Shangri-La’s five-star Rasa Ria resort and spa celebrated its 20th birthday with a special announcement of its new nature ambassador.

The birthday party, at London’s Asian seafood restaurant Sexy Fish on Wednesday September 21, has a tank full of fish you might see in the Malaysian resort’s waters.

New appointment Sail Jamaludin will be in charge of developing the resort’s 64-acre nature reserve and promoting eco-tourism in Borneo.

From north Borneo, he has 30 years’ experience in wildlife conservation and has led a team of eight rangers at Rasa Ria since 1996.

The reserve, which features local flower and fauna, more than 60 species of birds and 30 species of butterfly, is nestled within 400 acres of tropical jungle at the foot of Unesco World Heritage Site Mount Kinabalu.

Sail’s new role continues the resort’s 2016/17 drive towards eco-tourism. New products include a night-vision nocturnal trek, Sabah native trail and Sandakan orangutan day trip.