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Sabah, situated in the north-east of Borneo, is known
for its natural scenic beauty and fascinating wildlife.
Two and a half hour's journey from Sabah's Capital Kota
Kinabalu, Mount Kinabalu (13,500 ft) is often described
as the pride of Sabah. Trekking and mountaineering are undertaken
The world's largest flower,
Rafflesia, can be sighted at the top. Located near the Capital
town is the open air Sunday Market called Kota Belud. Near
the border is Batu Punggul, which has an adventure camp
and offers jungle walks, canoeing and cave visits. Just
a short boat ride away from Kota Kinabalu is Tunku Abdul
Rehman National Park, a haven for sea sports. Kota Kinabalu,
destroyed in the Second World War, is today a commercial
centre and holiday destination. Sipadan island on the east
coast boasts of snorkeling advantage.
One can see orang-utan in its natural setting in Sepilok
near Sandakan.Sabah, using rafts for centuries, is today
one of the best places for white-water rafting (though introduced
only in 1980). Pedas (Grade 3) and Kiulu (Grade 2) rivers
offer the best challenge
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|Panda cub can be viewed by public at Malaysian zoo next month|
KUALA LUMPUR: The public can view the female panda cub born to giant pandas Xing Xing and Liang Liang in a few weeks. Preparations are being made by the
zoo, according to National Zoo deputy president Rosli Ahmat Lana. "Liang Liang
(mother panda) is now able to let go of her baby for an hour a day in the isolation
room. It will be increased to a minimum of two hours daily to prepare the cub for
public viewing," he told Bernama. The cub is now two months old and healthy,
weighing 5 kg. The baby panda was born on Aug 18 at the Giant Panda
Conservation Centre (GPCC) at the National Zoo.
|Thousands join Islamic new year celebration in Kuala Lumpur |
LUMPUR: Over 50,000 people attended the national level Maal Hijrah procession in the
city n Wednesday to mark the start of the new year in the Islamic calendar.
Participants were clad in traditional baju melayu and baju kurung. They gathered at
various places like Dataran Merdeka, Padang Merbok, Muzium Negara, Masjid Jamek,
Islamic Art Museum and Masjid Wilayah and proceeded to Masjid Negara in
processions. Government departments, private sector, non-governmental
organisations and the public took part in the procession.
|Storm, rough sea warning to revellers, tourists on Sabah coasts |
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meterological Department (MetMalaysia) on
Wednesday issued a first-category warning of strong winds and rough seas over the
waters of Sabah (Sandakan, Kudat, West Coast and Interior) and Labuan starting from
Oct 16 to 20. A met statement said that strong south-westerly winds could reach up
to 40 kmph to 50 kmph with waves rising as high as 3.5 metres. It warned, "These
conditions are dangerous to small craft, recreational sea activities and sea sports."
The same situation is also expected to occur over the waters off Condore, Reef North,
Layang-layang and Sulu, it added. |