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Kinabalu Park

September 13th, 2014 billy4eggs

Explore Kinabalu Park with Borneo Dream Dive ShopKinabalu Park or Taman Kinabalu as referred to locally, this was the first national park established in Malaysia back in 1964. Kinabalu Park is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO back in December 2000. It was awarded this due it’s “outstanding universal values” and the role as one of the most important biological  sites in the world with more than 4,500 species of flora and fauna, including 326 bird and around 100 mammal species.

Kinabalu Park is located on the west coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. It covers a vast area some 754 square kilometres. The park then surrounding Mount Kinabalu, which at 4,095.2 metres. It’s said to be one of the highest mountains in South East Asia but it is certainly the highest mountain on the island of Borneo.

Kinabalu Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sabah and in fact Malaysia as a whole. More than 415,360 visitors and 43,430 climbers visited the Kinabalu Park in 2004 according official records. And this number keep on growing every year.

Visit Kinabalu Park in Sabah with Borneo Dream Dive Shop

History

The region that is Kinabalu Park was designated as a national park in Explore Kinabalu Park with Borneo Dream Dive Shop1964. A British colonial administrator and naturalist Hugh Low led an expedition. He started in the coast town of Tuaran to the region in 1895. During the trip to Kinabalu Park he also became the first recorded man to reach the peak of Mount Kinabalu. Later they named the highest peak after him —Low’s Peak.

Geography

Kinabalu Park can be found on the Crocker Range, which is on the western coast of Sabah. Kinabalu Park is located within the district of Ranau. The park is not to be confused with Crocker Range National Park, this park is located to the south of Kinabalu Park.

The park headquarters can be found some 88 kilometres out of the city, Kota Kinabalu. Access to both the park and it’s headquarters is very easy by good quality sealed roads and highways. The boundary and the park headquarters at at an elevation of 1,563 m (5,128 ft).

Kinabalu Parks some great days out whether you want spent few days there giving you the glance to climb the great mountain (pre booking is required) or you simply wish wonder on some of the lower level tracks and trails. Within the park headquarters you will find some amazing wildlife and rain forests along with a botanical garden.

If you would like to know more about the park or would like to make a reservation to see this park’s splendour then drops us a line at Borneo Dream Dive Shop. You could also visit our main Borneo Dream Web Site or Our Blog, failing that we have an On-line Shop.

Relaunch of Borneo Dream’s Blog!!

January 14th, 2011 billy4eggs
Stay in Touch with What's New at Borneo Dream

Stay in Touch with What's New at Borneo Dream

Borneo Dream has been running a popular blog website for more than 2 years. Visitors to our blog have enjoyed a wide range of articles covering latest news, promotions, scuba diving features and trip reports covering scuba diving trips and courses along the west coast of Sabah (accessible from Kota Kinabalu).

We decided our Blog needed  ‘makeover’ and have made several improvements to it:

  • Our Blog is now part of our main web site and can be accessed directly at www.borneodream.com/blog
  • It has a new look, a new image
  • And it has a clearer menu for finding your way back to our main web site for more information

Please visit our new blog website and stay in touch with what’s new, what’s hot and what’s interesting at Borneo Dream :)

We hope you like it – let us know what you think, post comments and make it work for you.

The transition from UK diving, to the most diverse reefs in the World (through the eyes of a PADI Instructor working in Borneo)

January 10th, 2011 DreamGirl

Lion Fish

The transition from UK diving, to the most diverse reefs in the World (through the eyes of a PADI Instructor working in Borneo) – by James Williams

Six years ago I learned to dive. For the first 4 years, diving on the South West coast of England was what I knew diving to be, now I find myself in Malaysian Borneo where I have learned the true meaning of the phrase ‘leisure diving’.

UK diving, how would you describe it? Murky, cold, dark, rough? Its fair to say that its not for everyone. UK diving has built a kind of reputation as a place that either the hardcore or the crazy dive. When people consider the UK as a dive destination I think many imagine a quarry,  for some, not so appealing, for me I love it!

Personally I’ve never dived in a quarry. All my experience in UK waters is in the sea, an enclosed bay, a small uninhabited island 1 mile off shore, or wreck diving.

My first experience was unsurprisingly my PADI open water course, the first step in most divers ‘career’. I remember it vividly, walking in off the beach in a dry suit, hood and gloves, lugging about 12Kg with me, second guessing why I decided to do this. We sink beneath the waves to find 1meter visibility, its about 12 oC at a push. I strain my eyes trying to keep sight of the instructors fins about 2 feet in front of my face. Eventually we come across soft corals and sea grass beds, blennies scuttling all over the place, scallops flapping about and even a jellyfish comes into the limited view. When we surface I realise that I am hooked, ‘this is amazing’. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Christmas from the Dream Team!!!

December 22nd, 2010 DreamGirl
Have a Dreamy Christmas!

Have a Dreamy Christmas!

Season greetings from the Borneo Dream Team

We wish all our customers, friends and future friends of Borneo Dream a dreamy Christmas and a bubbly New Year!!

We hope to see some of you in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah in 2011.

From the Dream Team,

Joanne, Billy, Silvia, Edrie, Richard, James, Eugene & Captain Merali

PADI Dive Courses & Rebreather Courses from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

December 22nd, 2010 DreamGirl

Diving with Borneo Dream

Diving with Borneo Dream

PADI Dive Courses & Rebreather Courses from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

December so far has been a busy month for the Borneo Dream Team in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Alongside our scuba diving trips, try dives and snorkeling we have run a range of PADI courses over the past few weeks.

Congratulations to the following customers who have, or will, complete a PADI course with the Dream Team during December:

During January 2011 we have a range of PADI and TDI dive courses running. Our current dive course schedule from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is provided below. If you’d like to come scuba diving with us and join one of these courses, just let us know. Our dive course schedule for January 2011 is outlined below. Read the rest of this entry »