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 more than 150 books covering general ecology and tropical ecology, behaviour, conservation biology, natural history and field guides, Sabah history and geography, tourism etc; (3) a computer room equipped with 10 internet-linked PCs and one printer; and (4) an office with space for at least four scientists.
The hostel or dormitory block (pictured left) can accommodate up to 30 persons (six separate timber units with two bunk beds and one single bed in each - 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 have a cup of tea and relax. A washing machine is available for long-term students and scientists.
The Scientists' Studios
Four individual studios are intended primarily for long-term scientists, students and volunteers. Each studio can accommodate two persons and includes two separate bedrooms (each with one single bed, cabinet and shelves), a shared sitting area with a desk and chairs and a bathroom (shower and sink) and a toilet.
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.
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.
Hot drinks and water are also provided free of charge at all times.
Mobile phones do work at the centre although the signal can sometimes be erratic.