Step into SIBU and you are stepping into what was once wild frontier that was given to Sir James Brooke as reward for taming the rebellion for the Brunei Sultanate, who ruled the land then. He became the first 'White Rajah' and began his administrative seat from Fort Brooke in Sibu, in 1862. As interesting as its history is its name Sibu which comes from the local fruit 'sibau' - a small, sour and wild-version of the sweet fleshy rambutan.
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
A few minutes by boat from Sipadan but a full world away from it lies the exhilarating Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort, a unique "Water Village" sitting on its sturdy stilts on shallow sandbanks of powdery blindingly white sand where one can suntan at complete leisure – the Resort offers great food, surprisingly roomy and elegant twin-sharing wooden chalets with huge private balconies and attached bathrooms, and a couple of miles of walkways for those who like to take their morning jog while looking at thousands of fish just a few inches beneath their feet. Meals are served in the terraced, open central structure, while a big western sundeck allow divers to have an evening drink or an after-dive chat with a background of fabulous tropical sunsets.
Weston is named after Arthur J. West, a railway engineer and is known as the west port of North Borneo Railway ending point where the "giant ships and trains" meet. Get to spot the endemic Borneo proboscis monkeys while travelling along the river and appreciate simple lifestyle of local villagers at the same time.Weston is also known for its beautiful sunset splashed with random colors; favored by countless Egrets flying all the way back to their resting place."Whispering with Fireflies", experience a night cruise with glows of fireflies lighting up trees along Weston River which gives you home treasured memories.
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.
Along the way, you will find plenty of nodding donkeys pumping crude oil from hundred of meters below. Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital city of Brunei Darussalam is about 100 km from Seria and the tour in Bandar will include visit to Brunei National Museum , The Royal Regalia, the grand Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque and the skyline of Bandar Seri Begawan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, one of the most magnificent mosque in South East Asia and a replica of a 16th-century royal barge is moored in an adjoining lagoon.
Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin's rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, a drive to the core area for animal's spotting and for photo session before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall.
Bako National Park, the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak, offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak's forest and wildlife. It contains a wide range of vegetation, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, trekking trails and coastlines covered with small bays, coves and beaches. Visitors can see wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, Borneo bearded pigs, monitor lizards, etc.
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.
Upon arrival Park headquarters, register and have a brief study of the park information at the information center. Then, take a short boat to cross the river to visit Niah Museum. After visit museum proceed on plank walk for 3 Km to the caves main entrance.
Labuan Museum, Musuem Square, Labuan Sea Sport Complex, War World II Memorials Park, Labuan Kampung Air, Duty Free Shop + Financial Park Shopping Complex, Nine Kings Temple, The Chimney, Japanese Surrender Point. Finally stop over Layang-Layang Beach & experience sunset view, meanwhile you can ( passenger own expenses ) taste local satay, BBQ chicken and fresh coconut drink.
Mengalum Island has long been associated with voyaging of Ferdinand Magellan in Asian waters during 16th century. The link is tied to a large metal anchor located in the south- western corner of the island near the shoreline.