Close to the Indonesian border in the north-eastern corner of Sarawak and dominated by Gunung Murud are the Kelabit Highlands, the highest inhabited area of Borneo. It can only be reached by light aircraft or on foot, not by road or river. Kelabit, Murut, Sabahan, Lun Bawang and Penan are people who live in longhouses at an altitude of 3700ft. wet padi farming is the main source of food, supplemented by hunting and the cultivation of fruit and vegetables for local consumption. In the past salt springs and a fairy rich soil, plus the people’s own industry and ingenuity, made them self-sufficient, needing only iron which was traded for salt and tobacco. Although many people have left the area to work in the towns, enough rice is still grown for home consumption and for sale to other parts of the state.
Yilan - Tour features : Jingtong Station ~ Pinghsi branch line Trains ~ Shifen Old Street ~ Jiufen ~ Gold Falls ~ Yinyang Sea ~ Crab Museum ~ Peikuan-resort Farm. Taichung - Tour features : King Car Orchid Garden ~ Lihpao Theme Park ~ Fengjia Night Market. Nantou - Tour features : Formosan Era Village ~ Tunnel of Wine Pot ~ SUN moon Lake ~ Wen-Wu Temple. Taipei - Tour features : Shilin Residence ~ Tahu Strawberry Winery ~ Shihlin Night Market ~ Taipei 101 Shopping Mall ~ Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall ~ Raohe Street Tourist Night Market.
Popularly known as the 'Living Museum', the Village is a showcase of a kaleidoscope of Sarawak's cultures and traditions. On arrival, you will explore the 7 authentic replicas of ethnic houses. Chinese Farm House, Malay's Stilted House, Melanau Tall House, Penan Hut as well as Longhouse of the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu.
Sipadan Water Village is a resort beautifully constructed with Bajau architectural design. Part of the Mabul Island is also home to groups of Bajau fishermen who have built their traditional palm thatched houses. The entire resort is built over water on stilts made of Belian Wood commonly called ironwood, laid in certain points so as to minimise damage to the existing reef. In its design, Sipadan Water Village has achieved near utopia in its over-the-water layout, splendid water cottage accommodations with flowered sidewalks, wonderfully prepared Asian and Continental cuisine, and impeccable and personable service. Sipadan Water Village international staffs of dive guides and instructors pride themselves on knowing the intricacies of their reefs and willing to share their macro subject secrets with anyone interested. All Cottages are equipped with ceiling fans and are non air-conditioned. EXCEPT Only 6 Standard Cottages and 2 Deluxe Cottages come with air-conditioner. If guests request for air-conditioned rooms, the surcharge is RM 30 per night per person.
Sapi Island is one of the most beautiful islands with its crystal clear water, white sandy beach, abundant fishes and beautiful garden of shallow water coral reefs. The 25 acres island is one of the islands that make up Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
Upon arrival Kuching International Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative then proceed for Kuching City Tour – 3hrs. Experience the beauty of multi-racial community and see places of interest & the essential part of Kuching includes the building of the White Rajah, (Colonial Law Court, Clock Tower, Charles Brooke Memorial, Post Office, Square Tower), bustling Chinatown, Chinese Temple. Discover the treasure of Sarawak Museum & Cat Museum, Sightseeing to Astana, Malay Village & Kuching Water Front. After tour complete, assist transfer to hotel to choose for check in.
Bario is a peaceful village located in the centre of the Kelabit Highlands in the north east of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is almost sharing international borders with the Indonesian Kalimantan, and is about 3280 feet above sea level. It is the main settlement in the Kelabit Highlands. There are regular flights between Bario Airport, Miri & Marudi. As for their history, the Kelabits are mostly found in the region stretching from the Karayan and the Kelapang River northwards to the Upper Limbang River, a belt of the Kelabit hinterland.
Meet at hotel lobby then transfer you to the jetty and on to our boat, where we give you a safety briefing and introduce you to the member of staff that will look after you for the trip.
Kuching, the Capital of Sarawak, is a cosmopolitan city and this is reflected in the faces on the street. Its city centre is well preserved with ornate Chinese Temples, The Astana, City Tower, many fine examples of colonial-style architecture a beautiful waterfront and a number of interesting museums, including the famous Sarawak Museum & Cat Museum.
Niah Great Cave lies the oldest human remains in Southeast Asia, along with many other relics of prehistoric man. Today the cave is home only to bats, swiftlets and other specially adapted forms of life. However, a few but locals still venture into the dark interior or collect guano ( bird and bat droppings used as fertilizer ) and bird's nest.
Overland journey on gravel road to Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge. This is the largest protected area of lowland dipterocarp rainforest in Sabah, covering 43800 hectares. Afternoon Trek: Introduction to the forest through "Nature Trails" and tree top "Canopy Walkway" 300m in length and 26m at the highest point, for a close-up observation of the rainforest
The Iban maidens and "warriors" will perform a welcome dance while "tuak" – the locally brewed rice wine are served as welcome drink. Demonstration of their favourite gambling game – "cock fighting" and using of the blowpipe will be held at the open space. This is a chance for you to try on this popular leisure game and polish your skill of using the deadly weapon – "blowpipe".