filed14 Jul 2013 fromCarmen Jenner
As the speedboat zoomed towards Gaya Island Resort, I was already devising ways to never return to reality.
A few minutes off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on the Malaysian state of Sabah lies a refuge away from life as most of us know it. Located on the island of Pulau Gaya within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Malohom Bay sweeps majestically at the Gaya Island Resort’s feet.
1. Lay down and weep
On the approach in it’s …
filed20 May 2013 fromCarmen Jenner
Sunbeams over Sandakan
While tropical adventures are aplenty in Sandakan, Malaysia, the former capital of the state of Sabah oozes a tumultuous cultural past.
The phrase “land below the wind” was coined a century ago by sailors to describe the Malaysian state of Sabah on the northern coast of Borneo because of its location south of the typhoon belt. American author and expat Agnes Keith brought notoriety to the phrase in her book of the same name. In fact, she …