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Monday, June 1, 2009

Collection of beautiful pictures of Sabah

Many of the pictures are touched up. You can't really get these views
naturally. I used to believe that our sky is that red but I certainly
never see any of them. The trick is to adjust the White Balance. These
pictures also include touched up photos. They make it look more
beautiful than it really is but they make interesting watching.

Now I wonder if those beautiful pictures that I see of overseas places
are really that beautiful compared to ours?


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=32853748

Kulambu beach at 600ft above

The satellite Google Earth photo at the tip of Borneo can be viewed down to 7 ft but it is only useful down to about 500ft.


Tip of Borneo and Kudat Riviera Resort

You can see the satellite picture at my blog at
sabahheaven.blogspot.com

Or you can go to Exquisite Borneo Website for information about Villa
Rentals and pictures of this area.

What most people don't know is that this place is at the Tip of Borneo
but this time the website explains it in more detail about its
relationship with the tip of borneo.

http://www.exquisiteborneovillas.com/rates.html

Please note that these rates are in US dollars.

There is no more excuse for Malaysians not to know about this very
beautiful place, especially Sabahans.

As for the high prices, this is the value that is given by some
tourists and this is the only way to earn money using low impact
development programs.

So that 5 or 6 star hotels should be built away from the beach area.

Kulambu Beach to Tip of Borneo Satellite Photo

Aerial Video of Kulambu Beach

Video of the most beautiful beach on earth from the air:

Review of reviews of Kulambu Beach, the Most Beautiful Beach

Here is a good review and collection of pictures of such a unique
beach.
It is not the only one, but one of about 3 that I managed to detect.
One of them is at Langkawi Island and the other at Sri Lanka. I got
interested in this interesting geographical feature after seeing a
Hindi Movie, probably taken at this Island in Sri Lanka.

http://www.malaysiahotelreview.com/kudat/destination/pantai-kulambu.shtml

The person making the review appear to comment that sign boards in
Sabah is confusing but I don't find it so. I don't really know why but
I try to explain it as these:

i) the road in Sabah are not that long and with lots of branches and
alleys. You just go straight in the direction of the map, I am sure
you'll find these interesting places.

ii) the reason why there are no signs of these interesting places is
because the authorities deem them as not interesting. Probably because
there are not many visitors. They don't understand the unique features
of the geography of Sabah or don't see any need to promote them.

To them, Kulambu beach is just like any other beach in Sabah, equally
beautiful. Our tourism industry does not promote these beaches because
there is little commercial value in them. They prefer to send them to
resorts that have restaurants and shops.

How about locals? Since they are only interested in having a picnic,
they can do it at beaches close by, despite their lower quality. If
the sand and clarity of water were the only criteria for a beach,
there are many other beaches in Sabah that they can go to.

Just read the offical review of this beach at this site:
http://www.sabahtourism.com/sabah-malaysian-borneo/en/destination/145-kelambu-beach/


The author may not even have gone to this beach at all. If Kelambu
beach is just a beautiful beach why should people bother to go there
in the first place. One reason is that it is so near to the Tip of
Borneo, another rare geographical feature that is more heavily
promoted by Sabah State Government on the insistence of the former
Chief Minister, Datuk Chong Kah Kiat.

In fact you can see the tip of Borneo from Kulambu beach because it
forms part of its bay. By road it is only about 5 km at most. It is
certainly not far if the road is good but the road is only gravel, the
mark of among the poorest region in the world, which Sabah is actually
is.

There is a tendency to blame officials implementing these projects as
the culprit but actually it is the lack of budget that led to this
situation. Sabah, with a population comprising 14% of Malaysia and
area of 24% is only given 8% of the total national budget.

You can see the beaches at its best at:
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/5323980 but this view is from the
island to the mainland.

You should visit this beach at the same time as you visit the Tip of
Borneo as the officials in Sabah like to call it, and Sabah is not
the only one but this Cape of Sabah is the most accessible of all, and
next to it is also another beach with two bays separated by an island
that you can walk to.

More HD Video recordings

KK Jetty


Jesselton Point


Jesselton Point


Poring: Trail Below Canopy Walk


Poring Rock Pool


Poring, Canopy Walk

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunset Above the Clouds


By the side of the road from Ranau to Kota Kinabalu. There is a small cafe nearby.

Sabah Tea view of Mount Kinabalu


Picnicing at Sabah Tea with a good view of Mount Kinabalu. Nearby is the river fish massage where large river fish freely suck your bodies that are immersed in the clear river.

Poring Canopy Walk


Only about 500m uphill from the public hot spring baths. You can enjoy tree top views of the surroundings of Poring Hot Spring.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

La Salle Secondary School, Kota Kinabalu

My son was practising Cricket at the basketball court. Probably the only remaining school with a large field withing the school compound.