Hari Raya, which literally means “Grand day of rejoicing” or Eid al-Fitr, is celebrated by the Muslim community in Malaysia and all over the world, to conclude the Ramadan holy month of fasting. This merry celebration is regarded as a person’s triumph and success on discipline and self-resistance which symbolizes refinement and rebirth. This year, the celebration falls on the 6th and 7th of July, and it normally lasts for the whole month of Shawwal – the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar.
As a national public holiday, Borneo Eco Tours’ office will be closed on 6th and 7th July. Booked tours will be operated as usual. For any emergency please call 088-438300.
Here are some fun things to do this festive season:
Try out outdoor adventure – Quad Bike ride! This ride will take you along the beautiful Kiulu country side just 1.5hr outside Kota Kinabalu. The ride will include a scenic drive up and down rolling hills, traversing rivers and quaint villages amongst some of the best paddy field landscapes in Borneo. For more tour information, please go HERE.
Indulge in the Magic of Countryside
Kiulu Farmstay combines an atmosphere of hospitality with a rich culture, as you experience the warmth, hospitable, peaceful and healthy lifestyle of the Dusun ethnic group in Mantob Village, Dumpiring Village and Pinagon Baru Village. This farmstay also offers wide range of activities – CLICK for more info on the tour.
Fun in the Sun
From kayaking, snorkeling, white water rafting to just soaking up the sun – beach gateaway is a perfect holidays for everyone. Check out THIS list of itinerary for a lovely seaside holiday.
A Date with the Wildlife
If you’re interested in meeting the Man of the Forest up-close, a visit to Sandakan Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre get you close-up to this wildlife in their natural habitat. Head over HERE, for an exciting Borneo Wildlife Safari or a full day trip to see Orang Utans in Sandakan, package of which could be seen HERE