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6 Eco Tourism Must-See in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Yeah‌ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently participated in MITA business networking 🀝 trip of 3⃣D2⃣N to Sabah state, East Malaysia 🇲🇟

It’s a collaborative 🀝 efforts between MITA, MPC, Tourism Productive Nexus & Sabah Tourism Board😁 Curious 🀔 about what’s happening❓⁉

Do click in the above main tweets 📌📌 thread @ Twitter for a summary of all exciting activities ya 🀗

Yes✅, Sabah tourist destinations📍📍definitely more than just the famous 👍🏻👆🏻hiking 🧗‍♀🧗‍♂site, the summit of Borneo & the Malaysia🇲🇟’s 1⃣st World UNESCO Heritage ~ Mount Kinabalu ⛰ or beautiful 😍🀩 diving site ~ Semporna Island 🏝🏖🌎

 

So, she 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here the 6⃣ must-visit eco 💚 tourism destinations📍📍in Sabah from her recent travelling experience to appreciate;

✅ The rich heritage, art & culture of Sabah local indigenous communities 👫👭👬

✅ The precious natural 💚 eco environment with rich flora 🌱🌿🌳 & fauna 🐄🐮🐟

✅ The shopping (including online) 🛒🛍 👩🏻‍💻👚🏻‍💻 for Sabah locally produced souvenirs 💝🎁

So, enjoy the details of each Sabah’s tourist destinations 📍📍

✅ Heritage, Art & Culture of Sabah local indigenous communities 👫👭👬

1⃣ Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) Cultural Village

This cultural village is a non❌-political association of 40 indigenous ethnic communities of Sabah 👫👭👬 & specially catered for the Kadazandusun tribes & 4⃣ major Dusun tribes in Sabah i.e. Dusun Tindal Kota Belud, Dusun Papar, Rungus & Murut 😊

 

This village features 11 different ethnic tribes houses 🏠🏡🏘 in 1⃣ village i.e. The Penampang Traditional House, The Tenom Traditional House, The Beaufort Traditional House, The Kota Belud Traditional House, The Kuala Penyu Traditional House, The Keningau Traditional House, The Tambunan Traditional House, The Papar Traditional House, The Ranau Traditional House, The Tuaran Traditional House & The Kudat Traditional House 😀

Do enjoy vBlog 📹🎥 created by SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 for sharing here,

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻as after your visit, you will understand better the differences between today’s culture & the culture that the ancestors’ lived in years ✌🏻🙌🏻 Also have an opportunity to witness the ancestor’s lifestyle at their respective homes 🏠🏡🏘 which are built exactly similar to years ago 😲👍🏻

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Each of the houses 🏠🏡🏘 with different hands 🀚🏻on & interactive activities between the indigenous communities & the visitors 👫👭👬 e.g. traditional games, traditional cooking demo & classes,  headgear (named Sigah) folding, block printing, blow pipe making & demonstration etc. 😀

It operates as a museum 🏛 to preserve Kadazandusun ethnic culture with aims to share the knowledge, history, culture & tradition of Kadazandusun 🀩

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Hmm…Guess what❓⁉

You can also taste the “disgusting 😱” (personally to SiennyLovesDrawing👩🏻) local delicacy named butod i.e. the sago worms 🐛 which the local indigenous communities believe high ⬆ in protein 👍🏻

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Do shopping 🛒🛍 for some local handmade souvenirs 💝🎁 e.g. necklace, bracelet, bag etc. from its souvenir 💝🎁 shop which indirectly will contribute to the local heritage & cultures preservation funding 💰

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Address📍: Kadazandusun Cultural Association Sabah, Hongkod Koisaan, KM. 8, Jalan Penampang, 89509 Penampang, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 9⃣am to 5⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.kdca.org.my/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/KDCA-Cultural-Village-KCV-RW-1882000735216642/

2⃣ Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum

This miniature museum 🏛 is a brainchild of the founder named Anne Antah 🧕🏜 She has started it with 7⃣ pairs of the most common costume dolls 👫 creation in 2011 i.e. Kadazan Penampang, Kadazan Papar, Bajau Samah, Rungus, Murut, Lundayeh & Dusun Lotud 😍

 

With the realisation that not ❌ many young generation 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👊🏻🧑🏻 has adequate ✅ information 📌about the traditional costumes, she 🧕🏜 has then build this miniature museum 🏛 as a centre for local Malaysians 🇲🇟, visitors & culture-enthusiasts 👫👬👭 to learn the heritage cultural of the Borneans 👏🏻🙌🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really impressed 😍🀩with this miniature museum & created a vBlog  📹🎥 for sharing here, do enjoy ya 😄😁

You have to be at this museum 🏛 personally to view with you own sight 👁👁👀 the great 👍🏻 detailed works done on each costumes

Guess what❓⁉

During your visit, you will gain in depth understanding about Sabah’s people 🇲🇟👫👭👬 & their heritage culture in miniature scenes & dolls 👫 which all dressed up in traditional costumes👘🎎, houses 🏘🏘 & structures which all scaled to depict scene based on local folklore & legend 😍🀩

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Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻when you are travelling to Sabah, you have to visit to this ~ The Malaysia 🇲🇟 1⃣st Book of Records 📜, the Malaysia 🇲🇟 ‘s 1⃣st miniature indigenous costume museum 🏛

You may redeem an exclusive printed postcard 🔖 as souvenir 💝🎁 from your visit too

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Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

All guests 👫👭👬 are welcome 🙏🏻 to dress 👘👔🎎👗 up in the traditional costumes with accessories for photos 📞 / videos 📹🎥 opportunity

Not just with its physical souvenir 🎁 stalls within the museum 🏛 , this creative arts museum 🏛 also owns an online shop 👩🏻‍💻👚🏻‍💻🛒🛍of local gifts 💝🎁 & souvenirs in particular the Kain Chanteek (locally made textile) via 🌐 www.shopinborneo.com , plenty of promotions avilable for your happy 😃 online shopping 👩🏻‍💻👚🏻‍💻🛒🛍

Address📍: Kg Lakang, Tamparuli, 89208 Tuaran, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8⃣am to 6⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.chanteekborneo.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Chanteek.Borneo/

✅ Natural Eco 💚 Environment with rich Flora 🌱🌿🌳 & Fauna 🐄🐮🐟

3⃣ Poring Hot Spring ♚💊💧

Definitely a must visit place📍to de-stress 😌 & soak away the sores & aches of your muscles in this spring 💊💧’s hot ♚ sulphuric minerals especially for the healing properties which popular & believing among the local communities 🇲🇟👫👬👭

Also called as Poring Springs/ Poring, a hot water spring ♚💊💧with its source deep under ⬇ the fertile ground of Mount Kinabalu ⛰

Guess what❓⁉

It’s hot ♚ enough to boil an egg 🥚 However she 👩🏻 forgot to buy eggs 🥚🥚 & bring along during her recent visit 😌☺ Oppsss…

Within the park, you may visit the butterfly 🊋 farm, the Poring Orchid 🌺Conservation Centre, the tropical garden🌿🌱🌷🌻, the Poring 🊇🎍🎋 canopy 🌳🌳walkway, the Rafflesia flower 🌺 site etc.

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really enjoyed 😁 this hot spring ♚💊💧& felt very comfy 😌 & light after a good 👍🏻 dip ♚💊💧with her friends 👭👭👫

Do remember to bring along your rubber sandals/ slippers👣, change of clothes👚👕, towel & swimwear 👙 for your hot spring ♚💊💧visit ya😁

Also to remember drink more water 💊💧after your hot spring dip ♚💊💧 ya

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Address📍: Poring Hot Spring, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8⃣am to 6⃣pm daily

Website🌐: https://wikitravel.org/en/Poring_Hot_Spring

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poring-Hot-Springs/150838218299533

4⃣ “Tagal” Sungai Moroli, Fish 🐟 Massage

Hmm…Why not a unique spa 💆🏻‍♀💆🏻‍♂ from your usual❓⁉

Do enjoy an experience once for the fish 🐟 massaging 👣 session @ Kelah fish 🐟 sanctuary, Kampung Luanti, Ranau

In the Local KadazanDusun dialect, ‘tagal’ means ‘no fishing ❌🎣 ’ & the main purpose of the ‘tagal’ is to conserve & preserve the environment 💚 as well as the ecosystem to benefit the future generation 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👊🏻🧑🏻

‘Ikan 🐟 Pelian’ , ‘Ikan Kelah’ or Malaysian Mahseer 🇲🇟🐟 comes from the family of Cyprinidae. These fishes 🐟🐟 are specifically trained by the villagers 👬👫👭 to perform the healing massage 👣 activities. Wow 😲‌

Ohh ya…The Kelah fishes 🐟🐟 are huge here, not to worry as the fishes 🐟🐟 got no ❌ teeth, so will not bite, instead lots of fish kisses to your feet ya 👣

This fish 🐟 massage 👣 is deemed to have a curative effect on those who suffers from psoriasis. So, a regular fish 🐟 massages 👣👣& surely you will enjoy smoother & suppler skin 😍 Hmm…One said simply like a baby👶🏻’s skin 👍🏻😃

Admission fee 🎟 is required ✅

Address📍: Kg. Luanti, Ranau, 89300 Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8⃣am to 5⃣pm daily

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fish-Spa-Kg-Luanti-Ranau/207666489254559

✅ Sabah’s Locally Produced Souvenirs 💝🎁

5⃣ Desa Dairy Cattle 🐄🐮 Farm

No need ❌ to travel ✈🛫 to New Zealand 🇳🇿 , Malaysia 🇲🇟 also owns a mini New Zealand. Hurray‌😲😃

 

This farm 🐮🐄 is located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu ⛰ & offers beautiful 😍🀩 green 🌳🌳 scenery. It’s definitely a breathtaking destination for pre-wedding 👰🏻🀵🏻photo shooting 📞📞 (a permit 🆗 application is required✅) with breathtaking Mount Kinabalu ⛰ as backgroud with its cool breeze 🌬💚from Kundasang🏞

Guess what❓⁉

This cattle 🐄🐮 farm is producing approximately 900k litres of milk 🥛 annually with its approximately 200 hectars farm 🐄🐮 All the milking cows 🐄🐮here are Friesians i.e. the highest ⬆ milk 🥛 producers of all cattle 🐄🐮 breeds imported from New Zealand 🇳🇿

Not just that, many milk 🥛 lovers ❀ will queue up long just to taste its fresh cow 🐄🐮 milk 🥛 , fresh goat 🐐 milk 🥛 , yogurt, gelato🍚 🍊etc.

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻it as an educational destination for with a family 👚‍👩‍👧‍👊👪👚‍👩‍👧 getaway or a school 🏫 trips. Many exciting educational activities are available for the young generation 👧🏻🧒🏻👊🏻🧑🏻 e.g. bottled milk 🍌 feeding the calves 🐮🐄, fresh grass 🌱🌿 feeding the goats 🐐🐐 , milk 🥛 processing, milking 🥛process, milk 🥛making etc.

Feeding activities required a fee 💵✅ to purchase the milk 🍌/ grass 🌿🌱 While there are specific timing/ schedule 🕛 for the raw milk 🥛 processing. Do contact 📞☎📱& check out the details before your visit 😀

 

Before make a move from this farm🐄🐮, don’t forget to do a healthy shopping 🛒🛍 for some local produced milk 🥛 souvenirs 🎁 from this dairy farm 🐮🐄especially the popular Desa Cattle’s milk 🥛 in a box,  milk creamy ice cream 🍊 etc.

Address📍: Ranau, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8⃣am to 5⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://desaplus.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/desadairyfarm/

6⃣ Sabah Tea 🌱🌿🍃☕🍵 Garden

1⃣ said no ❌ trip to the Sabah Tea 🌱🌿🍃☕🍵 Garden would be complete without a taste 😋🀀of Sabah’s finest tea ☕ 🍵 Yeah‌

Sabah Tea 🌱🌿🍃☕🍵 Garden is the only organic tea farm 🌱🌿🍃☕🍵in Borneo & 1⃣ of the few ones in the world 🗺🌍

She 👩🏻 had a lunch dining 🍜🍎with friends 👫👭👬 here with a seat facing this 2.5k hectare tea 🌱🌿🍃☕🍵 plantation for a beautiful 😍🀩stunning view, as well as enjoy a cuppa of hot Sabah Tea ☕ Pandan 🌿🌱 teh tarik. It’s smooth, fragrant & not too sweet to enjoy 😋🀀

You have to enjoy a beatiful 😍🀩 walk 🚶🏻‍♀🚶🏻‍♂into this organic tea plantation🌱🌿🍃☕🍵, apprecicate & touch the tea leaves 🍃, as well as snapping photos 📞📞 & videos 📹🎥 for sharing in social medias 😉

An educational visit to enjoy a variety of recreational activities e.g. obstacle-crossing in the Sapaon Recreational Area, trekking along the trails to the peak of Kamunsu Hill ⛰ / to embarking on a night 🌃🌌 walk 🚶🏻‍♂🚶🏻‍♀to check out the unique insect 🐜 🐞🕷 life

Guests 👫👭👬 can also opt for a stay vacation 🛌🛀🏻🚿🛋 either in a traditional long house, a cosy bungalow / camping ⛺ to enjoy the starry sky 🌌 etc. A variety of tour packages are available to cater for your choice, do exploring for your visit ya 🀗

Free 🆓 admission 🎟, however a small fee ✅ is required for a tea 🍃🍃adventure tour/ day tour (not available for public holidys) to its tea 🍃🍃factory

Address📍: 17, Kg. Nalapak, Jalan Ranau-Sandakan, 89309 Ranau, Sabah, East Malaysia

Operating hours🕙: 8⃣am to 4⃣pm daily

Website🌐: http://www.sabahtea.com.my/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/sabahtea/

Also welcome 🀗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Malaysia 🇲🇟 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

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