Travel Blogs from Borneo, Malaysia

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Jungle boogie, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Jungle boogie

A travel blog entry by ashley_and_erik

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... after it got fixed then took us out for lunch and drinks.  Thanks for all of that Daniel, you're a good one. Borneo was amazing, most of the time I couldn't believe I was actually there because the stuff you see in documentaries makes it seem ...

In the jungle, Sipilok, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

In the jungle

A travel blog entry by lauraandrohan

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So, we decided to move a accommodation as the glorified dorms were beginning to wear thin and have ended up in Sepilok Jungle Resort which is just next door. It's only a 2 star place but has got everything you need including a big swimming pool and sun ...

Orang-utan Sanctury, Sepilok, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Orang-utan Sanctury

A travel blog entry by kathryn

... path passing by lots of wild monkies up to no good. There are only 4 Orang-utan sancturies left in the world, 3 in Borneo and 1 in Sumatra. http://www.orangutan-appeal.org.uk/ Did you know - **That this magnificent Ape's population is now estimated ...

Jungling Janet!!!, Sandakan Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Jungling Janet!!!

A travel blog entry by janetmorgan

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7 days in the jungle???? Absolutely Amazing! From the usual South African Bush to Borneo Jungle. Booked a 3 day two night trip with Uncle Tan in Borneo. My mission was to visit my red haired family members. After 3 days, I must have been the most ...

Borneo, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo

A travel blog entry by prooke

... , wrapped around a wide river and bursting with greenery. The people are full of energy as the state of Sarawak is now getting investment to build tourism. We are now heading to Kuala Lumpur for few days and up to North Malaysia and Southern ...

All aboard for Sipadan, Sipadan, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

All aboard for Sipadan

A travel blog entry by alexgoldschmidt

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... I headed on arrival in Malaysian Borneo.  I say Malaysian Borneo as the island is actually divided up into Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia.  I went to the top right bit. I can't really tell you why I decided on diving with and outfit called ...

Orangutan Time, Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Orangutan Time

A travel blog entry by joannec

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... a visit to the Australian War Memorial which commemorates the men who died in the war on the "death marches" when thousands were forced to march half way across Borneo through the jungle.  Only 6 survived it, and they escaped.  Very ...

Rock bottom at Pinnacles, GMNP, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Rock bottom at Pinnacles, GMNP

A travel blog entry by nixchambers

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Our last stop in Sarawak before heading to Sabah province, was Gunung Mulu National Park - one of Malaysia's World Heritage Sites. GMNP is also home of Southeast Asia's largest cave system - currently only 300km of the cave system is mapped! Deer Cave has ...

Mount Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysian Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Mount Kinabalu

A travel blog entry by nixchambers

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After arriving in Kota Kinabalu we headed for Kinabalu National Park - Malaysia's first World Heritage Site, and the home of Mount Kinabalu - at 4,095m, Southeast Asia's highest peak. We arrived just in time for an amuzing yet informative "climbers' ...

Diving at Sipadan Island, Sabah (Malaysian Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Diving at Sipadan Island

A travel blog entry by nixchambers

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We stayed on a refurbished Oil Rig close to one of the best dive sites in the world - Palau Sipadan. The Oil Rig approach was cheaper than some other options, but in retrospect, probably would have stayed at the resort we could see from the ...

Uncle Tan, Orang Utans and the Kinabatangan Riv, Sabah (Malaysian Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Uncle Tan, Orang Utans and the Kinabatangan Riv

A travel blog entry by nixchambers

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With our friends, John & Kath (aka the Doctors) we headed for a river "lodge" called Uncle Tan's. Here we are using the word lodge very loosely. It's pretty wild out there in the Bornean Jungle - and clearly Uncle Tan (bless his soul) wasn't that big ...

Borneo, in search of Orang-utans!, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo, in search of Orang-utans!

A travel blog entry by kathryn

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... would take us all the way through south Thailand, across the Malaysian border all the way to Kuala Lumpur and then to Borneo...all continuous travel....at least 30hrs worth!!!!! I really wont bore anyone with the finer details of the travel hell...but ...

Crazy mountain climbing, Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Crazy mountain climbing

A travel blog entry by joannec

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We had heard you had to book to climb, and we had also heard you could just turn up.  So just turn up we did.  How it works is you climb to a height of 3200m on the first day and stay the night at a lodge there, then get up at 2.30/3am and ...

Feline Fantastic, Kuching (Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Feline Fantastic

A travel blog entry by luciertw

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... etc. It was hard to drag myself away. BAck at the HQ, I was lucky enough to see a Proboscis Monkey (only found in Borneo and usually quite difficult to spot). They really are funny looking things, with a huge nose and fat belly. Also witnessed a ...

Feline fine in Borneo, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Feline fine in Borneo

A travel blog entry by mothman

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... but only about 8 bungalows and one restaurant, but still far more touristy than anywhere else in Malaysia we'd been (bar Perhentaians) - and not what I expected of Borneo... Still managed to get away from the crowds on the treks though. We opted for ...

Diving Sipadan, Semporna, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Diving Sipadan

A travel blog entry by joannec

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Final stop in Borneo is the town of Semporna.  Semporna itself has nothing to offer (although I found out after leaving that I had a KFC which I never spotted - very remiss of me!), the reason people come here is for diving at Pulau Sipadan, ...

Born(eo) to be Wild, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Born(eo) to be Wild

A travel blog entry by nixchambers

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... outside the terminal until it re-opened at 5am! We (unknowingly) arrived in Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo) on none other than Malaysia's National Day - and this lot take this day VERY seriously. Kuching had been selected ...

Living with Headhunters, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Living with Headhunters

A travel blog entry by nixchambers

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... in the house, we were looking forward to getting back to civilization! Next stop was Gunung Mulu National Park, one of Malaysia's World Heritage Sites, and home of Southeast Asia's largest cave system and the largest cave entrance chamber in the world ...

Malaysia, Perhentian's, Tioman, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia

A travel blog entry by sandra

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I love Malaysia. I arrive after a hellish journey by boat and about five buses to the border. I have missed the last boat to the Perhentian islands where I am meant to be starting work the next day. My hellish days completed when I am transported to a ...

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

Borneo!

A travel blog entry by joannec

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I was already nervous about flying after hearing about the Thai plane crash so my flight being delayed an hour and a half for "rountine maintenance" didn't go down well.  I had a delicious fried egg and smoked salmon (an interesting combination) ...

Borneo, Sipidan Island Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo

A travel blog entry by batleybound

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... there from Australia. Flying via Thailand or China or overland India. I have chosen India. Fortunately the flight I bought offered a stop in Malaysia. Unfortunately I had been to Malaysia before and it didn't appeal again. I wanted to give it a wide ...

The reason we came to Borneo, Sipilok, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

The reason we came to Borneo

A travel blog entry by lauraandrohan

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Today we have had the most incredible day! We are now in Sepilok having jumped on a plane yesterday to Sandakan from KK as a 7 hour bus ride between the two was more than we were prepared to put up with! We are staying at a 'hotel' just down the road ...

Orangatangs - 96.8% human, Sipilok, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Orangatangs - 96.8% human

A travel blog entry by alexgoldschmidt

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... thanks to the deforestation out here. I am aware that the word deforesatation is perhaps a little midleading when it comes to Malaysia and Borneo.  To clarify, its the forests that have gone, not the trees.  Palm trees now cover 1000's of ...

Borneo and Kuala Lumpur, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo and Kuala Lumpur

A travel blog entry by cliffyo

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... to visit.I have now returned once again to KL, and enjoyed a great night out last night with Dutch friends I met in Borneo, and went for a fantastic drinks/dinner at another rooftop poolbar/restaurant called the Luna Bar which was amazing!I leave this ...

Adventures of Borneo, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Adventures of Borneo

A travel blog entry by pruepayne

... see them but we can but wish. 8am brekkie and off at 10am for Lahad Datu, and our next jungle experience!! Borneo Rainforest Reserve. I would recommend to anyone who wants to see the rainforest, but in a slightly nicer environment than Uncle ...

Rafting Champions and Instant Celebrities, Baleh, Malaysia travel blog

Rafting Champions and Instant Celebrities

A travel blog entry by dconlisk

... with the newspaper reporters and photographers in attendance. Since then we have been pictured in three of the local newspapers: the Borneo Post (English), See Hua Daily News (Chinese), and the Utasan Borneo (Malay). Every day for the past three days. ...

Sipadan and Kinabatangan, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan and Kinabatangan

A travel blog entry by dna

... watching them swing from tree to tree and on ropes. So cute!! From the hotel we also booked an overnight trip into the Borneo jungle. This was a last minute decision and we decided to just go for it. The Kinabatangan River is the largest in Borneo ...

Deep South, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Deep South

A travel blog entry by raymondc

The lunch the next day was a bit disappointing. The steamed fish was over-cooked and, although reasonably priced for a popular resort restaurant, the food did not come up to the standard we had come to expect after eating at so many good local Chinese ...

Adventurous nature lover's paradise, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Adventurous nature lover's paradise

A travel blog entry by gojoadventures

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... last minute travelers. We just spent 1 night in KK, since we were eager to get out and start exploring the natural wonders of Borneo. KK is known for its markets and seafood, and I understand why. For dinner, we wandered up and down the esplanade, and ...

Journey to the Equator, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Journey to the Equator

A travel blog entry by trish.coverdale

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... !  Little traditional boats were ferrying passengers to and from the banks and the whole place restored my positive feelings for Borneo.  Unfortunately hiring a motorbike was not possible unless I paid 25 a day!  Not flippin likely! ...

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