Entries by jessica

Endangered wildlife in Sabah to get extra protection

KOTA KINABALU: Following the death of one of its three Sumatran rhinos, Sabah will go all out to protect its remaining endangered animals, starting with the Sunda clouded leopard next. The leopard is endemic to Sabah. “We do not want to come down to a similar situation where we only start getting serious when there […]

The late Tina Rimmer named Sabah’s first cultural icon

KOTA KINABALU: The late artist Tina Rimmer is the first person to be named as Sabah’s cultural icon. State Tourism, Culture and Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun handed over the Sabah Cultural Heritage Council certificate to Tina’s grandniece Shona Lewin at her funeral here on Saturday. Rimmer died on May 5, just two months […]

Dusun ‘bobolian’ leaves participants enthralled at KK int’l spiritual & tourism conference

KOTA KINABALU: All eyes were on Amit Guntawoi, 80, as she performed the ‘momulangga’ ritual to bless the opening of the International Conference on Spirituality, Culture and Sustainable Tourism, here today. The Dusun ‘bobolian’ (high priestess) from Kimanis spent almost an hour, where she connected with the spirit world and recited chants in a conference […]

Kota Kinabalu lass the top choice

Penampang: Kota Kinabalu representative Kerinah Mah, 22, was crowned Unduk Ngadau 2017 at the Hongkod Koisaan, Wednesday night. She beat 43 other beauties, taking home prizes worth more than RM73,000. This included an RM6,000 cash prize, an ATI scholarship worth RM25,000, an Almacrest scholarship worth RM20,000, a return air ticket to Bangkok among others. Shareene […]

Scubazoo’s new Borneo Jungle Diaries, airs tomorrow.

KOTA KINABALU: Scubazoo will be launching its latest online series, ‘Borneo Jungle Diaries’ tomorrow in conjunction with World Environment Day. The series featuring 10 new episodes , will see each episode aired Monday. It will highlight the efforts by researchers and scientists of Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC), a remote facility in Kinabatangan, in their […]