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Borneo

Home to one of the oldest and most bio-diverse corners on the entire earth, Borneo is an ecological haven that enthralls in a way few destinations can. Containing a wealth of endemic flora and fauna, Borneo represents nature at its most spectacular, from its vast rainforests, to its soaring mountains, to its shimmering lagoons.

An unforgettable opportunity to interact with nature like never before, shake hands with the playful Orang-utans of Sepilok, witness the eponymous inhabitants of Turtle Islands Park and swim with the tropical marine-life around Tunku Abdul Marine Park.

A destination that encourages you to see and do, whether you’re trekking into the rainforests of Sabah, conquering the 4,000m peak of Mount Kinabalu or simply easing back on the powdery soft sands of Sipadan Island, Borneo offers a truly unique holiday experience.

 

What you’ll love most about Borneo

  • Visit the Kinabalu Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the highest mountain in Borneo
  • Take a boat ride along the Kinabatangan River to spot a diverse range of wildlife, including orangutans, pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys, and crocodiles
  • Go white-water rafting on the Padas River or the Kiulu River for an adrenaline-pumping adventure
  • Visit the Mulu National Park and explore the limestone caves and karst formations, including the world’s largest cave chamber
  • Dive or snorkel at Sipadan Island, one of the world’s top diving destinations with a rich marine ecosystem and diverse coral reefs
  • Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and witness the conservation efforts to protect the endangered orangutans
  • Visit the Danum Valley Conservation Area, a pristine rainforest that is home to a wide range of wildlife, including clouded leopards, tarsiers, and gibbons

Where to Book

  • Bohey Dulang, Semporna - Sabah Tourism Board/Aimi Nas

  • Proboscis monkeys, Labuk Bay - Sabah Tourism Board/Ramble and Wander

  • Snorkelling in Borneo - Sabah Tourism Board/Daniel Douglas bin Mahamad Douglas

  • Maiga Island, Semporna - Sabah Tourism Board/Laily Hassan

  • Morning view, Kota Belud - Sabah Tourism Board/Chong Chao Sheng

  • Rhinoceros Hornbill, Borneo

  • Mount Kinabalu - Sabah Tourism Board/Liau Fung Min

  • Borneo rainforest orangutan

  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque - Sabah Tourism Board/Laily Hassan

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

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