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Give Bear Grylls 10 years in Borneo and he’d barely scratch the surface. So your average podgy Brit on his annual two-week break doesn’t stand a chance. The island is huge, diverse and packed full of the most beautiful and mad sights you’re ever likely to see – from luminous insects, pygmy elephants and orang-utans to whooping hornbill birds, stunning coral reefs and fist-sized black bumblebees.It is perfectly possible to be relaxing one morning in surroundings so luxurious an oligarch would blush, but find yourself pushing a taxi-boat up river rapids in the afternoon.
My fiancee and I visited Borneo’s two Malaysian states, Sabah and Sarawak. First things first, we could not recommend the place more highly, with its perfect beaches, untouched jungle and endless outdoor activities.
We started by flying from Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah – the province covering Borneo’s northeast tip.
Sabah MCA women Chief Datuk Agnes Shim hailed the 2012 State Budget of over RM4 billion saying that it was made possible due to strong revenue from the state coffers this year. “This government is spending big for the benefit of the people and is consistent with its commitment to the Economic Transformation Programme to turn Sabah into a high income and advanced state by 2020,” she said yesterday.
Agnes, who is also the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Hua Zong) chairwoman said the budget is supported by an expected revenue of RM3.6 billion which is a conservative estimate as global commodity prices for palm oil and petroleum continue to remain strong.
Sutera Harbour Resort is one of the premier resort in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. It is made up of The Magellan Sutera Resort and The Pacific Sutera Hotel, and has its own marina for yachts. Sutera Harbour Resort is situated just outside the city limit, on a beautiful stretch of water front. Although you can see the city from the resort, staying there is a relaxing and tranquil experience. You get a stunning view of the sunset over the South China Sea. It is far enough from the city to get away from the noise and yet near enough to make a day trip to the city very convenient.
A beautiful late afternoon at the Marina Club