WHAT IS OVERLANDING “Life is a journey, not a destination” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Overlanding as the name suggests, describes undertaking a journey over land whether with your own vehicle or on your own two feet or in an overland truck with other people. The essence of overlanding, no matter what your mode of, Read More

A photo exhibition themed “MOUNTAIN TORQ – World Highest Via Ferrata by John Kong” was held during the relaunching of the via ferrata circuit on Mount Kinabalu by Mountain TORQ on Jan 19th, 2016 at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. The exhibition was hosted by Mountain TORQ, the company that is operating the via ferrata, Read More

Previously known as Nexus Resort Karambunai Villas and Suites, this property consists of individually owned Pool Villas and Spa Suites now leased and managed by Borneo Beach Villas. Sabah Beach Villas & Suites comprises of a mixed apartment styled Spa Suites and single-storey Pool Villas, the resort is based on a self-catering concept, ideal, Read More

This straightforward budget hotel, set in 1Borneo shopping mall, lies 5 km from Kota Kinabalu City. The down-to-earth rooms, some with windows, feature plain, no-nonsense decor. Towels, TVs, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning are available for surcharges.   

Formally Best Western Courtyard Hotel.  This modern hotel is 8 km from  Kota Kinabalu City at the 1 Borneo Hypermall.   

Sepilok Forest Edge Resort comprises of Stylish Malay Design Chalets and a Longhouse around lush green surroundings and hills as a backdrop which further embraces an incredible view. Each Chalet are built with recycled woods. The wood panels are originally from Chinese houses that was built in the 1940’s which you will still see when you are on the way to Sepilok. Each, Read More

MERCURE KOTA KINABALU The first Mercure Hotel was established in the year 2008 based in 1 Borneo Hypermall. Work done was a pre-opening shoot and all images created are in working with the brand direction of the Mecure brand which is part of the ACCOR Hotel Chain.   

REDISCOVERING THE SUMMIT TRAIL – From November 28th to 5th December 2015, the Borneo Expedition team members John Kong, Wong Hoe Kiat and John Lee spent a week at Pendant Hut, operated by Mountain TORQ to rediscover and document Mount Kinabalu new summit trail which is now opened to the public from December 1,, Read More

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE 2015 – On the night of September 27–28, 2015 the full Moon will plunge completely through Earth’s shadow for the last time until January 2018. If your skies are clear after the Sun sets on Sunday, September 27th, be sure to head outside to see the total lunar eclipse that happens, Read More

John has been invited to be on the panel of judges for the upcoming wildlife photo competition launched by the Wildlife Department of Sabah in conjunction with World Wildlife Day. A total of RM7,800 worth of prizes are up for grabs! Three categories are available. The Open (18 years and older), Government Staffs and Students (13, Read More