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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

A fish spa especially for your feet in Sabah

You probably have only heard about spa for your body and your face, but what about other parts of your limbs? For example, your feet. Well, Sabah might just got the thing for your precious feet.

 

Let me introduce to you – the Tagal Sungai Moroli Fish Spa in Sabah.

 

Tagal Moroli Fish Spa Sabah Malaysia

Tagal Moroli Fish Spa sign at the entrance

 

The Tagal Sungai Moroli in Kampung Luanti is 131 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu. Here, you will have the chance to try out the fish massage. This fish massage is deemed to have curative effect on those who suffer from psoriasis.

 

Tagal Moroli Fish Spa Sabah Malaysia

How it looks like during the 'spa'

 

The word 'tagal' in the local kadazan-dusun dialect means 'no fishing'. The main purpose of 'tagal' is to preserve the environment as well as the ecosystem of the river for the benefit of the generations to come. The Pelian fish or the Malaysian Mahseer originates from the family of Cyprinidae.

 

Tagal Moroli Fish Spa Sabah Malaysia

Tagal Fish

 

Other than this ticklish fish nibbling activity which helps remove the dead skin from your feet, there are also several activities to be done here. You can also choose to trek in the jungle or camp here at Kampung Luanti. If you do intend to extend your stay at Kampung Luanti, there is a homestay program that you can join to learn more about the ways of life of the villagers here in Kampung Luanti and also to relax.

 

With so many attractions here in the Land below the Wind, there is no reason why you should not extend your stay here. Sabah is the place to go if you are a fan of all nature things that Mother Nature provides.

 

Tagal Moroli Fish Spa Sabah Malaysia

Experiencing the 'fish spa' can be fun, ticklish and maybe painful at the same time

 

The beauty of the scenery and untouched jungles and beaches are simply to die for. Accommodations in Sabah are plentiful and do not worry about not finding a place to stay. There are plenty to choose from based on your budget and convenience.

 

Tagal Moroli Fish Spa Sabah Malaysia

The Tagal fish statue

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

Bringing All Types of Dances Together at Sibu International Dance Festival (SIDF) 2017

The Sibu International Dance Festival (SIDF) is back again this year for the sixth time!

 

SIDF is a platform where dancers from local, regional and international level can come together to exchange ideas and showcase choreography. This year’s event has been extended to include outdoor and indoor performance, as well as street corners, in a bid to draw more people to join the festival and to be directly involved with the performers.

 

Photo credit to Sibu International Dance Festival official website

 

The 6th edition of SIDF was held on August 29 2017 to September 2 2017.

 

Photo credit to Sibu International Dance Festival official website

 

Sibu International Dance Festival (SIDF) was first organised in 2012 by the Hornland Dance Theatre in Sibu. The Dance Festival is an annual event that portrays all forms of dances, traditional or modern, for all groups of age and of all races and cultures, both locally and internationally.

 

Photo credit to Sibu International Dance Festival official website

 

The first debut concert was held in 2012 and with the acknowledgement and support of the Sibu Municipal Council. It aimed to be held as an annual event during the mid-term school holiday of the second half of the year in Malaysia and it is located in the largest town in the central zone of Sarawak, in Sibu, next to the Rejang River, which is the longest river in South-east Asia.

 

Photo credit to Sibu International Dance Festival official website

 

SIDF aims to become the world platform for artists and arts organization from local, regional and international levels to exchange dialogs, concepts, experiments, explorations and displaying the diversity of dances, and boost tourism, art and culture in this region through this event.

 

Photo credit to Sibu International Dance Festival official website

 

The five-day festival had a wide variety of local and international dance performances in its schedule. The event included dance troupes from Singapore’s SIM Dance Art, KL’s DPAC Dance Company, USA’s Cohan/Suzeau Dance Company, Ivan Chan and Sudhee Liao from Hong Kong, Thailand’s Pathum Thanee Folk Dance Group, Kishiqata from Japan, Indonesia’s Loka Art Studio, and many, many more!

 

Photo credit to Sibu International Dance Festival official website

 

Apart from that, dance enthusiasts also had the chance to take part in dance workshops held by the professional artists from 12 different groups. Dance genres included street dance, traditional dance, modern dance and more.

 

Photo credit to Sibu International Dance Festival official website

 

Take a trip down to Sibu between the end of August and early September next year, and you’ll not only get to enjoy Sarawak’s largest town in its central zone but you’ll also be able to catch the Sibu International Dance Festival.

 

Photo credit to Sibu International Dance Festival official website

 

One thing awesome about Borneo is that we always have several cultural events happening throughout the month, and going on a road trip is a cheap and easy way to de-stress for the weekend and enjoy our Sarawak scenery!

 

You could also take the time to check out our website for affordable holiday packages! Just click here at SarawakBorneoTour.com!

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY10, 2015

What 2015 Goat Year means to those born in this Chinese zodiac

The year of the Goat (sheep / ram) is just around the corner. Many Chinese families are now busy doing spring cleaning, buying food and drinks in preparation for the Chinese New Year that will fall on 19 February 2015.
 
Let’s find out more about the Chinese zodiac of “The Goat”. The Goat ( Chinese: ; pinyin: yáng), according to Wikipedia is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Goat is associated with the 8th Earthly Branch symbol,  (wèi).
 
The listing of Year of the Sheep or Goat or Ram are 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979 and 1967. Are you born in Year of the Goat?
 
A goat is a gentle and calm animal. People who are born in the year of the Goat tend to be tender, gentle polite, filial, clever and kind-hearted. They tend to be artistics, pious and enjoys living quietly.
 
In their daily life, they try to be economical. Women born in this year are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.
 
Read on as the next few paragraphs may interest you.
 
 
Fortune Foretelling in 2015
It is their order to encounter the Year of Birth (Benming Nian), a year to offend “Taisui’, the god in charge of people’s fortune. In 2015, their fortune in all aspects will fluctuate. In career, there won’t be a promotion or salary rise. Only if they stick with their current job and work hard, will they smoothly get through the year. In wealth, they should be very cautious about any investment, or there will be a loss. In relationships, they are suggested to be tolerant of their family, friends and colleagues to avoid any conflict.

Career: They may encounter some road blocks in career in 2015, especially in March, June, September and December. In these months, their emotions will be fluctuant, so it is likely that they will argue with colleagues. In comparison, their fortune in career gets better in February, July and August. As long as they persist in working hard, they will gain much in the coming year. At any rate, no promotion will fall upon them in 2015.

Wealth: The financial fortune of sheep people will be just so-so. They should reduce daily expenses, or it will be hard to make ends meet. It is not a good idea to lend money to others. The investment in stocks, bonds and real estate should be stopped. People who are living in a rental house should keep doing this. Don’t buy a new house or move. Setting a fish tank in the west or north of the house may increase their fortune in wealth. 

Relationships: Sheep people can easily lose their temper in 2015. As a result, couples and lovers may argue. They should communicate with each other to solve the problem to avoid breaking up. Also this is not a good year to get married. Single males may get involved in a relationship, and females will still expect to get back their former love.

Health: They should keep away from sharp tools and weapons such as knifes, swords, saws and scissors, because they may easily get injured this year. In daily life, they should play sports and avoid eating too much greasy food. Sheep born in 1943 and 1979 need to be careful in driving and doing sports, especially in June and December.

Study: Sheep students will hardly be able to concentrate on study this year. They should adjust their emotions to focus on study. Some students’ study may be affected by family problems, so parents should pay attention to their behavior and try to be attentive to their children. Moreover, children may get infected some illness, which will influence their study.
 
 
Hope your find the above information helpful as you celebrate the coming New Year of the Goat. Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014

Dec 2014 Promo 3D2N Sabah Good Deal RM250

Greetings in this Festive Month! This is the last month of 2014.
Offer! Sale! Promotions are going on everywhere.
 
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We are offering  a  for only RM250 per person, airport transfers with stay at 4 Star Sabah Oriental Hotel with breakfasts. Just bring 4 persons to take this package and you are ready to go! Minimum requirement of 4 persons per booking. (Min. 4 pax booking)

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013

Sinar Serapi Theme Park

 

Did you know that in the future, the Summer Mall located at Kota Samarahan will be making a water theme park for its customers? Hearing this, I asked myself, are there any other water theme parks here in Kuching? Surprisingly there is. Located in Matang, Sinar Serapi Eco Theme Park will provide you with some simple enjoyments of a water theme park and letting you know what to expect from the bigger theme park.

 

Sinar Serapi Eco Theme Park is located in Matang, Kuching and is a simple theme park with various kinds of activities that can be done there. It was opened in 2010 but is still not very known in Kuching probably because of the location and the competition with the more popular Santubong beach. Sinar Serapi Eco Theme Park also has a resort for people to stay and it is actually a good place for relaxing as it is located far away from the city. The theme park also has a nice backdrop of Gunung Serapi making you feeling near yet far from the city.

 

 

There are a number of activities that could be done there. One of it is the kids’ pool. It is a nice spot if you have children and want them to have fun. This pool has two attractions and one of them is the pool with water current and kids would just enjoy being pushed by the current around the pool using a float. Then there is the other side of the pool with a small water slide for your children to have a little fun sliding into the water. Swimming pools for adults are still in the planning but not to worry, there are still other interesting activities to do there.

 

 

Other water activities that can be done there are kayaking, paddle boat and a boat ride. There is a large lake in the theme park for these activities. Have some fun kayaking with your friends and family with a number of kayaks to choose from. Be it a one sitter or two sitter, they have it there for you to enjoy. Maybe you would want to go on a relaxing stroll around the lake? Then you could just get the paddle boat and paddle at your own pace while enjoying the scenery and also the ride. If you prefer to just do nothing, then you can still go on a boat ride where you will be brought on a leisure ride around the lake by the workers there.

        

Sinar Serapi Theme Park is not only a waterpark though, on land, there are also other interesting activities that you could consider. Some of it is the ATV bike and Mini Atv riding, a horse ride, pool table and even carom. Other interesting things that are at the theme park are like mini markets, a dining area and even a bar. Not forgetting there are also performances to enjoy in the night.

 

 

Sinar Serapi is really a place to go in Kuching. There are lots of activities to be done there and you should even consider staying a night at the resort. To enjoy it all you must stay a whole day there. So pack your bags and go to Sinar Serapi Theme Park and have a fun yet inexpensive holiday.

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MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

Let us Tee Off With MASwings Special Promo Fare

  Have you picked your travel dates yet or are you still planning your destination? Are you looking for that affordable flight tickets? Well folks here it is! It is time to Tee Off with MASwings promo fare!
Let’s Tee Off With MASwings promo fare price are from Kuching to Balikpapan at RM 99, Kuching to Pontianak at RM 160, and Kuching to Bandar Seri Begawan at RM 145!
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013

Balikpapan-the hidden treasure of East Kalimantan

 

There's good news for everyone who is itching to go to fly off to a new exciting destination, Balikpapan in East Kallimantan! MasWings is now offering three weekly direct flights from Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to Balikpapan’s Sepinggan International Airport, the second busiest airport in Borneo, starting from 1st February 2013. So hurry up and don’t miss this opportunity to fly and try out MasWings newest destination.

 

Balikpapan in Indonesia is in the country’s province of East Kalimantan. Balikpapan in Indonesia is well known for its booming oil industry. Several multinational oil companies use Balikpapan in Indonesia as their base of operation within the region. Apart from being known as the oil town of East Kalimantan, there are many interesting places and fun things you can you can do in Balikpapan, the second largest city in East Kalimantan.

 

The wonderful city of Balikpapan has a population of over 600, 000 people. With just the right size of population, Balikpapan is neither too big nor too small and thus you’ll never feel as if it’s either too crowded or too small. As a seaport city, Balikpapan Indonesia is very close to the sea. You’d really have to come here yourself to see the beautiful beaches that Balikpapan has to offer.

The warm and friendly inhabitants of Balikpapan, comprising of a mixture of natives and people from all over Indonesia coming here working in the oil industry is one compelling reason for you for you to discover the beauty and charm of Balikpapan.

 

 

 

Once you’ve here in Balikpapan you must be wondering what place you should be visiting in this East Kalimantan city? Well, Balikpapan boasts several interesting places that will surely captivate you during your visit here. For starters, you can visit several of the most well known markets in Balikpapan. To experience a slice of traditional life in Balikpapan you can pay a visit to Klandasan Market within the city. This government-organised traditional market is in Jalan Sudirman. You can browse through the various fresh produce such as fruits, crabs, fish and lobster on display here.

 

Are you interested in bringing back a souvenir as a memento of your visit here in Balikpapan? You can find lots of beautiful local handicrafts and jewelleries at the Garden Inpres Market, which is famous amongst the tourists visiting here. The gemstones on sale here are amongst the cheapest in Indonesia since Balikpapan is very close to where these gemstones are mined. What better way can you find to impress the folks back home than to bring some glittering gemstones back? The well-made handicraft from the local Dayak tribe also on sale here are also no less impressive. You’ll spend hours browsing through the arrays of impressive wares on offer at the Garden Inpres Market.

 

As Balikpapan is a seaport, it obvious that it has a beach where you can stroll along and watch the beautiful sunset and the waves crashing on the shore. Kemala Beach is in Jalan Sudirman right in the city. So, you don’t have to wander far away to get to the beach. How more convenient can you get from this?

As Balikpapan has a number of expats executives either working in the oil industries or flying in out of the city frequently, the range of hotel accommodations here are impressive. The oil industry in Balikpapan really does this city a lot of good when it comes to accommodation. Be rest assured you’ll definitely find your stay here a very comfortable one.

 

MasWings operates its flights weekly from Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to Balikpapan on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. With these three new flights per-week commencing on 1st February, why don’t you try out Balikpapan and discover this unique hidden treasure of East Kalimantan soon? Who knows, you might even want to come back here for a repeat visit!

 

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY19, 2012

Semenggoh Orang Utans in Sarawak, our Distance Cousins

 

The orangutan or great ape and humans had held a close connection with each other since time immemorial.  We even shared 96.4% of our genetics make-up with the orangutans.  That was the reason why orangutans had held such strong fascination for us, at times to their detriment.  Young orangutans that were illegally kept as pets for a long time became “no-hopers” because it would be extremely difficult for them to live and survive in the wild on their own.

It was at sanctuaries such as the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, that rescued and orphaned orangutans could find a safe haven and be rehabilitated to live in the wild once more.  Established in 1975, Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is one of the must-see attractions in KuchingSemenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre is located 20 kilometres away from Kuching City and situated within the lovely 740 hectares Semenggoh Nature Reserve, reaching the Centre just took a 30-minutes drive.

My friends and I arrived at the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in time for the afternoon feeding time between 3.00pm-3.30pm.  The morning feeding time was from 8.30am-9.00am.  These were the best times to visit the Centre as the semi-wild orangutans would come out of the forest reserve and descent from the trees to the feeding platform to get their food from the Rangers.  Visitors could watch the great apes in action from a safe distance, of course.

Before we headed off to the feeding area at the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, a briefing was given by the Rangers on what to do and not do when the orangutans appear.  The main idea was to keep still and stay quiet.  A 10-minute walk into the forest trail brought us to the feeding platform area.  The Rangers began placing bananas, bottles of milk, boiled beans and sunflower seeds on the platform, before calling out the names of the orangutans.  In a few minutes, soft rustlings in trees could be heard and we waited in anticipation and a quickening of our heartbeats.

We were delighted when a female orangutan cradling a baby on its side came into sight.  Due of their size, the orangutans do not swing from tree to tree but move with a steady but slow and graceful pace.  The female orangutan ignored us and went straight to the feeding platform and began to peel a banana to eat.  Not long after, a few more orangutans arrived and soon the food was slowly, but surely, consumed.  The Rangers at the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre informed us that the fully rehabilitated orangutans would not return to the feeding platform until there was scarcity of fruits in the forest.  There were also several orangutans, especially kept as pets from young, that would not go back to the forest as they had become too used to human interactions.

the younger orangutans would linger around the area after their meals, playing with each other.  Sometimes, one or two more mischievous or curious orangutans would climb down to the ground and teasingly charge at visitors but their antics were usually harmless.  However, it is advisable not to go too close to, play with or touch the orangutans as they are semi-wild and have powerful arms, and if they should grab your camera or bag, you can basically say goodbye to your belongings.  Once they were full and finished with their playing, which lasted around an hour or so, the orangutans would head back into the forest.

The Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre also housed other species of endangered wildlife from hornbills to sun bears and gibbons besides orang utans.  Facilities at the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre included a Visitor Information Centre, bird-breeding enclosure, small mammals breeding site, a large orangutan enclosure, two large bird enclosures, ten large mammal enclosures, and quarantine areas, which were closed to the public.   For us, it had been an interesting and eye-opening trip to the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.  We learnt about the wildlife in the Centre, particularly the orangutans and were very happy to be able to see and watch the orangutans live in action.  Check it out for yourselves!

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