There is only one word to describe the Shangri La Tanjung Aru – LUSH! From when you step out of your taxi to the minute you check out, it is nothing short of perfect. The staff are amazingly attentive and exceptionally good with the kids. We had decided early that we would like to stay at one of the Shangri La Resorts when in Kota Kinabalu , either the Tanjung Aru or the Rasa Ria. Would just like to highlight here that nothing about this post is budget,…

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre – Sandakan, Sabah. In October 2014, we went on a family holiday that took us to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. I had wanted to go here for a very long time. A friend of mine visited here over 15 years ago and my sister visited last year with her husband. I have always been interested in the plight of orangutans and really wanted to provide the kids with an opportunity to see the orangutans before it’s just too late. I was pleased to see that…

No trip to Borneo is complete without a visit to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, so its number 1 on my to do list for our trip to Borneo in October 2014. I contacted a couple of travel agents we have used previously for quotes for the day trip to Sepilok & both returned with similar costs of approximately $2,600 (AUD) for 2 adults & 3 kids. That’s more than our flights combined or our accommodation for a week in Borneo & whilst I was really keen to do the tour…