Monday, 20 July 2015

The Farm Nearby

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The Signal Hill Valley

First of all, I would like to thanks The Sabah Society and its Committee for accepting me as the member of the club. That is why I got this opportunity to see the Signal Hill Eco-Farm. I was made to understand, prior to joining The Sabah Society, the objective of this organization is to instill awareness about North Borneo (Sabah) cultural, environmental and historical heritage.

In the middle of the City of Jesselton (Kota Kinabalu), only less than 10 minutes from her historical old town, we still have this green valley, fill with secondary forests, mangrove trees, and also fruit orchards! Signal Hill Valley used to be the center of vegetables and fruit farms that supply Jesselton with all the greens from the colonial period right until the early 1980's. Nowadays most of the farm products comes from outside Jesselton such as from Kundasang, Tuaran and Papar. There is still a very few farms operating from Signal Hill Valley and one of them is Mr Lee's Eco-Farm.

Mr Lee (blue jacket)
Mr Lee told us that the reason why he goes into eco-farming is because of passion. He has no experience as a farmer before, but because of his concern about modern diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart problems, he decided to contribute to society by venturing into eco-farming. Eco-Farming is actually ecological farming. The main theme of eco-farming is helping to prevent soil erosion, protect the water from unwanted or hazardous infiltration and of course, bio-diversity. Organic farming is more to do with crop rotation, biological composts and natural pest control.

Ginseng Java
The most interesting topic that Mr Lee explained to us is about Tongkat Ali and Ginseng Java. He told us that he doesn't use any synthetic anti-biotic for his chickens and ducks. Mr Lee believed it is harmful for the consumers if they eat the meats that have been injected with this serum. As an alternative, he feed his poultry with natural herbs such as Tongkat Ali and Ginseng Java! Until today, his animals are healthy and disease-free. Mr Lee told us that he is thankful to Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) for this important knowledge. To know about Mr Lee's farm, please log on to the Facebook SIGNAL HILL ECO-FARM.

Picture above are view of the farm
The Sabah Society members enjoying the natural meal at the farm
To know more about The Sabah Society, please contact 088-250443 or e-mail at or come to their office at No.46, 1st Floor Block E, Damai Plaza, 88300 KOTA KINABALU


Wednesday, 1 July 2015


Bohey Dulang

These are some small chain of islands very close to Semporna. In fact it is just 15 minutes boat ride from the Semporna town jetty. There are homestays resorts build on top of the sea near these islands. The sea is crystal clear and it is a diving and snorkeling paradise. Contrary to what people think, these islands are very safe because of the constant patrol by the Malaysian coast guard, marine police and navy.

Beautiful crystal sea

Homestay resort

Semporna is located in the east coast of North Borneo (Sabah). The town was established by the British North Borneo Charted Company in the early 1800's and the majority of the people are Bajau. Semporna is famous for its tourism site and also marine products. Semporna is also close to the Sipadan, an oceanic island rising 600 meter from the seabed. Sipadan itself was formed by living corals which took thousand of years to develop. There are about 3000 fish species in Sipadan. It is one of the world top diving destination.

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 The picture on the left is Awang Suzaini Bongsu. He works for a construction firm and he loves hiking and traveling. He said he is on top of Bohey Dulang highest peak, which is about 600 meter high. He said the resort here are relatively affordable and he wish to assure the readers that the place is safe. Once again, I wish to say thank him for his contribution to this article.

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