Amazing Borneo's in-house Mountain Guide grabs gold in 29th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon
The Borneo International Marathon (BIM) has been one of Sabah Tourism’s annual premier events ever since its inception in 2008. Initially, BIM was organized by Championship Sport Events Sdn. Bhd., spearheaded by Mr. Andrew Voon as the Race Director as well as the person instrumental in organizing the Borneo International Marathon.The first BIM had three categories : 10km, 21km and 42km and was participated by a mere 529 runners.
The magnitude 5.9 earthquake that occurred at the Ranau epicentre on June 5th was one of the most devastating occurrences that happened in 2015, causing 18 deaths and grievously affecting many of the victims’ families and friends.
The people who are the greatest affected by the earthquake are the mountain guides and the porters who immediately lost their main source of income indefinitely. In order to offer assistance to parties in need, Amazing Borneo has set up the Amazing Initiative -- a crowdfunding effort initiated to help raise funds for the mountain guides as well as families of the deceased Robbi Sapinggi and Joseph Selungin, who were former staff of Amazing Borneo.
On September 4th 2015, Amazing Borneo presented donation cheques to three parties, namely the representatives of the Persatuan Malim Gunung Sabah (Sabah Mountain Guide Association), Rozitah Daimin (widow of the late Joseph Selungin’s) and Reena Joshi (widow of the late Robbi Sapinggi).
The pageant week for the Miss Sabah Tourism 2015 finally culminated with the Gala Dinner last night (Friday, 19th June), which was held at the Hakka Association Hall, Tanjung Lipat. If you ask us, there’s really nothing better to do on a Friday night than having a sumptuous dinner in the company of beauties!
We managed to catch up with finalists of the Miss Sabah Tourism 2015 pageants amidst their hectic schedule to ask them about their experience during pageant week and what they have to say about Amazing Borneo Tours.
The Miss Tourism Sabah pageant returns to Sabah after a 10-year hiatus. As a way of giving the pageant a warm welcome back and as an initiative to promote tourism in Sabah, Amazing Borneo Tours & Events has offered to become one of the sponsors for the event. It is hoped that this initiative will help revive Sabah’s image as one of the best nature tourism destinations in the world following the harrowing magnitude 5.9 earthquake that hit Sabah recently.
Thank you, everyone, once again for your participation in our contest!
All of the comment entries submitted were really great, and it was tough to choose the deserving winners for this exclusive Adventure trip!
However after much careful deliberation, the Tribe has spoken, and here are the 3 CONTEST WINNERS:
Finally, we can announce the very Exciting News!
“Here’s our Sabah Ambassador’s Challenge, issued to One and All:
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Sink your teeth in a slice of tradition. By that we mean, add some sizzle to your holiday with some outdoor cooking action!
Its one thing to be sampling local delicacies, but it’s a whole different thing when you’re behind the stove pounding on spices and ethnic flavors. As travel is more than just seeing, rather what you experience, this outdoor cooking class grants you a chance to be truly immersed in Sabah culture and the culinary tradition steeped in centuries of history.
From avid mountain hikers to outdoor enthusiasts with an average fitness level, the steep scramble through sub-alpine meadows, montane forests and gnarly rugged terrains to ultimately the tallest peak in South East Asia is quite a victory. The pursuit to the top of Mt. Kinabalu however, is broken down into a 2 day climb, where an overnight stay is required at one of the mountain lodges before continuing the journey to the summit.
Sabah Fest 2014 blazed a trail of opportunity for many to lose themselves for an hour & a half in the razzling dazzling rhythm of Sabah’s harmonious unity in diversity. A plethora of traditional performances ranging from Tenom Murut Gong, Papar Tanggungak, Putatan Bertitik troupe, Kudat Mongigol Sumundai, Kota Belud Dusun Tindal, Penampang Sumazau & Magaggung, Tenom Anggalang & Magunatip from the West Coast of Sabah.
Proud to be part of an expanding business venture and the very first East Malaysian tourism clients, Amazing Borneo Tours welcomes the dawn of the new age of unparalleled safety, convenience and comfort with the innovative WestStar Maxus V80 passenger tour van. The official launch of this van to be used as a tourist vehicle (Bas Persiaran) , together with the handover ceremony of two 11-seater Maxus passenger vans to Amazing Borneo Tours & Event Sdn. Bhd. was held on 28 Feb 2014 at Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, with Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun gracing the event. Datuk was quoted saying that this is a timely investment that will boost quality service for all customers and promote the tourism business sector, especially in celebration of Visit Malaysia Year 2014.