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Tampat Do Aman

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Tampat do Aman, meaning a place of friends or a peaceful place, in the local language Rungus, is nestled into the natural surroundings of the Tip of Borneo area Kudat, Sabah, East Malaysia. The company is developing a number of tourism ventures in this area with the main "base" being the Future Eco resort and Jungle camp. The six acre, "base", is dissected by the only road that leads to this phenomenally beautiful, pristine stretch of coastline that stretches from the Tip of Borneo 10km to the south, incorporating eight of the best beaches Sabah has to offer. The area really is a jewel in the crown of Sabah, which is already famous for its diverse flora / fauna and culturally unique environments.
With the resort area backing of the state forest reserve customers can join one of the jungle trekking parties, survival courses or night walks to explore the stunning jungle, being guided by one of the locally sourced and trained guides that know the area like their own back garden! With the accompanying jungle guide showing you the way, you are ensured to gain the most of the experience and fulfill the ideals of an evocative trip to Malaysian Borneo, combine this with the stunning coastline and all can be achieved from this one stop location. The ethos of the resort is to provide comfortable accommodation for tourists and locals alike, to base themselves so that they can explore the stunning surrounding area, discovering for themselves the local people, culture, cuisine and friendly ethos that the local, Indigenous, Rungus people are renowned for.

Adventure doesn't get more exciting than Borneo. With luscious rain forests, endangered wildlife and diverse culture - this destination is perfect for adventure and nature lovers.

Straddling the equator and dominated by luxuriant rain forests, Borneo is the world's third-biggest island. Its territory is apportioned unevenly between the countries of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia.

The two East Malaysian states Sabah and Sarawak, lie in the north, surrounding the rich Islamic Sultanate of Brunei, while the Indonesian state of Kalimantan occupies most of central and southern Borneo.

The island boasts remote jungle beauty, tropical adventure and tribal cultures, and is home to half of all known plant and animal species in the world. This wildlife wonderland has orang-utans, the Sumatran rhino, the Bornean pygmy elephant and thousands of unique flowering species. A colourful paradise combining relaxation and adventure with its idyllic beaches, scenic mountains and rich culture.

Recommended Place to Visit

  • sandakan.jpgVisit the historic temples and harbourside market in stunning Sandakan.
  • sanctuary.jpgGo trekking through the lush rain-forests and experience walking among orang-utans in Sepilok orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.
  • lankayan.jpgHead to Lankayan Island for a truly unique sight and see where the Green Turtles come to lay eggs all year round.
  • mulucaves.jpgExplore the caves of Sarawak by longboat and take a dip in the shaded pool near Clearwater Cave.

People curious about what sort of wildlife they could encounter on their travels to Asia might like to try finding out more about the Orang Utan species of ape.

If explorers are looking to see the animals in their natural habitat, a Borneo holiday may be the way to go, as the island is home to the particular variety of monkey and a close encounter with one may be a rewarding experience.

They are the only type of ape to be found in the continent and can be seen in two different breeds. Those found on the island have the Latin name pongo pygmaeus, while the Sumatran orang-utans are called pongo abelii.

When walking through the jungle, visitors might be advised to cast their eyes upwards to the trees, as that is where the monkeys are usually found, sleeping in nests amongst the branches.

Anyone particularly captivated by these apes might be interested in finding out more about the Orangutan Foundation's Volunteer Programme that allows travellers to contribute to conservation work.

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