Tamu Tuaran

When in Tuaran, be sure to visit the bustling weekly tamu (market). Once a week, the town centre comes alive with a variety of sights, sounds and smells. Early birds can grab a variety of local delicacies for breakfast, including pastries and cakes such as kuih lapis and fried noodles. Check out the fresh fruits and vegetables as well as the unique local crafts. The Kadazandusun of Tuaran are known for their handwoven baskets and the tamu is the perfect place for a good bargain.

Held on,Sundays at Tuaran Town

Opening hours

Most ‘tamu’ operate as early as 6am and close by 2pm

Getting there

Tuaran is only 40 minutes by car from KK City. Take a bus from the bus station in front of Wawasan Plaza for RM3.00 per person per way. Be sure to communicate with the bus driver to indicate your drop-off point. The drop-off point is usually also the pick-up point for your return journey. Buses run from 7:30am to 5:00pm.

Tuaran Crocodile Farm

If the thought of encountering living dinosaurs thrills you, we’re pleased to present you the Tuaran Crocodile Farm—a must-visit place for all Crocodile Dundee and Steve Irwin fanatics!

Located 32 kilometers (circa 40 minutes away) from the Kota Kinabalu city, this crocodile farm which was opened back in 2004 is a sanctuary for some 5,000 crocodiles. Among the species of crocodiles kept in the farm are the Buaya Tembaga (Crocodylus Porosus)—which can live both in freshwater and saltwater, the Nile Crocodile, the Aqua Crocodile (bisexual crocodile), and the Gharial Crocodile.
The 11-acre large farm also houses a variety of other animals such as two Borneo Anacondas measuring 28 and 20 feet each, the adorable and friendly Binturong bearcats, ostriches, deer, as well as ponds of catfish and koi fish—which are always in anticipation for visitors to feed them. Should you be lucky, you will also get the chance to take a sneak peek at cute baby crocs in the nursery.
The crocodile farm is situated at Kg. Lok Batik, Jalan Sulaman Highway Tuaran and is open daily from 8.30a.m to 5.30p.m.

Activities & Tariffs

Entrance fees for Malaysian visitors are RM10 for adults and RM5 for children (4 to 12 years old). Foreign visitors (non-Malaysians) are charged RM15 for adults and RM10 for children (4 to 12 years old).

Visitors can observe are the crocodile feeding sessions which are scheduled at 9a.m, 10.30a.m, 12 noon, 12.45p.m, 1.30p.m, 2.15p.m, 4.15p.m, and 4.45p.m daily.
Other than that, crocodile shows are held at 11a.m and 3p.m Monday to Saturday, and 11a.m, 1p.m and 3p.m on Sundays and public holidays.
Visitors are also welcomed to watch cultural shows at 11.30a.m and 3.30p.m Monday to Saturday, and 11.30a.m, 1.30p.m and 3.30p.m on Sunday and public holidays.

Getting There

To get there, visitors can take a bus to Tuaran from Kota Kinabalu; journey from Kota Kinabalu to Tuarantakes about 40 minutes.

From Tuaran, visitors need to take another bus to Kg. Laya-Laya. Bus fare from Kota Kinabalu to Tuarancost RM4.00, while bus fare from Tuaran to Kg. Laya-Laya is RM1.50.

Further Information:

Kg Lok Batik, Jalan Sulaman Highway
P.O.BOX 65,
89208 Tuaran
Tel: 088 793 376 / 793 377

Fax:088 793 623

The Spa at Dalit Bay

Winner of the 2009 Sabah Tourism Award for Best Spa Experience, The Spa at Dalit Bay in Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort lives up to its name in offering one of the most decadent decompressing experiences in Sabah.
Deriving its philosophy from the mystical land of Sabah itself, the spa sets itself in a green themed surrounding that resonates with soothing serenity. It banks purely on the native wellness rituals and therapies of Sabah, the Land below the Wind.
To get the most of your Sabahan experience, opt for the spa treatment of the same name which incorporates the mystical craft of river cleansing coming from the age-old tradition of native Sabahan culture. This spa ritual also involves a mild scrubbing of the body using rice powder and stone to give you smooth, supple skin like that of a baby.
For blushing brides-to-be, Traditional Inspiration offers the perfect preparation for your big day starting with a herbal and rice grains body scrub enriched with lime and egg white. Then, choose from a choice of aromatic massage oils for a revitalizing massage.

The Spa at Dalit Bay also offers a wide range of body scrub and wraps, facial care rituals (for both ladies and gents), hand and foot care, as well as two of CHI Spa Signature Therapies—CHI Balance and Herbal Harmony. All treatments begin with a purifying foot ritual.

Getting there

You can take a taxi from Kota Kinabalu to Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort or contact the resort at telephone number 60 88 792 888 or fax to 60 88 792 777 for transfer request.

For more information:

Telephone: 60 88 792 888
Fax: 60 88 792 777
Email: dalitspa@tm.net.my
Opening hours: 9am – 11pm daily; last treatment is at 10pm

Borneo Kellybays

Want to get up close and personal with nature? Pack your bags and make your way to Borneo Kellybays for some nature-all fun.
Nestled in Kampung Laya Laya in Tuaran, Borneo Kellybays is an ideal destination for family getaways and MICE group trips. It offers adventurous activities such as camping, volleyball, horse riding, jungle trekking, nature conservation programs, challenging games, survival games, and sepak takraw.
After a full day of thrilling adventures, opt to wind down with a traditional massage. For a change of pace, chill out while learning the art of batik painting or see some cooking demonstration. At night, enjoy a campfire party or simply relish a quiet night amidst a mangrove forest. An amazing place to drink in the great outdoors!
Opening Hours
Boat departure : 9.30am,10.30am,11.30am & 12.30pm
Returning time : 2.30pm,3.30pm & 4.30pm
Day Trip – RM90.00/pax (Inclusive of Lunch and Water Sports activities)
Camping – RM120.00/pax (Inclusive of Dinner and Breakfast and activities)
Getting There
Tuaran Mini Bus
Wawasan Plaza Bus
Bus drop off
No. 7
Kg. Laya-Laya mini
Tuaran town – Kg. Laya-
(by charter
(stationed next to
7- Eleven)
* All prices are estimated and subject to change.

Further info

Borneo Kellybays,
Premier Golf Centre,
Likas Sports Complex,
Telephone: +6088-234605, 272605
Fax: +6088-232605
Or e-mail: kellybays2000@yahoo.com
Or visit their website at: http://www.kellybays.com
Borneo Spa, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Ayurveda (science of life) is an ancient 5000-year-old medical science which is currently a globally renowned health phenomenon. Being the first spa in East Malaysia to offer a range of ayurvedic treatments, Borneo Spa of Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is the new place to be for total wellness and holistic health.

For a total relaxation therapy, opt for the Shirodhara (blissful oil dripping) treatment which awakens the mind and lulls the entire body to a state of calmness. For tired bodies in need of detoxification, try out the Bashpa Swedhana (herbal steam bath)—a treatment that opens up the pores of your body to flush out toxins and cleanse your system through your skin.

There is also a complete array of other ayurvedic treatments to choose from such as the abhyanga (ayurveda massage), padabhyanga (foot massage), shiroabhyanga (head massage), karashubhakari (ayurveda manicure), padhashubhakari (pedicure) as well as the soundarya vardhani (rejuvenating facial) treatment.
Rejuvenate your senses also with a selection of non-ayurvedic Borneo Spa signature treatments such as the iconic Borneo massage and Borneo detox for smooth and supple skin. For instant radiance, brides and grooms to-be are recommended to go for the aromatherapy facials. Feeling puffy? Try the aroma-bliss facial which comes complete with lymphatic drainage massage to reduce puffiness.
A day at the spa is never complete without body treatments for a to-die-for body even Elle Macpherson would envy. Try out the Borneo salt glow treatment that uses Centella asiatica, a herb endemic to Borneo, to get you glowing like a blushing queen—top it off with a full-body wrap treatment for maximum benefit. After your treatment, pick and choose from the spa’s delicious healthy menu to nourish your body from the inside.
Begin your journey towards holistic wellness today at Borneo Spa.

Getting there

From Kota Kinabalu, take a bus to Menggatal town where you can take a private minivan to Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai. Otherwise, you can also take a taxi or rent a car. For chartered transfer, contact Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai at telephone number 60 88 480 888 or fax to 60 88 480 991.

For further information:

Contact Borneo Spa Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai at 60 88 411 222 extension 6241 (telephone), 60 88 408 188 (fax) or email to info@nexusresort.com.

For information regarding the spa packages, visit their website at http://www.nexusresort.com.

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