Archive for August, 2007

Business Class at The Kinabatangan River

Friday, August 31st, 2007 @ 09:53 News

Kina Room at the the jungle resort we stayed at

Although we have always enjoyed the challenges of basic accommodation at the Kinabatangan River, new luxury rooms at Bilit Adventure Lodge are a real treat.

Twin, Triple and Double bedded rooms with air-con and hot showers have been built and provide a very comfortable stay at the lodge.

A visit to Sabah would not be complete without visiting this region, which is acknowledged by experts to be the most varied and easily accessible river in all of Southeast Asia.

The inside of the accommodation at the jungle resort where we stayed

Bird lovers will find the bird watching incredible: all 8 of Borneo’s hornbill species are seen regularly.

Please visit our Borneo Bird section to see just some of our images from the area

Throughout various trips we’ve been fortunate to see Proboscis Monkey, Langurs, Orang Utan, Saltwater Crocodiles, Pygmy Elephants and the list goes on and on.

Please see our Kinabatangan River section for more images and info.

Should you wish to visit the region we highly recommend Bilit Adventure Lodge, not only do they have new luxury accommodation rooms they also offer fan and dormitory options.

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Kapalai Dive Resort Surpasses Expectations

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 @ 08:20 News

A recent trip to Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort surpassed all expectations for divers and non divers alike.

Accommodation Hut at Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

Reminiscent of the Maldives but without the crowds the resort comprises of 40 luxury wooden stilt chalets built over a once vegetated island.

There are no sand-flies or mosquitoes, no need for air conditioning, bathing water is shipped from the mainland and rubbish is disposed of correctly.

Service and luxury are words that come to mind when describing the resort, the dive team are super efficient i don’t think i lifted a tank in the 5 days of being there.


Richard Photographs a Blue Ring Octopus on our last day ! !

Camera washing and storing facilities are excellent, dive guides and boatmen know their creatures and where to find them. The food is very good with ample variety.


The surrounding dive sites, some of which are a simple giant stride away from the dive station support a wealth of marine life – a macro divers paradise, with world famous Sipadan Island a 20 min speadboat ride away.

For information on the dive sites surrounding the area please visit our Scuba Diving Kapalai, Sipadan and Mabul pages.

We are still buzzing from our trip, to the point that a return visit in October is currently being planned, if you’d like to be informed of dates with a view to joining us please contact us.

Please visit our Dive Trip Photo Album to see a selection of images from this trip, all images were taken during the 5 night stay.

Should you wish to visit Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort independently please contact us and we’ll provide you with a direct contact at the resort.

For a stunning photograph of the Blue Ring Octopus, check out the Octopus & Squid Marine Biology page.