kinabalu would be eating a live sago worm or butod and it is recommended for travelers to try it at least once in their lifetime. Feel free to read our experience of having dinner in D’ Place Kinabalu.

Having a chance to visit Sabah Borneo is all about having fun, creating memories and gain new experiences, as well as meeting new people. With these kind of amazing experiences in Sabah Borneo, who needs just the sunshine during their trip! Let’s shine during the rainy season as well!

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Learn the Kadazan Language for your visit to Sabah Borneo

Learn the Kadazan Language for your visit to Sabah Borneo

Learn the Kadazan Language for your visit to Sabah Borneo

3

January, 2018

Learn Kadazan language for your visit to Sabah Borneo

Now that you’re all set and ready to come to Sabah Borneo, let’s learn some easy and basic Kadazan dialect! It may be useful for you when you are visiting Sabah Borneo.

English

Kadazan

Greetings! Kopivosian!
What is your name? Isai ngaan nu?
Where are you from? Mantad ko nombo?
Why? Nokuo?
What are you doing? Nunu maan nu?
How much is it? Songkuo iti?
My name is (insert name) Ngaan ku nopo nga ih (insert name)
Thank you Kotohuadan
How are you? Onu abal nu?
I am fine. Thank you Avasi boh. Kotohuadan
Let’s eat. Kanou makan.
I am not hungry Au’ zou houson
What is this? Nunu iti?
What is that? Nunu ino?
Good Bye! Tumoodo no!

Fun isn’t it learning a new dialect when coming to Sabah Borneo? There are many more different dialects here in Sabah. Try speaking to the locals here their mother tongue, you might actually learn a thing or two that you can’t find in travel books or magazines. Learn more about the people of Sabah Borneo – Kadazan Tribe.

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Travel destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays

Travel destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays

Travel destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays

29

December, 2017

Our Kota Kinabalu Tour!

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Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays

Do you intend to list out your year of 2018 resolution with an adventure in Borneo Island? Luckily for you, we’ve done our research and rounded up with the year‘s soon-to-be major and biggest travel destinations in Borneo. Here are some of the exciting travel destinations in Borneo that are waiting for you to check it out. Fret not, there are some amazing photos of the destinations for you too. So, book your flights and tour ASAP, before everyone else catches on!

1)  Melangkap Homestay, Kota Belud, Sabah Borneo

Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays
Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays
Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays
Want to experience camping by the river for your Borneo Holidays? Then, Melangkap Homestay is where you should go. Feels the cooling breeze and the majestic Mount Kinabalu welcomes you in the morning, as well as the amazing stars can be seen during the night. One of the must-go destination in Sabah Borneo with your family or friends. There are so many activities you can do there, such as camping, jungle trekking, swimming at the river, barbecue, fishing, going to local market or tamu, and more.

2)  Mulu National Park, Mulu, Sarawak Borneo

Experience Sarawak Borneo’s largest national park (544 sq. km) and also Malaysia’s first World Heritage Area, awarded in 2000. Its iconic limestone cave system, which includes the world’s largest natural chamber and the world’s longest cave passage in Southeast Asia. The park’s main attractions will be the show caves, the bat observatory, the rainforest canopy skywalk, adventure caving and the challenging climbing up to reach the Mulu summit, as well as to witness the amazing Mulu Pinnacles. This destination is perfect for those who are seeking adventure and excitement for their Borneo Holidays.

3)  Long Pasia, Sipitang, Sabah Borneo

Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays
Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays

Ever wondered how does it feel living away from the city life, stay in remote villages and encounter a new culture that you’ve never seen before? Going for a trip to Long Pasia, will never leave you bored. You will get the chance to go for jungle trekking, guided by a local native guide, witness some of the amazing or rare species of Borneo flora which can be found there. Long Pasia is home to Lundayeh tribe of Sabah Borneo, you can learn their interesting cultures from their daily activities, cultural performances or take a bite of their traditional local food. Take this opportunity to put Long Pasia on your travel bucket list for 2018, so you will experience more in your Borneo Holidays.

4)  Ba’kelalan, Kelabit Highland, Sarawak Borneo

Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays
Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays
Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays

There is another destination of Borneo Island that you can enjoy more on Borneo Cultural experience, which located deep in the Kelabit Highlands of northeastern Sarawak Borneo. Home to Lun Bawang tribes, their source of income will be apples and organic vegetable farming, paddy rice farming, as well as salt-making. Ba’kelalan village is the travel destination that you should not miss out to go for 2018. Apart from that, you can experience the lifestyle of Lun Bawang community with Homestay program, going for jungle trekking into the Borneo Rainforest to see some of the unique flora and fauna, as well as exploring the Ba’kelalan surrounding area.

5)  Deramakot Forest Reserve, Telupid, Sabah Borneo

Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays
Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays
Travel Destination for 2018 in Borneo for Borneo Holidays

If you are not keen for cultural experiences in Borneo Island, why not go for wildlife adventures in Borneo Island? Apart from going for Kinabatangan River cruise for a higher chance to witness Borneo Wildlife, you can also go to Deramakot Forest Reserve for wildlife spotting too! Deramakot is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream, where there are about 75% Borneo Mammals species that can be found within the forest, such as Orangutan, Borneo Pygmy Elephants, Clouded Leopard, Proboscis Monkey, civet, and more Borneo Mammals. Moreover, Deramakot Forest Reserve played the major role of becoming a sustainable forest management for wildlife protection and conservation purposes.

Are you getting excited after looking at the photos of the destinations? Wait no more, put the destinations on your travel bucket list for this coming 2018. In addition, you can check out our travel hacks tips to Borneo for 2018.

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7 activities/destinations in Sabah Borneo for Christmas Borneo Holidays

7 activities/destinations in Sabah Borneo for Christmas Borneo Holidays

Top 7 activities/destinations in Sabah Borneo for Christmas Borneo Holidays

25

December, 2017

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activities/destinations in Sabah Borneo for Christmas
Ho… Ho… Ho… ‘Tis the season! Christmas lights and decorations are up in Kota Kinabalu City street and boy, does it feel cosy! Christmas holiday is an event that is celebrated by Christians all over the world in commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. In Sabah Borneo, there is a diverse culture living together harmoniously and celebrate the Christmas festive together. If you happen to travel here in Sabah Borneo and still do not have any clue on how to spend your Christmas Borneo Holidays here in Sabah Borneo, don’t worry, we will provide you some of the top activities that you can do for your Christmas Borneo Holidays.

1) Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP) Islands

Diving in TARP Islands

What could be a better way to spend your Christmas Borneo Holidays than to go for diving in TARP Islands? Surround yourself with the exquisite marine coral reefs like you never seen before. With just about 15 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu city, this tropical island will offer you a vacation of a lifetime. Apart from diving, you can also try out other water activities that are offered at the TARP Islands, such as coral zipline, island hopping, sea walking, parasailing, banana boat ride, and many more exciting activities! You can also simply relax and get a suntan by the beach. A day trip to these TARP Islands will never be enough for you.

2) Luxurious Holiday in resort

Since Christmas Holiday is considered a holiday break for everyone, why not spend your Christmas Borneo Holiday in a resort? You can just simply relax and de-stress yourself from your busy life in the resort. Since it is Christmas season, you can expect there will be many beautiful and some over-the-top Christmas decorations display at the resort, making the Christmas festive at the resort more lively. Apart from that, you can also witness the Christmas Choir performances at the resort, as well as Christmas activities or games offered during your stay in the resort, be sure to participate in it!

activities/destinations in Sabah Borneo for Christmas

Relaxing by the beach at the resort

3) Christmas lunch/dinner in restaurants/ hotels

New year new you Sabah Borneo Holidays 2018

Enjoy your lunch/dinner in Hotel

Indulge yourself with some of the delicious festive foods that are available for lunch or dinner at any hotels or restaurants in Sabah Borneo. Choose to have a memorable Christmas season with your loved ones in the spirit of Christmas. The lights, Christmas decorations, musical live performances and warm services by the staffs, will never cease to stop you from celebrating Christmas in Sabah Borneo. Moreover, the delicious and sumptuous foods that are served in a buffet-style will leave your stomach full for a day!

4) North Borneo Cruise

If you are not the type to celebrate Christmas in a resort, you can also experience a luxurious cruise through the North Borneo Cruise. There are two types of cruises that you can go, either sunset cruise or the night cruise. Whichever you choose, both will let you experience something out of the ordinary for your Christmas Borneo Holidays. Moreover, be mesmerized by the sunsets or city’s night view, the live band performances will keep you entertained while keeping your tummies happy with the Western and Asian fusion style of buffet dinner.

activities/destinations in Sabah Borneo for Christmas

Sunset View by the NOrth Borneo Cruise

5) Weston River Cruise

activities/destinations in Sabah Borneo for Christmas

Proboscis Monkeys hanging on a tree. Photo by: Musafirtravellers

Celebrate your Christmas with a different experience by going for a river cruise in Weston River. Be anticipated to see Proboscis Monkeys aka Long-nosed Monkeys hanging on the mangrove trees. Apart from that, Weston is also treasured with a variety of other Borneo Wildlife, such as Silver-Leaf Monkeys, Long-Tail Macaques, snakes, birds, otters, and many more. After dinner, you will go for another round of river cruise to witness the enchanting sight of fireflies flying around the mangrove trees, which somehow looks like Christmas lights on trees! Now, who say you can’t celebrate Christmas on a river cruise?

6) Kundasang

How about celebrating your Christmas in a cooling breeze of the highlands in Sabah Borneo? Spend your Christmas in Kundasang, Sabah Borneo, where it offers you a peaceful experience and an untouched beauty of nature. There are a lot of destinations you can go in Kundasang, such as Kinabalu National Park, Desa Cattle Dairy Farm, Poring Hot Spring, Sabah Tea Garden and more. Click here to know more places that you can go to Ranau!

activities/destinations in Sabah Borneo for Christmas

Mount Kinabalu view from afar

7) Kudat

Watch the awesome Sunset view from Tip of Borneo

Spend your Christmas Borneo Holidays away from the city life and head out to some of the hidden gems in Sabah Borneo, which is Kudat. A unique small town which is located in the northern part of Sabah Borneo and home to Rungus ethnic people. Embark about three and a half hours journey drive to Kudat, welcoming you with a breathtaking view of tropical beaches, the Tip of Borneo, amazing sunset views, intricate designs of Rungus beads handicraft, gong-making villages, and more. A trip to Kudat for Christmas Borneo Holidays will sure make you feel in awe of its beautiful places and culture experience, which somehow you may think twice whether or not to leave the place.

Having read the activities/destinations in Sabah Borneo for your Christmas Borneo Holidays, we hope you will get some of the ideas on how to spend your Christmas Borneo Holidays in Sabah Borneo. In addition, feel free to read some of the Insta-Worthy places in Sabah Borneo to show your family and friends back home the beauty of Sabah Borneo.

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