English Language Fellow and Teacher Trainees learn new teaching methodologies at the English Access Microscholarship Teacher Training Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted the second phase of its two-part English Access Microscholarship Teacher Training Workshop in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from December 4-7, 2017. The training was attended by 18 English teachers across Malaysia, as well as Regional English Language Officer Alice Murray. The 4-day, intensive workshop was organized by the Access ...
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Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi visits Sabah and Sarawak

Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, Director of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers captivated youth audiences when he visited the states of Sabah and Sarawak and shared the importance of interfaith dialogues in keeping radical views at bay. Dr. Elsanousi also met with the Mufti of Sabah and discussed the need for open communication with youth in understanding them and not losing ...
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Capacity building efforts in Sabah by Smithsonian National Zoo

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur sponsored a research visit to Sabah by three elephant experts from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.  Elephant research specialist Erin Latimer, Senior Curator Bryan Amaral and Veterinarian Dr. James Steeil visited the Sabah Wildlife Department in Lok Kawi and Sepilok from July 31- Aug 5. Their goal was to improve the ability to diagnose Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV) in the current ...
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Erin Zanre visits Sabah

Erin Zanre, a consultant who specializes in development and implementation of community-based sustainable livelihoods and natural resource management programs, visited Tun Mustapha Park in Sabah on July 3 – 7. Her trip was funded by the Embassy and Sabah Parks in support of community-based fisheries management initiatives. She met community stakeholders, NGOs, government agencies and delivered a ...
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Fulbright Senior Scholar Supports Orangutan Conservation

Fulbright Senior Scholar Dr. Wendy Erb visited an orangutan rehabilitation center in Sabah, East Malaysia on June 21 – 23 to meet wildlife experts and support research efforts and develop educational programs. Dr. Erb is currently conducting research in Indonesia to promote the conservation of wild orangutan populations.
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Makes Second Trip to Sabah

Ambassador Lakhdhir visited Sabah for the second time on May 4-5, 2017. While there she visited the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Likas, gave remarks at a luncheon for the L.E.A.N women’s group, and traveled to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park to meet Joe the elephant, who was rescued by Sabah Wildlife staff. Ambassador Lakhdhir also attended a ship reception with U.S. ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Sabah

Ambassador Lakhdhir made her first official trip to Sabah on April 1-5, 2017. She visited the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center , Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center , Rainforest Discovery Center and Danau Girang Field Centre in Sandakan. In Kota Kinabalu, she met Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman, Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman, and Minister of Tourism and Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun. Her trip reiterated the close relationships with the Sabah State government ...
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Support for Borneo Rhythms of Rimba Wildlife Festival

The festival on August 20th and 21st was a celebration to promote biodiversity and a deeper understanding of the natural heritage on Borneo island. The festival held at the world famous Sepilok rainforest in Sandakan gathered scientific experts and conservationists to share a wealth of information through their studies and research. The festival was officiated by ...
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A Real Jungle Gym – Biodiversity Conservation in Sarawak and Sabah with US Science Envoy Dr. Lovejoy

“A real jungle gym” is how U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Tom Lovejoy described watching orangutans from Sabah’s Orangutan Rescue Center exercising in the rainforest. The rescue, rehabilitation, and return to the wild of over 700 orangutans throughout the center’s history was just one of many biodiversity conservation success stories that Dr. Lovejoy heard during his four day tour through ...
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Education USA @ MATTA fair KK from May 6th to May 8th 2016

Last May 6-8, 2016, Education USA attended the Kota Kinabalu MATTA fair held in Suria Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. Education USA, hosted by the Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) is a one stop advising center supported by the U.S. Department of State. This organization provides unbiased, accurate, comprehensive and current information about how to apply to accredited ...
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Ambassador Yun Joins Portland Delegation in Visit to Sabah

Ambassador Yun and a 10-person delegation from Portland, Oregon visited Sabah as part of a Sister City initiative and the Oregon-Sabah Collaborative. The delegation, led by Portland Metro Council President Tom Hughes, visited sites in Kota Kinabalu and other parts of Sabah to build relationships in the fields of business, education, and environmental cooperation. During ...
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Ambassador Yun to Accompany Sabah Delegation to Portland, Oregon

Ambassador Joseph Yun will accompany a delegation from Kota Kinabalu and Sabah as they visit Portland, Oregon from September 27 – October 4, 2014. Led by Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Bin Manjun, the Sabah delegation includes the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu Datuk Abidin Madingkir, and representatives from ...
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