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Mice Asia Net : July 2008
malaysia 5things We’ve puT our safari suits on and explored some unique attractions of this ‘final frontier’ destination. Kinabalu National Park Any visit to Sabah isn’t complete without a trip into the Kinabalu National Park - home to some of the most amazing flora and fauna found anywhere in the world as well as the stunning Mt Kinabalu. Kinabalu National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. Mt Kinabalu is the highest mountain in South East Asia, and is often utilised as a team-building experience by groups visiting the region. A word of warning though: the climb isn’t for the faint-hearted. But having said that, groups can still experience this majestic natural environment at the base of the mountain. Probably the region’s most famous floral plant is the rafflesia - the world’s largest flower. With a diameter of up to one metre and a potential weight of 10 kilograms, the blooming of the rafflesia is an event keenly awaited by botanists around the world. Rainforest kayak There is no better thing to do after a long session of conferencing than to take a group of delegates into the great outdoors for some fresh air. And rainforest kayaking is the perfect way to get a team working together to make it down the river and, most importantly, not to end up in the drink! Kuching Kayaks can cater for corporate groups of up to 40. This activity is designed to have pairs working together to paddle at a leisurely pace between towering rainforest and rock formations along a crystal-clear stream. To book you next team-building adventure contact Kuching Kayak, go to www. kuchingkayak.com Golf at Borneo Highlands Resort With a course that was opened by golf champion Tiger Woods, the greens at Borneo Highlands Resort are sure to leave an impression on any golf fanatic, with challenging holes and a dense rainforest surround. Part of this course is submerged under early-morning clouds and once the sun rises, reveals an intricately manicured course. The 6247 metre par 72 course is situated more than 1000 metres above sea level on a mountain plateau and has a springtime climate all year round. Because of the location of this course it is both inspiring and unforgiving with its rugged terrain set in dense ancient rainforest. The team at the Borneo Highlands Resort are able to organise team competitions and have all golfing requirements covered. And after you have made your way around the course the resort offers an oasis where you can relax in the comforts of the jungle spa or simply absorb the spectacular scenery. For more information, go to www.borneohighlands.com.my. Sepilok orang utan sanctuary This sanctuary started in 1964 as a place to rehabilitate orphaned baby orang utans from illegal hunting, logging-sites and plantations and returning them to the wild. The sanctuary is made up of more than 4500 hectares of jungle which is a safe place for wild orang utans to recuperate before returning to their natural environment. This centre has been designed to train young orphans to live unaided in the forest after injury or capture. Another rare animal that can be seen at the Sepilok sanctuary is the Asian two-horned rhinoceros. Known as the Sumatran rhino it used to be widespread in Sarawak but now are nearly extinct. Visitors can view orang utan feeding sessions or get a greater insight into these beautiful creatures with overnight stays available just outside the sanctuary. Cocktails in the caves Sarawak is home to a host of spectacular limestone caves, some of which are situated in the World Heritage-listed Mulu National Park. This park has a range of caves which include the Deer Cave and the Clearwater Cave which is the largest natural cave in the world and features an underground river that emerges in a secluded bathing pool. Explore the caves by torchlight before enjoying entertainment by local traditional performers with a cocktail. miceAsia.net 49 to do in saraWaK and saBah