SABAH ECO RESORT
Sabah, East Malaysia on the Island of Borneo is the base for a new eco-resort, with views to the distant South China Sea and Mt Kinabalu and an hour’s drive to Kota Kinabalu near Telipok.
Designed in regenerating rainforest in the steep rocky foothills that eventually lead to Mt Kinabalu, the resort is designed as a series of self-contained apartment pavilions within the trees and linked by footpaths and electric cart tracks around central high-end resort, restaurants, recreational and day-spa facilities.
. Each 3-storied apartment building remains within the umbrella of the tree-canopy to reduce the building’s ecological footprint while affording views and connections with Sabah’s unique features. For the guests, the opportunity to commune with nature and the local and wider environment is encouraged through many of the planned activities.
Environmentally sustainable features provide for most of the resorts off-grid needs. Passive and active features powered by photovoltaic panels, rainwater harvesting, composting toilets, natural light and ventilation with additional cooling in the tropical conditions.
Through integrative and regenerative measures the site will be further enhanced to reinstate vegetation and wildlife that used to inhabit this area.