GIVING BACK & HOW YOU HELP

Whenever you choose to travel with us, you're not just choosing your holiday or tour in Borneo. You're a part of something much greater as your travel with us directly funds all our community and social projects throughout Sabah. For every guest who purchases Kinabatangan tour package, we will contribute RM 12 to BEST Society, our in-house Non-Profit Organization that's responsible for all our community, social and environmental work. On top of that, each international traveller to Sukau Rainforest Lodge also contributes RM20 directly to this effort.

how borneo eco tours guest help the community and conservation

We've been doing this great work for 20 years now and need your help to continue the community and environmental transformation here in Borneo. We don't believe and practice charity, instead, we believe that the best thing is a hand-up and not a handout. Along the way, we've also had the support of great partners including WWF, the UNDP, SHELL, ConnocoPhillips, ECU, and so many others. We've impacted more than 6,300 persons directly and replanted more than 5,000 trees ourselves. Some of our recent projects are below.

Project Year Remarks
Tree Planting Project - Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor Regeneration Program (KWICORP) 2000-present 64 acres rehabilitated, planted more than 5000 trees since inception
Sukau Medical Camp 2012 Covering 3 villages and benefitting 565 villagers
Free Medical and Dental Treatment for Mantanani Island Community Jun 2013 446 villagers on Mantanani island received free medical & dental checkup/treatment
Study Trip to Canaan Farms Aug 2013 Sponsored 10 farmers to learn organic farm
Career Talk for Rural School Students Oct 2013 Career talk for 25 students in Kota Marudu
Shell's Seed Fund II for Farmers Nov 2013 RM600 seed purchase money distributed
Educational Talk on Organic Farming by Korean Expert Dec 2013 Seminar for 10 farmers with Korean expert
Bringing Clean Water to Mandamai Village - Bengkoka Living Water Phase 3 Dec 2013 30 families from Kg Mandamai provided potable rainwater tanks
Glory Motivation Seminar in Sikuati, Kudat Jan 2014 Benefitted 100 villagers in Kudat
BEST Society Sponsors Business Training for 37 Village Leaders Apr 2014 Business training for 37 villagers from Pitas
Learning Ecotourism and Volunteering in Sabah - the Best Outdoor Classroom May 2014 Volunteering in the local community with 17 students from Edith Cowan University, Perth
Connecting with Villagers of Kg Kobon and Kg Lugu May 2014 Post-project review & new project survey
Shell's Seeds Fund III & Vermicompost Workshop for Organic Farmers June 2014 Vermicompost Workshop for 30 participants
Bengkoka Living Water (Kg Kobon) - Bengkoka Living Water Phase 4 July 2014 28 families from Kg Mandamai provided potable rainwater tanks
Assessment Trip to Kg Kobon and Kg Mandamai Aug 2014 Post-project review & dialog with 50 villagers
Graduation Day for Ten Farmers Sep 2014 Celebrating a successful project
Improvement for the student hostel, Asrama Bantaran Joy Centre (ABJC) Mar 2015 Funded by ConnocoPhillips. Repair & upgrade student hostel for poor local children
Camp Lemaing - Sir Hugh Low Expedition Camp : A Community Based Ecotourism Project Aug 2014 Brand new ecotourism camp, world class but owned by the community
Kundasang Medical Camp Aug 2014 Villagers of Kg Desa Aman receiving free medical and dental treatment
Kg Kiau Medical Camp Mar 2015 190 Villagers of Kg Kiau receive free medical and dental treatment

A comprehensive list of all our projects can be found HERE.

 

BEST Society Partners and Sponsors