henever my friendscome back from aholiday, they’realways proud to show off theircheap buys and designerknock-offs (particularly popularin this region, in case youhaven’t noticed). Sometimes, it’seasy for us to feel intimidated atthe sight of designer boutiquesand gourmet food but Ipersonally believe we all deserve atreat sometimes, especially whenyou’re on holiday! Although Sabah isknown for its rustic charms and as a‘back to nature’ destination, there’s aseldom-explored luxurious side to theLand Below the Wind. In this issue,we unravel the luxe life Sabah has tooffer, from champagne dinners tofull-body pampering sessions.September is another busy monthfor Sabah as we play host to amyriad of MICE events (check out theHighlights & Happenings section) andthe colourful International FolkloreFestival. Cultural troupes from aroundthe world flock here dressed in theirtraditional best to showcase theirculture through song and dance.Don’t miss performances fromPoland, China, India, Thailand andMalaysia to name a few. Alsofeatured this month is BangkadTolumis (p.9). Visitors can rent fulltraditional costumes and have theirphotos taken at the KadanzandusunCultural Association (KDCA) grounds.Another great cultural experience toremember your holiday by!September is also the month ofRamadhan for our Muslim friends – atime of fasting and abstinence as theyprepare for Hari Raya Aidilfitri comeOctober. Join the Muslim communityas they break fast at sun down; agreat opportunity to sample deliciouslocal fare from colourful cakes tomouthwatering fried and grilleddelights. Ask around for the nearestBazaar Ramadhan for agastronomical affair you won’t soonforget.We hope the magazine will serveyou well during your holiday inSabah. For further enquiries, visit ourfriendly information centre at SabahTourism Board along Jalan Gaya orSri Pelancongan Sabah at SinsuranComplex. Be it a luxurious getawayor an adventurous outing, we wishyou an unforgettable time in SabahMalaysian Borneo.Jumpa lagi!
Alain Borgers, General Manager of Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort
Pesta KelapaSabah Annual Art Selection Exhibition 20073rd Sabah International Folklore FestivalTAFI International Convention 2007ABACUS International Trade FairMATTA Fair 2007
Coffee Terrace, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria ResortBella Italia
Luna Rossa Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
9Places of Interest
In the Lap of Luxury
12Through The Lens
Scenes from Kota Kinabalu City
Mongigol Sumundai - Dance of the Rungus
15What’s New at Kadaiku
Sabah Souvenirs &Handicrafts
16Bahasa Malaysia Section18Chinese Section20Japanese Section22Korean Section24Directory Listings25 Sabah Map & Listings26Salt Track
YBhg. Dato’ Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin
Trevor Thomson Lam C.W.What’s New At Kadaiku design by Charlieking Padasian
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Chin Yen Sang (Chinese)Rie Harada (Japanese)Emzee Lee (Korean) Cover photo by @mosphere Revolving Restaurant &Louge
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At the recent Malaysia Tourism Awardsin Kuala Lumpur with fellow SabahTourism colleagues.