About Me

Born and raised in Sabah, grew up in a small area in Kota Kinabalu called Kampung Ganang, 10 minutes off city center. Kota Kinabalu is both a home sanctuary and a holiday getaway for me and my family; a place rich in greens, with breathtaking sunsets, dramatic mountainous landscapes, and smells of fresh dew year-round.  I have lived in Kuala Lumpur and Adelaide, Australia collectively for six years for work and studies. 

I spend most of my money (hehe) and what limited of my annual leaves (I have a day job, more below :)] traveling the world, from Europe to Asia and everything in between. My travels keep me alive, my stories keep me going.

Please check them out here  :)


I am now working and based in this beautiful home of mine, based in Kota Kinabalu. I have bountiful information of Sabah, Borneo and Malaysia as a whole and also an avid traveler  (probably like you!) so please don't hold back with your questions, I can help provide insights on how to move, live and settle down around KK :)

Currently in the Hotel and Service industry; I attend to all the property's digital communication and marketing requests and are working closely with the tourism board and media industry as a whole. I manage all digital platforms for the property, I am a digital sales marketing and social media strategist/ specialist looking out on online campaigns and strategies. Being in this industry means, I advocate and educate a lot on Sabah, and specifically KK to people all over the world, all walks of life.

I am in the digital and social media advertising industry (now 10 years!) where my experience explores new media, digital marketing, social media management, advertising placements, branding and public relations.  

I started with the Churp Churp community and have worked with key online opinion leaders. I was among the pioneer of Churp Churp through it's very infant start up stage.  

I used to write for an online media Cinema.com.my (targeted on movies and films entertainments) as an intern. I reviewed movie reviews and entertainment news prior or post launches. Was privileged to meet and greet local celebrities, conduct interviews, visit movie sites and attend press events, both for working and social purposes. I have a brief background of doing corporate communications in an IT Solutions Company, Mesiniaga Berhad and was actively involved in corporate events and corporate research. 


Besides travelling, I love arts, painting and cultural acquaintances which is what I gravitate towards to during my travels. I occasionally write for tourism, I  like things local, from performances to theaters. 

I'm also on (please message me prior to adding me, that would save the confusion):
- Tripadvisor
- Facebook 
- Twitter 
- LinkedIn 

For write up / collaboration opportunities, please email me to: 
- jacqkielyn[@]gmail[dot]com

Feel free to ask me about Malaysia, Sabah and my travels :)

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