Three Unique Things About Ranau

Words by Yeong Hui Min
Photos by Yeong Hui Min and Hamza Delbar

 

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Lunch at Restoran Tanjung Puteri

Words by Franklin Tan
Photos by Yeo Li-Sha

Going to a place that is unfamiliar to you would almost always be a slightly uncomfortable situation. Unfamiliar food, faces, culture, language, etc. However the one thing that all individuals would understand would be kindness, and that’s where Queenie comes into the picture and her lovely restaurant, the Tanjung Puteri Restaurant.

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Kinabalu Park: A World On Its Own

Words by Hannah Reshma
Photos by Hamza Delbar

Kinabalu Park aka Taman Kinabalu was named a national park of Malaysia in 1964 was later designated the nation’s first World Heritage Site in 2000, thanks to the role the park plays as a primary and vital biological site of the world, holding thousands (almost 4500!) of species of flora and fauna.

Boasting high biodiversity, Kinabalu Park fully lives up to the claim, being home to many endemic species – species that occur nowhere else. The uniqueness of the species belonging to Kinabalu Park is possibly attributed to multiple factors, adaptation – lowland ancestors evolving due to cold weather, travel – species arriving from other cold regions, such as the Himalayas, and climate change – the migration of lowland species into the mountain regions as a refuge for species that prefer colder climates.

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Remembering the Death Walk

Words by Jasbir Singh
Photos by Yeong Hui Min

Although the fighting in Sabah during the Second World War was not as intense as elsewhere, the worst ever atrocities against Australian soldiers was witnessed here – the Sandakan Death Marches.

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The ISO Sabah group posing for a group picture with Mr Sevee at the Kundasang War Memorial entrance

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