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Sabah is considered as Malaysia’s second largest state with an estimated area of 76 000 square km. Looking in the map, the place can be found resting in the amazing island of Borneo. Both Sabah and Sarawak embrace the popular area of East Malaysia.

During the ancient times, Sabah has the reputation of being the “Land Below The Wind” mainly because it is situated underneath the typhoon belt. Rising about 4,100 meters, the famous Mt. Kinabalu is one of the boasted attractions in the rocky terrains of Sabah. The mountain provides an overlook of the vastness of the surrounding landscape. Surrounded by some of the world’s great oceans, one can find the South China Sea at the western part of the area, while the huge oceans of the Celebes Sea, as well as the Sulu Sea, can be found on the eastern side. The place also houses the largest rainforests with a rich variety of flora and fauna. All in all, there are 31 indigenous groups in Sabah which includes the Bajaus, Kadazans, Bisaya, Muruts, Kedayans, Sulu, Rungus, Rumanau, as well as the Minokok with over 80 dialects.

According to history, the British North Borneo Company overpowered Sabah until 1881, and eventually became part of the British Empire territory. The internal affairs, however, were still governed by the company in 1888. North Borneo was conquered by the Japanese empire from the year 1941 up to 1946. The place eventually became part of North Borneo’s territory after the war. On August 31, 1963, the place was endowed with self-government power. The Malaysian federation was formed together with Singapore, Sarawak, as well as Malaya, on September, 16, 1963. It was also on that same year when the place was recognized as Sabah. For many years, the Philippines claimed the east of Sabah as one of its terrains, which apparently started off in the early 18th century.

Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah which provides a doorway for International access to Malaysia through accepting flights from countries which are mostly from SouthEast Asia, such as Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Manila. The domestic flights are also available between the areas of Sandakan, Labuan, and Tawau, as well as the major town of Lahad Datu, with still large portions of hard-to-reach areas. The original town, which was formerly known as Jesselton, was totally destructed during World War II which eventually became a new city a few years after the war. Buses, taxis, as well as boats can be found along the railway extending from Kota Kinabalu on the way to Tenom.

The abundance of nature, diversity of wildlife and the rich vegetation were known as Sabah’s primary attractions. The famous Crocker Range Park, together with the Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary and the Kinabalu National Park, were some of its renowned tourist spots. The place of Sabah also boasts some of its beautiful islands such as the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and Pulau Sipadan, and many other great places that are worth visiting and exploring.

Proboscis Monkeys, which are mostly found in localized areas, can be seen at the Kinabatangan River. Sukau, in which the Kinatabangan River is situated, has been popular due to its rich wildlife where it is being inhabited by a large population of proboscis monkeys and orang-utans. Trips to the wildlife-abundant place of Sukau are offered every afternoon for guests who want to observe the proboscis monkeys. A number of elephants can also be seen in the place which is quite very common.

Sukau is also considered as home for a number of wildlife animals such as the maroon langur, silvered langur as well as the Hose’s or grey langur.  There are also other unsual species that resides within the vicinity of the area, such as the Bornean gibbon, long-tailed macaque and pig-tailed macaque. Two nocturnal primates, namely, the slow loris and western tarsier, also shares their huge home with the other mammals, such as the Sumatran rhinoceros and the Asian elephant, more than 200 classified species of birds, and the amazing reptiles like pythons and crocodiles.

Other great places in Sabah include the very popular Mt Kinabalu. Being the highest mountain of South East Asia, excluding New Guinea, Mt. Kinabalu rises at 4100 meters and is considered to be the 20th of the world’s highest mountains. The two-day trek, starting from Park Headquarters towards the mountain’s summit, became a popular activity in the area. The Mt Kinabalu Marathon, which is held once a year, provides training for a number of athletes who could do the summit trek within a day. Within three hours, the athletes can trek all the way to the top of the summit, and back to the headquarters!

If you have the guts to try the activity, you will be amazed with these individuals, and reaching the summit on sunrise with a breath-taking overlook on the Philippines visible from the North will pay all the laborious effort. At various times of the year, the temperature at the surrounding area of the summit maintains at the freezing point. With five altitude plus temperature related zones, the summit of Mt. Kinabalu can be trudged, starting off from the Lowland Forest, followed with the Lower Montane of aproximately 2300 meters, then the Upper Montane  which runs up to 2,800 meters. Next in line is the 3200-meters Sub-alpine abundant with famous pitcher plants, and finally the Alpine where you can hardly see some plants.

Alice August 28, 2017

Seeking quotation for seminar, accommodation and team building facilities


YUNG September 15, 2017

Any promotion at agoda or


Janice September 19, 2017


Does your resort host outdoor wedding dinners?




sue September 24, 2017

Hi can I have latest wedding package? Planning our wedding in March 2019, thank you


Mohd ikmal October 07, 2017

Looking for industrial training application at tuaran beach resort


Muhammad October 26, 2017


I’m Akmal From Brunei Darussalam

Is Tuaran Beach Resort is similar with Kindawan Riding Centre?

If yes,

May I know? Is there any Horses for sale in Kindawan Riding Centre?

And can I look the Horses pictures , including their Prices ? etc.

Especially Horses that have ability for Jumping and Dressage competition.

Thanks 🙂


NORAFIZAH October 27, 2017


Salam sejahtera,

Mohon sebutharga untuk bilik seminar & penginapan seperti butiran berikut;


Tarikh : 17-18hb November 2017 (Check in 17hb, Check out 18hb)
Bilangan : 20-22 orang
Jumlah bilik diperlukan : 10-12 bilik (bergantung kepada sebutharga, mohon kuotasi untuk bilik single, double & triple)

Sebarang pertanyaan, boleh berhubung terus dengan saya di talian 0138156311

Sekian, terima kasih.



abner November 09, 2017

Dear Sir,

Our company wish to propose a 2 days 1 night company trip on 31 Dec 2017 to 01 Jan 2018. We will be very grateful if you can send us the quotation for 40 pax on 31 Dec 2017 to 01 Jan 2018.

thank you


Andria November 14, 2017

Looking for 3 bedrooms chalet from 26-28 December 2017?


Sasha November 16, 2017

Hi! My brother and I are interested with horse riding lessons, dressage etc. We’re looking to pop by on the weekends. We’re absolutely beginners. Do we just pop by or do I have to make a proper reservation ?


Cassandra January 07, 2018

Hai, good day to you.

TO join the horse riding, must I stay in the resort or can I join the horse riding as a walk-in guest?


Emily January 07, 2018

We are in borneo in a couple of weeks and I would absolutely love to horse ride whilst I’m there.
I haven’t ridden for a couple of years but have about 22 years experience in total.
My partner has never ridden a horse and is a little nervous about the idea but really wants to.
We only have a couple of free days and they are Tuesday and Wednesday 30th/31st January
Looking forward to hearing from you


Alysia January 09, 2018

Please add me to email lists


Aline January 23, 2018

Hi there, i would like to inquire about the function room. I am planning to have a church conference from 14th September, night (dinner), 15th -16th September (2 full days – morning til evening), 17th September (Morning til lunch). We expect about 400 – 500 people for this event. Can you give me a quotation for this? We would like to include 1 dinner on 14th Sept, 15th & 16th Sept (2 tea breaks, 1 lunch) and 17th Sept (1 tea break, 1 lunch). Please let me know the availability and also the quotation. Hope to hear from you soon!


Dayangku Rozlina February 27, 2018

Good Evening

I’m Dayangku Rozlina, Senior Assistant Registrar from Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ITBC), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) would like hold a meeting and family day at Tuaran Beach Resort on 13-14 April 2018.

Therefore, I would like to request for a quotation on residential & meeting package from your goodself. Please find below our tentative itinerary so it will be easier for you to quote us.

Check-In: 13 April 2018
Check-Out: 14 April 2018
Adult: 99 pax
Children: TBA

Twin sharing – 47 rooms
Tripple sharing – 2 rooms

I would appreciate if you could email me the quotation latest by 2 March 2018. Since I need to get approval on the budget ASAP.

Your kind assistance in this matter is highly appreciated.

Thank you and regards.


Fresno March 24, 2018

i would like to know your weeding package for local rate. thanks


JC March 28, 2018


we live in KK and would like to spend 2 nights (2 rooms – 4 people + 1 baby) from Friday 30th September to Sunday the 1st April.
Have you rooms available and what would be your best price?

Secondly, 2 of us are experienced riders and would like to ride horses. Is tide compatible for the beach ride? Other rides available?
The other ones could be interested in carriage ride or maybe a one hour ride.



Nur April 17, 2018


We planning to company team building at your place.
Below are the details :

Date : July 2018 – 2 days 1 night (date didn’t confirmed yet) (probably during weekdays)
No. of pax : 50 pax

Day 1
Morning Tea break (not confirmed yet)
Evening Tea break

Usage of meeting room from 10.00am – 10.00pm

Day 2
Morning Tea break

Usage of meeting room from 8.00am – 12.00pm

Hope to get the quotation as soon as possible.


Wilson June 30, 2018

Saya ingin tahu tentang Wedding Reception di tempat anda. Kalau boleh sertakan sekali pakej-pakej untuk wedding reception. Terima Kasih.


Jayson July 05, 2018

Dear Madam/Sir,
My name is Jayson. My fiancé and I are interested to hold a small wedding reception at the beach area in your resort. May we know what packages are available, as well as food options that will be served? And, we would like to know if is possible to use your venue (beach area) for the wedding party, but cater food from a private caterer?

We have not finalized the wedding reception date. However, it should be held sometime early next year, between January-March 2019.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you very much.



Vodka July 24, 2018

Would like to know the actual address of the reaort. Also would like to know Kindawan riding centre is it in the same location with the resort


SARIFAH August 17, 2018

Masih ada blik untuk


Esra August 31, 2018

How to book?


Marney November 29, 2018


I am an experienced horse back rider. I am not staying at the resort but I was wondering if I would be able to book a trail ride for 2-3 hours on december 5th, 6th or 7th.



WAN ABEDIN December 18, 2018

Checking for availability on 31/12/2018
3 bedroom chalet


Teoh December 28, 2018

May I have the contact number that I need to check regarding the horse ride activities


Roy December 28, 2018

Dear Sir/Madam,

Me and My wife is beginner for riding horse,
I would like to check what is the timing of the program , and what program we can have on 31st December. I prefer to ride a horse during the sunset time with beach tracking, Please advise me, as I tried to contact , but I can’t reach


Farahani January 21, 2019

Hi all,

We’re planning for our very first family day on 2nd March 2019.

Kindly advise if you have any suitable location and offer for us.

• Estimated number of participants: 200-300 pax
• Time: 9am-3pm
• Setting: Outdoor; beach is fine but with sheltered areas for people to take cover from the sun
• Food: breakfast and lunch
• Group activities packages (includes for children)

Your fast feedback is highly appreciated.

Thank you.
‘Navigating Towards Excellence’



Denise March 07, 2019

Hi, I am a local here I would like to have more information regarding the horse riding lessond


Anastasia April 18, 2019

Dear all,

I would like to book a riding tour for 2 pax for tomorrow. We will be staying at Le Meridian. Do get back to us.

Warmest regards,


Rebeka April 18, 2019

Hello, I was hoping to do the beach-track horse ride. Either Saturday afternoon or Sunday mid morning. How do I go about booking?


Sara May 12, 2019

Hi! I would like to go horseback riding tomorrow the 13th of may and to the pleasure package with 2 others. (120) we aren’t guests at the resort, so it it possible to still do it?
With kind regards,


Suzanne June 16, 2019

Hello, this is regarding Tuaran horse riding. What is the opening and closing hours for horse riding?


Ilkka July 04, 2019


We are a family of two adults and children of 14, 12 and 9 years looking for accommodation to stay for period of 14.-18. October. What do you have for us?



Sarah July 07, 2019

Hi. I would like to ask permission to use your images of the BSBCC event Bear Necessities which were posted on the BSBCC blog in 2008. I would like to include them in a book I am writing about Dr Wong Siew Te.


Lauren August 03, 2019

I would like to book a sea view room for two nights please. I am traveling solo.. an experienced horse rider and would love to book a half day private ride.. would this possible? My flight arrives 1am on the 7th of April. I hope to check out the 9th of april and make my way to mt kinabul for two nights before flying home to Australia on the 11th. Looking forward to hearing from you asap!! 😊😆


Sue December 20, 2019

How do I contact to reserve for beach riding


Danbee December 23, 2019

Hi, this is Danbee planning to stop by KK for a few day on the way of heading to Semporna.
I am very interested in horse riding and looking for somewhere offering horse riding. It is definately hard to find horse ranch near KK meanwhile I have finally found here. Can I join the activity despite not staying Tuaran resort?


Danbee December 23, 2019

Hi, I am Danbee from Seoul.
It is tough to find horse ranch offers horse riding. May I join horse riding despite not staying Tuaran resort?
Hope you reply soon.
Thank you,


Denise December 27, 2019

Hello I hope this message finds you well. I’m from local and I’m interested in taking up horse riding courses. More information regarding the matte wold be appreciated. Thank you


Nurhuda February 04, 2020

Hi. I would like to request a quotation form Tuaran Beach Resort for a meeting and stay package. How can I contact you?


Nurhuda February 04, 2020

Hi. How can I make a booking?


Lily February 16, 2020

Hi! I’m from England an am staying in Kota Kinabalu I’m 1st-7th May. I was wondering is I could do a long beach ride? I am a very experienced rider; do you cater for experienced riders who want to canter/ ride fast? Thanks.


shuri February 24, 2020

Hi, Sir. l’d like to take horse riding course, even if l don’t book your hotel, is it possible to take the lesson ?


Ms. Helnie March 10, 2020

Dear Sir,

I would like to enquire your hall package for wedding event.


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