Borneo is an island of enormous natural beauty. Beaches, jungle preserves, and parks can be found throughout Sabah.
In line with our commitment to biodiversity conservation, the group launched Sanctuary, Shangri-La's Care for Nature Project.
At Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, we have launched the marine conservation coral planting programme which aims to restore and protect certain environments and habitats that face the ever-increasing impact of humans. Overseen by the resort's marine biologist, the project takes place at STAR Marina and focuses on creating a sustainable environment and teaching that everyone is jointly responsible for preserving our natural resources. The programme will be conducted as a long-term project for coral propagation to promote reef restoration.
Nature Reserve (Rasa Ria)
Take the shuttle to our sister resort, Rasa Ria, where you'll find a unique 64-acre Nature Reserve featuring Sabah's icon, the Orangutan. The Nature Reserve is aimed primarily at nature conservation and Orangutan rehabilitation.
The Rehabilitation Programme for Orangutans, carried out at the Nature Reserve, is the only one of its kind on the west coast of Sabah.
The Reserve is also home to a wide spectrum of Sabah wildlife, such as two species of deer, long-tailed macaques, pheasants, civets, bear cat, masked musang, monitor lizard, water hens, porcupines, slow lorises, pangolins, pitcher plants, fruit bats and 63 species of birds.