Awards

  • Yayasan Sabah Group
    MS ISO 9001:2008 REG. No. AR3553
  • Conservation & Environmental Management Division
    • The INFAPRO Project was awarded the Carbon Certification in Forestry Carbon Project, the first Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) Certified forest project in Asia
    • Danum Valley Conservation Area was accorded the status of Cultural Heritage Site under the provisions of Sabah State Cultural Heritage (Conservation) Enactment, 1997 No.2
    • Sabah Nature Club was one of the four recipients' of WWF's Conservation Merit Awards in 1998 by the World Wide Fund for Nature of Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia)
    • The Sabah Nature Club was awarded the Sabah Environmental Award 2003 under the category: "Outstanding Environmental Friendly Government Organization Award Winner 2003"
    • The management of Maliau Basin Conservation Area was awarded the Sabah Environmental Award 2003 under the category: "Outstanding Environmental Project Award Winner 2003"
    • INIKEA Project was awarded the IWAY (certification by the IKEA Service AB fulfilling the requirement specified in the IKEA way on purchasing of home Furnishing product) in 2007
    • The Conservation and Environmental Management Division was certified the MS-ISO: 9000-2008, Quality Management system - Requirement on Management of visitors to the Conservation Areas
    • Danum Valley was awarded the "Malaysia Tourism Awards 2010/2011" by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia under the categories: Innovative Tourist Attractions and Natural Attraction/Eco-Tourism
    • Danum Valley Field Centre was voted 2nd most Influential Field Centre in the world in 2015
  • Yayasan Sabah Shipping Group
    • First shipping company in Sabah to be accorded with the International Safety Management (ISM) Documents of Compliance and Safety Management Certificate by Marine Department of Malaysia and Lloyd's Register of Malaysia (June 2002)
  • Forestry Division
    • Excellence award for Occupational Health & Safety under forestry sector by National Council for Occupational Safety and Health in 2006 - conducted in Keningau
    • Excellence award for Occupational Health & Safety under forestry sector by National Council for Occupational Safety and Health in 2007 - conducted in Sandakan
    • Excellence award for Occupational Health & Safety under forestry sector by National Council for Occupational Safety and Health in 2008 - conducted in Tawau
    • Excellence award for Occupational Health & Safety under forestry sector by National Council for Occupational Safety and Health in 2009 - conducted in Lahad Datu
    • Excellence award for Occupational Health & Safety under forestry sector by National Council for Occupational Safety and Health in 2011 - conducted in Keningau
    • Excellence award for Occupational Health & Safety under forestry sector by National Council for Occupational Safety and Health in 2012 - conducted in Sandakan
    • Excellence award for Occupational Health & Safety under forestry sector by National Council for Occupational Safety and Health in 2013 - conducted in Keningau
    • Excellence award for Occupational Health & Safety under forestry sector by National Council for Occupational Safety and Health in 2014 - conducted in Sandakan
    • Excellence award for Occupational Health & Safety under forestry sector by National Council for Occupational Safety and Health in 2015 - conducted in Keningau
    • Excellence award for Occupational Health & Safety under forestry sector by National Council for Occupational Safety and Health in 2016 - conducted in Tawau
  • YSG Bioscape Sdn. Bhd.
    • The first company to be approved by Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services as a supplier of tissue culture teak in 2003
    • One of the first companies granted a BIONEXUS STATUS COMPANY from the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation in 2008
    • Our project was recognized as a resource by the Food and Agriculture Organization in 2011
    • Our work on clonal teak was published and archived in the UK Science Photo library in 2012
    • More than 50 scientific articles have been published for the period 1996 to 2013, resulting in worldwide recognition of YSG Biotech as a reputable supplier of superior quality Tissue culture teak
  • Kolej Yayasan Sabah
    • Certificate of accreditation by the Department of Skills Development
    • Certificate of accreditation by the Malaysian Qualification Agency
  • Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
      2018
    • ASEAN Tourism Standard - ASEAN Green Hotel Standard 2018, Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa classified as Green Hotel

      2017
    • Yayasan Sabah Board of Trustees Chairman’s Trophy 2017
    • Yayasan Sabah Board of Trustees Chairman’s Award 2017 – The Most Outstanding Company
    • Yayasan Sabah Group Outstanding Award 2017 (Core Business Category - Tourism Sector)
    • ASEAN Tourism Standard - ASEAN Green Hotel Standard 2017, Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa classified as Green Hotel

      2016
    • Yayasan Sabah Board of Trustees Chairman’s Trophy 2016
    • Yayasan Sabah Board of Trustees Chairman’s Award 2016 – The Most Outstanding Company
    • Yayasan Sabah Group Outstanding Award 2016 (Core Business Category - Tourism Sector)
    • TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2016
    • TripAdvisor - Travellers' Choice Awards 2016
    • Top 1 Per Cent Hotel in the World - Winner of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for Hotel
    • ASEAN Tourism Standard - ASEAN Green Hotel Standard 2016, Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa classified as Green Hotel

      2015
    • Yayasan Sabah Board of Trustees Chairman’s Trophy 2015
    • Yayasan Sabah Board of Trustees Chairman’s Award 2015 – The Most Outstanding Company
    • Yayasan Sabah Group Outstanding Award 2015 (Core Business Category - Tourism Sector)
    • CTrip - Guests' Favourite 2015
    • Booking.com Guest Review Award 2015 - Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
    • Booking.com Outstanding Support 2015 - Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
    • Expatriate Lifestyle Magazine's Best of Malaysia Award 2015 - Best Family Stay
    • Malaysia Tatler's Best Restaurant 2015 - Peppino
    • Prime Minister's Hibiscus Award 2014/2015 - Notable Achievement in Environmental Performance
    • Best Fine Dining Restaurant Award 2014/2015 (Peppino) - Bailliage de Sabah Chaine des Rotisseurs
    • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - Hall of Fame, STARS

      2014
    • Yayasan Sabah Board of Trustees Chairman’s Trophy 2014
    • Yayasan Sabah Board of Trustees Chairman’s Award 2014 – The Most Outstanding Company
    • Yayasan Sabah Group Outstanding Award 2014 (Core Business Category - Tourism Sector)
    • Rakutan Travel Award 2014 - STARS receives Golden Award
    • Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia - CHI, The Spa classified as a 5-star facility
    • Booking.com 2014 Award of Excellence - STARS
    • Agoda.com 2014 Gold Circle Award - STARS
    • TripAdvisor 2014 Excellence Award - STARS
    • TripAdvisor 2014 Excellence Award - Sunset Bar
    • Holidays with Kids - Best Family Resorts in Malaysia 2014
    • Malaysia Tatler's Best Restaurant 2014 - Peppino
    • Rakuten Travel Award 2014 - STARS receives Golden Award
    • Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia - CHI, The Spa classified as a 5-star facility
    • Booking.com 2014 Award of Excellence - STARS
    • Agoda.com 2014 Gold Circle Award - STARS
    • TripAdvisor 2014 Excellence Award - STARS
    • TripAdvisor 2014 Excellence Award - Sunset Bar
    • Holidays with Kids - Best Family Resorts in Malaysia 2014
    • Malaysia Tatler's Best Restaurant 2014 - Peppino

      2013
    • Guest Review Score 2013 - STARS
    • Best of Blue Fellowship Award - STARS
    • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2013 - Top 25 Hotels in Malaysia
    • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2013 - Top 25 Hotels for Service in Malaysia
    • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2013 - Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Malaysia
    • Conde Nast World Savers Award 2013 - Runner Up
    • Expatriate Lifestyle's Best of Malaysia Award 2013 - Best Family Stay Excellence Award
    • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - Hall of Fame, STARS
  • Borneo Rainforest Lodge
      2015
    • PATA InSPIRE Award Winner 2015, Best Responsible Tourism Destination (Borneo Rainforest Lodge)
    • Sabah Tourism Awards 2015, Best Inbound Tour Package - 4D3N Stay At Luxury Villa (Borneo Rainforest Lodge)
    • Trip Advisor - Certificate of Excellence, (Year 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015)

      2013
    • Borneo Nature Tours Sdn. Bhd. - Malaysia Tourism Awards 2012 / 2013 - Best Hotel Services
    • Malaysia Tourism Awards 2012 / 2013 - Best Tour Package * Luxury Tourism
    • Malaysia Tourism Awards 2012 / 2013 - Best Tourist Attraction * Natural Attraction/Eco-Tourism
    • 27th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence 2013 - The Best Asean New Tourist Attraction - Canopy Walkway Danum Valley Conservation Area

      2009
    • Sabah Tourism Awards 2005, 2007 & 2009, (Excellence in Hotel Services - Jungle Lodges)
    • Sabah Tourism Board Award 2009, Best Tourism Attraction - Nature For The Canopy Walkway
    • Sabah Tourism Board Award 2009, Best New Tour Package - 4D3N Borneo Rainforest Lodge Package

      2004
    • Malaysian Tourism Award 2004, Best Natural Attraction

      1996
    • ASEANTA Awards for Excellent 1996, The Best New Tourist Attraction in ASEAN
Certificates & Trophies

Champion - Parade (Commercial/Private Sector Category) in conjunction with the 65th Official Birthday of His Excellency Head of State of Sabah on
6 October 2018 at Padang Merdeka Kota Kinabalu.
2nd runner up - Parade (Commercial/Private Sector Category) in conjunction with the National Day Celebration on 31 August 2018 at Dataran Bandaraya, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu.
Champion - Parade (Commercial/Private Sector Category) in conjunction with the 64th Official Birthday of His Excellency Head of State of Sabah on 7 October 2017 at Padang Merdeka Kota Kinabalu.
Certificate of Appreciation – Implementation of Majlis Bersama Jabatan (MBJ) 2016
Winner Sabah International Expo
(SIE 2016) Best Booth Competition (Services) on 15-18 September 2016 at The Magellan Sutera, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu.
Champion - Most Outstanding Booth at Sabah International Travel Fair on
28-30 October 2016 at Oceanus Waterfront Mall, Kota Kinabalu.
Champion - Parade (Commercial/ Private Sector Category) in conjunction with the 63rd Official Birthday of His Excellency Head of State of Sabah on
1 October 2016 at Padang Merdeka Kota Kinabalu.
Certificate of Appreciation – Implementation of Majlis Bersama Jabatan (MBJ) 2015
Champion - National Day Parade (Commercial and Private Sector Category) on 31 August 2015.
Certificate of Appreciation – Implementation of Majlis Bersama Jabatan (MBJ) 2014
1st runner up - Parade (Commercial/ Private Sector/ Statutory Body Category) in conjunction with the 61st Official Birthday of His Excellency Head of State of Sabah on 4 October 2014.
Champion - Parade (Commercial and Private Sector Category) in conjunction with the National Day Celebration on
31 August 2014 at Likas Stadium, Kota Kinabalu.
1st runner up - Parade (Association Category) in conjunction with the
60th Official Birthday of His Excellency Head of State of Sabah on 5 October 2013 at Likas Stadium, Kota Kinabalu.
Champion - Parade (Commercial and Private Sector Category) in conjunction with the National Day Celebration on 31 August 2013.
Certificate of Appreciation for successfully executing Majlis Bersama Jabatan (MBJ) 2013.
1st runner up - Parade (Commercial Category) in conjunction with the 59th official birthday celebration of His Excellency Head of State of Sabah on
6 October 2012 at Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu.
1st runner up - Parade (Commercial Category) in conjunction with the National Day Celebration on
31 August 2012 at Dataran Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu.
Sabah International Expo 2012 1st Runner Up Best Booth Display (Industries) 2012.
Certificate of Appreciation – Implementation of Majlis Bersama Jabatan (MBJ) 2011
Certificate of Appreciation for successfully executing Majlis Bersama Jabatan (MBJ) 2010.
Sabah International Expo 2010 1st Runner Up Best Booth Display (Services) on
15-19 October 2010.
Certificate of Appreciation for successfully executing Majlis Bersama Jabatan (MBJ) 2009.
Certificate of Appreciation for successfully executing Majlis Bersama Jabatan (MBJ) 2008.
Certificate of Appreciation for successfully executing Majlis Bersama Jabatan (MBJ) 2007.
Certificate of Appreciation for successfully executing Majlis Bersama Jabatan (MBJ) 2006.
1st Runner up of Chariot Procession in conjunction with the Kota Kinabalu City 7th Anniversary on 1 February 2007.
Sabah International Expo 2006 Winner Best Booth Display on 10-13 August 2006.
39th National Day Float Procession Overall and Most Colourful Winner 1996.
1st Runner up Chariot Procession in conjunction with the 63rd Official Birthday of His Excellency Head of State of Sabah and Closing Ceremony of the 25th Sabah Merdeka Celebration on 16 September 1989.
Contact Us

+(60) 88 326300
+(60) 88 326424
ysinfo@ysnet.org.my
Menara Tun Mustapha
Yayasan Sabah Headquarters Complex
Likas Bay
P. O. Box 11623
88817 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, MALAYSIA