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Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Introduction: abin Wildlife Reserve- the latest wildlife-nature-adventure destination in Sabah has a range of Eco-Tourism packages to cater to the growing international demand for nature, adventure and wildlife-spotting tourists.

Tabin is an enormous dipterocarp rainforest landscape in the eastern part of Sabah (120,500 hectares), Malaysian Borneo with a most diverse range of flora and fauna. It was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large numbers of animal species inhabiting its forest, including several which are highly endangered. The three largest mammals of Sabah, namely Asian Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros and Tembadau are all found within Tabin. The Reserve offers an unique opportunity to experience the unfolding excitement of adventure in a rainforest setting.

Tabin Wildlife Sdn Bhd the concessionaire for eco-tourism activities in Tabin Wildllife Reserve has just completed its uniquely-designed accommodation and visitor facilities aiming at providing a comfortable and memorable stay to visitors while they experience the spectacular Borneon flora and fauna. Intra Travel Service Sdn Bhd, its sister company and sole marketing agent will be actively promoting Tabin packages and activities to international markets.

Careful thoughts has been given in developing Tabin as a eco-tourism destination so that a balance for both human and nature to co-exist harmoniously is achieved. The development is particularly mindful of the protection and conservation of nature as a priority. All programs and activities are designed to have minimal impact on natural resources, and the facilities are sustainable.

Tabin offers three unique classes of accommodation. The Tabin Chalets (located on thick forested hills) and Tabin Lodges (built along the flowing Lipad river) are built for the mid to up-market groups. They feature authentic Borneo timber bungalows with private balcony and attached bathroom using hot shower. The eco-tented-platform (ETP in short) are tented accommodation built on raised wooden platforms with common shower and toilet facilities. The ETP has special appeal for hard core adventurers and student groups. Tabin has been receiving nature-loving groups even prior to its opening. They include UK student groups undertaking rainforest expeditions and educational activities, bird-watching groups and honeymoon couples seeking an "away from it all" environment.

How to Reach there: There are daily international flights into Sabah's capital of Kota Kinabalu. Kota Kinabalu International Airport is in fact the second busiest Airport in Malaysia connecting Sabah with the world.


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