Travel Blogs from Borneo, Malaysia

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Jungle Fever II, Kinabatang River, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Jungle Fever II

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... same as us, and have the intelligence of a 6 year old child. Off to the Jungle! Rickety minivan along poor roads (Borneo's roads, whilst better than most SE Asian countries, are still far worse than peninsular Malaytsia's), then onto a boat up the ...

Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Kota Kinabalu

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Tues Sep 14th - Day 132 The overnight arrival of several gallons of lactic acid to our limbs lead to a day of restricted movement. We swapped the Daya Hotel for the cheaper Pantai Inn, and explored a little of downtown KK in a kind of constipated ...

Labuan, Labuan, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Labuan

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... one of the reasons why we we're here, the other is to visit the War Cemetry. Labuan played a major role in the Borneo arena during WWII. The Japanese forces in North Borneo surrendered here at the end of the war, and the Japanese officers responsible ...

Lahad Datu to Sandakan, Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Lahad Datu to Sandakan

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... Luck is on our side in our search for accomodation, our first try, the Mayfair Hotel, has one room left. Many hotels in Malaysia can be a little on the seedy side, and if they offer day rates you know the lobby will be frequented by undesirable ladies ...

Turtle Islands National Park, Turtle Islands National Park, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Turtle Islands National Park

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Wed Sep 8 - Day 126 After checking out of the Mayfair we took a taxi to the Crystal Quest Jetty. From here a small boat powered by 2 huge Yamaha outboard motor torpedoed the 40k to Pulau Selingan, one of the three islands making up the Turtle Islands ...

Off to Borneo for new adventures, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Brunei travel blog

Off to Borneo for new adventures

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... I realized they cost 7 quid!! We eventually boarded the plane and head off into blue sky for the 2 hour flight to Kota Kinabalu, Borneo. Coming in to land was beautiful as we flew down the coast and at one point I thought we were going to land on ...

Sandakan and Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Sandakan and Sepilok

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Mon Sep 6th - Day 124 A busy day of journal catch up and organising travel. We're hoping to visit a memorial park and Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on Tuesday, then the Turtle Islands on Wednesday. Our hotel is in central Sandakan, just ...

Sukau - Lower Kinabatangan River, Borneo, Sukau, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Sukau - Lower Kinabatangan River, Borneo

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... in Danum, we are hoping our luck might hold and that we could catch a glimpse of the bizarre looking, only found in Borneo, proboscis monkey. We dropped our bags in our room, grabbed our camera and binoculars for the late afternoon river trip, walked ...

Take Me Higher..., Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Take Me Higher...

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Tuesday 28th September 2004 6.30am my alarm was set for, to catch my 9.50 flight from KL international airport, 45 miles away. I awoke to the alarm, well, an alarm - somebody else's alarm to be precise, in another room, at 8.00am - I now have 65 ...

Rumbles in the Jungles.., Malaysian Borneo (Sabah), Malaysia travel blog

Rumbles in the Jungles..

A travel blog entry by littleaitch

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Selemat Datang from Borneo. Sometimes I think I have the best job in the world. Three days in the Borneo jungle and I'm still smiling. Three days and two nights that make even bedbugs, untimely movements (bowel and otherwise) and being blonde simply minor ...

Mount Kinabalu, Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Mount Kinabalu

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... Then we sat huddled together grinning like lottery winners as we watched the sun rise over Sabah from the very top tip of Borneo. It was breathtaking, quite literally, and the thin cold air meant hanging around in a perspiringly damp tracky top wasn't ...

The Kelabit Highlands, Bario, Malaysia travel blog

The Kelabit Highlands

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... or by a minimum 3-day hike. Once on the ground I was immediately swept into the orbit of Capt. David, who was our Malaysia airlines pilot and is connected by his marriage to about half of the village. He introduced me to some key contacts who were ...

Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Sandakan, Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... harvester and marketer of hardwoods in the world and a company called Pacific Hardwoods who have the largest timber processing complex in Malaysia at Siliam (I've been busy on the internet). On our trip into Danum Valley, between leaving the main road at ...

My Diving Mecca, Sipadan, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

My Diving Mecca

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... the bus on the way back again I got treated to some Asian karaoke videos. Bizarrely this time it was a combination of local Borneo dancing/singing then the monk burst into some rapping and dudes with baseball caps started break dancing. Sort of sums up ...

Touching God, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Touching God

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... I could I really grasp the achievement of climbing so high as the view below showed a blanket of white cloud above the Borneo rain forest. I spent an hour basking in my glory, before descending down back to the hostel for breakfast. Another 2 hours ...

Tawau to Lahad Datu, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Tawau to Lahad Datu

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Fri Aug 27 - Day 117 After the famine a feast. Not a millisecond of the Olympics in Indonesia, Blanket coverage in Malaysia. Couldn't stop watching. Eventually fell asleep during the Taekwando, I'm not an expert on the sport but it appeard to be two men ...

Malaysia - Sarawak, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia - Sarawak

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... of only a few of its kind in the world, with wild Orang-Utans only found in Sarawak and Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, and Sumatra in Indonesia.   Seminggoh is a 635-hectare patch of jungle where orphaned and confiscated illegally kept Orang-Utans ...

Poring Hot Springs, Sabah, Borneo, Poring Hot Springs, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Poring Hot Springs, Sabah, Borneo

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Sat Sep 11th - Day 129 Woken at 6am by a helicopter taking supplies up to the resthouse. Kinabalu was clear of cloud and looked magnificent. With the door to the balcony open, Rene doesn't even have to raise her head from the pillow to get an ...

Thanks Everyone, from my Ginger Friends, Sepilok Orangu-Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Thanks Everyone, from my Ginger Friends

A travel blog entry by hodge

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I guess you may of seen all the photos by now of my little ginger friends...just want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who sponsored me for the London Marathon. Rest assured that the sponsorship forms will be out again when I get back as I am ...

First days in Kuching, Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

First days in Kuching

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... That is until we looked across the river at the Malay Kampungs (villages) on stilts framed by the wild jungles and mountains of Borneo and the little gondala type taxi's that run people from the villages to the city. Across the river also is the collonial ...

Day 2 Longhouse Trip, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Day 2 Longhouse Trip

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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11th March - Despite Osman's assurances that the cockerals only crowed at 6am then 7am and then all day, they went on all bloody night! As the first activity after breakfast was a cock fighting display, I offered to be the first in the ring but then ...

Jungle trekking again, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Jungle trekking again

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... and the females have flat noses and we were really lucky to see about 3 or 4. These rare and timid monkeys are only found in Borneo and many people fail to spot them even here. Down on the beach we were rewarded with views of beautiful jungle and cliffs ...

Great apes and tribal vibes, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Great apes and tribal vibes

A travel blog entry by ashley_and_erik

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Arriving in Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, was a delight.  There seemed to be no taxis, tuk tuks, baggage handlers or anyone else interested in us and the airport was surprisingly pleasant.  We'd read that it was a shabby run down old ...

Diving Junkies, Semporna and Sipadan Island, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Diving Junkies

A travel blog entry by richandvic

... ;reef sharks) - at least 5 on the first dive, plus all manner of weird and wonderful fish. If anyone is ever in Borneo and likes to dive I would highly recommend it. The following day Vic and I joined another dive group to go snorkelling around Sipidan ...

The Project - Day by Day, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

The Project - Day by Day

A travel blog entry by andybrown

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Sat 6th: day of reckoning. 5.30am rise to say goodbye to other alpha teams. Loaded coach and left at 8am. Lunch in Chinese restuarant in Kota Marudu - last decent meal for weeks! Jumped in 4x4s for 90 minute journey to our village (Bambangan Sook - or ...

Mountain Mania, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Mountain Mania

A travel blog entry by richandvic

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Kota Kinabalu is not the prettiest town but it's a great base from which to see Sabah (north Borneo). We stumbled on a great place top stay - the Summer Lodge - it was very clean, relatively cheap (50 ringgit for a double room with aircon - about 7 quid), ...

Where the wild things are, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Where the wild things are

A travel blog entry by daveandlisa

... monkeys, giant centipedes (poisonous!), spiders, frogs, macaques, otters, etc. And, although hornbills are always flying overhead in Borneo, there was a huge amount of them while we were in this particular part of the jungle. It was great. We then ...

And into Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

And into Malaysia

A travel blog entry by petef1

... was ready to move on. I did take in the local museum and engage in my customary city walk but the reason to come to Borneo isn't exactly for its urban attractions. One thing that has struck me very quickly is how friendly Malaysians are. Plenty make the ...

Night walk, Danum Valley, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Night walk

A travel blog entry by kaybe

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Hier einige Fotos von unserem night ...

settling back into the swing of things...., Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysian Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

settling back into the swing of things....

A travel blog entry by jamesemorrow

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... known) is an inauspicious, port city, but the biggest in Sabah. Sabah, by the way is the eastern province of Malaysian Borneo (Sarawak is the western province and in the middle, you have that shit-hole known as Brunei....). There really int much ...

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