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Shangri-la at its finest....

Review of Kiulu Farmstay
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 Aug 2016via mobile
Recently, my 13 year old daughter and I traveled to Sabah Borneo. My entire 2 week itinerary was organized by Borneo Eco tours. Needless to say, it was loaded with one adventure after another ranging from the west to east coast. However, my most memorable part of the trip was our overnight stay at Kiulu valley farmstay. The valley is surrounded by mountains with lush jungle filled with edible vegetation and fruit trees. The river in the valley was flowing rapidly with clear cool water and can be seen for miles. Rice paddies and Buffaloes in their mud bath was amusing. The quad bike experience would be a sin to miss. The morning mist was enchanting. The view all around whether from below in the valley or above in the mountain was heavenly. The Fig Tree is a 2 room lodge built by the local community and volunteer organization. It's a beautiful lodge providing all the basic necessities. Our meals were provided by a friendly local lady, the food was simple and flavorful. Our guide was top notch, his name is Saidin and he has lived there his entire life with his family. In our too short a stay I came away with knowledge I could not have learn from a book.... Thank you Saidin for your expertise and tireless hospitality. Thank you Sheila for providing the introduction to this immaculate place. Kiulu valley really is one of the best places on earth, no doubt I will return for a longer stay. Oh did I forget to mention that there is no wifi, Internet, TV or cellular service.....excellent👍
Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Reviewed 16 July 2016

    the nearest getaway within kk city from hectic daily life. there's camping site or "sulap" to stay in . the river is also within reach. the river flow is slow so its safe to do swimming or just a dip into the cold and clear waters. fancy some rougher activity? you can try river tubing. there will be someone to watch over you and you will be wearing safety gears. this will be my first place to recommend if you need instant disconnect with the outside world.

    Date of stay: June 2016
    • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    TimothyT_BET, Manager at Kiulu Farmstay, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

    Thanks Ivy for visiting us. We're so glad to have you.

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    Reviewed 30 June 2016

    Yupe this is the place to stay if you are searching for a peaceful place to meditate and listen to the sound of nature. Food was simple but so delicious. The local community did a great job making this place beautiful. Wish to stay here longer.

    Date of stay: May 2016
    • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Nuraidah M, MarCom at Kiulu Farmstay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

    Beautiful isn't it? Despite the limited phone reception, Kiulu has thei own charms to distract you from the hustle and bustle of city life. Thank you for the review, Nicol!

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    Reviewed 29 June 2016

    It's a great opportunities for me to have a experience such as unique Kiulu Farmstay that make me feel free enjoying the nature live, sound of the river, the culture and also the food. Feel like I'm in a 60's era.

    Date of stay: May 2016
    • Trip type: Travelled on business
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    Nuraidah M, MarCom at Kiulu Farmstay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

    Glad you had an amazing time, Rioe!

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    Reviewed 28 June 2016

    It's a really nice place where you can have your "detox" from your hectic city life. Great experience of living like a "kampong" person, you get to learn about the local native's culture and culinary and traditions. Those who want to explore nature, it is a must to come here as there are jungle trekking, waterfall trekking, hiking and more exciting activities awaits.

    Date of stay: June 2016
    • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Nuraidah M, MarCom at Kiulu Farmstay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

    Couldnt agree more Siah! Kiulu has its charm to distract you form the hustle and bustle of the city. Thank you for the review!

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    Reviewed 28 June 2016

    Kiulu Farmstay is very unique and strategic where next to it you can jump in into the river whenever you want it. Besides, you can experience the river tubing, some local activities, morning walk to see the sunrise, jungle trekking to Gaman Kapur and also Mantob waterfall. There's a lot of activities await you there such as quadbike, buffalo riding and etc . And thumbs up for the food..It is very tasty. Highly recommended for those who want to feel the nature and to escape from stress.

    Date of stay: June 2016
    Trip type: Travelled with friends
    Thank JennefferJ
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    TimothyT_BET, Manager at Kiulu Farmstay, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

    Thanks for your kind comments Jenneffer. So glad you got to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and serenity of Kiulu.

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