Monday, August 04, 2008

1Borneo Rainforest - A rainforest in concrete jungle

KOTA KINABALU: A unique experience awaits visitors at Sabah’s latest shopping destination, the massive 1Borneo mall.

Located 10km from downtown Kota Kinabalu, 1Borneo is fast becoming a shoppers haven where everything from designer fashion to daily groceries is available.

But a spot within the mall is gaining much attention, especially from first-time tourists.

Amid the glitzy façades of retail premises, this spot stands out due to its natural look with creepers and plants adorning a rocky wall, as if the mall was built around a primeval cave.

This is the 1Borneo Rainforest, an exceptional cultural centre spread out over an area the size of three basketball courts that promises to delight the five senses with the best Sabah and South-East Asia has to offer.

Visitors passing through the “cave” entrance are greeted by a warrior of the Rungus community with the melodious sounds of kulingtangan or mini gongs in the background.

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