About Us

RIVERBUG is our beloved nickname


Pioneering through uncharted waters with a flame

As we traverse untouched grounds before the rest came

First to come and last to go and growing with you, that is what we strive for.


FACTS about us

  • Started in 1995 (Incorporated as Traverse Tours Sdn Bhd)
  • Fondly known worldwide as RIVERBUG or the RIVERBUG Crew
  • The pioneers of White Water Rafting in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
  • Expanded White Water Rafting excursion to Perak, Peninsular Malaysia in 2004 and became the pioneer of White Water Rafting and Outdoor actitivities in Gopeng, Perak
  • Our tours and excursions namely: white water rafting, kayaking, corporate training, jungle trekking, wildlife close up, nature adventure, scuba diving, live-museum and scenic camping sites are located in:
    • Kiulu River (Tamparuli, Sabah)
    • Padas River (Beaufort, Sabah)
    • Mantanani Mari-Mari Dive Lodge (Kota Belud, Sabah)
    • Mari-Mari Cultural Village (Inanam, Sabah)
    • Sepanggar Island (Menggatal, Sabah)
    • Kampar River (Gopeng, Perak Darul Ridzuan)
  • We pioneered the educational live-interaction museum called the Mari-Mari Cultural Village portraying historical lives lived by five major tribes in Sabah
  • All these sites offer excellent outdoor facilities for your total comfort and convenience
  • We have the largest capacity in terms of taking you (the customer) down the river in a single trip of white water river rafting


VISION of ours

  • To hire local talents to maximize the understanding between nature and visitors
  • To grow with and along our local talents


MISSION of ours

  • To be the best tour operator in Sabah with balanced lifestyle
  • Paddle OR Die (when we go on the river)
  • Paddle OR Die Trying (in providing our services to you, our customers)


MORE about us

  • Convenience: 24-hours online booking available (via email and telephone)
  • Safety: We have helicopter rescue on standby
  • Safety: Staff are trained for emergency evacuation procedure and refresher-training for river guides on white water rafting course internally organized quarterly
  • Standard: Annual risk assessment of the environment in which we operate our tours
  • Communication: The only operator with a satellite telephone in Padas River for prompt communication and action
  • Management: Experts in White Water Rafting and outdoor activities with more than 10 years’ experience in both
  • Guides: Highly trained by Management with more than 3-10 years’ experience
  • Certification: Guides are certified by the New Zealand Canoeing Association
  • Specialization: Swift Water Rescue Program and White Water Safety
  • Equipment: Replaced every five years for your comfort and safety
  • Our capacity for a single trip of white water rafting is:
    • Kiulu River: 400 guests
    • Padas River: 200 guests
    • Kampar River: 380 guests