Tabin 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
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 get 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.