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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Atkinson Clock Tower

Atkinson Clock Tower at Kota Kinabalu Sabah

One of the most enduring landmarks in Kota Kinabalu, it stands prominently on a bluff along Signal Hill Road adjacent to the old Police Station.

Built in 1903, this all-wood, no-nails structure was built in memory of Francis George Atkinson - the popular first District Officer of Jesselton during the

British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration, who had succumbed to a tropical disease at the young age of 28.
This Clock Tower has the distinction of being the oldest standing structure in the whole of Sabah that survived the destruction of Jesselton town during World War II. Till today, it still serves to keep the city's time.

The Atkinson Clock Tower is managed by the Sabah Museum under its Antiquity and History section.

Getting There
You can stroll there or take any taxi. From the bottom of Signal Hill Road (Jalan Bukit Bendera) at Padang Merdeka, turn left to get to the clock site. Or view it from the city.

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Francis George Atkinson Profile
For Sabahan and local historian you may want to read about Francis George Atkinson  here

Thursday, November 4, 2010

diwali messages

diwali messages or deepavali

Diwali (also spelled Divali in few countries) or Deepavali is popularly known as the festival of lights. Its an important five-day festival in Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. -wikipedia
diwali or deepavali comes again this year, because of work or business so thight and no time for family reunion this is a time for you to send diwali message. As we know today we have a lot of choices like email, facebook, friendster, twitter, SMS as well as mobile phone to use for sending message to love ones.

Following is popular diwali messages you can send to your family or friends.

  • May lights triumph over darkness.
  • May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity.
  • We wish you happy diwali

Happy diwali from 1-borneo blog to all Indian, Sikh.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dendrobium datinconnieae - New Species Orchid found in Mount Kinabalu

Dendrobium datinconnieae - New Species Orchid found in Mount Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu: A new species of orchid was discovered recently on Mount Kinabalu and the Crocker Range.

This species, Dendrobium datinconnieae, has been named in honour of Datin Connie Wong Mui Yun, a Director of Kota Kinabalu-based Natural History Publications, which has been responsible for many authoritative books on the biodiversity of Sabah and the Malesian region.

It also publishes the bi-annual Malesian Orchid Journal.

This unusually outstanding species of Dendrobium was also described in the most recent issue of Malesian Orchid Journal by botanist Jeffrey Wood, Curator of the Orchid Herbarium at the world-renowned Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London.

The stems of this beautiful epiphytic species attain 35cm in length, the short inflorescences bearing three to five large yellow flowers usually borne on the older, pendulous leafless growths. A much rarer, orange-flowered form is only found in the Sayap area of Kinabalu Park.

Nearly 1,000 species of native orchid have been recorded in Sabah - which is about two-thirds of the entire orchid flora of Borneo. More than 800 species are found on Mount Kinabalu alone, 90 of which are endemic to the mountain.

The richness of Sabah's orchid flora is reflected in the continual emergence of new species, and taxonomists in renowned botanical institutions in Europe have been systematically describing them over the past two decades.

The announcement of this new species is particularly timely as the much anticipated Borneo Orchid Show, jointly organised by the Borneo Orchid Society Sabah, Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, Sabah Tourism Board and City Hall will be held from Oct. 1 to 5 at the Suria Sabah, Sabah Tourism Board Chairman cum Borneo Orchid Society President, Tengku Dato' Seri Zainal Adlin.

The show is also of particular significance as it is organised during the World Tourism Conference when several hundreds of key tourism players from all over the world would be here.

A one-day seminar is also being organised on the orchids of Borneo and the Malesian region which will place strong emphasis on their conservation in South East Asia.

Seven experts in various disciplines from Denmark, the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong, as well as the capital, have been invited to speak on their specialist subjects.

source: dailyexpress the largest independent newspaper in east malaysia

Sunday, August 29, 2010

holidays to borneo

holidays to borneo check your packages and rate today

Tour Duration


City Hotel to KK Airport
One Way

Sandakan Orang Utan Excrusion & City
Min. 8 hrs
Sandakan Natural Herittage
Selingan Island & Orang Utan Excrusion
Orang Utan & Kinabatangan Wild Life
Danum Valley - Borneo Rain Forest Lodge
Tabin Wildlife Reserved Tour
Sepilok Orang Utan & Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkeys
Full Day
Full Day Kinabalu Park
8 Hours
World Heritage Trails/full day kinabalu park & poring
10 Hours
Garama-Mangrove & Fireflies
8 Hours
Klias -River Safari Trails & Fireflies
8 Hours
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spot
Mt. Kinabalu Summit Climb
Poring Hot Spring & Mt. Kinabalu climb
Trails to the top/Mt. Climb Trek
Hous of Skull
4 Hours
Gayang Trails with Culture twist
5 Hours
Kota Belud Sunday Market
5 Hours
Kota Belud/Rungus Longhouse & Tip of Borneo
Full Day
Kudat rungus longhouse
Tambunan Raffelisia & Bamboo Village
Full Day
Bajau Village/Kampung tour
4 Hours
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park-Manukan Island
Day Trip
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park-Gaya & Sapi Island
Day Trip
Sabah Beach Break Manukan Island
Padas River
Full Day
Kiulu River
Full Day
Pulau Tiga
Lankayan Island -Diving
Sipadan Island- Diving
Sipadan Kapalai
Discover Scuba
3 hours
Sea Walking Adventure
4 hours
KK Venture/City Tour
3 hours
KK Gliter & cultural Dance
4 Hours
KK City Bird Santuaary
3 hours
Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
Half Day
Orchid Trails
Half Day
Culinary /Shopping Feast
4 Hours

All cost in Malaysian ringgit (MYR). Just convert in your own currency and you will find that our holidays to borneo cost is very cheap. Value your money and enjoyable.

Notes: The price may different with others operators but not much too far.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

MATTA Sabah Fair 2010

MATTA : Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents

MATTA, Sabah region and the Organizing Committee are pleased to inform that the MATTA FAIR 2010 SABAH will be held from 20-22 August 2010 at the Suria Sabah Shopping Mall , Kota Kinabalu.

This program could be a gate way to 1 borneo, the third lagest island in the world.
MATTA : Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents
Some Travel agents that take participate are:
  • Gaya Centre Hotel
  • Sabah Homestay Association
  • Chong Fui Travel Sdn. Bhd
  • Borneo Trails Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd
  • Traverse Tours
  • River Bug
  • Only in Borneo Tours Sdn Bhd
  • Popular Express
  • Jasmine Travel and Tours (s) Sdn Bhd
  • Borneo Tropicana Tours and Travel  Sdn Bhd
  • more...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

1-Borneo want to say Happy Fasting

1-Borneo want to say Happy Fasting to all muslim in this country.
Bazaar Ramadhan Asia City Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Normal scenery at Bazaar Ramadhan Asia City Kota Kinabalu Sabah. Bazaar Ramadhan Asia City KOota Kinabalu Sabah is a central point of people around kota kinabalu to buy food and drinks. After office hours they don't have to prepare a cook. Just buy from the Bazaar Ramadhan Asia City Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Bazaar Ramadhan Asia City Kota Kinabalu Sabah
One of the stall. Live Air tebu in the making. Food and drinks price are relatively cheap. Come to Bazaar Ramadhan Asia City Kota KIinabalu Sabah and experience the local recipies.

Not to forget business owner also come as far from penisular Malaysia like from Kelantan, Selangor etc.

Monday, August 9, 2010


The Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines
East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)

The BIMP-EAGA database is intended to support trade and investment in the subregion  through facilitating access to information necessary for the private sector to identify and take advantage of business opportunities and for policy makers to identify and address issues affecting the investment climate.

It currently contains more than 20 million trade and investment related statistics and documents spanning the 4 member countries. Its content and design reflect feedback from wide-ranging stakeholder consultations held in each country and the contributions of 12 national government agencies as well as numerous local government units.

Some of the enterpreneur tak place in the exhibition
borneo, bimp eaga


Secondary Activity was Ocean World for family and kids

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ocean World Sabah Trade Center Likas

just came accross this exhibition called Ocean World. Start on 5th untill 8th of August 2010 at Sabah Trade Centre Likas Square car park.
Open for public from 10 Am to 10 Pm. This is a chance for you anc your kid to experinece under sea world.

Fee not known yet up to this article written because the site are still in construction.

Sabah Trade Centre also known as Pusat dagangan Sabah


View Sabah Trade Centre in a larger map
Riding about 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu city

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Green Connection Aquarium Kota kinabalu Sabah Borneo

Welcome to Green Connection Aquarium Kota kinabalu Sabah Borneo
The Green Connection Aquarium celebrates Borneo's vast biodiversity with first class displays featuring over 500 native species and engaging exhibits incorporating many aspects of aquatic science and beyond, to create an entertaining, interactive experience for all.

Main Gate
 Large Screen Aquarium

Entrance fee is range from MYR15 to MYR25

How to get there

Take taxi from Kota kinabalu city or from Airport.
(keyword for location is " Km 2, Jalan Tuaran, The Green Connection Aquarium ")
Taxi fare not more than MYR20, 15 is enough.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kota Kinabalu Side Walk

In heart of Kota Kinabalu City, rest your mind and body at Side Walk near Hyatt Hotel. Facing South China Sea and Pulau Gaya. Nice place to take picture especially in the evening or sunset.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Welcome to Sabah Borneo: Sabah Fest

 Sabah Fest

If you come to kota kinabalu sabah don't miss to come to Anjung Selera in center heart of Kota Kinabalu the capital city of Sabah.

Lots of food served including fresh and live sea food, western and asian menu.

If you luck there is local performance dance at center of the restaurant.
Local artist perform Bajau Dance 'Darling-Darling'

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bukit Padang Jogging and recreation

Bukit Padang Jogging and recreation is another refreshment center in Kota Kinabalu Sabah Borneo.

Beside a place for refreshement body and mind, Bukit Padang offer convention hall, seafood and western restaurant above large pond.

Also jogging track almost 4 kilometers round.

Convention Hall
convention hall is suitable for corporate annual dinner, wedding party, medium concert, anniversary and so on.

view from seafood restaurant. infront view is bukit padang Buffet BBQ Steamboat.

bukit padangPutera Steamboat Restaurant- design traditional boat alike, floating on the pond.
bukit padang
While you enjoying your stuff you can feed (illegally) :) the fish or turtle in the pond

Monday, May 31, 2010

Tanjung Aru Beach Sabah

Tanjung Aru Beach is one of major attaction for reacreation in Kota Kinabalu Sabah. It located about 10 kilometer from heart of KOta KInabalu with 15 minutes driving and 5 minutes from Kota KInabalu Airport Terminal 2 (Air Asia).

Tanjung Aru Beach divided into 3 division namely Tanjung Aru Beach 1, 2 and 3.

Following is some pictures i was taken for viewing.

The popular 'Kelapa Muda' fresh coconut start from Rm3

tanjung aru beach sabahFast Food corner
tanjung aru beach sabah
Beach view
tanjung aru beach sabah

tanjung aru beach sabah

tanjung aru beach sabahSide walk lane

pantai Tanjung aruSatay and chicken wings grill corner
pantai Tanjung aru
pantai Tanjung aru

Tanjung Aru Beach Map

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ujana Rimba Tropika Sidewalk and Jogging

Taman Ujana Rimba Tropika or Rain Forest Park Sidewalk and Jogging located along jalan penampang. It was same as junction to Sabah State Archive or opposite Taman Fortuna.

The facilities including jogging track of 2 kilometer, children playground,yoga area, parking lot and tropica restaurant.

following is some of the views inside the area.

Kids playground area

ujana rimba tropika
Taman Ujana Rimba Tropika
sit down and relax yourself
ujana rimba tropika
Gambar Taman Ujana Rimba Tropika
sidewalk area-nice to take a photograph
ujana rimba tropika
Nice views Taman Ujana Rimba Tropika
pond in the center of the track - help to refresh the air around. got fish too
ujana rimba tropika
Pond available to refresh and moisturizing surrounding
Car Park Space

ujana rimba tropikaHut for rest after 5 rounds maybe
ujana rimba tropika
Feel tired? take five at Taman Ujana Rimba Tropika

Where it located Rain Forest Park Kota Kinabalu Sabah

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In the middle of stress and flood by jobs daily i believe this place is for you to rest and mind peace. Taman Ujana Rimba Tropika Sidewalk and Jogging

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Suria Sabah New shopping Mall in kota kinabalu

Metrojaya shopping chain is located at Suria Sabah

Location Map

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kota Kinabalu 2000 - 2010

Bandaraya kota kinabalu / Kota Kinabalu city 2000 until 2010

Bandaraya kota kinabalu
Bandaraya kota kinabalu

Observed at Kota kinabalu Observation Tower