STAR Marina opens on Borneo’s coast

Credit: Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort

KOTA KINABALU The new 2,787 sqm STAR Marina has opened on the northern tip of the island of Borneo in the Malaysian state of Sabah and is set to be a destination for groups seeking thrilling water-sports adventures.

Owned and operated by Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, the marina is built on the resort's 10-hectare grounds. The single-storey facility is adjacent to a 69-metre-long private jetty at the water's edge.

Designed by Design D.U.B.E. Singapore, STAR Marina offers a choice of motorised and non-motorised water activities, speed boat transfers to neighbouring islands, as well as an open-air venue for evening functions for up to 100 people.

The marina's broad menu of activities includes dive certification classes, island excursions to nearby Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and Mamutik, deep-sea fishing, and private charters to the crystal waters near the resort.

For a more active day out, groups can jet-ski, waterski, wakeboard, kayak, paddle board, wind surf, or even take a turn on the banana boat and the Hobbie Cat.

Equipment rental and a boatyard to maintain and repair the resort's boats are available onsite.

While corporate group packages are being put together, STAR Marina is offering companies 20 per cent off its retail rates, the resort's spokesperson told Mix.

The facility operates activities daily between 8am to 5.30pm. Activities can be reserved by telephone at +60 88 327 888 or by email at

Gigi Onag


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