The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae.

The hawksbill’s appearance is similar to other marine turtles. It has a generally flattened body shape, a protective carapace, and flipper-like arms, adapted for swimming in the open ocean. Hawksbill shells slightly change colors, depending on water temperature. While this turtle lives part of its life in the open ocean, it spends more time in shallow lagoons and coral reefs.

In Sipadan Island, turtle easy to be spotted and the main attraction is the Sipadan Turtle Tomb. There are several side tunnels and a small passage way near dive site Barracuda Point. The turtles couldn’t find their way out and died from asphyxia (deficient supply of oxygen to the body). This turtle tomb cave dive requires specialist equipment and an experienced local scuba diver who knows the turtle tomb cave in and out.

Threatened by human fishing practices caused hawksbill sea turtle populations with extinction. The World Conservation Union classifies the Hawksbill as crtically endangered. Sadly the hawksbill shells are the primary source of tortoise shell material, used for decorative purposes.

Adult hawksbill sea turtles have been known to grow up to 1 metre (3 ft) in length, weighing around 80 kilograms on average. The turtle’s shell, or carapace, has an amber background patterned with an irregular combination of light and dark streaks, with predominantly black and mottled brown colours radiating to the sides.

The hawksbill sea turtle has its own characteristics that distinguish it from other sea turtle species. Its elongated, tapered head ends in a beak-like mouth, and its beak is more sharply pronounced and hooked than others turtle. The hawksbill’s arms have two visible claws on each flipper.

Adult hawksbill sea turtles are primarily found in tropical coral reefs. They are usually spotted resting in caves and ledges in and around these reefs throughout the day. As a highly migratory species, they inhabit a wide range of habitats, from the open ocean to lagoons and even mangrove swamps.

Aside from sponges, hawksbills feed on algae and cnidarians comb jellies and other jellyfish and sea anemones. The hawksbill also eat dangerous jellyfish-like hydrozoan, the Portuguese Man o’ War (Physalia physalis). Uniquely hawksbill close their unprotected eyes when they feed on these cnidarians.

Hawksbill Sea Turtle are highly resilient and resistant to their prey.






In Sabah, Kimanis road to Beaufort road for destination Padas White Water Rafting with a strange gravity defying natural Phenomena witness by local and tourist.

Many local road user curious and heard about the natural phenomena, to the extend the local decided to try themselves and pulled over their vehicle on side of the Kimanis highway road to experience the strange gravity with a soda can, plastic bottle even to the extend switching off vehicle engine on the highway and the object simply move up hill

It is reported that at the gravity hill induced by optical illusion, there is a slope which appears as a downhill slope, but is actually an uphill slope the Kimanis highway road

Click this youtube link to see this strange gravity









RM 580.00 per person

Kundasang & Kinabalu National Park 2 days 1 night a transit stop, also known kundasang is a village in Sabah, Borneo that lies along the bank of Kundasang Valley. Located on a hill immediately behind the vegetable wholesale stalls is the Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens.

Located 6 kilometres away from Kinabalu National Park and is renowned for its vegetable market which is open seven days a week. It is the closest village to Mount Kinabalu and has a panoramic view of the Mountain.


Day 1

  • Pickup at Kota Kinabalu International Airport and depart for Kinabalu Park journey
  • Proceed to Kinabalu National Park & Poring Hot Spring
  • After tour completed proceed check in Kundasang Resort
  • Evening free & Easy
  • Dinner at night

Day 2

  • At morning and breakfast at resort
  • Proceed tour Desa Cattle Farm Kundasang
  • at 12.30 pm – check out from resort
  • Transfer bank to Kota Kinabalu city 

Package Includes

  • 1 Night stay at Kinabalu Pine Resort or Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort
  • Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Trip
  • Desa Cattle Farm
  • Return transfer Kota Kinabalu – Kundasang – Kota Kinabalu
  • Standard Room with Breakfast & Set Dinner for 2 person
  • Sabah Park Entrance Fee
  • English Speaking Guide


  • Minimum 4 persons for this package
  • 2 – 3 persons additional RM 100 per pax
  • Tips to driver or guide
  • Request extra mattresses for additional cost









One of the most enduring landmarks in Kota Kinabalu, it stands prominently on a bluff along Signal Hill Road adjacent to the old Police Station. Built in 1903, this all wood, no nails structure was built in memory of Francis George Atkinson – the popular first District Officer of Jesselton during the British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration, He died of ‘Borneo fever’ in 1902 at the young age of 28.

This Clock Tower has the distinction of being the oldest standing structure in the whole of Sabah that one of three buildings survived the destruction of Jesselton town during World War II.

Built with public donations and of merbau timber. The tower has been repair several times by the city council. It was refurbished in 1959 to celebrate the city’s diamond jubilee. It is said that the original clock, a double-face clock that was a gift from him mother to Atkinson, was replace in 1964.

The clock was originally lit up at night acted as a beacon for shipping. Over the year it has undergone renovations and repair but has managed to retain most of its original characteristics. Till today, it still serves to keep the city’s time.

The Atkinson Clock Tower is managed by the Sabah Museum under its Antiquity and History section.


Getting There

  • You can stroll there or take any taxi. From the bottom of Signal Hill Road at Padang Merdeka, turn left to get to the clock site. Or view it from the city
  • Prominently located on the opposite of Jalan Gaya (Gaya Street)
  • Distance and duration : 0.5Km – 5 Minutes

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Day 1 – ( Buffet Lunch and Buffet Dinner )
Recommend to take flight MH2121 7.00 am – 7.45 am from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau. Arrive Tawau airport meet and transfer guest to Tawau by van (approximately 1.5 hours). Leave Semporna around 10.00 am for Kapalai by boat. Briefing and registration and check-in. 1  with  1 check dive + 1 boat dive at Mabul or Kapalai Islands (Subject to change without prior notice).

Day 2 – Day 3 – Day 4 – (Buffet Breakfast – Buffet Lunch and Buffet Dinner)
There will be 3 boat dives between Sipadan – Mabul or Kapalai Islands & unlimited mabul house reef shore dives.

Day 5 – Departure (Buffet Breakfast and Buffet Lunch)
No diving on last day and check out from resort.

Package Includes

  • Ground transfers within Tawau – Semporna – Kapalai resort and return by coach and boat two scheduled transfer from Tawau airport to Semporna. 1st schedule will leave Tawau airport after meeting MH2121 @ 7.45 am 2nd schedule leaves Tawau airport at 2.00 pm
  • Twin share accommodation at Kapalai resort
  • Full board meals – Fresh seafood cooked by our chef on buffet style
  • Afternoon snacks served after 3rd dive
  • No extra charge for night dives in front of dive centre for advanced diver or diver with night dive experience
  • 3 boat dives a day Sipadan – Mabul or Kapalai Islands
  • Free use internet broadband services
  • Free usse tanks, weight and weight belts

Equipments Rental rates per day

  • Full set Equipment Rental at RM 80 per day (Excluding dive computer and torch)
  • BCD & Regulator RM 50.00 per pax per day
  • Mask & Snorkel RM 15.00 per pax per day
  • Fin & Booties RM25.00 per pax per day


  • Sipadan Sabah Park permit not included.
  • Any transfer before or after the scheduled transfer is chargeable.
  • Single Traveler – additional 50% of the above package.
  • Check in Time – 2.00pm and check out time from 12.00pm.
  • Child 3 – 12 years old are charged 50 % of the applicable non diver’s rate
  • Child below  3 years old are charged 10 % of the applicable non diver’s rate

Boat Schedule

  • Semporna to Kapalai resort – 9.30 am – 12.00 pm & 3.30 pm
  • Kapalai resort to Semporna – 6.30 am – 10.30 am & 1.30 pm









Information and Journey to Mount Kinabalu

  • Kota Kinabalu City to National Parks (2 hours drive)
  • Arrive Registration Sabah Parks at 9.00 am to 10.00 am (20 mins registration time)
  • Mt Kinabalu 2D1N trekking starts from 10.30 am (depending early registration)
  • All Climbers must be accompany by certified Mountain Guide (Malim Gunung Guide)
  • All Climbers not permitted to proceed without Mountain Guide
  • Mountain Guide has the final decision at all situation during trekking Mount Kinabalu or Stop climbers. exp: misbehavior and health condition (not suitable asthma condition)
  • ALWAYS stay in a group
  • Never get reckless or try to be a show-off
  • Stay where you are if you are lost
  • Be extra careful with your steps during the wet season (slippery rocks)
  • Avoid heavy meal before climbing
  • More intake carbs and protein
  • Never rest too long on high altitude (just stand still)
  • Cover your nose (and mouth) with a scarf in windy condition on high ground
  • Make sure your feet and hands are warm and dry during the final ascent
  • When ascend, use small step which is more effective
  • When descending, try walking method sideways if your knee starting to feel pain
  • Do not bring valuable items
  • Fit Climber trekking duration (3 to 4 hrs) from Timpohon Gate to Laban Rata (6 km)
  • Not Fit Climber trekking duration (5 to 6 hrs) from Timpohon Gate Laban Rata (6 km)
  • From Laban Rata to Summit duration (3 hrs with 8km distance) 

Mountain Hut facilities and Notes


  • We do not recommend climbers to rush to the airport on the same day of descent from Mount Kinabalu due to health reason, possible high chance that you might miss your flight due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Bring extra Malaysian Ringgit Cash and NO Credit Card available at Laban Rata
  • Rental warm jacket available at Laban Rata (RM 10 – RM 20.00 per Jacket)
  • There may be Water and Power rationing during peak seasons
  • Laban Rata Resthouse OPEN for dinner 4.00 pm and CLOSED at 8.00 pm (No Food available after 8.00pm)
  • Convenient Counter Closed at 8.00 pm (Selling Beer, Soft Drink, Chocolate Bar…etc)
  • Gunting Lagandan Hut (Non Heated Rooms) Location 100 meters away from Laban Rata
  • Blanket, Bed, Bed Sheet and Pillow provided
  • Wake up at 1.00 am to 2.30 am to start climbing from Laban Rata to proceed the summit.
  • Descend from summit to Laban Rata for Breakfast
  • Depart from Laban Rata 9.30 am and LATEST departure 10.00 am (Estimate 3hrs to descend back to Timpohon Gate).
  • Expect to arrive Timpohon Gate LATEST 2.00pm
  • Last but not least… Safety Come First!!

Believe it or Not

  • Respect the mountain and ‘nature spirits’ even if you are a skeptic.
  • When you need to relieve yourself, tell the “nature spirits” (say aloud) that may be lying on your path to give way to avoid offending them
  • Don’t shout or make too much noise or you might disturb the “nature spirits”
  • When lost, talk aloud to the “spirits” to “set you free” and apologize for anything that you might have done wrong.
  • Never take what doesn’t belong to you from the Mountain – “Take nothing, leave nothing but your footsteps”


What to Bring

  • Use winter proof jacket and pants
  • Bring extra warm clothing’s, socks, small backpack with light weight
  • Binney Hay, Raincoat, Poncho (in case raining)
  • Just bring small bottle drinking water (refill water available at every rest point hut – 1km)
  • Trekking shoes (waterproof advantage) or Adidas Kampung
  • Pain killer, Paracetamol and Altitude sickness pills
  • Trekking stick, Headlamp is a must on day 2 (pitch black)
  • Energy or Chocolate bar
  • Waterproof hand-glove, Mouth mask
  • Bring extra empty plastic bags (in case raining) to protect your Smartphone, wallet
  • Use plastic bag to wrap dry cloths to avoid getting wet in case raining
  • Medicine rub for muscle pain relief
  • Knee Guard, if you have knee or ankle problems, those are helpful








Pulau Tiga Survivor Island Getaway
2 Days 1 Night
RM 550.00 per pax

Pulau Tiga islands located at Kimanis Bay, South of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. This island has a few active mud volcano and popular for tourist to experience.


Day 1 – Arrival ( Lunch  and Dinner )

  • 8.30am – Pick up at lodge or hotel and transfer to Kuala Penyu Jetty
  • 10.30am – Arrive at jetty and proceed to Resort (Survivor Island)
  • 11.00am – Arrive at Resort. Check in and tour briefing
  • 12.00pm – Set lunch at Kopitiam Rimba
  • 1.00pm – Jungle trek Mud Volcano
  • 4.00pm – Return to resort and free & easy or beach games
  • 7.30pm  – Set dinner at Kopitiam Rimba
  • 9.00pm – Free and Easy

Day 2 – Departure ( Breakfast )

  • 7.30am – Set breakfast
  • 9.30am – Visit to Snake Island (if weather permitted & additional charges)
  • 10.00am – Depart from resort and back to Kota Kinabalu 

Package Includes

  • Air-condition 12-seater coach and boat transfer
  • Superior room Air-condition
  • Full Board Meals
  • Complimentary hot beverages in room

Things You Should Bring and Wear 

  • Suitable trekking shoes
  • Bring raincoat or umbrella
  • Bring extra change of clothing for mud volcano and jungle trekking
  • Sun hat & towel








Easiest Way to Get to “LOST WORLD”

We guaranteed our guest arrive and the easiest way to get to “Lost World – Maliau Basin” – Forget about package 5 Days 4 Nights or planning in advance for accommodation..etc.

Departure from Kota Kinabaly at 5.00 am – Arrive Maliau Basin Gate at 11.00 am (Journey estimate 6 – 7 hours ride)

Book with us for transportation only and our experienced nature guide will make sure you reach Maliau Basin gate, your accmmodation book on the spot and our ranger will prepare your meal at minimal charge. Nature explorers will simply love the Maliau Basin as it is an excellent site for jungle trekking and bird watching. At night, visitors may also trek for wildlife spotting.


Important Notice

  • Guest is to be accompanied by ranger at all times and not allowed to wander on their own.
  • An additional of RM 35.00 per person will be imposed for pick up from Outskirt Area. (eg: Rasa Ria / Nexus Resort)
  • Please take note Maliau Basin is a remote area and isolated area with limited access for communications and safety facilities.
  • No hunting is allowed
  • Fire arms are absolutely forbidden
  • No collecting or trapping of any plant or animal specimens
  • No slashing of vegetation or cutting of new trails
  • No graffiti on rocks or trees
  • All litter / rubbish must be brought out
  • Visitors must only stay in the designated campsites
  • Campfires can be lit only under the supervision of Rangers

Things to bring

  • Compass / First Aid Kit / Sleeping Bag
  • Camp / Insect Repellent / Flashlight / Camera /
  • Leech socks & Extra Socks / Raincoat / Long-sleeved / Extra pants /
  • Trekker boots / Spare plastic bag / Drinking Water / Personal Toiletries / Foods

Accommodation and Meals – Optional

  • Trekker may bring own food supply and your ranger will cook for you
  • Minimal charge RM 20.00 for breakfast and RM 30.00 for lunch and dinner – prepare by your ranger
  • Upon arrive Maliau Basin gate, your ranger will book your lodge at your own budget 







2 Days 1 Night
RM 1,200.00



Day 1 – Turtle Island ( Lunch and Dinner )

Meet at Sandakan Airport upon arrival from Kota Kinabalu via MH 2042 at 8.10pm. Transfer to jetty for an hour boat ride to Selingan Island. Check in at Chalet and lunch at Selingan cafeteria. Free and leisure. You can swim or snorkel around island. In the evening, 2 species of marine turtles – the green and hawksbill come ashore here to lay their eggs. After dinner, witness the laying of eggs and the release of turtle hatchling to the sea. Overnight at chalet.

Day 2 – Sepilok Orangutan ( Breakfast and Lunch )

7.00 am return to Sandakan by boat ride and proceed to Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. Orphaned and injured Orang Utan is brought to Sepilok to rehabilitate to return to forest life. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest, a fine showcase of Borneo’s remaining rain forest. Witness the feeding time from a platform in the forest. After feeding time, depart Sepilok for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Sandakan Airport for flight departure back to Kota Kinabalu via MH 2709 at 2.15 pm.

Conservation Fee

  • Camera and video fee applicable RM 10.00 per person

Packages Includes:

  • 1 night accommodation at twin sharing basis
  • 1 Breakfast /2 Lunch /1 Dinner
  • Return road and boat transfer
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Park entrance fee

Things You Should Bring and Wear

  • Suitable trekking shoes and sandals
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat


RM 100.00 per pax
       RM 75.00 (4 pax above)

Wildlife Park is located at old Penampang-Papar road, about 15km from Kota Kinabalu city. The visitors can see Borneo and Malaysia wild animals such as orang utan, proboscis monkey, asian elephant, rhino, hornbill birds, tiger, etc. Open daily.

Show  performance starts at 11.00am


  • Return transfer
  • Entrance fee
  • Local Malaysian Lunch








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Borneo Climb & Dive Sdn. Bhd. specializes in nature based tours with packages. As a Mount Kinabalu Agency and Dive operator, we places a special focus on diving tours both the east and west coast of Sabah.

We offer both local and foreign tourists a wide range of things to do while in Sabah, (such a city tours, mount climbing & wildlife observation), to sea-based activities (diving and snorkeling).

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