Borneo

Crossing Borders: Malaysia to Brunei

Overland Border Crossings are something I am doing more and more of, as I travel through South East Asia. They are a great way to see the country, usually cheaper and reduce your carbon footprint by not flying (though I’m not exactly the biggest eco warrior myself). When in Borneo, I crossed over from Malaysia into Brunei, from Kota Kinabalu, in Sabah and later from...

Why Borneo didn’t blow me away

  Borneo is made up of three countries, Indonesia (the biggest portion of Borneo is Indonesian), Malaysia, and tiny Brunei squeezed in the middle of the two Malaysia states on the west coast. For the purposes of this write up, I am referring to Malaysian Borneo, and its two states: Sabah and Sarawak. Before setting off to travel, Borneo was my most anticipated...

Wildlife spotting on the Kinabatangan River, Borneo

One of the reasons why people come to Borneo, is to spot wildlife in their natural habitats. After visiting the Orang-utans at Sepilok, I decided to go in search of some more wildlife, by doing a river cruise on the Kinabatangan River. I met an American traveller on the bus to Sepilok, and so we decided to sign up together, as it would be much cheaper (you often get...

Pusat Belia Hostel, Bandar Seri Bagawan, Brunei

My decision to go to Bandar Seri Bagawan, or BSB for short; the Capital of Brunei, was a spontaneous one. I decided to go a few days before.   It was on my list at some point, but I had no idea when and for how long. Using the internet and my trusty Lonely Planet guide book, I set about trying to find a place to stay (I am getting used to booking accommodation a...

Kayaking through the rainforest in Borneo

During my travels, I really value days were I can relax and do relatively little, but more often than not, I my sense of adventure craves something to do. My mum always said that I couldn’t sit still as a child. I was always moving around, wondering what the next new, and exciting thing there was to do. So whilst in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo. I paid a visit to a...

Travelling Borneo by bus

Flying internally in Asia can be quite cheap sometimes, if you book in advance. However, overland travel is the cheapest option, if you’ve got time to spare. During my time in Borneo, I took a few long distance buses, with the longest being from Miri to Kuching in Sarawak, after my trip to Brunei.   Where to catch long distance buses in Malaysian Borneo? Long...

Visiting the Orangutans of Sepilok, Borneo

One thing I was most excited about being in Borneo was getting to see the Orang-Utans. Those cute faced, orange haired apes that I had, until now only seen in the zoo. Orang-utans mainly hang out In Malaysian Borneo and Indonesia, with many areas that you can trek to, to see them in the wild However, if you don’t want to trek in the wild, don’t have time...

What to do in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Kota Kinabalu (known locally as KK), lies on the North West of Malaysian Borneo (in the state of Sabah). It has a major international airport, and serves destinations such as Singapore, Manila and Hong Kong, and is the second busiest airport in Malaysia, after Kuala Lumpur.   It is often the first Port of call for those travelling to and around Malaysian Borneo...

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