Borneo

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Lush, green Borneo is the largest island in South East Asia, and the third largest island in the world.

Situated in the South China Sea, Borneo is divided between three countries – Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia. The majority of Borneo is owned by Indonesia, and the rest of the Indonesian peninsular lies to the south, west, and east of the island. The northern side of the island belongs to Malaysia, save for a tiny portion of the central north coast, which makes up the tiny nation of Brunei.

Indonesian Borneo comprises of the region of Kalimantan, thick with rainforest and littered with mountains. A diverse mixture of village tribes inhabit Borneo, each as exotic and intriguing as the rich natural diversity of their landscape. Malaysian Borneo covers just over a quarter of the island, and is split into two states – Sarawak to the west and Sabah to the east.

Kinabalu National Park is situated in Sabah, home to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia. At 4,093m it’s wonderfully accessible, and can be scaled with no equipment save for hiking boots and warm clothes. The park is also the home of the Rafflesia – the world’s largest flower, wildly exotic yet not so appealing due to its distinctive odour. Over in Sarawak lies the magnificent, often otherworldly landscape of the Gunung Mulu National Park. Spectacular caves, jagged pinnacles and deep gorges pack into the park, alongside sheer limestone karsts and ancient forests.  

The Borneo rainforest is 140 million years old, making it one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Its vast biodiversity and stunning surroundings make it an ideal location or tours and treks, allowing keen adventurers an inside look into one of the world’s few true remaining exotic destinations. Borneo’s combination of remote jungle beauty, stunning beaches and scenic mountains enamours and enthrals visitors seeking a slice of colourful paradise.

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Fast facts

  • Time Difference

    GMT +8

  • Currency

    Malaysian Ringgit

  • Capital

    Kota Kinabalu - Sabah/Kuching - Sarawak

  • Flight Time

    16 hours 20 minutes

  • Best Time To Go

    March to October

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