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Kereta Sewa Sabah Fleet of  Vehicles for 2012:

Saloon
·         Perodua Kancil
·         Perodua Viva Elite
·         Perodua Myvi

Sedan
·         Proton Saga BLM
·         Proton Saga FL
·         Proton Persona
·         Proton Waja
·         Proton  Perdana Executive V6

MPV / 4WD
·         Perodua Alza
·         Proton Exora
·         Toyota Avanza
·         Toyota Innova
·         Toyota Fortuner Sportivo
·         Toyota Hilux Vigo
·         Nissan Navarra
·         DMAX 4X4

Mini Van / Bus
·         Nissan Urvan  (10-12 Seater)
·         Toyota HiAce (9-10 Seater)
·         18 Seater Mini Bus
·         27 Seater Bus
·         40 Seater Bus
·         45 Seater Bus

Happy Valentine's Day 2012


Want to spend a perfect Valentine's Eve with your sweetheart? Deck it up with Candle lit dinner with violins playing in the background, long drives using the best cars in Kota Kinabalu, a romantic walk with your beloved on a lonely street,at the seashore or at the sweet cold weather of Kundasang Ranau at Kota Kinabalu Sabah,  a cozy night while cuddling up with your partner and if you like it hot then you can go for a freaking awesome experience by having a jacuzzi together coupled with some nice wine. Get loud and enjoy the night out at the B.E.D., which stands for Best Entertainment Destination, is one of Kota Kinabalu’s biggest club / pub / live entertainment venues, located in the Waterfront complex.. So, buckle up for the 14th February and surprise your beloved with some real love. Cheers :) !!!

Kota Kinabalu Sabah Poring Hot Spring


Ranau

A visit to Kinabalu Park will never be perfect without swinging by Poring Hot Springs. Situated 40 kilometers (25 miles) slightly northeast from the Parks HQ, Poring is located in the lowlands—a contrast to the Parks HQ. De-stress and soak away the sores and aches of your muscles in the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals, deemed to have healing properties and very popular among the locals.
Other than the natural hot spring main attraction at Poring Hot Springs, there are also other interesting areas in the park to be visited such as the butterfly farm, the Poring Orchid Conservation Centre, the tropical garden, the Poring canopy walkway, and the Rafflesia flower site.

Butterfly Farm

Poring Hot Spring’s butterfly farm is in fact the first butterfly farm in Borneo. It features a garden, nursery and hatchery for education, research and preservation purposes.

Poring Orchid Conservation Centre

This centre houses the largest collection of Sabah orchids as well as rare endemic orchids. Some 1, 200 species of orchids are available at this centre.

Tropical gardens

Get a glimpse of mousedeers and deers frolicking in the garden with the company of vividly coloured birds in the aviary.

Poring canopy walkway

This canopy walkway is a must visit for anyone who ever sets foot in Poring Hot Springs. Take a stroll amidst the lush canopy of the Menggaris tree—king of the forest—the walkway is 157.8 meters long and 41 meters high.

The Rafflesia flower, the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia, doesn’t come around very often. Luckily, in Sabah, we have the largest concentration of Rafflesia population. This rare and exotic flower takes up to 15 months to bud, yet only lasts 7 days in bloom. The park will post a notice to announce a blooming or budding Rafflesia flower.



Kota Kinabalu Sabah Fish Spa - Kampung Luanti Fish Spa


Ranau

Fancy something more unique than your average spa? Then head on to Kampung Luanti, Ranau for a fish massaging session!

Located in Kampung Luanti, Ranau, 131 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu (2 hours and 40 minutes drive away); this fish massage ‘spa’ is managed by the Kampung Luanti JKK and lead by Mr. Jeffrin Majangki.

In the Local Kadazandusun dialect, ‘tagal’ means ‘no fishing’, and the main purpose of the ‘tagal’ is to preserve the environment as well as the ecosystem to benefit the future generation. ‘Ikan Pelian’ or Malaysian Mahseer comes from the family of Cyprinidae. These fishes are specifically trained by the villagers to perform the healing massage activities.

The fish massage is deemed to have a curative effect on those who suffers from psoriasis. Come to Kampung Luanti for regular fish massages and you will enjoy smoother and suppler skin - just like a baby’s bottom.

If the idea of fishes nibbling off your dead skin doesn’t thrill you, try other activities such as jungle trekking and camping. Should you intend to stay longer, Kampung Luanti is also equipped with a homestay programme to make visitors feel at home every time.




Honeymoon Packages In Kota Kinabalu Sabah


Weddings & Honeymoons

Celebrate the magical sizzle of romance in the land where culture and nature blend together as a fantabulous wedding and honeymoon destination. Choose from luxurious grand resorts to small intimate islands to say ‘I do’.

Enticed by the exotic? Have your wedding in a traditional ceremony among the native Sabahans. For you who love adventure, go trekking in the lush jungles or proclaim your love from under the sea. Nothing makes the heart throb as much as an enchanting and unique wedding and honeymoon--here in Sabah, we offer you a Cinderella story with a local twist!


Mabul Island In Semporna Sabah


Mention Mabul Island and visions of swaying coconut trees and idyllic water villages come to mind. And that’s just above the water. Located only about 15 minutes by speedboat from the famous Sipadan Island, Mabul has gained its own recognition as one of the best muck-diving (a term used to describe limited visibility dives at shallow sites with usually sandy bottoms) sites in the world.

Mabul is a small oval shaped island fringed by sandy beaches and perched on the northwest corner of a larger 200-hectare reef. The reef is on the edge of the continental shelf and the seabed surrounding the reef slopes out to 25–30m deep.

Mabul is also renowned for its amazing array of macrolife, making it an underwater photographer’s dream location to capture some of the rarest ecological species on film. Flamboyant cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopus, spike-fin gobies, frogfish and moray eels are just some of the spectacular critters you will encounter beneath the waters of Mabul.

Although all the excitement is underwater, you can always set your scuba gear aside for a day to laze on Mabul’s soft sand to work on your tan :)


Sabah Tea Garden -Factory


With 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 obstacle-crossing 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. Highly recommended is the 2-day 1-night Sabah Tea Adventure package, which incorporates a tea factory and plantation tour, a course on basic jungle survival skills, understanding rivers and how to safely get across them and obstacle training. This package has been awarded the Best Tour Programme for Educational Tourism at the Malaysia Tourism Awards in Kuala Lumpur.

Visitors can opt to stay in a range of accommodation, be it a traditional long house, a cosy bungalow or-those who wish to sleep under the stars, a campsite. Other facilities include an event hall, restaurant, souvenir shop and a soccer field. A stone's throw away from the garden are various places of interests, including the historical Kundasang War Memorial , Kinabalu Park and rejuvenating Poring Hot Spring . A new attraction is the Quailey’s Hill where a plaque is erected in memory of an Australian soldier who died on site during one of the Sandakan-Ranau Death Marches, 1942-45. Freshly-made tea pancakes and Sabah Tea Pandan teh tarik are popular menu items available only at the Tea House. 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!





Roti Canai In Sabah



Another Malaysian favourite, the roti canai, is mainly catered in mamak stalls (Indian hawker stalls) or restaurants. It is made of dough that is made by mixing copious amounts of flour, water, and ghee together. The entire mixture is then kneaded, flattened, oiled, and folded repeatedly before being flattened for the very last time, coated with oil, and cooked on a flat iron skillet with plenty of oil. The perfect piece of roti canai would be flat, fluffy on the inside, yet crispy and flaky on the outside. This food, also known as the flying bread' due to its method of preparation, is normally served with dal or dhal' (lentil) curry or chicken curry gravy. It makes a good quick meal anytime due to its convenient and filling characteristics. The roti canai and teh tarik combo is a winning meal choice for busy individuals. Try your roti canai today at any mamak stalls nearby or go to these restaurants listed below.


Nasi Lemak In Kota Kinabalu Sabah


Nasi lemak is a popular Malay food which consists of rice; usually cooked in santan (coconut milk), fried anchovies in spicy sambal, fried peanuts, half a hard-boiled egg, and slices of cucumber served and wrapped in a banana leaf. Nasi lemak is mainly eaten as breakfast, yet nowadays plenty of restaurants are offering it for each meals of the day. This delicious food is wonderfully complemented by a cup of teh tarik.


Nasi Ayam Special In Kota Kinabalu Sabah


Nasi ayam (chicken rice) is originally a Chinese dish that consists of specially cooked rice teamed together with chicken (thinly sliced) in dark soya sauce and oyster sauce gravy usually accompanied by cucumber slices.

Nasi ayam is available in most coffee shops; especially Chinese and Malay ones, roadside stalls, and even chain restaurants. Most chicken rice vendors offer two options of either roasted or steamed chicken. Other variations may include a BBQ version or a honey-roasted one.

Go to a Chinese or Malay coffee shop today and order for yourself a scrumptious plate of nasi ayam. Check out outlets such as Singapore Chicken Rice shop (Centre Point shopping centre basement and Api Api Centre), Kedai Kopi Kwong Tung Chai Kolombong in Jalan Pantai and Rafflesia Chicken Hut in Karamunsing Complex and Damai Plaza.




Fish Head Curry In Kota Kinabalu Sabah


The fish head curry is a famous Malay staple food. It is a dish where the head of an ikan merah (literally "Red fish") which is red snapper, is semi-stewed in a thick curry with assorted vegetables such as okra and brinjals and usually served with either rice.

Fish head curry normally has a rich and smooth texture with spicy and sour taste.  Asam (tamarind) juice is sometimes added to the gravy to give it a sweet-sour taste (see asam fish); this variety of fish head curry normally has thinner, orange coloured gravy.

Get a taste of the delicious fish head curry at Salim Curry House in Lintas, Kak Nong is Beverly Hills Bundusan, and Krishna Curry House in Rainfield Court.


About Hari Ponggal


Hari Thaiponggal (Tamil: தைப்பொங்கல்) merupakan perayaan menuai yang diraikan secara meluas oleh orang Tamil di negeri Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka dan di tempat-tempat di mana ramai terdapat kaum Tamil. Ponggal dirayakan serentak dengan perayaan Makara Sankranthi yang disambut diseluruh India. Pongal dalam bahasa Tamil bererti "melimpah-ruah." Minyak melimpah dalambelanga tanah liat melambangkan kekayaan harta benda bagi penghuni rumah. Thaiponggal, dirayakan ketika masa menuai, secara tradisi bertujuan berterima kasih kepada Dewa Matahari dan ternakan ladang yang membantu menghasilkan kekayaan harta benda.
Ucapan "Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum" (தை பிறந்தால் வழி பிறக்கும்) bererti "permulaan Thai membuka peluang baru" sering diucap berkait dengan perayaan hari Thaiponggal.
 Perayaan ini biasanya dirayakan sekitar 13 Januari — 15 dalam kalender Gregorian contoh. hari terakhir bulan Tamil takwim Tamil "Maargazhi" sehingga hari ketiga takwim Tamil.
Thaiponggal secara tradisi ditasbihkan kepada Dewa Matahari Surya. Kaum Tamil berterima kasih kepada Dewa Matahari bagi tuaian baik dan mengabadikan tuian pertama kepada 'Surya Mangalya'.
Perayaan ini menandakan permulaan bulan Thai (தை) Tamil. Ia menandakan hari apabila Matahari dikatakan bergerak ke utara. Ia menandakan permulaan Uttarayana, yang mewakili pergerakan matahari ke utara. Hari menjadi semakin panjang di tanah Tamil. Thai Pongal jatuh pada Makara Sankranthi dirayakan seluruh India sebagai penuaian hari musimsejuk. Ia juga mewakili solstice India apabila matahari dikatakan memasuki rumah ke-10 dalam Takwim India Contoh. Makara atau Capricorn.




Borneo Jazz 2012 Programme via Sarawak Tourism Board




Date : 05.01.12, In Events and promotion,

  1. 8 May 2012 – Preview @ Kuala Lumpur (8.00 p.m.)
  2. 9 May 2012 – Preview @ Kuala Lumpur (8.00 p.m.)
  3. 10 May 2012 – Opening Night (7.30 p.m. till 10.00 p.m.)
  4. 11 May 2012 – Main shows (7.30 p.m. till 12.00 midnight)

  •                     -  Musical Exhibition (10.00 a.m. till 8.00 p.m.)
  •                     -  Craft Bazaar (6.00 p.m. till 12.00 midnight)

     5. 12 May 2012 – Main shows (7.30 p.m. till 12.00 midnight)
  •                     – Musical Exhibition (10.00 a.m. till 8.00 p.m.)
  •                     – Craft Bazaar (6.00 p.m. till 12.00 midnight)


Borneo Jazz 2012


Borneo Jazz 2012 on 11th – 12th May

Bands performing for Borneo Jazz 2012 :


  • ·         New Cool Collective (Netherlands)
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  • ·         Schalk Joubert’s 3 Continents Sextet (global)
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  • ·         Nita Aartsen  (Indonesia)
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  • ·         SLIXS (Germany)
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  • ·         Koh Mr Saxman and Takeshi Band (Thailand)
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  • ·         Tangora (France)
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  • ·         Tropic Green  (Singapore)
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  • ·         FVE Project (Malaysia)
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  • ·         Winner of Borneo Jazz competition 2012


*This list is subject to changes. 
* Latest Updates are available at - Borneo Jazz Website