By Lara Dunston I AM standing solemnly in the sticky heat, my shirt clinging to my back, despite the fact I’m in a shaded area of forest. It’s mid morning yet it’s already sweltering and humidity is high here at Sandakan Memorial Park, in the Sabah region of Malaysian Borneo. Pic: Terence Carter. I’ve joined...
By Lara Dunston YOU’D be forgiven for thinking from the wall-to-wall palm trees you see in Sabah, that the region’s agricultural industry is all about palm oil. Yet just outside the city of Tawau, a delicious industry is flourishing – cocoa. A 40-minute drive from the small city in the northeast of Malaysian Borneo, the...
By Lara Dunston FOR first-time visitors to Kuala Lumpur, it’s not just the humidity and traffic that can overwhelm. The array of delicious cuisines on offer and venues for sampling local fare can often leave travellers bewildered. From fine dining in five stars to plastic chairs and tables beside street stalls, all budgets are catered...
By Lara Dunston TAWAU Hills Park, just 24 kilometres from the town of Tawau in Sabah on Malaysian Borneo, features some of the largest and smallest of nature’s species on the planet. Initially established as a protected water catchment area for Tawau, the park’s rainforest attracts visitors for trekking, picnicking, camping and staying at chalets...
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