About Me

Murphy on Mengalum Island
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Welcome to my Blog! πŸ™‚

Who Am I?

Hi, I’m Murphy and you may call me Tadpole. I’m just an ordinary Sabahan who loves traveling, photography and blogging. profile I’m also an IT guy who wants to get out of my little cubicle and see the beautiful world outside. Currently I’m working as a Web Developer in tourism industry, and I help my company to promote Sabah through different Digital Marketing channels such as website and social media.

Applying my computing and photography skills to work brings me job satisfaction, but using these skills to create a media-rich travel blog gives me a fulfilled life! I’m always looking forward to visiting new destinations in Sabah, the land below the wind.

What is this Blog about?

This blog is all about Sabah, especially places of interest. To make my travelogues more informative, I try to use different types of content (writing, video, photos, diagram, map, animation, etc.), so the readers can see clearly what I experience. If you like what I write, I’ll be really, really thankful if you would share my blog with others. Your support is my only source of motivation. πŸ™‚ Thank You!

Murphy Ng
Credit: leech bite photo Β© Cede Prudente

I have been through many challenges to get the unseen and interesting scene of Sabah. I climbed the top 3 highest mountains of Malaysia, jungle trekking in the most remote forest of Sabah, diving in deep ocean, eating weird food, etc. But my exploration is far from over, there are just too many wonderful places to visit and too many things to try in Sabah.

Why I start this Blog?

Back in year 2005, Internet had very limited information (and photos) about Sabah as a travel destination. There was also a lack of Original Content about Sabah. I have only one simple goal – cover every great destinations in Sabah.

Murphy Ng

Last year (2015) is 10th anniversary of my blog, and I’m still writing today. Such persistence is already a miracle to me because my interest is usually very short-lived LOL. Anyway, I believe when people find their passion, they are unstoppable, and they can make amazing thing happen.

Murphy Ng

Secondly, most people, even our locals, only know Mt. Kinabalu as the places of interest of Sabah. I have seen so many other beautiful places in Sabah, but nobody mentioned it on the Net. Therefore, I’m very keen in sharing new and little-known attractions of Sabah online and always happy to be the first to feature them.

Ok! Let’s Visit Sabah!


I have been blogging since Aug 2005, and now MySabah.com has over 800 articles, 250 videos and 30,000 photos about Sabah. My blog receives about 30,000 to 40,000 unique visitors per month. 60% of them are from Malaysia and the rest from overseas countries. My articles (or / and) photos were published in New Sabah Times newspaper, Going Places (inflight magazine of Malaysia Airlines), Breeze Magazine, Sabah Malaysian Borneo Bulletin, The Star, Strait Times, See Hua Daily News (θ―—εŽζ—₯ζŠ₯), Sinchew newspaper (星洲), Overseas Chinese Daily News (华侨ζ—₯ζŠ₯) and other publications.

Some Media Exposure

My article in Going Places (Sep 2018)
My article “Kota Kinabalu Must Eats” in Going Places (Sep 2018)
Murphy interviewed by Breeze Magazine in Aug 2015
Interviewed by Breeze Magazine in Aug 2015
Murphy featured by See Hua Daily News (θ―—εŽζ—₯ζŠ₯) in Dec 2015
Being featured by See Hua Daily News (θ―—εŽζ—₯ζŠ₯) in Dec 2015
One of my videos went viral and reported by the Star
One of my videos went viral and reported by the Star on 27 Jan 2016
Chinese articles that Murphy wrote for See Hua Daily News (θ―—εŽζ—₯ζŠ₯)
One of the articles I wrote for See Hua Daily News (θ―—εŽζ—₯ζŠ₯). I can write fairly well in Chinese.

Let’s get Connected!

I’m reachable at me@mysabah.com or pixelman@usa.net. To keep informed of cool update about Sabah, please follow my pages below. Have a nice day.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VisitBorneo
Video: http://www.youtube.com/sabahborneo
Google+: +MurphyNg
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mysabah

71 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Murphy, i’m a Sabahan living in West Malaysia. i only get the chance to come home once or twice a year and will try to slot a trip to places of interest around Sabah whenever i can. Next week will be my first trip home for this year and i’m planning to visit TARP (Manukan & Sapi Islands) for the first time :). i was looking for information in the Net and stumbled upon your blog and it really help me. Thank you and pls continue to post great articles.

  2. I love your blog! I came here to get more info about Maliau Basin and I am happy to say I completed it last week πŸ™‚
    Love Sabah, so many things to do, and your blog is an i inspiration of what to do and try next. Thank you!!

  3. Congratulations Marie for completing the walk in Maliau Basin. πŸ™‚ And thank you for your kind words. There are still many nice places to explore in Sabah. Let’s your journey continues.

  4. It is the first time when I read through a blog, I am already captured by the contents and everything. Great work and coverage. Thank you for your tireless efforts.

  5. Hi Murphy,
    Did you encounter pokok “tegop” in Sabah that can made glue?
    The color of glue is black, and shall mix with water if need to keep for long time. According to the night market seller, he said he harvested from forest of sabah, since he is a Sabahan. I had tried this glue, and it adhesion is much superior than the Dunlop CA glue. I just wonder what is the real “pokok tegop” name ?

  6. Hi Ander, according to expert who works in Forest Research Centre, it is either Artocarpus sericarpus or elasticus, same group with jackfruit n tarap.

  7. Hi Murphy, like your blog. Lots of uncommon nice places in Sabah, you really give us good information. Just go through already felt have to make an unusual tour to Sabah.
    I actually plan to climb Mount KK on next year, found that so difficult to do booking. Bsd, wish to go to Sabah Tip too. Do you organize tour for visitor? Or can you recommend any good tour agent let us contact to make the arrangement?

  8. Wow ! i just found out about you and this blog, man I’d love to join your adventures in Sabah someday. I wanted to share Sabah’s beauty to the world as well ! To be truth, you’re very inspiring, 10 years is not a short time, you put ample of efforts and hard works on this. Thumbs up for you bro !

  9. Great work Murphy! This blog is so interesting. I am from sarawak and never knew Sabah has so many nice places!

  10. I really appreciate the hard work you put into your website Murphy! I am a blogger myself and often times I drop by your page for reference. I have to say they’re very insightful and detailed. Which has been a big help for me in building my own website. I look forward to reading more post from you. Keep ’em coming!

  11. Hi! I recently joined a blog-making contest about the groups in Sabah and I just want to say how grateful I am for your blog πŸ™‚ Almost 90% of the pictures I used in my blog are yours (don’t worry, I cited you properly hahahah) and I’m very thankful that your passion for photography has led to this. Looking forward to more content!

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