Hear the word “Borneo” and your mind transports to a mystical island of adventure, with dense jungles, untouched beaches and a deeply unique culture. The Malaysian half of Asia’s largest island is home to Mount Kinabalu, one of Asia’s tallest and most sacred mountains: a true highlight for any adventurous traveller. Kinabalu gets all the attention, but other natural wonders, such as Mount Mulu, Bako National Park and Selingan Island are equally as breathtaking.
Back to civilisation, the vibrant cities of Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan offer a laidback alternative to the bigger cities of the Malaysian peninsula, but the same cultural diversity for which the country is so famous. Tuck into delicious Indian, Chinese and Malay food suitable for all budgets, just like you would in any other part of Malaysia.
An unchartered and mysterious side to the island is the indigenous Dayak people, who have practiced animism for centuries, even though many have converted to Islam or Christianity on the surface. The beliefs and practices of these fascinating people are reflective of the beautiful exoticism of the entire island. Home to Kinabalu, one of Southeast Asia’s tallest and most beautiful mountains. Unique wildlife including the friendly funny Orangutans. A fascinating culture with deep-rooted magic and mysticism.
Home to Kinabalu, one of Southeast Asia’s tallest and most beautiful mountains.
Unique wildlife including the friendly funny Orangutans.
A fascinating culture with deep-rooted magic and mysticism.