Hotel Review : Hyatt Regency Kinabalu – The Interior and Exterior

Written by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie
(Photos by team members)
Staycation October 7-9, 2016


Being a business hotel, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is undeniably one of the leading 5 Star hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Offering premium hotel products to business and even casual travelers, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu has 288 rooms which include the spacious Presidential Suite on the 14th floor. Guests staying in Club Floors will have access to the elegant Regency Club Lounge that offers privileged experience. Location wise, it is located in the prime area of the city thus giving guests access to many important places, from shopping malls to major financial institutions, Segama Waterfront and on Sundays, the weekly held Gaya Street Market is just few blocks away.

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Hyatt Regency Kinabalu : An Introduction entry to our Homecoming!

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by team members unless stated otherwise)


Strategically located in the city center, it’s one of the most ideal place to stay in Kota Kinabalu City. Nestled next to Segama Waterfont, it offers the best views of the city or the South China Sea. Picturesque view of the nearby Islands, access to nearby Wisma Merdeka Shopping Mall and abundant eateries around are among the factors why most visitors opt to stay at this luxurious 5 star hotel. Welcome to Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, a place that will please even the most discerning guests, a place that we address as home.

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North Borneo Railway : Our Experience, Understanding the past and Seeing Places

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Written by @joehairie. Content arranged by @Lan.
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Quote of the day: “We have always loved travelling. Whether it be by plane, train or automobile. For a quick weekend or an epic adventure, just say the word and our bags are packed.”-Lauren & Kenin Bassart

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Just when I thought I won’t be scaling Mount Kinabalu again : My journey to the ‘Highest Office’ in Sabah

Written by @joehairie & Content arranged by @Lan
(Photos by @joehairie)


It is the highest ‘landmark’ in the entire Borneo Island. Standing firmly at 4,096 m above sea level, it is famously known as Mount Kinabalu with many stories behind its name. It once shook the state of Sabah, when that 30 seconds earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 occurred. That was on June 5, 2015 at 07.15 am. I never thought of scaling the mountain again after doing it for so many times, the first was in 1988. I even have to climb it again after landed myself in my current job. I was not sure if I want to go there again after the 2015 earthquake but perhaps the main reason for that was my thoughts of having enough with scaling mountains, not because of the quake.

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Into The Wild @ Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Lahad Datu

Text & Photos by Evon Foo
( Guest Post by Ms Evon Foo- A blogger from )
Re-blogged by @curiostraveller

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My travelling plan this year as I have been telling everyone is to do “cuti-cuti Sabah”, meaning holidaying in and around Sabah — domestic travelling!  Being in the hospitality industry sometimes I do feel slightly embarrassed that I have been to less places in my home state than many of the tourists from around the globe that I have come across over the years.

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Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu has 450 rooms and suites and is only 10 minutes away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Its location is perfect for both business and leisure travelers because most business, shopping and entertainment centres are within one’s reach.

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Troubles In Paradise….My Story about Sabah

Article and Photos by MizaKL
MizaKL previously contributed an article, here is the LINK


A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the beauty of Sabahans.  After reading it, I assumed (I hope it is not true) that some would think I was exaggerating about it.  Nothing is perfect in this world, not even Miss Universe.  I managed to visit Kundasang, a quiet small beautiful town.  I would say this is the heart of Sabah since you can find Mount Kinabalu here. Therefore, this would be the main attraction of tourists.  Besides the majestic mountain, there are a few tourists spots too nearby like Poring Hot Springs, Sungai Moroli Fish Massage and Desa Dairy Farm. Sabah Tea plantation is also around this area.

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Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa @ Kota Kinabalu

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“James Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of Kunlun Mountains. For us, the members, Shangri-La is a place full of tranquility, a place qualified enough to be called ‘Home’. We felt that at The Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa”

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The Beauty Of Sabah: Showcase Gallery 2 by @haralhaj


Gallery 2- ‘Friends are friends forever’ and we found the new meaning of friendship in Sabah

This is Gallery 2, a continuation from Gallery 1 (HERE is the link). Through this gallery, I will be sharing the moments when all 5 of us spent time together for a short trip/vacation to Kota Kinabalu, Kundasang and Ranau in Sabah, Malaysia. I do hope this gallery will inspire those who are still indecisive in making the dream trip to Sabah a reality. Bring along your family or friends and I am sure you will all enjoy your moment here.

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The Beauty Of Sabah: Showcase Gallery 1 by @haralhaj


Gallery 1-‘When Nature Speaks for itself’ through my lens…

In my previous article (click HERE), I wrote about my intention to come to Sabah for a short trip. Well, I came and now I am back in my hometown, Pontian, Johor Darul Ta’zim. I enjoyed my short vacation in Sabah and I went to Kundasang / Ranau as well. I dedicate this photo gallery to my family members, friends, colleagues, Sabahans, Malaysians and to international visitors planning to come to Sabah. I do hope that all of you will be inspired and motivated by the beauty of Sabah. Thank you Sabah!

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Delicate People of an Elegant State : Sabah, “Land Below The Wind”

Me, Miza…

For a city girl, when one mentioned the word Sabah, the image that would come to my mind would be a state with no skyscrapers. Public transportations would be difficult. It would not be easy to find good restaurants. No malls to shop. But the most frightening part would be the language barrier.  How would I find my way if I am lost there? What about the people? Would they be helpful if I needed help?  All these have been playing in my mind for the past few years, and were some of the reasons why I didn’t travel to Sabah.  It may sound childish to some, but I must admit I am a coward at uncertainties.

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