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 the Care for Dugong Conservation Programme which aims to restore the integrity of the marine eco-system and to improve the livelihood of the local communities in Sabah. With the help of WWF Sabah, the resort is working with villagers from Kampung Berungus in Kudat to propagate the growth of sea grass to preserve the natural habitat of the dugong situation in this area and to obtain a weekly supply of sustainably harvested fish to be served in the resort's restaurants as 'Catch of the Day'.
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.