History of The Fig Tree Ecolodge

In 2015, Kampung Mantob was like any other village in Kiulu Valley. Green pastures, rolling hills, and warm country folk living by a pristine river. Seeking to tap into Mantob’s vast eco-tourism potential and provide the villagers with a reliable source of income, Borneo Eco Tours (BET) and Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies (BEST) Society […]

Marsha Milan Londoh

Allegro Visits Kiulu Farmstay

The rustic charm of Kiulu Farmstay has caught the attention of a Malaysian celebrity, Marsha Milan Londoh and her crew to come and host a cooking show here. In her show, she invited two local villagers to show her how to cook local dishes. Later on, she went for a short ride around the village, […]


MUKEST Environmental commitment

Good news! Kiulu villagers are making real progress and we couldn’t be prouder! Commonly, villages in remote areas are not provided with proper tools to deal with their waste production and unfortunately, environmental health is compromised. Last year, solid waste and greywater management were identified as the main environmental issues and happily, after the environmental […]


Harvest Time For SRI Project

A year ago, the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) was introduced to Sikong Morigo at Kiulu Farmstay. This foreign method was received anxiously by Sikong and many others as they did not know what to expect. Months went by, and with guidance from our in-house expert Allan Zinkler and peer-learning during our recent trip to […]


Teaching Day for MUKEST

Greywater natural treatment Progresses are going fast in Kiulu! The environmental protection compromise is still on and our baby project is starting to achieve greater goals! This new activity was under the environmental education program initiated in October of last year and took place in Mantob village. The MUKEST president gently offered his house for […]


 Environmental education day for Kiulu children

20-12-2016 Once more, the environmental awareness engagement is going forward and this time, a full morning was reserved for the future of our societies: children! The prepared activities started at nine o’clock and lasted until noon, providing some hours of entertainment, laughing, singing, playing, eating and, specially, learning! Twenty eight of them attended, aged between […]

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Kiulu Farmstay: Environmental Education Program

Expositive & practical presentation by Filipa B. Ramos Gomes Last Sunday (6th November 2016), an environmental education program was held in Kiulu Farmstay, under an Ecotourism internship project. About thirty villagers from the Lembah Embun communities were present and avidly participated. Several subjects about waste management and self-sufficiency were approached, including themes such as natural […]


Two Weeks Experiencing Homestay in Kiulu- A Tourist Perspective

  Oct. 25 – Nov. 8 After spending one noisy week in Kota Kinabalu, adapting to the weather and getting off jet lag, I felt like I needed to get off the grid for a while. And for that, I couldn’t have made a better choice… The homestay experience around Kiulu’s communities has already made […]


Kiulu Farmstay Celebrates Borneo Eco Tours’ 25th Anniversary Milestone

On the 25th of October 2016, Kiulu Farmstay was privileged to celebrate in the success of Borneo Eco Tours’ reaching its 25th anniversary milestone. The celebration was held in Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu and present at the event was the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah (Malaysia), YB Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun […]


SIB Skyline’s Picnic and Outreach Program in Kiulu

Just recently, a group of youths from SIB Skyline had a picnic and outreach program at the Kiulu Riverside Sulap and Vanilla Hut. The outreach program, which was held on the 1st of October was a merry one with new members also joining in the fun. Besides that, members from SIB Skyline also invited the […]