Facilities at the Centre
The administration building comprises one large central and multifunctional room divided into two sections: (1) a teaching area equipped with a white screen, a LCD projector and 30 chairs, and (2) a dining area with seating capacity for about 40 people and a fully-equipped kitchen. The other rooms are: (1) a small laboratory equipped with microscopes, a centrifuge and an oven; (2) a library with desktop computers and more than 200 books covering general ecology and tropical ecology, behaviour, conservation biology, natural history and field guides, Sabah history and geography, tourism etc; and (4) two offices for up to 16 long and short term scientists.
Field Course Hostel
The hostel or dormitory block (pictured left) can accommodate up to 30 persons (two bunk beds and one single bed in each room - maximum 5 persons per room). Bathroom (4 individual showers) and toilet facilities (4 individual occidental-style toilets) are shared. The hostel also has a sitting area where the students/guests can relax. All windows and doors are enclosed with mosquito netting.
Four individual studios are intended primarily for long-term scientists, students and volunteers. Each studio can accommodate four persons and includes two separate bedrooms (each with two single beds), a shared sitting area with a desk and chairs and a bathroom (shower and sink) and a toilet. A washing machine is available for long-term students and scientists.
Three meals (self-service buffet style) are provided each day. Breakfast consists of a continental-style buffet of bread, cereal, condiments, coffee, tea and juice. Hot drinks and water are also provided free of charge at all times.
Lunch and dinner are Malaysian-style and generally include meat, local fish and/or vegetables served with rice or noodles.
The centre aims to cater for visitors with allergies and special diet requirements, e.g. vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free etc – but please inform us in advance so that the necessary arrangements can be made.