Holidays of year 2012: Part 1

My 1st holiday destination of the year was at Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort. Leaving KK at 0650hrs on the 4th February to Tawau via flight AK6122 with another 3 friends from Kota Kinabalu then meet up another 2 new friends at Semporna before we departed to Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort.

We were warmly welcomed by the Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort airport rep when we walked out from the  arrival hall. Then we took a 45 min bus ride from Tawau to Semporna. Here are the pictures to share with you all, cheers!

While we were waiting for the boat transfer to the resort

Hunting for food on the street

We sat down & enjoy the beauty of the panoramic view from the deck…

 The boat where our food was served, lots of food, plenty of food, eat til you dropped haha..

Our bed, room no. 36, welcoming, holidaying!!
 Adrian took our picture outside our chalet

   

Awesome view

Chill out

Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort in Semporna, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Another view…

My drawing at Kapalai…

Pink News Borneo: Teratak Trip – 30 December 2011

The winners of Christmas countdown Q Bar Kota Kinabalu made their Pink trip to Teratak River Cruise near Beaufort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo, last Friday the 30th December 2011.

We left from Kota Kinabalu at time 1400 hours and made an overland journey for 2½ hours to Teratak Village, South Western part of Sabah. Upon arrival, they enjoyed light refreshment at the jetty and then proceeded for a late afternoon river cruise in search for the bizarre odd nose Proboscis Monkey along the river. This stretch of wetland is also home to other wildlife such as Long Tailed Macaques, Silver Langur Monkeys, varieties of endemic and migratory birds, monitor lizards, bats, otters, etc. When the darkness falls, witness the magic of thousands flickering fireflies on trees along the river bank.  After having scrumptious dinner, we then returned to the jetty and transferred back to Kota Kinabalu. What a wonderful way to close the curtain of year 2011 with Pink Borneo Teratak River Cruise!

    


Gay U.S. Airways Flight Attendant Stripped Naked, Tied, Strangled to Death in Mexico City

We are now in the month of November. Over the months of September & October, we kept receiving & hearing news of gay bully, gay murder. I am sad for the ‘gets-better’ time is not here yet I suppose. My purpose to post these news is hoping Gay Community Kota KinabaluSabah Borneo,Malaysia are aware of things happened out there. And I started to think or better word to describe, I wonder if such things also happened here locally, yet it had been covered up.

We, Kota Kinabalu gay community better start looking into this matter. I received another horrific news of gay murder as per the title above: Gay U.S. Airways Flight Attendant Stripped, Tied, Strangled to Death in Mexico City

POSTED BY  ON OCT 31, 2011: 27-year-old Nick Aaronson’s body was found naked on his hotel bed, with his hands tied behind his back and a belt around his neck this weekend. The U.S. Airways flight attendent had been strangled to death, and his body showed signs of choking and beating beforehand.

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Another High School Hate Crime Video Bully in America

The hate crime toward gays is getting worst nowadays. Several internet news reported these bullying took place in the United States of America.

I am very much hoping, Sabah Borneo of Malaysia has no such bullying happening, however if there is, please do not hesitate to let us, Pink Borneo know. We are to stand up for you!

The  following news is taken from Unicornbooty blog:

POSTED BY  ON OCT 28, 2011 – It looks like the bully caught on tape beating a gay student into a concussed puddle at Union-Scioto High School in Chillicothe, Ohio isn’t going to get away with just a three day suspension after all. The Chillicothe Gazettereports that criminal charges are to be brought against him today.

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Pink Borneo Website Selected for Utopia Spicy Website Award

29 October 2011, Saturday [Kota Kinabalu] – I would like to extend billions thanks to you all of your supports from the ‘birthday’ of Pink Borneo idea was generated to our first achievement, that is receiving recognition from Utopia Asia. Cordially thanking Aseh Travel for conducting our gay-friendly tours in Sabah. QBar Kota Kinabalu the only LGBT club in town, Magindanao Conservation providing much helps, Fokasmega Sdn Bhd, supplying our T-shirts for our activities and last but not least to Utopia Asia for your recognition to our Pink Borneo project!

Receiving an email stated: “We have added……  listings at http://www.utopia-asia.com/tipsmala.htm. Your website has been selected for our Utopia Spicy Website Award and recommendation to our thousands of daily visitors looking for cool and trendy sites.” this morning, marked the milestone of Pink Borneo’s progress and growth for years to come.

We are looking forward to give you our very best service in Borneo, cheers!!

You don’t need to avoid Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia for your Winter Vacation

As per the blog by Unicornbooty, the report on their website is not completely wrong about: Planning a winter vacation? Avoid these gay-executing & imprisoning countries. From my previous writing:

“The gay scene in Malaysia is thriving; although it is still mostly underground, it is basically tolerated by the “live-and-let-live” attitude of the locals.

From travel industry’s perspective, Sabah has all the important qualities to successfully develop Pink Borneo; Sabah has outstanding quality of flora and fauna, and the natives have rich and diverse tradition and culture. Most visitors find that the locals in Sabah are generally friendly to all visitors regardless of their cultural background or sexual orientation. Sabah’s hotel industry is also booming and this provides a wide range of accommodation to suite everyone’s budget and preference. There are also several gay-owned or gay-friendly establishments to support the development of Pink Borneo, ranging form backpacker hostel, pub and club, restaurant, spa centre, hair-salon, boutique, photography, event organiser, etc. Since all major destinations in Sabah such as Sepilok Orangutan Centre, Selingan Turtle Island, Tabin Wildlife Sanctuary, Danum Vally Research Centre, etc. are well documented; visitors find it easy to enjoy their special interests. Finally, with the increasing number of direct flights coming to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah has become accessible to travellers from all over the world.”

CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF PINK BORNEO

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SPCA KK Awareness and Fund-Raising Campaign – Update

10 October 2011, Kota Kinabalu – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Kota Kinabalu (SPCA KK) had successfully raised an amount of RM7,300.00 on the 8th & 9th October 2011, venue City Mall Kota Kinabalu. Through this campaign, volunteers utilized all their heart, might, mind & strength, hoping to stir awareness to the public of the importance of helping animals from being cruelly treated & urged the public to understand the law that could be applied on those who abuse the animal.

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