TANDARASON RESORT AND COUNTRY CLUB (TRCC)
Nestled in the Tambunan valley, TRCC is just one hour fifteen minutes’ drive away from Kota Kinabalu the State Capital of Sabah.
Located in Kampung Karanaan, along the Pegalan River, TRCC is a perfect breakaway from the city life. It is built in a village setting in a green environment tinted with erratic butterflies and dragonflies of all colors and species that make one wonders and be amazed with.
Not only does it generate a restful atmosphere and calmness but also it certainly is a scene of serenity and simplicity, congenial for those who prefer contemplative surroundings.
At TRCC you can stay in the traditional house or you can choose an accommodation with modern designs in architecture.
This traditional bamboo house is built in harmony with the surrounding site and elements in the natural environment. It is for a family and a group of 5 to 10 people. All chalets are equipped with basic facilities such as toilet, hot shower and comfortable beds. Extra mattresses are also available upon request.
MOUNTAIN VIEW MOTEL
Perched on a hilltop overlooking the lake, running river, lodge and the village, is a stretch of wooden house parading 10 individual rooms with their own private shower.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
TRCC MiniCafe is opened in daytime featuring some of the local delicacies and Western food.
GROUPS & MEETINGS
TRCC is an ideal and conducive place for organizing various occasions. Whether for private or public functions, conferences, religious retreats or seminars.
Open air / Stage / Capacity 500 pax.
Hall – Capacity 200 pax or Air-cond room – capacity 50 pax.
At Tandarason Lake, you can do kayaking and paddle boating at a very reasonable rate. It is a place for families to relax and enjoy themselves togather. Watch the different types of fishes like ‘tilapia’, ‘jelawat’, /patin’ and ‘keli’ swimming about in the lake. Feeding fish ia a good therapy in reducing human tension and stress. So why not try one?
While your children are occupied at TRCC, you can swing your clubs with friends at the Tambunan Golf & Country Club. Offering avid golfer, this 18-hole golf course is situated in Kampung Solibog that has a magnificent backdrop of craggy Mt. Kinabalu that is visible if you tee-off early morning.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Every Thursday morning, the indigenous people of Tambunana gather around to trade their wares, fresh vegetables and fruits.
Visit the mysterious stones that can produce a set of a Kadazandusun gong-like sound. These musical stones were found in the river of Pegalan at Kampung Solibong and are now under the safekeeping of its residents. You might find this one interesting and come up with your own scientific explanation.
When you visit Tambunan, the Rafflesia Reserve is something not to be missed. Learn about the world’s largest flower imaginable, a parasitic plant without leaves, roots or a stem of its own. It takes months to develop a flower up to almost one meter in diameter. The Information Centre is located along KK-Tambunan Highway, about b60 km from KK.
NATURE AND WONDER
For those nature lovers out there, mountain climbing at Mt. Trusmadi is a worthwhile and unforgettable experience to many. It is a breathtaking and unbelievable feeling being on top of the mountain. Described as ‘wild and jungle clad’, Mt. Trusmadi is the second highest peak in Sabah/Malaysia, standing at 2,649 meter. Along the path, right up to the highest peak you mau appreciate the Nepenthes Trusmadiensis and other exotic plants. And perhaps, encounters with wildlife!
(NOTE: Climber are advised to make bookings at least 1 month in advance to allow application of permits from the Tambunan Forestry Department)
PICNIC AND GATHERING
One of the hidden wonders of Tambunan is the Mahua Waterfall that is located in Kampung Patau. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sabah. Journey will take you about half an hour drive to the checkpoint plus 5-7 minutes walk to the waterfalls. It is an ideal place to relax, picnic and appreciate nature.