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Planning to trek in Maliau Basin? Or dive with the world's greatest marine diversity? Check out these inspiring books for sale at special price (UP TO 50% DISCOUNT) to complement your holiday with us. Your purchases will be handed on to you upon your arrival. Don't miss this rare chance, and we guarantee you won't be able to stop flipping the pages through.

BR01 : SABAH COLOUR GUIDE : KINABATANGAN

This well illustrated book reveals the fascinating history of the lower Kinabatangan, its people the Orang Sungei and the plants and animals that can be discovered in its differing habitats

RM 25.00 RM 20.00

IDEAL TOURS

BR02 : A POCKET GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF BORNEO

This pocketbook guide, a great help in the field, contains the original plates painted by Commander A.M. Hughes using new transparencies and colour separations giving a more faithful representation of the originals. Bird observers and enthusiasts will find this book extremely useful.

RM 30.00 RM 26.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB7F : Borneo Rainforest Lodge
BB9A : Birding in Borneo - West Coast
BB9B : Birding in Borneo - East Coast
BB7N : Kawag-Danum Rainforest Lodge

BR03 : A FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF BORNEO

It describes every species of wild mammal presently known in Borneo and its offshore islands: 221 species of wild land mammals have been recorded, of which 92 species are bats. Also included in the book are descriptions of the more commonly encountered domestic animals which might be confused with wild ones, as well as a few species which have not definitely been recorded in Borneo but which are likely to be found in the area. Each mammal is beautifully illustrated in colour with brief notes on the species on the facing page.

RM 55.00 RM 48.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB7E : Sandakan Wildlife Safari
BB7H : Sukau-Tabin Wildlife Experience
BB10C : Borneo Big 5

BR04 : THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ORANG-UTAN

Beautifully illustrated book presenting the natural world of the orang-utan and its rain forest home. Explores all aspects of the orang-utan's life, from myths and legends to its family tree, distribution, life history, ecology, social life, tool-making and language skills, through to its conservation and future prospects.

RM 39.00 RM 31.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB7A : Sepilok wildlife and Sandakan
BB7M : Sepilok Wildlife
BB7K : Orang Utan Search
BB7S : Orang Utan & Sunbear Encounter

BR05 : THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY

This well illustrated monograph covers aspects of Proboscis monkey natural history and conservation. Chapters include activity and behaviour, social organisation, feeding ecology, ranging behaviour, natural predation, threats and conservation.

RM 30.00 RM 24.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB7M : Sepilok Wildlife
BB7D : Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari
BB7L : Borneo Primates
BB7C : Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari (Overland)

BR06 : ITIN : A BORNEON ELEPHANT

This is a story about Itin, an eight-year-old Bornean elephant who lives in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Written largely in Itin and his relatives' voices, this book also covers facts on elephants including unique features, social behaviors and communication methods and the threat the Borneon Elephants face daily.

RM 20.00 RM 16.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB7D : Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari
BB10B : Sabah Wildlife Safari
BB10C : Borneo Big 5
BB7C : Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari (Overland)

BR07 : A GUIDE TO ORCHIDS OF KINABALU

The Kinabalu vascular plant flora may include as many as 5000 to 6000 species, and is one of the most diverse if not the most diverse flora in the world. This guide presents a selection of 100 species of orchid that can found growing wild in Kinabalu Park. It is offered in the hope that it will provide a glimpse into this unique natural heritage for the visitor and help in the future protection of the orchids of this unique and fascinating mountain.

RM 45.00 RM 36.00

IDEAL TOURS

BR08 : SLIPPER ORCHIDS OF BORNEO (2ND EDITION)

The island of Borneo is home to some of the world's most spectacular slipper orchids. This book outlines the history of Borneo's slipper orchids, their taxonomy, distribution, biology, ecology and conservation in an accessible manner.

RM 45.00 RM 36.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB2C : Sabah Botanical Tour

BR09 : A GUIDE TO GINGERS OF BORNEO

In Borneo the gingers display a great diversity and are separated into 19 genera with nearly 250 named taxa (and many other still to be identified). Many ginger species -- and 4 of the 19 genera -- in Borneo are endemic to the island, which is one of the world's hotspots of plant diversity; this is also true for ginger diversity. This guide covers 100 species, representing all 19 genera of Borneo.

RM 45.00 RM 36.00

IDEAL TOURS

BR10 : THE NATURAL HISTORY OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES IN SABAH (2ND EDITION)

A review of the rich herpetofauna of Borneo, including frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles, and crocodiles. Written for naturalists, students and travellers, the text provides information showing that not only is fear of the vast majority of the species misplaced but also how these animals fit into the complex workings of Borneo's ecosystems.

RM 39.00 RM 31.00

IDEAL TOURS

BR11 : TABIN : SABAH'S GREATEST WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Tabin, the 112,000-hectare wildlife reserve in East Sabah, is home to many rare and/or endangered species as well as a wide range of rainforest plants and birds and a mud volcano. Vivid colour photographs introduce some rarely seen species such as pigmy elephants, colugos and the bearded pig. With informal guidance on birdwatching and photography. The privately-run Tabin Wildlife Resort has been accommodating guests on site since 1999.

RM 33.00 RM 29.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB7H : Sukau-Tabin Wildlife Experience
BB10B : Sabah Wildlife Safari
BB10C : Borneo Big 5

BR12 : RAFFLESIA : MAGNIFICIENT FLOWERS OF SABAH

The Rafflesia is one of the most magnificent flowers known to the botanical world. In size it excels by spanning 97 cm in diameter. When the flower was first made known to the botanical fraternity in 1820 it caused a sensation in the European scientific community. This book presents a natural history of this most magnificent plant.

RM 20.00 RM 16.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB2C : Sabah Botanical Tour

BR13 : A GUIDE TO THE PITCHER PLANTS OF SABAH

The object of this book is to provide a basic introduction to pitcher plants for people who are interested in them, but are not botanists. Information about which species can be seen easily (and where) is provided, and it is hoped that this will raise the collective profile of pitcher plants, thereby assisting in our efforts to conserve them.

RM 20.00 RM 16.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB2C : Sabah Botanical Tour
BB7G : River and Rainforest

BR14 : A GUIDE TO GUNUNG MULU NATIONAL PARK

The Gunung Mulu National Park is where some of the most exciting wonders of nature is found - giant caves, spectacular limestone pinnacles and magnificent rainforests with unique plants and animals species. This introductory guide provides tips on planning your trip, as well as shows you some of the highlights of the park through colour photographs and informative captions.

RM 35.00 RM 28.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB14A : Mulu Caves Safari (Mulu National Park)
BB14B : Mulu Caves Safari (Mulu Marriot Resort & Spa)
BB15A : Mulu Pinnacles

BR15 : A WALK THROUGH THE LOWLAND RAIN FOREST OF SABAH (2ND EDITION)

A Walk through the Lowland Rain Forest of Sabah takes you on a quick trip into one of nature's most wonderful monuments. The tropical lowland rain forest in Sabah (Borneo) is an example of one of the richest ecosystems in the world, and this account puts together an introduction to the rain forest and its many biological facets with some of the finest photographs by wildlife photographer Ch'ien C. Lee and notes by naturalists who have been fascinated with the living treasures of the rain forest in Sabah. Written and compiled for the enjoyment of naturalists, students and travellers alike, the book will be a special reminder of the wonders of the lowland rain forest and its many magnificent, but vulnerable plants and animals.

RM 85.00 RM 68.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB1D : Gaya Island Rainforest Walk
BB7F : Borneo Rainforest Lodge
BB7G : River and Rainforest
BB7N : Kawag-Danum Rainforest Lodge

BR16 : SECRETS OF THE LOST WORLD : SABAH'S MALIAU BASIN

RM 25.00 RM 22.00

IDEAL TOURS

BR17 : KINABALU

As a World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is also the most important tourism 'hotspot' in Sabah with close to 500,000 visitors annually, of whom about 10% make it to the highest point in Borneo, a tough 2-day climb.

RM 250.00 RM 200.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB2B : Kinabalu Park Safari
BB5A : Summit of Kinabalu
BB10A : Sabah Nature Safari

BR18 : PHILLIPS' FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF BORNEO SABAH, SARAWAK, BRUNEI AND KALIMANTAN (3RD EDITION)

The book gives descriptions of 669 species living or reported on the island, including 51 endemic species. These are superbly illustrated in 141 colour plates with more than 2,000 full colour bird images, including most of the sexual variants and immature forms of polymorphic species. There are 7 habitat plates, 12 regional maps showing Borneo's top 130 birdwatching sites, fast-find graphic indexes to the birds of Kinabalu, and a full overview of vegetation, climate and ecology.

RM 115.00 RM 101.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB7F : Borneo Rainforest Lodge
BB9A : Birding in Borneo - West Coast
BB9B : Birding in Borneo - East Coast
BB12A : Bako Wildlife Trek
BB7N : Kawag-Danum Rainforest Lodge

BR19 : THE ULTRAMAFIC FLORA OF SABAH : AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PLANT DIVERSITY ON ULTRAMAFIC SOILS

The Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo has one of the most species-rich floras in the world, with an estimated 8000 plant species known. This beautiful book aims to provide an introduction to the ecology of ultramafic outcrops in Sabah, and an illustrated guide to some of its incredible plant diversity.

RM 180.00 RM 144.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB2C : Sabah Botanical Tour

BR20 : MALIAU BASIN : SABAH'S LOST WORLD

The Maliau Basin in Sabah is a remarkable saucer-shaped depression enclosed by a mountainous rim. Ancient rainforests, wild rivers, splendid waterfalls, unique plants and animals all occur here. Even though scientific exploration of the area has only recently begun, it is already evident that the fragile ecosystem must be protected. This illustrated book is an important guide to Maliau's plant and animal life, natural communities as well as geology.

RM 168.00 RM 135.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB5C : Maliau Basin Trek
BB5C- : Maliau Basin Trek

BR21 : DANUM VALLEY : THE RAIN FOREST

This spectacular book paves the way for all of us to greatly deepen our experience and enhance our understanding of this amazing and dynamic forest, and its interaction with its environment. There is no other Borneo forest that one can step into equipped with a single, multi-disciplinary account as broad, as deep, and as well-illustrated as this unique book.

RM 180.00 RM 144.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB7G : River and Rainforest
BB10B : Sabah Wildlife Safari
BB10C : Borneo Big 5

BR22 : VISIONS OF MULU : 60 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING

This is a high quality publication, sanctioned by Sarawak Authorities and largely put together by Brian and Sue Clark of Borsarmulu Park Management. The Project also provided a series of graphics showing the development of the cave systems over the years. The story of cave exploration takes up a third of the book. The remaining pages depict the stunning scenery and diverse fauna and flora that inhabit the National Park.

RM 160.00 RM 140.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB14A : Mulu Caves Safari (Mulu National Park)
BB14B : Mulu Caves Safari (Mulu Marriot Resort & Spa)
BB15A : Mulu Pinnacles

BR23 : THE GREEN HEART OF SABAH

The Green Heart of Sabah' explores the richest terrestrial habitats on our planet - the tropical rainforests that cloak Sabah's interior. These forests are home to an incredible diversity of species and provide vital ecosystem-related services to the people of Sabah. The conservation areas that form the core of Sabah's 'Green Heart' - Danum Valley, Maliau Basin, Imbak Canyon and Gunung Silam - now lie embedded within a connected, mixed-use landscape that will become a model for the conservation and management of forest resources and diversity for future generations. Produced by Scubazoo, this new publication celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Sabah Forestry Department, and off-ers a glimpse into some of the most spectacular habitats on our planet - the tropical forests of Sabah's 'Green Heart'.

RM 195.00 RM 148.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB5C : Maliau Basin Trek
BB7G : River and Rainforest
BB10B : Sabah Wildlife Safari
BB5C- : Maliau Basin Trek

BR24 : SENSATIONAL SEAS OF SABAH

Sitting in the heart of the Coral Triangle, home to the world's greatest marine diversity, Sabah is a magnet for divers from around the world. With its glorious tropical islands, teeming coral reefs, clear warm water and sandy beaches, this biodiversity hotspot is indeed a diver's dream come true. The Sensational Seas of Sabah captures the beauty, diversity and breathtaking experiences that attract people to enjoy some of the world's best diving. Scubazoo will take you on a journey to reveal the amazing diversity of creatures such as the endangered green and hawksbill turtles, countless species of sharks, plus thousands of barracuda and jacks. As well as these large inhabitants of the reef, Sabah offers rare critters such as mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, harlequin ghost pipefish, many strange frogfish, sea horses and colourful nudibranchs.

RM 195.00 RM 148.00

IDEAL TOURS

BB6B : Dive Lankayan
BB6D : Dive Sipadan-Kapalai
BB7B : Turtle and Orang Utan
BB7E : Sandakan Wildlife Safari

Book a tour with us today and enjoy this amazing books!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1) Discounted rates listed here are only available exclusively for our guests who purchase tour packages with us.
2) Advanced payment is required and your books will be delivered to you upon your arrival for your tour.
3) These books are also available at a special rate if you purchase from Kadai - Sukau Rainforest Lodge and Sabah Handicraft Centre - Kota Kinabalu.