Meet the Team

MARCEL SIAP

Marcel’s formidable background in tourism renders him a tourism maestro! His contagious passion, superior local geographical knowledge and ability to engage with people will ensure that your time in “The Land below the Wind” will be a uniquely unforgettable experience.

Formally qualified in Scotland, Marcel moved down south to begin his career at the Forte Crest Heathrow Hotel London. After a decade and a half serving the world of hospitality industry both locally and internationally, traits in the Food & Beverage industry, Lodging Industry, MICE industry, Education and tourism industry has enable him to showcase his skills and abilities which translates into him being our resident go-to for all matters “touristy” ranging from the type of food to be sampled, the best places to watch the most amazing sunsets and the types of accommodation to suit every style and budget

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CHRISTIAN TAN @ JOHN

Christian hails from Sandakan and is a naturalist ace and birder.  Chris as he is known among tourists is able to identify the species of bird from its call, and then give you a blow-by-blow account of its diet and feeding, flocking and other associations, social systems and breeding and migratory patterns creating a mesmerizing virtual up close and personal encounter.

An all round tree-hugging greenie, Chris’s passion for the conservation of the local flora and fauna has led to his glorious journey to sanctuaries such as Imbak Canyon, Maliau Basin and Danum Valley all of which are designated national heritage sites. 

 

SEBASTIAN BIN LAN

Sebastian is our in-house outdoor activities instructor par excellence.  His formal qualifications as a kayak, high rope and climbing instructor, means fun adventures without compromising safety.  Truly you couldn’t be in better hands! 

With his sunny disposition, helpful attitude and love of all outdoor activities there’s no doubt Sebastian will bring that extra bit of pizzazz to an outdoor activity of your choice which will leave you wanting to come back for more.
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