Friday, March 30, 2007


welcome to Borneo Highlands

We all know about Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands or even Frasier Hills. But have you heard of Borneo Highlands? Hmmm….. I bet you haven’t. This is like one of the many hidden gems in Sarawak that is not promoted properly. I went up there during the Chinese New Year holiday and it was really an eye opener for me not to mention a body and soul lifting experience. You have to booked your room at their office (Borneo Highlands Resort) located at RH Plaza near BDC in Kuching. They have many packages to suit different needs ranging from spa packages to golf packages. What we got is promotional package which is buy one free one. Great deal! You have to provide your own transportation up to the foot hill of the resort. The journey up takes you around 1 hour through small villages and lush greeneries. Once you reach the foot hill of the resort, you can parked you vehicles near their guard house and from there, the resort transport will take you up to the top. You can opt to drive up but I won’t do it if I were you. The road leading up is so steep that I felt we were on a roller coaster ride when travelling up to the resort. Once you reach the resort, it was all ohh….and ahh…. I never imagine a Cameron liked place exist in our own back yard. There’s waterfall and clear streams flowing through, clouds covered mountain tops, Dutch style chalet, crystal clear swan’s lake and not forgetting lots and lots of colorful flowers.

crystal clear waterfall

the real swan lake

dancing in the lake


rumours says that the house belong's to Tun Mahathir

beyond the mountain

my secret garden

this is where it all started

a rose for you

a flower for my mum

wild orchids

The resort’s staff will greet you with a refreshing glass of sugar cane and guide to your room. The services provided by the staff there are on par with those from Four Seasons or maybe more. Really admire their attentiveness and helpfulness. The rooms are simple yet cozy and overlook to the resort and beyond. It’s just like back to the nature. One thing that you have to know is the resort only serves organic vegetarian foods. I was a bit skeptical when I heard about it but changed my mind when I had my 1st meal there. It was something different and refreshing. Is makes the whole stay there like a cleansing spa sessions when you can enjoy their jungle spa for free. A really rejuvenating experience. They even provide tour around the whole resort and even bring you up to the Kalimantan border.

heaven on earth

shall i cross the border? hmmmm....

I know pictures are better than words so I better leave you with some pictures that I’ve taken. It was really an escape for me and I can’t wait for my next trip up again.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


One of the many things I did during the Chinese New Year holiday was exploring the hidden gems of Sarawak. On my quest to find these precious places, I stumbled on a place called Borneo Highlands. It’s not a widely known place but it was the only highland resort here in Sarawak. The mysterious and annoying thing is why doesn’t the government or the so called Sarawak Tourism Board promote this wonderful and beautiful place to the public and world? I really wonder sometimes if the government or the Sarawak Tourism Board really does their part in promoting Sarawak. I meant, ya, they do promote certain places that is already well known to the world and sometimes they do like really take interest and put a lot of effort into promoting new places. BUT……. After a while, what happen to those places? Neglected or being passed on. What I really want to stress here is if you really want to promote something, please do it properly and PLEASE keep on maintaining it and not just do the initial stage and go. Please do the small things and not only focusing on the big stuff because it is the small things that count. Please don’t blame it on the public for not supporting if you are not doing your work properly. Well, enough of talking about them since I think they will not change anyway. It’s up to the ordinary people like us to promote our own place.

Saturday, March 17, 2007


Time passes by very fast when you are submerged in your own world. It’s been a month since I make an entry here. It’s not that I don’t want to do it but time just doesn’t permit me. At last I’m able to sneak in some time to just write a few simple stuff that has been happening around me for the past one month. Chinese New Year is long passed but the air is still lingered with the smell of it. It was really a great time for me since that’s the only time I can really gorge myself with all the abundance of food and drinks without feeling guilty. It’s also a time whereby I got to meet up with old friends and be merry. Ah….. I miss that period. Now it’s back to work and work is what it is all about now. I’ve been traveling back and forth from Kuching and my hotel room seems to be my second home now. I kinda miss bed now.

piggy year

where's my ang pow???

spring is here

let's not forget to thank GOD

fireworks lite up the sky

colours of sweet and sour