Borneo spreads with a lesser-known place feeling, with hidden eco treasures. Pointing to the mainland, virgin and second class forests are a vital sanctuary for dense wild populations – some endemics for Borneo. Orangutan, Borneo Pygmy Elephants, proboscis monkeys are among the welcoming faces you can see if you visit their natural habitats – yes, there are eco-friendly trips. Greenland and Papua, the third largest island in the world after New Guinea, are no longer a mystery but are recommended by travelers as an ever-expanding vacation destination. The island is divided by 3 countries, the largest being Indonesia (Kalimantan), followed by Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) and Brunei.
In fact, Borneo will be on the radar of daring divers waiting for a historic dive in the middle of a luxury underwater world. Sipadan Island and surrounding dunes such as Mabul and Kapalai have been rated as the best diving spots in the world due to various marine life. As for those adventurers who conquer Mount Kinabalu, the roof of Borneo is the latest challenge in terms of expanding the other peaks around the world. This is the highest peak between the Himalayas and Papua New Guinea, which is 4095 meters in length, with its magnificent position, usually with cloud cover in the middle.
Surrounded by little blue oceans, Borneo stretches along the length of white sandy beaches. Surprisingly, there are many quiet islands in the oceans near the coast. These are easily accessible and the most noteworthy are the Totau Abdul Rahman Park Maritime Park on Kota Kinabalu and the world-famous "Survivor Island" Pulau Tiga.
Borneo also has the largest cave system in the world. Mulu National Park in Sarawak, the World Heritage Site, is a paradise for physically prepared travelers to face the eco problem and, alternatively, to cave ecology – exploring the wetlands or four show caves.
Every time you visit Borneo, you get the chance to meet local people and observe their different cultures. Borneo is the home of a place of local groups, a place similar to Dayaks and Cadazandus. When you visit the long houses of the Sarawak and Lemanak, Skrang or Batang Ai tribes in Kudat tomorrow, you can meet them. The people of Borneo are people of different backgrounds and, despite their different customs, most live in harmony – a conviction that Borneo is a peaceful and safe place to visit.
In addition to the spectacular sights offered by Borneo, you can enjoy sightseeing, hiking in the white water, riding antique trains, playing golf, shopping and sampling delicious local food and rice wines. All of these activities can be arranged with your travel agents or location operators.
It is easy to reach Borneo. Borneo is conveniently located in Southeast Asia and is well-connected to numerous international and domestic flights. In addition, there are several direct flights connecting Borneo, such as Perth-Kota Kinabalu, Tokyo-Kota Kinabalu, Hong Kong-Kota Kinabalu, London-Bandar Seri Begawan and Singapore-Kuching. Kota serves various flights from Kinabalu, Kuching and Bandar Seri Begawan, as well as Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Some airlines to search are Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, Airasia and Dragonair.
As elsewhere, staying in Borneo is a choice from a 5 star budget to apartments, many of these operators accept online bookings and some are highly rated on travel portals like Tripadvisor.