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Have you been Sabah before? not yet? wahh, Listen to me, You should Visit Sabah.

This"Land Below The Wind" is located at east of Malaysia (Borneo).

History of Sabah :

The Kingdom of Brunei

Before the 16 century, the area we now know as Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak centred around the kingdom of Brunei. In this region the kingdom of Brunei was also the centre of trade with China. This region was in tum controlled by two great empires of that period; first by the Sri Vijayan of Sumatra and then by the Majapahit of Java.

However, early in the 15 century, the Malacca empire under Parameswara spread its influence and took over the trade of Brunei. Through its traders, Islam spread to Brunei by the end of the 15 century. Leadership of the Islamic faith passed to the Brunei Sultans after the fall of Malacca to the Portuguese in 1511. Under Sultan Bolkiah, the kingdom of Brunei extended its influence as far north as Luzon and Sulu, and south and west of Borneo.Except for the Europeans, other foreigners who have had dealings with Sabah or Borneo left no written records of their activities in the region.

The indigenous peoples of Borneo have no written records except oral history and traditions.The Chinese appeared to have had trade and diplomatic ties with Borneo as early as 600 A.D. The Brunei Annals recorded the existence of a Chinese province in the Kinabatangan area. Archaeological evidence from ceramics unearthed in Borneo revealed that for centuries the Chinese had barter-traded their ceramic wares for spices.

The Legend of Monsopiad

~ The head hunter ~

In Sabah, there is a legend of head-hunting. Well, that was a few hundreds of years back. One thing that is still exist..... the skull of 42 men. The legend begins.....

His Birth
MonsopiadIt is said that when Kizabon was pregnant with Monsopiad, the sacred bird, Bugang made its nest on the rooftop of their house to lay its eggs. The months passed and when the time came for Monsopiad to be born, so too, was the time for the eggs to hatch. Monsopiad's father, Dunggou, looked upon this coincidence as a good omen and a sign that his son would have special powers. Thus, whenever the baby Monsopiad was given his bath, Dunggou brought down the young birds to bathe with him. After which they were returned to their nest. This practice was diligently observed until the birds were finally able to fly and leave the nest.

His Birthplace
Monsopiad was born and brought up in a village called Kuai, where his maternal grandfather was the headman. The village however, did not have enough warriors and was often plundered by robbers. During each attack, the villagers had no choice but to retreat and hide in nearby jungles until it was safe to return to their homes.

His Trainning
As the grandson of the village headman, Monsopiad received special training as a warrior. Monsopiad turned out to be a natural fighter and handled every weapon with ease.

His First Mission
While Monsopiad was tilling his rice field one day, a group of women came to him and started criticising him for working so hard, saying it was a waste of time as most of the fruits of labour would be enjoyed by the robbers who always attack shortly after harvest. The women also ridiculed the men of the village and called them weaklings for not being able to defend their village effectively. Monsopiad, angered by such mockery, made a vow there and then that he would start looking for the robbers the next day and finish them off. He promised to cut off the head of their leader and bring it back to his village as a trophy to be hung from the roof of his house.

Monsopiad said he would bring along three young boys to bear witness to his deed. The boys would also return to Kuai ahead of him to announce his success and herald his impending arrival by blowing on a bamboo trumpet.

Monsopiad said that in response, the women must then put on their best costumes, bear bamboo trays and give him a grand warrior's welcome, failing which he would kill them all. The women promised to do as Monsopiad wished if he succeeded.

Monsopiad's First killing
Monsopiad set out with the three boys early the next morning, in search of the robbers who had been victimising their village. He finally found them five weeks later and a blobby fight ensued. As he had promised, Monsopiad fought the leader of the robbers and beheaded him. Seeing their leader dead, the other robbers fled for their lives. The three boys, who had seen the battle, sped back to Kuai.

When the people of the village heard the bamboo trumpet, they were at first confused and frightened for they had not expected Monsopiad to succeed. The women who had mocked him were terrified for they had never before welcomed a warrior home and remembered Monsopiad's threat to kill them if they did not fulfill his promise.

Fortunately for them, a bobohizan (priestess) knew what they had to do and gave them instructions. The women, bearing bamboo trays and led by the bobohizan, then formed a procession and the entire village joined in. They began singing songs of victory as soon as Monsopiad entered the village.

The sight so inspired Monsopiad that he vowed to wipe out all enemies of his village.

His Death
As the years passed, Monsopiad continued relentlessly with his self-imposed mission and in time, no robber nor evil warrior dared to enter Kuai. He had by then however, become an obsessed person who resorted to provoking other men into fighting him just so he would have an excuse to kill and behead them. This made the other villagers, including Monsopiad's close friends and the other warriors, wary and extremely afraid of him. But a group of brave warriors got together and decided that despite his heroic deeds, Monsopiad's uncontrollable desire to kill had made him a threat to the village.

The warriors made their move while Monsopiad was resting in his house one day. He put up a fierce fight but found that he no longer had the strength he possessed while fighting enemies of his village. Monsopiad realised too late that by abusing the special strength bestowed on him by the sacred bird, Bugang, he had gradually become a common man. Monsopiad lost his life that day but the villagers still held him dearly in their hearts for he was alter all, the man who had vanquished their enemies. He had, in all, collected the heads of 42 powerful warriors, a feat which no other man could equal.

They forgave Monsopiad for his mistakes and in memory of his good deeds, the villagers erected a monument in his honour and renamed the village after him.

The Mystical Origin of the Kadazandusun People

This is another legend of the mystical origin of the Kadazandusun People in Sabah;
refer also to our feature Pesta Ka'amatan and Nunuk Ragang

Sources: after a text by Benedict Topin (Kadazandusun Cultural Association), and with excerpts from ‘Traditional Stone and Wood Monuments of Sabah’, by Peter R Phelan

First, there was nothing but Kinoingan and Sumundu . Together, they created man and the universe, the earth, and everything seen and unseen, known and unknown.

In the beginning, all was well in the Heavens, and the world was pure and beautiful. But one day, Ponompulan, Kinoingan’s son, rebelled against his divine father, and he corrupted the hearts and minds of the humans on earth.

Disappointed and angry, Kinoingan banished Ponompulan from the Heavens and cast him to Kolungkud . Then, to punish mankind for their sinful ways, Kinoingan sent seven plagues. The last plague was a severe draught, and famine threatened to destroy every living being on earth.

But at last, the people on earth realised their sin, and turned back to Kinoingan, to ask for forgiveness. Ponompuan, Kinoingan’s only daughter, entreated her father’s mercy to forgive the people of the world and consented to Kinoingan's proposal that she be sacrificed, as a symbol of the greatest love of all.

Kinoingan sacrificed His only daughter so that the people could have food. Her body parts were planted as seeds and became the food resource of the world: rice. Ponompuan’s spirit dwells in the paddy, and is the seven-in-one Bambaazon (Bambarayon), the spirit of the paddy. Red rice is the most sacred of all, because it was from the flesh of Ponompuan.

Ponompuan, who is often called Huminodun, is in essence the soul of the paddy. During harvesting time, the Bobohizans (Bobolians) usher the seven-in-one soul of Bambaazon to dwell in the Tangkob (Toguruon), at home, until the next planting season is due.

Bambaazon is embodied in every part of the paddy and its related products. During the course of its seasons it is inevitable that the paddy is damaged, be it naturally, unintentionally, innocently or through abuse and neglect. Also, during the harvest itself, parts of the spiritual components of Bambaazon are separated. Thus, it is of utmost importance that immediately after the harvest Bambaazon’s dispersed mystical spirits are collected by the spiritual specialists, brought home, re-united, healed and appeased.

The Bobohizans perform the Magavau, Modsuut and Humabot Ceremonies, travelling though the different levels of the spiritual world to rescue the severed and strayed Bambaazon. Whole again, Bambaazon will ensure that the next harvest is equally bountiful.

To thank Kinoingan for Bambaazon’s gift of a good harvest, the Pesta Ka’amatan (Harvest Festival) is held. The Kadazans forgive each other, restore and strengthen peace and harmony – not only on a worldly level, but also between nature and the spiritual world – and play the gongs, sing songs and dance to the ancient rhythm of life.

To commemorate the greatest love of all, Kinoingan’s sacrifice of His only daughter, the Kadazans idolise Huminodun and select the Unduk Ngadau (lit: zenith of the sun; Harvest Beauty Queen) in order to remember that Ponompuan was perfect: she was of total beauty of the heart, mind soul and body.

Introduction and history Of Crocker Range

The Crocker Range National Park (CRNP) is situated in the Crocker Range, Sabah. Crocker Range was designated to be a forest reserve in 1968. CRNP was then established in 1984 to protect the water catchments area that is supplying clean drinking water to the West Coast and the interior of Sabah. It was then renamed to Taman Banjaran Crocker (Crocker Range Park) in 1996 and managed by the Sabah Parks. Additionally the rising concern to protect its rich biodiversity and rare species of flora and fauna inhabiting these forest areas had been the prime mover in the initiative to gazette it as a National Park. The Park is surrounded by numerous settlements of the Kadazandusun and Murut communities harbouring moderately fast growing population practicing mainly shifting agriculture.

The CRNP is situated in the world’s third largest island, Borneo, in the state of Sabah of Malaysia. The Crocker Range divides the western coastal plains from the rest of Sabah on the south of the great Mount Kinabalu (the tallest mountain in Malaysia). Lying more than 300 metres above sea level, it spreads over 139,919 hectares of densely forested terrain. The spine of Sabah is the nickname given to the Crocker Range. Lying north-east and South-we sternly, this range divides Sabah into two, the western and interior eastern parks. It stretches from south of Kundasang in the north to Tenom in the south.

Located in the park is the Padas River, which bisects the range between Beaufort and Tenom on its journey southwest. It is impassable to boats due to the boulders strewn along the swift flowing Padas Gorge hence making this place the best white water rafting sport in Island of Borneo. However, human ingenuity led to the construction of a railway alongside the scenic gorge. Roads crossing the range have also made the interior more accessible from the coastal areas making it possible for visitors to enjoy the serene tranquility in the rugged mountains.

CRNP receives a rainfall of 3,000-4,000 mm per year, making it one of the highest precipitation areas in Sabah. The water catchments in the park provides an indispensable water source for drinking, agriculture and industrial purposes, and to sustain the daily needs of more than one third of the population of Sabah.

The ecological significance of Borneo is recognize and listed in ‘Global 200’ by WWF, ‘Endemic Bird Area’ by Birdlife International, and ‘Hotspots’ by Conservation International. Borneo is viewed as one of earth’s mega-biodiversity areas.

At present, Sabah Parks’ estimates more than 500 people live within CRP’s boundaries and over 3,000ha of land are still used for agriculture. The communities or scattered households inside and along the park’s boundaries, whether they moved in before or after the gazatting of the park, are relatively poorer and have less access to the commercial and social services available in most rural communities in the plain area. The CRNP faces many treats including shifting cultivation, uncontrolled hunting, the introduction of exotic fisher, and forest fires. The management of CRNP cannot be easily improved via the existing approaches or by simply applying the laws listed in the park Enactment. The law itself doest not allow any residence or human activities inside a park except those authorized by Sabah Parks.

CRNP has had very few visitors, because of the absence of spectacular scenery as in Kinabalu Park and the possibility of easily spotting large animals as in the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. CRNP’s beauty, importance and its contribution to the public have not been well appreciated. Its conservation has not been promoted, and fundraising for its management to a sustainable level is limited. As a result, the development of facilities for educational and outdoor recreation remains insufficient.

Mount Kinabalu 4093m

Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in south-east asia and offers a unique climb from tropical luxuriance through montane oak forest to the rocky sub-alpine summit plateau. The climb starts from Mount Kinabalu Park Headquarters, only a couple of hours drive but already more than 1500m above Kota Kinabalu on the coast. Here is ample accomodation from dormitories to comfortable two person cottages. The climb is usually done in two days from here. The use of an authorised guide is compulsory while a porter is an optional luxury.

Many of the trees and flowers are unique or extremely rare but to the uninitiated novice in matters botanical there is no doubt that the pitcher plants steal the show. Even the most casual observer cannot fail to notice these impressive insect guzzling monsters with up to a pint of liquid waiting to lure and drown the passing fly or mosquito.

Just above the tree line at 3350m is a comfortable rest house where most parties spend the night. My sunset picture is taken just outside this mountain hut.

Kinabalu Mountain (Tallest Mountain On Borneo).

Before dawn next morning everybody is up and climbing by torchlight towards the summit. A steep rock step is aided by a fixed rope which, when we were there, continued all the way to the summit even where the way became quite flat. Many people have been lost on the mountain in the past, some never to be seen again. The rope and the compulsory guide make this now extremely unlikely even in the thickest mist. Nevertheless the early start is a good idea to enjoy the views before the regular mist descends on the summit. This is something which I can only speak of by hearsay as we enjoyed a rare occasion when the mountain remained clear all day.
It is not a good idea to climb too quickly as the wait for sunrise at the summit is exceedingly cold. The picture shows the rising sun illuminating the mountain's third summit, Victoria Peak. The arrival of daylight reveals the remarkable summit plateau of the mountain, a vast expanse of smooth rock with a weird assortment of rocky pinnacles rising from it, like the udder of an inverted cow as I have heard it sacreligiously described. By good fortune for the peak bagger the highest pinnacle, Lows Peak, is also one of the easiest. On the way down you can take a glimpse into the dizzy gash of Lows Gully which splits the eastern side of the mountain. With the early start the descent to Park Headquarters is easily done in one day, now with the glow of satisfaction of having climbed one of the world's most spectacular and interesting mountains.

Kinabalu Park

This flora and fauna botanical paradise covers an area of 754 square kilometers. The biggest attraction in Kinabalu Park would be the Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and one of the world’s most prominent mountains, Mount Kinabalu, which peaks at 12, 455 feet above sea level. Kinabalu Park is open daily from 7am to 5pm.

Activities & Tariffs



Charges per person

Day / Time




Mt. Kinabalu

Botanical Garden

RM 4.00

RM 5.00




Guided Walk

RM 3.00

RM 3.00




Multi-Vision Show

RM 2.00

RM 2.00

Daily at 2:00pm

Weekend/Public holiday 7:30am


Kinabalu Natural History Gallery

RM 2.00

RM 3.00


9:00am to 3:00pm


Package 1-3

RM 6.00

RM 8.00

As stated above




Rafflesia Conference Room (per day)

RM 250.00

Multi-purpose hall (per hour)

RM 50.00

Visit Certificate to Word Heritage Site

RM 5.00


Permit Fee

§ Adult (per person)

§ Below 18 years

(per person)



RM 30.00

RM 12.00

RM 100.00

RM 40.00

Insurance (per person)

§ Death Per Accident only

RM 50,000

§ Permanent Disablement As A Result Of An Accident

RM 50,000

RM 7.00


§ 1st Class (color)

§ 2nd Class (black&white)

RM 10.00

RM 1.00

Trail Fee Between Timpohon Gate and Mesilau Gate

(per person)

  • Adult
  • Below 18 years



RM 5.00

RM 2.00

RM 10.00

RM 5.00

Guide Fee (Effective of September 1, 2008)







1. Timpohon-Summit-Timpohon





2. Timpohon-Summit-Mesilau /






3. Mesilau-Summit-Mesilau





4. Mesilau-King George Peak

(Kotal’s Route)

1-3 (1 guide)

4-6 (2 guide)

7-8 (3 guide)

100.00 (per guide/per day)

5. Others Peaks Mt. Kinabalu

(Western Plateau)

St. John Peak

South Peak

Oyayubi Iwu Peak

St. Andrew

St. Alexandra

Victoria Peak

Gurkha Hut

Ugly Sister

Donkey Ears

Tunku Abdul Rahman

Lone Tree

Easy Valley













6. Mt. Tambuyukon (Sub Station


i. Sub Station-Tambuyukon- Sub Station

ii. Air Terjun Kikulat

( Optional)





7. Mt. Nambuyukong (Sub Station

Serinsim, Kota Marudu)

i. Sub Station -Nambuyukong- Sub Station

ii. Sub Station -Air Terjun Misumpak- Sub Station

iii. Sub Station -Makam Si Gunting- Sub Station

iv. Sub Station -Batu Lebah- Sub Station










Porter Fee (Effective September 1, 2008)





1. Timpohon-Laban Rata-Timpohon



2. Timpohon-Sayat-Sayat-Timpohon



3. Timpohon-Summit-Timpohon



4. Mesilau-Laban Rata-Timpohon



5. Mesilau-Sayat-Sayat-Timpohon



6. Mesilau-Summit-Timpohon



7. Mesilau-Laban Rata-Mesilau



8. Mesilau-Sayat-Sayat-Mesilau



9. Mesilau-Summit-Mesilau



10. Timpohon Gate-Eastern Ridge



11. Timpohon Gate-Lone Tree



12. Timpohon Gate-Easy Valley



13. Timpohon Gate-Gurkha Hut



14. Kotal’s Route



15. Sub Station -Nambuyukong- Sub Station



16. Sub Station -Air Terjun Misumpak-Gua Kelawar-

Sub Station



17. Sub Station -Batu Penyangat- Sub Station



18. Sub Station -Tambuyukon- Sub Station

(Monggis) (Monggis)



*Maximum weight is 10 Kgs and additional weight will be charged base on daily rate Per Kg. (Referring to item 1-9 & 14-18)

Getting there

Kinabalu Park is located 88 kilometers (2 hours) away from Kota Kinabalu by road. Details of public transportations and fares are as follows:



(one way)

Departure point

Return Point


Bus (direction to Kundasang or Ranau)

RM 15

(per person)


City bus terminal (North)

Across the road outside Kinabalu Park (reconfirm with Kinabalu Park reception counter)



Approximate 1) RM 160

per taxi

2) RM 300

per taxi

1) Ranau taxi stand (next to Merdeka Field)

2) Hotel lobby

Taxi reservation at Kinabalu Park reception counter

Car rental

from RM 180 and above per day per car

Car rental company

Hotel lobby for car rental service

Refer to car rental list

*Buses and taxis will leave when they’re full


A good vacation is never without some must-have essentials. As Kinabalu Park is located in a hilly area, it is best to pack up warm clothing and gloves to ward off the cold. Also, don’t forget to bring a highly water resistant knapsack and a raincoat in case it rains.

The rough terrains of Mount Kinabalu require its ambitious to-be conquerors to have comfortable walking/ tracking shoes with them. Last but not least, be well prepared with energy snacks e.g. chocolate, nuts, glucose sweets and a water bottle for fuel and hydration. As a safety recommendation, bring along a torch light in case one gets lost at night.

The Tip of Borneo - Tanjung Simpang Mengayau

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This dramatic headland is situated in the northern-most tip of BORNEO, the third largest island in the world, after Greenland and New Guinea. It is located in the Kudat Peninsula, about three and a half hours (or 215 kilometres) drive from Kota Kinabalu City.

Simpang Mengayau means 'lingering junction' as it is here that the South China Sea lingers and meets the Sulu Seas flowing from the east ... Enjoy the stunning view. The sunsets and full moons are just beautiful ... The Pulau Kalampunian lighthouse is a reminder of treacherous coastline and past shipwrecks. On the left is the beautiful beach of Pantai Kalampunian.

It's a lovely easy stroll to the flagpole, the Globe and the rocky outcrop that forms the "Tip of Borneo".


There is a cafe, souvenir shop and washrooms.

Admission is free.

Getting there (from Kota Kinabalu)

You can go by taxi, self-drive or with a tour agent. Four-wheel drives and saloon cars with permits are stationed near the Indian Restaurant opposite the Health Clinic in Kampung Air. Four-wheel drives can take between 7-8 passengers at RM20.00 - RM25.00 per pax return, while saloon cars take up to 4 passengers and charge RM240.00 for a return trip to Simpang Mengayau. Check with the Car Rental services for their charges.

Extra information

Day trips are offered by local tour operators. Rates start from around RM 250.00 which will include a tour to the Honey Bee Farm at Kg. Gombizau, the Gong Factory at Kg. Sumangkap, a visit to a Rungus Longhouse with lunch and The Tip of Borneo. Check with the tour operators for more details

Pulau Sipadan ( Sipadan Island ) - Sabah

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The name of Sipadan is simply legendary in diving circles, conjuring images of twirling tornados of barracudas and jacks, patrolling hammerhead sharks, millions of technicolored reef fish and, above all, dozens of sea turtles swimming peacefully everywhere.

"Sipidan, Borneo: The waters of Indonesia meet the waters of Malaysia at the 'Ring of Fire'. Within this underwater circus lies one of the world's freshest dive sites - Borneo's Sipidan Island. Seeing 10 green and hawksbill turtles in one dive is not uncommon, nor is seeing a school of 300 barracuda and hammerheads The proximity of dives to shore allows you to gear up, swim out a few yards, and get some of the best diving of your life."

As I discovered, most people go to Mabul to dive Sipadan, that great pelagic sea mount made famous by Jacques Cousteau, home to the turtle tomb, thousands of live turtles and millions of schooling pelagics. The reason they choose Mabul over Sipadan is mainly because the accommodation at Smart Diver Resort on Mabul is slightly more upmarket than that found on Sipadan, offering private en-suites, fresh (not brackish) showers and loads of hot water.

If you're diving Sipadan from Mabul (only 15 minutes away by boat), then you're out for the whole day. This isn't a problem because the boats are huge with lots of room, full awnings and even shelves overhead for dry gear. Between dives, have your surface interval sitting on the famous Sipadan wharf, or perhaps,walking along the beach. Lunch is a picnic affair on the back side of Sipadan Island. After three dives, you'reback on Mabul in timefor a hot shower and a late-afternoon cup of tea or coffee, which is always accompanied by a scrumptious Asian pastry of some sort.

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