Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort, Borneo - Destination Info
The resort is in the state of Sabah, the second largest in Malaysia. To get an experience of the local culture, a Cultural Village visit is a must. For example, in the capital Kota Kinabalu, there’s the Monsopiad Cultural Villages, and the Mari – Mari.
With a constant temperature of around 30°C all year round, it’s always warm and humid here.
Sabah has the highest mountain in South East Asia: Mt Kinabalu is 4101 metres high, and a big tourist attraction.
Borneo is full of exotic fauna and flora. Look out for the famous orange-haired orang-utans, Sumatran rhinos, mouse deer, flying squirrels, barking deer, and the very smelly Rafflesia blooms.
For scuba diving and snorkelling, head for Sipadan Island.
Visit Maliau Basin, Sabah’s most popular rain forest, called the ‘Lost World’. Giant waterfalls abound and astound.
The Kinabatangan River is the second longest in all of Malaysia, and popular for exotic river cruises.
For turtle encounters, where better than the aptly-named Turtle Islands Park.
At Poring Hot Springs, you can bathe in the sulphurous hot waters, surrounded by a beautiful garden.