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ADVISOR YBhg. Dato’ Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin / Sitti B. Damsal EDITOR Melissa Leong DESIGNER Trevor Thomson Lam C.W. Charlieking Padasian (Kadaiku Sections) PUBLISHER Sabah Tourism Board / Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn. Bhd. 51 Gaya Street, 88000 Kota Kinabalu TRANSLATORS Chin Yen Sang (Chinese) Rie Harada (Japanese) Emzee Lee (Korean) DESIGNED & PRINTED BY

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Melissa Ewot - Sabah Tourism Board

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Inna Kinabalu Sdn Bhd
(Publisher of The New Sabah Times) Jalan Pusat Pembangunan Masyarakat, Sembulan 88100 Kota Kinabalu Ever y effort has been made to ensure that the information is correct at the time of publication. The publisher cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies, omissions and alterations which may occur as a result of last minute changes. No par t of this magazine may be reproduced without the written permission of the Sabah Tourism Board.

Happenings & Highlights Traditional Mock Wedding Display Bamboo Music Festival 11th Sabah Hospitality Fiesta 2008 Pesta Kubis 8th Borneo Tens & 1st Borneo Women 7’s 2008 Harith Iskander’s Live Nationwide Comedy Tour Nexus Resort Karambunai Sabah Open Dart Championship 21st Federation of Asian Photographic Congress (FAPA) Women Painters Art Exhibition

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Eating Out
Dong Yang Steamboat Restaurant Shikai Restaurant

Message from the Editor
Want to know more about ethnic wedding cultures and customs? Then head over to Monsopiad Cultural Village every Saturday this month to experience the Traditional Mock Wedding Display (p.3). Interested in more adrenaline-charged events? Then the 8th Borneo Tens and 1st Borneo Women’s 7’s in Sandakan is up your alley (p.4). Check our Calendar of Events for a more detailed listing of what’s happening in Sabah this month. This month’s feature highlights SabahAir Aviation – a mind-blowing experience that takes you the skies for a breathtaking view of Sabah and all its wonders! (p.10). SabahAir has a list of interesting tour packages at affordable rates and even caters to special requests. Seeing that it’s November, it might be a wise idea to avoid the Christmas rush and start shopping now! Let Kadaiku offer you some great gift ideas (p.15), from plush toys to simply Sabahan goodies. I hope your stay in Sabah Malaysian Borneo will be truly memorable. If you need further information, your answers are a click away at www.sabahtourism.com. And yes, it’s great to be back!

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Nights Out
Jade

Places of Interest
Sabah Tea Garden

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SabahAir Aviation: Altitude with an Attitude!

Through The Lens
Let’s Dance! - Ethnic Dances of Sabah

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Culture
Umang Ting Ting - Dance of the Brunei-Malay People

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Products of the Month at Kadaiku
Sabah Souvenirs & Handicrafts

pa khabar? Ready for another month of things to do, places to see and people to meet? Let ‘Sabah Malaysian Borneo’ give you an idea or two. I have always been fascinated with the innovative charm of our Sabahan people – who would imagine making a musical instrument out of wild-growing bamboo or jackfruit wood to carve a lute (known as the ‘gambus’)? That’s why the Bamboo Music Festival (p.3) is my top pick for this month’s Happenings & Highlights. I’ll be making my way to Tamparuli to join the residents as they show off their musical skill playing instruments made of bamboo. I have heard the Kinabalu Bamboo Orchestra perform several times and I must say, listening to ‘Black Magic Woman’ played on the sompoton is something else! There will be a myriad of activities to witness and enjoy during the festival as well. Read more about it in our Happenings & Highlights section.

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Traditional Mock Wedding Display Every Saturday for the month of November 2008 Ethnic weddings in Sabah are filled with customs and traditions, each group with their own beliefs and practices. The traditional mock wedding display will give visitors a better insight on how this special day is celebrated in more ways than one in Sabah. Organiser: Monsopiad Cultural Village For further info: Monsopiad Cultural Village Tel: +60 88 761336 / 774337 Fax: +60 88 761680 Email: info@monsopiad.com Women Painters Art Exhibition 6 November – 7 December 2008 The exhibition showcases the works of art of Sabah’s wellknown female artists and their latest masterpieces. Organiser: Sabah Art Gallery For further info: Datuk Mohd. Yaman Hj. Ahmad Mus Tel: +60 88 268875 Fax: +60 88 210040 Email: gallery_9@msn.com Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) – Asian Tourism Institute (ATI) 11th Sabah Hospitality Fiesta 2008 8 – 9 November 2008 This fiesta was initiated by students of ATI, under the supervision of lecturers, in 1997 aimed at creating an enthusiastic spirit of competition among the tourism and hospitality industry players (i.e. hotels, restaurants and tourism-related institutions/colleges) to showcase their talents in the respective fields and to expose the public to the high standards maintained in the industry. As of year 2006, this annual event was co-organised by ATI College and MAH Sabah / Labuan Chapter – a recognized body by the stated government that works with private and government sectors at integrating member hotels in view of re-energizing the hospitality and tourism industry of Malaysia. Organiser: Asian Tourism Institude (ATI) Venue:1 Borneo Ballroom (8.00 am – 5.00 pm) For further info: Marcus Solibun (Deputy CEO) Tel: +60 88 253732 / 242633 /25 Fax: +60 88 216916 Email: najmi@ati.edu.com Remembrance Day 9 November 2008 A poignant event held yearly to remember the courageous men who died during the war. This day is observed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of November. Each year, red poppies are worn during this time, which denotes the poppies of Flanders in France. Organisers: Destination Borneo Sdn Bhd / Labuan Corporation Venue: Labuan war cemetery For further info: Willie Teo Tel: +60 87 414611 Fax: +60 87 413459 Email: wteo@tm.net.my Pesta Kubis (Cabbage Festival) 15 November 2008 Home to the freshest vegetables in Sabah, come and join the people of Kundasang in their effort to promote their vegetables-cabbage being the main produce to visitors. Fresh vegetables and exciting activities complemented with cool and refreshing weather, make your way to Kundasang this month for the Pesta Kubis.

Organiser:District Council of Ranau For further info: Siriman Basir (District Office) Suatin Mayor (Organising Secretary) Tel: +60 88 875253 / +6013 8771666 / +60198411435 Fax: +60 88 876754 Email: Siriman.Basir@sabah.gov.my SEANET International Convention 2008 21 November 2008 South East Asia Network (SEANET) is held annually and participated by Amateur Radio Clubs from the all over the globe. It is held in venues alternating between member countries. Organiser: Borneo Amateur Radio Club For further info: James Gatidis President Borneo Amateur Radio Club SEANET 2008 Host Nation Chairman Tel: +60 19 8511258 Fax: +60 88 218107 Email: 9m6brc@gmail.com Bamboo Music Festival 26 November 2008 The bamboo has long played an important role in the daily lives of Sabah’s ethnic societies and this November, the locals are celebrating the evergreen plant! Join in the merriment in Tamparuli this November – there will be performances from the famed Kinabalu Bamboo Orchestra playing songs on various musical instruments crafted from bamboo. This is also a great opportunity to purchase unique bamboo handicraft and witness one of a kind contests such as the bamboo raft-building competition and stilt-running race! More details on page 3. Organiser: District Office of Tamparuli & Kinabalu Bamboo Music Orchestra Association For further info: Encik Edip Abun (Assistant District Officer) / Jane Thing (President) Tel: +60 88 782357 or 782154 Mobile no.: 013 866 5612 (Jane Thing) Fax: +60 88 782871 Email: Jane_Thing@yahoo.com Nexus Resort Karambunai Sabah Open Dart Championship 2008 28-30 November 2008 Nexus Resort Karambunai will be organizing its first Sabah Open Dart Championship this month, attracting top darters from countries such as Malaysia, Brunei, Japan and the Philippines. Categories include the Team event, Men’s single and Ladies Single. Organiser: Nexus Resort Karambunai For further info: Public Relations & Communications Department Tel: +60 88 411222 Email: info@nexusresort.com Website: www.nexusresort.com.

Sabah Bird Fair 2008 28-30 November 2008 The Sabah Bird Fair takes place at the Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan this month. The event is jointly organized by the Sabah Society, Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah Tourism Board, Sabah Wildlife Department and Nikon Malaysia in conjunction with the ‘Zoom Sepilok’ campaign, spearheaded by Tourism Malaysia. Featuring a variety of activities including a bird photography session, exhibitions, talks, guided walks and many more. Organisers: Sabah Society, Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah Tourism Board, Sabah Wildlife Department and Nikon Malaysia For further info: Cede Prudente / Dulce Tel: +60 89 225529 Email: cpu@tm.net.my Pesta Nelayan Menumbok 29-30 November 2008 This is a festivity for fishermen held at Mempakul, Menumbok beach as they celebrate their industry with various games and competitions such as beach volleyball, fishing, cooking and many more. Organiser: Pejabat Daerah Kecil Menumbok For further info: Ag. Damit @ Ag.Sahzain b.Pg.Abd.Razak Tel: +60 87 831216, 105, 104 Fax: +60 87 831071 Email: Agdamit.Pgabdrazak@sabah.gov.my Website: www.sabah.gov.my/dkmb 21st Federation of Asian Photographic Congress 30th November – 3rd December 2008 16 countries with more than 40 photographic clubs members will be expected to participate in the congress. The event highlights include a variety of seminars, cultural tour, exhibitions and talks on photography. Organiser: Sabah Professional Photographers Society For further info: Datuk Clement Yeh President FAPA / Organising Chairman Tel: +60 88 233719 Mobile No: +60 138661461 Fax: +60 88233719 Email: kalmin_1199@yahoo.com Pesta Jagung (Maize Fest ) 31 October, 1 - 2 November 2008 An annual festival of Kota Marudu District that celebrates the maize industry. Featuring a myriad of activities including maize-related exhibitions, competitions, traditional sports, Pesta Jagung beauty pageant and colourful cultural performances. Organisers: District Office of Kota Marudu / Sri Pelancongan Sabah.Sdn.Bhd For further info: Puan Luvita Koisun / Zachary S.Mobijohn Tel: +60 88 661321 / 232121 Fax: +60 88 661419 / 265540 Email: zachary@sabahtourism.com

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11th Sabah Hospitality Fiesta 2008 8–9 November

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he Sabah Hospitality Fiesta is back! Entering its 11th year, the event is jointly organised by the Malaysian Association of Hotels Sabah / Labuan Chapter (MAH), Asian Tourism International College (ATIC) and Sabah Restaurant Fellowship Association (SRFA). This year, the Fiesta takes place at the 1 Borneo Hypermall Kota Kinabalu, culminating with a Closing Ceremony and Prize Presentation Dinner at the 1Borneo Grand Ballroom. With 54 medals in 18 classes for Hotel/Resort, Restaurant and College categories being contested, this 2-day fiesta brings together some of Sabah’s hospitality industry heavyweights to present the latest products and trends in the hospitality arena. Participants will be showing off various skills including dim sum making and food and fruit carving. Don’t miss out on exciting prizes to be won simply by answering tourismrelated questions! For more information, please contact Alvin Ting of the Secretariat at tel. 088-242 513, fax 088-216 916 or e-mail ating76@gmail.com.

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amboo is highly significant in the lives of the local folk and this November, the locals are celebrating this evergreen plant! Join in the merriment in Tamparuli this November – there will be performances by the famed Kinabalu Bamboo Orchestra playing songs on various musical instruments crafted from bamboo, including the sompoton (bamboo aerophone), bungkau (jaw harp) and tagunggak (hollow bamboo idiophone). Watch various bands and solo bamboo musicians battle it out to win prizes for the best act. Don’t miss other exciting events such as the rampanau (bamboo stilt-walking) race, bamboo raft-building competition and performances by local artistes. This is a great chance to learn more about – and purchase – local bamboo-based handicraft and musical instruments as well as a perfect time to visit the Tamparuli tamu (open-air market) which is held on Wednesdays from 6.00 am to 2.00 pm. It’s all happening this month at the Bamboo Music Festival in Tamparuli. See you there!

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Time Venue (Dewan Tun Hamdan Tamparuli) 10.15 am Bamboo Orchestra Performance 11.00 am 2.00 pm Local Artistes Performances Bamboo Musical Group Competition Bamboo Musical Solo Competition Monogunggak (a bamboo idiophone) Playing Competition 2.30 pm Hall Events Time Field Events Venue (Tamparuli Town Field) Rampanau (bamboo-stilt) Football Kick Contest Rampanau (bamboo-stilt) Walking and Running Race Longest Bamboo Stalk Contest & Widest Bamboo Girth Contest Bamboo Raft-building Competition

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Getting to Tamparuli
Tamparuli is only 40 minutes by car from KK City. Take a bus from the bus station in front of Wawasan Plaza for RM5.00 per person (one way). Be sure to tell the bus driver your drop-off point. The drop-off point is usually also the pickup point for your return journey. Buses run from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, please contact Jane Thing, President of the Bamboo Music Orchestra Association (Persatuan Okestra Muzik Bambu) at 013 866 5612 or Wendy Guntarik at 013 878 3238.

ith over 30 ethnic groups in Sabah, you can be assured that no two traditional weddings are the same! Experience and learn more about the unique wedding rituals of various ethnic groups found only in Sabah this month at the Monsopiad Cultural Village. Understand the significance of ‘bridewealth’ and berian (offerings) as still practised in most cultures. Visitors can revel in the merriment of a Kadazandusun wedding and be fascinated by the intricacies of a Murut marriage. So keep your Saturdays free and make your way to Monsopiad Cultural Village. The mock weddings begin at 10:00 am; entrance fees apply. For more information, please contact Monsopiad Cultural Village at tel. 088-761336 or e-mail info@monsopiad.com

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Harith Iskander Nationwide Live Comedy Tour
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et renowned comedian Harith Iskander leave you in stitches at the Kota Kinabalu leg of his Nationwide Live Comedy Tour! Accompanying his act is fellow Malaysian comedian and actor Douglas Lim. Catch them live on 3 November at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Resort and Spa at 8:00 pm. Get your tickets now! Tickets are priced at RM93, RM123 and RM143. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Sabah Tourism Board at 088-212121 or Sri Pelancongan Sabah at 088-232121. You can also purchase tickets at the Sabah Tourism Board office in Jalan Gaya and Sri Pelancongan Sabah in Sinsuran.

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ourney to the district of Ranau for the annual Cabbage Fest or Pesta Kubis. This one-of-a-kind event celebrates the significance of the cabbage, one of the main products of the district that has long supported the livelihood of the local residents. During the festival, enjoy a variety of activities including a cabbage cooking competition which highlights the array of cabbage recipes – a great opportunity to sample delicious Sabahan fare! Enjoy the upbeat performance of the Bamboo Orchestra and various song and traditional dance routines. You can also visit the various stalls and exhibition booths set up for the day. And of course, this is the best time to purchase fresh cabbages and other vegetables, grown in the hills and valleys of Kundasang. See you there! For more information, please contact District Officer Siriman Basir at tel. no 088-875253/ 013 877 1666 or Organising Secretary Suatin Mayor 019 841 1435. Alternatively, send an e-mail to Siriman.Basir@sabah.gov.my

8th Borneo Tens & 1st Borneo Women 7’s 2008
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he 8th edition of one of the most highly anticipated rugby events in Malaysia takes place at the Sandakan Rugby Club, Sandakan this month. Jointly organized by IJM Plantations and Sandakan Rugby Club, and sanctioned by the Malaysia Rugby Union, top teams from around the world will be on Sabah shores for this exciting sporting match. They will include Davetalevu from Fiji, South African Mustangs, Australian Legens, Kenya Harlequins, Australia’s Country Brown Kings and UK’s Penguins International. This year will also see the first-ever women’s rugby tournament held in Sabah, the Women’s Sevens. The talented players will also take time to visit local schools and share their skills and tips with budding rugby players. Don’t miss the exciting Rugby Carnival taking place off the pitch during the 2-day tournament, featuring games and lucky draws for all to enjoy. Entrance is free, so be sure to bring your family and friends to this spirited event! For more information, please contact The Secretariat at tel. no 089667721 ext 315. E-mail kimberly@ijm.com, benno@ijm.com or borneocobra10s@yahoo.com

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iew some of Sabah’s talented women artists in this annual art exhibition. Artists featured in previous exhibitions included Christianne Goonting and Edoen Kang. From breathtaking scenery to the many faces of Sabah, see their masterpieces on display for a whole month at

Women Painters Art Exhibition, 6 November – 7 December

the Sabah Art Gallery, located adjacent to the Sabah State Museum. The gallery is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, please contact the Sabah Art Gallery at tel. no 088-268875 or e-mail gallery_9@msn.com

Nexus Resort Karambunai Sabah 21st Federation of Asian Photographic Art (FAPA) Congress, 31 Nov–3 Dec Open Darts Championship 2008 proud play Congress this year. The Sabah isevent willtosee thehost to the 21st FAPA than 130 delegates from 4-day participation of more 28–30 November

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exus Resort Karambunai will be organizing its first Sabah Open Darts Championship this month, attracting top darters from around the region. Participants from all over Malaysia, Brunei, Japan and the Philippines will be aiming for the bulls-eye to be crowned champion, walking away with a total cash prize of RM26,000 for the Team event, Men’s single and Ladies Single. Registration forms can be downloaded at the website www.nexusresort.com. For more information, please contact the Public Relations & Communications Department at 088-411222 or e-mail info@nexusresort.com.

around Asia, sharing their passion, knowledge and expertise in the field of photography. There will be a forum, photo exhibition as well as a display of the latest photography equipment in the market. Delegates will be able to participate in several outings and put their photography skills to use as they shoot some of the most scenic sites around Kota Kinabalu. The Congress will take place at Kota Kinabalu’s 1 Borneo Ballroom, located on the 3rd floor. For more information, please contact Victor Wah at tel. no 013 866 1461 or e-mail kaimin_1199@yahoo.com.

Sabah Bird Fair 2008, 28–30 November

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Minister launches ‘Pitcher Plants of Borneo’ …. State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, Datuk Masidi Manjun, recently launched the 2nd edition of the Pitcher Plants of Borneo by Anthea Phillipps, Anthony Lamb and Ch’ien Lee. The book documents all the various species of Pitcher plants found in Borneo, complemented with beautiful photographs and illustrations. AirAsia Introduces Direct Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Singapore… AirAsia continues to ensure now everyone can fly with its affordable direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Singapore. Starting on 4 November 2008, travellers can fly to and from Singapore daily. Check www.airasia.com for updates and to make reservations.

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et to know your feathered friends up close and personal during the Sabah Bird Fair 2008, which takes place at the Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan this month. The event is jointly organized by the Sabah Society, Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah Tourism Board, Sabah Wildlife Department and Nikon Malaysia in conjunction with the ‘Zoom Sepilok’ campaign, spearheaded by Tourism Malaysia. This will coincide with the launching of the book ‘Photographic Field Guide to Birds of Sepilok’. Come and enjoy the various activities including bird photography, exhibitions, talks, guided walks and many more! The Sabah Bird Fair this year also paves way for the 1st Borneo Bird Festival 2009 and Malaysian Rainforest Flora and Fauna Festival 2010, both of which will take place in Sabah. Don’t miss this exciting event! For more information please contact Cede Prudente or Dulce at tel. no 089-225529 or e-mail cpu@tm.net.my

Correction:
We wish to inform readers that an error occurred in the back page article ‘Wild and wilder - The Danum Valley’, featured in October 2008, Volume 92. The contact address for accommodation arrangement should be info@borneonaturetours.com and not info@borneorainforestlodge.com. Kindly note that Borneo Nature Tours Sdn. Bhd. is the sole tour operator for Danum Valley. They can be contacted at 088-267 637. Visit the website at www.borneonaturetours.com.

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hikai, located in Asia City Complex, Kota Kinabalu, offers diners the best of Chinese cuisine at affordable prices in a unique ambience. Stepping into the restaurant, you are greeted by sturdy teak tables and wooden panels reminiscent of ancient China. Chinese characters adorn the walls; the most outstanding one is the symbol of ‘bravery’ in the main dining area. Upstairs, there are five private dining rooms ideal for functions and parties which can accommodate up to sixty people. Of course no Chinese restaurant would be complete without dim sum on the menu. This popular breakfast favourite includes dumplings, mini buns and rice cakes, most of which are steamed and served in bamboo containers. Highly recommended is Shikai’s Spicy Dumpling – a combination of prawns and chicken – which is served with a delicious vinegar and chilli oil sauce. For the main course, you are spoilt for choice! Start off with the soup of the day and proceed to indulge in any one of their main dishes, including the Pi Pa Duck (served in a tasty dark sweet and sour sauce) or the Herbal Tong Gui Duck. The Home-Made Salad Beancurd is also a popular favourite, ideal for those looking for something quick and filling for lunch. Another noteworthy dish is the Deep-fried Kuey Teow (rice noodles) which comes with mixed vegetables in a thick sauce. Going vegetarian? You’ll enjoy the Buttermilk Baby Kailan. Shikai, which means ‘Four Seas’, also has a wonderful array of desserts – a must-try is the Pomelo Mango Cream Sago. There are also quick and easy à la carte dishes ideal for lunch, such as the Four Sea Seafood Noodles and Brunei Shikai Spicy Noodles – house specialties you won’t find anywhere else! Shikai is located at Asia City Complex (ground floor, facing the Chung Hwa Primary School). Shikai is open for dim sum breakfast and lunch from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and dinner from 6:00–10:00 pm from Monday to Friday. On weekends and public holidays, dim sum hours run from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and dinner is served from 6:00–10:00 pm. For more information or to make reservations, please call 088484242 or fax 088-484240.

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Steamboat Restaurant

orean steamboat fans will be delighted to have a brand new restaurant to sample. Enter Dong Yang Steamboat Restaurant, situated at the Likas Golf Driving Range, just 10 minutes away from the heart of town. This restaurant offers a scrumptious array of fresh seafood such as crabs, prawns, octopus and fish. You can also enjoy chicken fillets, beancurd, eggs, rice or fried rice, vermicelli noodles and a variety of vegetables with your seafood meal. The table-top steamboat pot comes with a with a choice of two tasty broths – one is a delicious blend of chicken, fish balls, prawns and anchovies; while the other is a sour-and-spicy stock of octopus, chili and lemon. Have your fill because it is an all-you-can-eat steamboat, and the attentive staff will be happy to refill your broth and your platter of fresh seafood! Dong Yang is located at the Likas Golf Driving Range, Jalan Komplex Sukan, Kota Kinabalu. It is open daily from 11.00 am–3.00 pm and 6.00 pm–10.00 pm. The restaurant is also provides transportation service for clients within the Kota Kinabalu area. For reservations and enquiries, call 088-247004 or 017-8211004.

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wing by one of the latest watering holes in Kota Kinabalu, Jade. Aptly named, the bar welcomes patrons with its soothing shades of green and a laid-back atmosphere. Jade opened its doors in August and already has a steady stream of regulars. Located in Api-Api Centre (above Restoran Banu II), Jade is open daily from 4:00 pm to 1:00 am (closing time is 2:00 am on weekends). You can opt to lounge in front of the big-screen TV to watch your favourite football match or gather round the bar to chat with the friendly bartenders. From chilled beers to your favourite cocktail, take your pick to quench your thirst after a long day at work or trekking in the jungle. Jade also serves a commendable lamb shank and the finger food (French fries, chicken wings and such) goes well with a nice mug of beer! Pool sharks will also be glad to know that pool games are free of charge all night long. It is also noteworthy that Jade is one of the few establishments in Kota Kinabalu that has the 9-foot international standard pool table, which is used during tournaments. Need a place for a private party? Be it a bachelor or hen night, a birthday gathering or simply a reunion between friends, let Jade be your venue of choice, with room for up to 100 people. Cosy, cool and comfortable, we invite you to kick back at Jade! Jade is located at 3-1-1, Block 3, 1st Floor, Api-Api Centre, Jalan Centre Point, 88000, Kota Kinabalu. Call 088-248881 for more information or e-mail audreyst77@gmail.com.

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ith its sprawling tea plantation surrounded by pristine rainforests in the cool mountain air, the Sabah Tea Garden beckons you to indulge in its beautiful surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. A mere 2-hour drive from the city of Kota Kinabalu, the Sabah Tea Garden boasts a beautiful backdrop, Mount Kinabalu. Sabah Tea is the only organic tea farm in Borneo and one of the few in the world. A trip to the tea garden is both educational and fun, one where visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational activities such as obstaclecrossing in the Sapaon Recreational Area, trekking along the trails to the peak of Kamunsu Hill or embarking on a night walk to check out the unique insect life. The Sabah Tea Garden is also perfect for business events and social gatherings, thanks to its excellent facilities and topnotch service. Visitors can opt to camp under the stars or enjoy the three C’s of the Sabah Tea Longhouse 1— cleanliness, comfort and a touch of culture! The Longhouse currently exhibits handicrafts from the Bajau, Iranun, Kadazandusun and Rungus ethnic groups. Also in the pipeline is Sabah Tea Longhouse 2 which will house handicrafts of the Murut, Lotud, Lundayeh and Melayu-Brunei people. The Sabah Tea House is a great place to enjoy a cup of – what else? – Sabah Tea as you indulge in the breathtaking view of hills and valleys. You can also savour freshly made tea pancakes while checking your email via Wi-Fi services. Other facilities include a conference room, a souvenir shop (which now accepts credit card transactions for purchases over RM75.00), a soccer field and tennis court. A stone’s throw away from the garden are various places of interests, including the historical Kundasang War Memorial, Kinabalu Park and the rejuvenating Poring Hot Springs. Ask the friendly staff for directions and they will be more than glad to help you out. Be it for business or pleasure, the Sabah Tea Garden awaits you with unforgettable experiences and adventures. A friendly reminder: No trip to the Sabah Tea Garden would be complete without a taste of Sabah’s finest tea! For more information call 088-440 882/3, fax 088-423 448 or e-mail info@sabahtea.net. Visit www.sabahtea.net.

ebelum ia terkenal seb sebuah rancangan real sememangnya tempat m pelancong. Pulau Tiga adalah yang membentuk Taman Pulau marin pada 1933. Kaya de untuk aktiviti selaman dan s Bentuk rendah dan bujur kawah berapi lumpur dalam kawah lahar lumpur masih b Pejabat Taman tersebut ter bat, rumah kongsi pekerja yang datang berkunjung. Pe Resort (yang menawa pengangkutan menggunak kunjungan yang diiringi ke di sana, jelajahilah pulau itu pada jarak 50 meter. Tempa untuk mengelak kekecewaa Pelbagai flora dan fau memukau. Selain Branded S Pulau Tiga juga merupak termasuk Enggang Pied, M Sunbirds. Anda juga mung berekor panjang, musang oleh ranggu dan keruing, se termasuklah manggis, ramb pagi boleh dilihat disebalik Bagaimana untuk ke sa selatan Kota Kinabalu. And Kinabalu menaiki bot. Sela dan mengambil masa 45 mi Klias ke Pulau Tiga. Terdapat 2 tempat pengina seperti berikut: Borneo Survivor Resort e-mel: borneosr@saba borneosr@streamyx.com www.borneosurvivor.com Pulau Tiga Resort, n emel:rsvn@pulautiga.co http://www.pulautiga.com Rujukan: www.sabahpark

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SabahAir Aviation –

Altitude with an Attitude!

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ou’ve trailblazed Sabah by road and sailed the seas to view the ocean wonders, but have you taken to the skies to take in the sights? With SabahAir Aviation, it’s time to see Sabah from way up high! SabahAir Aviation is a well-established heli operator with over 30 years' experience. It has a fleet of five helicopters in Kota Kinabalu and one in Sandakan. With their affordable rates, the company aims to change the perception that heli charters are for the rich and famous. Think again! Here are some of flights of fancy you might enjoy:

hectares, surrounded on all sides by steep cliffs, which is rich is flora and fauna. Many people flock to this natural wonder to view the 7-tier waterfall.

KOTA KINABALU AERIAL DELIGHT
Avoid the hassle of traffic jams and save precious time as you fly above the city of Kota Kinabalu! Get a bird’s eye view of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, the iconic Menara Tun Mustapha (Tun Mustapha Tower, also known as the Sabah Foundation building). See if you can spot your hotel or the famous Tanjung Aru Beach! A 20-minute joyride will cost around RM260 per person. SabahAir Aviation also caters to special requests, transfers and tours. Just ask and you shall receive! In short, you can charter a flight from any point as long as there is a landing area the size of a tennis court. The Bell Jet Ranger 206 can seat up to four people, while the Long Ranger can seat six. To save time, dive enthusiasts and island hoppers can request to fly to any of the many islands along the east coast. Golfers can also enjoy this service so they can spend more time on their favourite golf course rather than in a car. How about flying to Kudat to see the Tip of Borneo? The journey to Kudat by road from KK city can take 3 hours whereas it takes only 40 minutes by helicopter. Larger aircraft such as the Nomad (which can seat up to 10 people) are used for

MOUNT KINABALU AERIAL FANTASY
Imagine a close-up view of majestic Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in Southeast Asia. This flight takes you on an unforgettable journey over the mighty Mt. Kinabalu where you will enjoy stunning views of the seemingly endless Crocker Range.

MALIAU BASIN (SABAH’S LOST WORLD)
Maliau Basin, also known as the ‘Lost World of Sabah’, is located in the south-central part of the state. It is an area of approximately 58,840

Culture

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flights to Layang-Layang (an 80-minute flight from Kota Kinabalu). Some interesting requests include a marriage proposal in which the gentleman had ‘carved’ his proposal on a sandy beach and asked the heli carrying his girlfriend to fly over the designated area. She accepted his sandy proposal with a resounding 'yes'. For SabahAir Aviation, no request is too grand! But it’s not all play for Sabahair Aviation. Their busy schedule includes various government projects, such as assisting in the building of schools in the interior regions of Sabah. They transport building materials using their helicopters; this has a low impact on the environment as trees are not chopped down to build roads to ferry material to the desired location. The company is currently upgrading its services to include an interactive website where you can book all tours online and have them confirmed immediately without any hassle. For more information on the tours and charters offered please contact Tova Waage at 088-484 733/484326 or fax 088-484557. You can also write them at SabahAir Aviation Sdn Bhd, Locked Bag 113, 88999, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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Anggalang Magunatip, traditional Murut dance

Mongigol, Dusun Tindal dance

Limbai, ethnic Bajau dance

Sumazau Pen

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Sangkil by the Suluk Sandakan people

Arang Tawak, traditional Lundayeh dance

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Sumazau Penampang by the Kadazandusun

Mongigol Sumundai, dance of the Rungus

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Festival Muzik Bambu, 26 November

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ambu amat penting dalam kehidupan penduduk tempatan dan November ini, masyarakat tempatan akan meraikan tumbuhan malar hijau ini! Sertailah kemeriahannya di Tamparuli pada bulan November di mana anda boleh menikmati persembahan dari Orkesta Bambu Kinabalu yang terkenal, memainkan lagu-lagu dari pelbagai peralatan muzikal diperbuat dari bambu, termasuklah sompoton, bungkau dan tagunggak. Saksikan pelbagai kumpulan dan ahli muzik solo bambu berentap untuk memenangi hadiah persembahan terbaik. Jangan lepaskan acara menarik lain seperti perlumbaan rampanau (berjalan dengan kaki bambu), pertandingan membina rakit bambu dan persembahan daripada artis-artis tempatan. Ini adalah peluang terbaik untuk mempelajari lebih banyak dan membeli kraftangan serta alat muzik yang berasaskan bambu. Anda juga boleh mengambil kesempatan untuk singgah di tamu Tamparuli (pasar terbuka) yang diadakan setiap Rabu dari 6.00 pagi sehingga 2.00 petang. Segalanya berlangsung bulan ini di Festival Muzik Bambu di Tamparuli. Jumpa anda di sana!

Program
Masa Venue Tempat Masa (Dewan Tun Hamdan Tamparuli) Venue 9:00am 10:00am 10:15pm Tempat (Padang Pekan Tamparuli) Rampanau: Peraduan Menendang Rampanau: Perlumbaan Berjalan dan Berlari Pertandingan Membina Rakit Bambu Pertandingan Batang Bambu Terpanjang & Ukuran Bambu Terlebar Perlumbaan Berlari Rampanau

Pameran Perkahwinan Olok-olok Tradisional
Setiap Sabtu sepanjang bulan November

10:15am Persembahan Orkestra Bambu Bola 12:30pm Persembahan Artis Tempatan 2:00pm Pertandingan Muzikal Solo Bambu Pertandingan Muzikal Berkumpulan Pertandingan Bermain Monogunggak

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*Nota: Hubungi penganjur untuk maklumat lanjut dan pengesahan masa dan tempat

Pergi ke Tamparuli
Tamparuli hanya mengambil masa 40 minit dari Bandar KK. Naiki bas dari stesen bas di hadapan Wawasan Plaza untuk RM5.00 seorang sehala. Pastikan anda memberitahu pemandu bas mengenai tempat perhentian anda. Tempat perhentian biasanya turut menjadi tempat untuk anda menaiki bas bagi perjalanan pulang. Bas boleh didapati dari 7:30 pagi sehingga 5:00 petang. Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila hubungi Jane Thing, Presiden Persatuan Orkestra Muzik Bambu di talian 013-8760358 atau Wendy Guntarik di 013 8783238.

engan lebih 30 kumpulan etnik di Sabah, anda dijamin tidak ada dua perkahwinan tradisional yang serupa! Anda boleh pelajari lebih banyak mengenai adat perkahwinan unik pelbagai kumpulan etnik yang ditemui hanya di Sabah bulan ini di Kampung Kebudayaan Monsopiad. Fahami kepentingan hantaran dan berian sebagai amalan dalam kebanyakan budaya yang berlanjutan sehingga hari ini. Pengunjung boleh menikmati kemeriahan perkahwinan Kadazandusun dan kagum dengan kerumitan perkahwinan Murut. Jadi pastikan Sabtu ada lapang dan datanglah beramai-ramai ke Kampung Kebudayaan Monsopiad. Perkahwinan olok-olok ini bermula 10:00 pagi dan kemasukan adalah percuma. ntuk maklumat lanjut, sila hubungi Kampung Kebudayaan Monsopiad di talian 088-761336 atau e-mel info@monsopiad.com

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Borneo Tens ke-8 & Borneo Women 7’s
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Tempat-tempat Menarik

Pulau Tiga
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ebelum ia terkenal sebagai lokasi musim pertama ‘Survivor’, sebuah rancangan realiti TV Amerika yang terkenal, Pulau Tiga sememangnya tempat menarik yang jarang diikunjungi oleh pelancong. Pulau Tiga adalah yang terbesar di antara tiga pulau yang membentuk Taman Pulau Tiga, yang diwartakan sebagai taman marin pada 1933. Kaya dengan hidupan lautnya, taman ini sesuai untuk aktiviti selaman dan snorkeling. Bentuk rendah dan bujur Pulau Tiga adalah disebabkan letusan kawah berapi lumpur dalam jangka waktu yang panjang. Beberapa kawah lahar lumpur masih boleh dilihat di puncak pulau tersebut. Ibu Pejabat Taman tersebut terletak di Pulau Tiga, ada kompleks pejabat, rumah kongsi pekerja dan sebuah rumah rehat untuk saintis yang datang berkunjung. Pengunjung boleh bermalam di Pulau Tiga Resort (yang menawarkan pelbagai pakej termasuklah pengangkutan menggunakan bot, hidangan makanan penuh dan kunjungan yang diiringi ke kawah lahar lumpur). Sementara berada di sana, jelajahilah pulau itu menerusi rangkaian laluan yang ditanda pada jarak 50 meter. Tempat penginapan boleh ditempah lebih awal untuk mengelak kekecewaan. Pelbagai flora dan fauna di kepulangan itu sememangnya memukau. Selain Branded Sea Krait yang terkenal (sejenis ular laut), Pulau Tiga juga merupakan kediaman pelbagai spesis burung, termasuk Enggang Pied, Megapodes, Nightjard, Magpi Robbins dan Sunbirds. Anda juga mungkin terserempak dengan macque yang berekor panjang, musang terbang dan biawak. Hutannya dikuasai oleh ranggu dan keruing, selain bermacam jenis pokok buah-buahan termasuklah manggis, rambutan, ara, jambu dan langsat. Keindahan pagi boleh dilihat disebalik bakau dan pokok aru di sini. Bagaimana untuk ke sana: Pulau Tiga terletak tepat 50km di selatan Kota Kinabalu. Anda boleh sampai di sana terus dari Kota Kinabalu menaiki bot. Selain, itu memandu 140km ke Kuala Penyu dan mengambil masa 45 minit menaiki bot dari hujung Semenanjung Klias ke Pulau Tiga. Terdapat 2 tempat penginapan di Pulau Tiga. Maklumat hubungan seperti berikut: Borneo Survivor Resort, no. telefon 088-230806 / 268985 e-mel: borneosr@sabah.com.my / neubay@tm.net.my, borneosr@streamyx.com atau layari laman web www.borneosurvivor.com.my Pulau Tiga Resort, no. telefon:088-240584 / 218710, emel:rsvn@pulautiga.com.my atau layari laman web: http://www.pulautiga.com.my Rujukan: www.sabahparks.org.my

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disi ke-8 salah satu kejohanan ragbi paling dinanti-nantikan di Malaysia berlangsung di Kelab Ragbi Sandakan bulan ini. Dianjurkan bersama oleh IJM Plantations dan Kelab Ragbi Sandakan dan diiktiraf oleh Persatuan Ragbi Malaysia, pasukan-pasukan utama dari seluruh dunia akan berada di Sabah untuk beraksi dalam perlawanan sukan yang menarik ini. Antaranya termasuklah Davetalevu dari Fiji, Mustangs dari Afrika Selatan, Legends dari Australia, Harlequins dari Kenya, Country Brown Kings dari Australia dan Penguins International dari UK. Tahun ini akan menyaksikan pertandingan ragbi wanita pertama diadakan di Sabah, iaitu Women Sevens. Pemain-pemain berbakat juga akan meluangkan masa untuk mengunjungi sekolah-sekolah tempatan dan berkongsi kemahiran dan tip permainan kepada peminat-peminat muda. Jangan lepaskan Karnival Ragbi menarik ini yang akan berlangsung di padang pada pertandingan dua hari ini, mengetengahkan perlawanan dan cabutan bertuah untuk dinikmati semua. Kemasukan adalah percuma jadi pastikan bawa keluarga dan rakan-rakan anda bersama menyaksikan acara bersemangat ini! Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila hubungi Sekretariat di talian 089-667721 sambungan 315. E-mel benno@ijm.com atau borneocobra10s@yahoo.com

Restoran Stimbot

Dong Yang

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eminat stimbot Korea pasti gembira dengan adanya sebuah restoran baru untuk dicuba. Restoran Steamboat Dong Yang, terletak di Likas Golf Driving Range, hanya 10 minit dari pusat bandar. Restoran ini menawarkan pelbagai makanan laut segar seperti ketam, udang, sotong dan ikan. Anda juga boleh meminta filet ayam, dadih, telur, nasi atau nasi goreng, makaroni dan bermacam jenis sayuran untuk dimakan bersama makanan laut anda. Hidangan stimbot didatangkan dengan pot atas meja dengan pilihan dua adunan lazak untuk dimasak bersama – satu adunan lazat ayam, bebola ikan, udang dan ikan bilis, manakala satu lagi perisan masam manis sotong, lada dan lemon. Pastikan anda kenyang kerana ia adalah stimbot di mana anda boleh makan apa saja, dan kakitangan yang peramah akan mengisi periuk dan pinggan anda dengan makanan laut segar! Dong Yang terletak di Likas Golfing Driving Range, Jalan Kompleks Sukan, Kota Kinabalu. Ia dibuka setiap hari dari 11.00 pagi sehingga 3.00 petang dan 6.00 petang sehingga 10.00 malam. Restoran ini juga menyediakan khidmat pengangkutan untuk pelanggan dalam kawasan Kota Kinabalu. Untuk tempahan dan pertanyaan, hubungi 088-247004 atau 0178211004.

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Minister launches ‘Pitch of Borneo’ …. State Culture and Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun, launched the 2nd editio Pitcher Plants of Borneo b Phillipps, Anthony Lamb a Lee. The book documents found in Borneo, complem illustrations.

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TAMU MARKETS
* most tamus operate as early as 6am and close by 2pm.

MUSEUMS & MEMORIALS
KOTA KINABALU
Sabah State Museum Mon – Sun: 9.00am – 5.00pm Jln. Bukit Istana Lama, Kota Kinabalu Tel: 088-253199/263551 Sabah Islamic Civilisation Museum Mon – Sun: 9.00am – 5.00pm Jalan Menteri, off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kota Kinabalu Tel: 088-538227/538228 Sabah Ethnobotanical Heritage Museum Mon – Sun: 9.00am – 5.00pm Bukit Istana Lama, Kota Kinabalu Tel: 088-253199/263551 Second World War Memorial Petagas Open daily Tel:088-253199 Kinarut Mansion Ruins Museum Mon – Sun: 9.00am – 5.00pm Tel: 088-253199/263551 Tun Mustapha Gallery Mon - Sat: 8.00am to 5.00pm Aras Podium, Yayasan Sabah Tel: 088-321153 / 326683

SANDAKAN

Kota Kinabalu

Gaya Street Fair - Sunday Kampung Air - Sunday Telipok - Thursday

Kota Marudu Tuaran

Pekan Kota Marudu - Saturday & Sunday Pekan Tuaran - Sunday Kiulu - Tuesday

Agnes Keith House, Sandakan Mon - Sun: 9.00am - 5.00pm Tel: 089-222679 Sandakan Memorial Park Mon - Sun: 9am-5pm Sibuga Forest Reserve Mile 7, Jalan Labuk, Sandakan Tel: 016 8221616 (Doris) Sandakan Heritage Museum Mon - Sun: 9am-5pm Wisma Warisan, Sandakan Tel: 089-222679 Batu Tulug Archaeological Site Museum, Kinabatangan Mon – Sun: 9.00am – 5.00pm Tel: 088-253199

Bukit Tengkorak Archaelogical Site Museum, Semporna Mon – Sun: 9.00am – 5.00pm Tel: 088-253199

OTHER DISTRICTS

Penampang Papar

Donggongon Thursday & Friday Lok Kawi Sabindo - Saturday

Tamparuli

Murut Museum (Sabah Murut Cultural Centre , Tenom) Mon – Sun: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Lembaga Kebudayaan Negeri Sabah (Tenom Branch) W.D.T 72, 89909 Tenom. Tel: 087-734506 Mat Salleh Memorial, Tambunan Open Daily Kg. Tibabar, Tambunan Tel :088-253199/ 263551 Kundasang War Memorial, Open daily including Public Holidays Tel: 019 899 2041 (Mr. Sevee Charuruks) Quailey Hill Open daily including Public Holidays 8.00am to 5.00pm Sabah Tea Garden, KM 17 Jalan Ranau-Sandakan, Kg Nalapak, Ranau.

Pekan Tamparuli - Wednesday

Sandakan Tawau Ranau

Kuala Penyu Kota Belud Sipitang

Sandakan Town - Sunday Gua Mantong Jaya - Sunday Bandar Tawau - Sunday Batu 15 Jalan Apas - Sunday PekanRanau - Sunday Pekan Kundasang - Friday

Pekan Kuala Penyu -Tuesday Pekan Kota Belud - Sunday Sindumin - Saturday

TAWAU

Lahad Datu

Teck Guan Cocoa Museum Mon-Fri: 8am -11:30am 1:30pm-4:30pm Sat: 8am-12pm Sun: Closed Mile 2, Tanjung Batu Laut, Teck Guan Factory, Tawau Tel:089-775566 ext 2601

PLahad Datu Township - Sunday

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
No.51, Jalan Gaya, 88000, Kota Kinabalu Tel: 088-212121 Fax: 088-212075 Email: info@sabahtourism.com Website: www.sabahtourism.com Open: 8:00am to 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 9:00am to 4:00pm (Weekend & PH)

Sabah Tourism Board

Lot 4, Ground Floor, Block L, Sinsuran Complex, 88000, Kota Kinabalu Tel: 088-232121 Fax: 088-265540 Email: info@sabahtourism.com Website: www.sabahtourism.com Open: 8:00amto 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 8:00am-4:00pm (Weekend & PH)
Yayasan Sabah Ambulance 088-326655 Information Services 088-280600/ 280631/ 280641 International Telephone Directory Assistance -108

Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd

Tourism Malaysia (Sabah)

Lot 1-0-7, Ground Floor, Block 1, Lorong Api-Api 1, Api Api Centre, 88000, Kota Kinabalu Tel:088-248698/ 211732 E-mail: enquiries@tourism.gov.my Website: www.tourism.gov.my Open: 8:00am to 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) Closed on weekends
SANDAKAN (089) !Hospital 212111 !Airport 660405 !Immigrations 668308 TAWAU (089) !Hospital 773533 !Airport 950013 !Immigrations 773343 LABUAN (087) !Hospital 413333 !Airport 415015 !Immigrations 412298

Useful Numbers

Fire Department - 994 Ambulance /Police -999 Police Hotline HQ SABAH – 088-253555 KK – 088-221191 Airport - 088-238555

Queen Elizabeth Hospital 088-218166 Damai Specialist Centre 088-222922 Sabah Medical Centre 088-211333

DZ Hotel
and Nature Resort

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et amongst the rolling hills and swooping valleys of Ulu Kimanis, DZ Hotel and Nature Resort appears like a mirage in the desert. The classy and luxurious resort opened its doors X months ago, offering visitors a host of amenities and a variety of rooms to their preference. D’Valley Wing consists of deluxe queen and superior twin rooms while D’Hill View Chalets are made up of deluxe twin rooms, located on a slightly elevated ground. For the truly exclusive, book D’ Glass House, a 3-bedroom bungalow ideal for families and larger groups. All rooms are fully airconditioned and tastefully furnished, with hints of old English décor mixed with contemporary style. The rooms also come with a 25” TV equipped with selected ASTRO channels. But why spend the day cooped up in your bedroom when you can explore other facets of this resort? For the fit and fearless, enjoy the 3-hour jungle trek or visit the nearby mini-zoo. At sundown, enjoy a cocktail or two D’Rosie Café & Restaurant or just relax at the airy lobby lounge. Tour and diving packages can also be arranged upon request. DZ Hotel and Nature Resort is also ideal for meetings, conferences and annual company gatherings. The resort is equipped with a business centre and conference rooms (which can be converted into a mini ballroom for indoor luncheons or dinner functions). The sprawling establishment also has camping grounds that can accommodate up to 100 people at a time. A river runs through the resort, however guests are advised to take caution as the resort will not be liable for any untoward incidents. A short hike from the mini-zoo will also lead you a waterfall, ideal for small picnics with family and friends. DZ Hotel and Nature Resort is set to be a gem of an establishment, having completed the first phase of the 3-phase project. Looking for luxury amidst lush greenery? DZ Hotel and Nature Resort promises you the best of both worlds. The journey to the resort takes approximately 60 minutes from the city centre. Follow the main international airport highway that leads to Papar and Beaufort. A resort signage will show you which junction to take along the Ulu Kimanis road. Alternatively, you can make transfer arrangements with the Resort. For more information, call 088-538524 or fax 088-538 534.

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Clement Lee
– Reaching Out To Greater Heights and Depths

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vacated Sipadan Island years ago. “We left without compensation, which is fine with me but we did it in the name of preserving the environment. And 4 years after vacating, I am glad to say that you can see more marine life coming back – more turtles, sharks, jackfish, barracudas and much more. And interestingly, there is a good regeneration of the coral reef. All this is good news for our environment,” he says, adding that many other marine life experts and photojournalists share his sentiment. As proud as he is of the thriving dive industry in Sabah, there are challenges that need to be addressed. Among them, Clement believes, is the unfair tagging of Sabah in travel advisories. “I recently had a group of Americans diving in Mabul with me as part of a familiarization trip. And they asked me one day, ‘Why is Sabah mentioned in travel advisories?’ Upon which I shot back the question ‘Do you feel safe here during your trip?’ And they replied, ‘Oh definitely! And your people are so warm and friendly.’ So I said, ‘There you go, you just answered your own question,’” he recounts. Clement admits that global events such as 9/11 and the Bali Bombings will undoubtedly have an effect on our travel industry but instead of giving in to these adversities, this is when the industry needs to step up even more to market and promote the destination. “And this is where I can say I am very proud of the Sabah Tourism Board for cushioning the shortcomings and push back of the industry during trying times. It is this kind of concerted efforts that help the industry as a whole,” he comments. He also stresses on the importance of continuously producing professionally qualified and trained people in the diving industry. “We are working on a program for Form Five leavers to join training courses, hoping to instill an interest in diving and in turn, create more dive professionals, especially among our local people,” he adds. unwavering passion for the environment. “I have two basic principles: Conserving the environment and ensuring the dive industry is always handled by professionally trained and qualified people.” And his contributions have indeed reflected this through dozens of his environmental efforts and programs such as Mabul Marine Day and Project AWARE, which incorporate clean-up activities of both the beach and the reef. The environment is and always will be the key element, says Clement. “Without our environment, there will be no diving industry. The environment is our silent partner and although ‘they’ don’t speak, ‘they’ fight back. And when ‘they’ fight back, there is always a huge price to pay,” he says. It is upon these principles that Borneo Divers voluntarily Clement ends with words of praise for Sabah as a prime diving destination. “I have been to so many dive spots in the world, including Thailand, Maldives, the Cayman Islands but I have to say none of them can compare to what we have here. Indeed, people say you can see the same things in other places: turtles, barracudas etc. But I tell you, no where else in the world can you find all these marine life in one island (Sipadan), all within metres of each other. That is the beauty of Sipadan,” he tells. But Sabah’s unrivalled treasure? “Our people. No where else can you find the warmth, charm and hospitality of the Sabahan people. This is one asset that no one can ever take away from us.”

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t was not the first time Clement Lee made the headlines, only this time, it made the whole of Asia sit up and pay attention. In October, Clement became the first Asian to be awarded the DEMA (Diving Equipment and Marketing Association) Reaching Out Award – a prestigious recognition given to outstanding individuals for their contribution to the global diving industry. Sabah’s own Clement joins the ranks of notable figures including John Cronin, the founder of PADI, Stan Waterman, the codirector of underwater photography and second unit in the production of the motion picture ‘The Deep’ and winner of 5 Emmy awards and Clement’s personal inspiration, Jacques-Yves Costeau who was the first ever recipient of this award. The ceremony this year took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Sabahans and Malaysians alike are truly proud of his achievement but what does it mean to the man himself? “To me, it is most significant that they give recognition to someone from Asia. I am proud, honoured and humbled to be recognized internationally.” Clement is undoubtedly one of the most influential forces in the diving’s growth not only in Sabah (he established Borneo Divers and is known for putting Sipadan Island on the map) but also throughout South-East Asia. His love for scuba diving blossomed during his teenage years and in 1983 he became a certified diver. Needless to say, it was a move that changed the face of scuba diving in Sabah forever. Having established Borneo Divers and his work on promoting Sipadan island as one of the world’s top diving sites are commendable achievements, but what sets him apart is his

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Food Glorious Fo
Ikan Asam Pedas (Sour & Spicy Fish)

Butter Prawns

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Perlumbaan Powerboat F2 Piala Dunia Sabah 2008, 13-14 Disember

Bahasa Malaysia
Jelajah Malaysia Timur Orkestra Remaja Filharmonik Malaysia (MPYO), 15 Disember

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entera-jentera berkuasa tinggi yang memecut dari sifar ke 60 batu sejam sambil meluncur di Laut China Selatan - halangan menarik untuk disaksikan peminat sukan lumba pada Perlumbaan Powerboat F2 Piala Dunia Sabah 2008. Tahun lalu, Kota Kinabalu dipilih sebagai salah satu dari empat bandaraya di dunia untuk menjadi tuan rumah kejohanan sukan berprestij ini, yang termasuklah Villa Real de Santo Antonio di Portugal, Riga di Latvia dan Jeddah di Arab Saudi. Tahun ini, Sabah dengan bangganya sekali lagi menjadi tuan rumah perlumbaan bertaraf dunia ini. Pasukan-pasukan Piala Dunia F2 dari UAE, Belanda, Norway, Perancis, Qatar, United Kingdom, Finland, Itali, Jerman, Amerika, Kuwait, Sweden, Portugal dan Latvia akan berentap untuk merebut kejuaraan. Tahun lalu, lebih 10,000 orang menyertai kemeriahannya yang berlangsung di Waterfront Kota Kinabalu. Tidak seperti bot laju berkuasa tinggi yang biasa, bot-bot Formula 2 mampu berpusing hampir serta merta mengerah lebih kuasa G berbanding dengan jentera perlumbaan lain di planet ini! Ini disebabkan reka bentuk khasnya. Bot-bot F2 juga boleh mencapai kelajuan sehingga 200km/sejam Pasti mendebarkan! Bersempena dengan perlumbaan ini, satu karnival juga disediakan untuk menghiburkan pengunjung baik yang tua atau yang muda. Kunjungilah gerai-gerai makanan dan minuman dan pameran menarik yang lain. Bersediakan anda menghadapi kesibukan ini? Siri Piala Dunia F2 diiktiraf di bawah badan penguatkuasa dalam sukan air bermotor, Union Internationale Mononautique (UIM). Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila hubungi Powersport Events Sdn. Bhd di talian 088-261611, faks 088-242487 atau layari laman web di www.powersportevents.com.my

encinta muzik di Sabah bakal merasai kemeriahan suasana Krismas bulan ini apabila Orkesta Remaja Filharmonik Malaysia (MPYO) tiba di perairan kita. Orkestra yang terdiri daripada 110 anggota ini akan dipimpin oleh konduktor utamanya iaitu Kevin Field, apabila mereka mengadakan persembahan di Auditorium Tun Raffae, Menara Tun Mustapha, Yayasan Sabah di Kota Kinabalu. Persembahan mereka di Kota Kinabalu merupakan sebahagian daripada jelajah mereka di Malaysia Timur, dengan Kuching, Sarawak sebagai tempat pertama mereka sebelum membuat persembahan di Sabah. Orkesta termuda Malaysia ini, terdiri daripada pemuzik muda dari seluruh Malaysia yang berusia antara 13 hingga 33 tahun. Ditubuhkan pada 13 Januari 2006, MPYO dibentuk untuk menyediakan pentas buat pemuzikpemuzik muda mempamerkan bakat dan menggalakkan minat mereka dalam menghargai semua genre muzik simfoni. Di bawah bimbingan Kevin Field, setiap bahagian daripada MPYO menerima latihan profesional daripada pemuzik-pemuzik Orkestra Filharmonic Malaysia (MPO) dan setiap anggota MPYO turut berpeluang untuk menyertai perhimpunan dan bengkel ensemble muzik chamber semasa khemah muzik yang diadakan setiap suku tahun. Bulan ini, biarkan mereka memukau anda apabila mereka mempersembahkan pelbagai lagu klasik kegemaran klasik termasuklah Overture: Roman Carnival (Op.9) oleh Berlioz, Cello Concerto in B Minor (Op.104) oleh Dvorak and Symphony No.2 in C Minor (Op. 17) – ‘Little Russian’ oleh Tchaikovsky. Bekerjasama dengan mereka ialah pemain celo MPO Tan Poh Joo. Julat harga tiket antara RM30.00 hingga RM100.00. Konsert bermula 8:00 malam. Turut diadakan ialah persembahan sebelah siang untuk pelajar pada pukul 2:00 petang, 15 Disember dan tiket berharga RM15.00. Tiket-tiket boleh dibeli di kaunter maklumat Lembaga Pelancongan Sabah atau Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn. Bhd. Untuk maklumat lanjut, hubungi Susan Shahira di talian 088-232121 atau e-mel shahira@sabahtourism.com. Untuk maklumat lanjut berkenaan aktiviti MPYO, hubungi Audrey Ho Lin di talian 03-20515673 atau kunjungi www.mpyo.com.my

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