Borneo Island – East Malaysia Itinerary

Sharing East Malaysia Itinerary for 7 Days located in Borneo rainforest. The world’s third largest island, Borneo island, is shared by three countries, Indonesia with largest part, Malaysia and Brunei with a small part of the land. The Malaysian part is called as East Malaysia.  aka East Coast Malaysia East Malaysia is divided into twoContinue reading “Borneo Island – East Malaysia Itinerary”

Sandakan, Sabah

Sandakan, second biggest city in Sabah, is also second busiest place after Kota Kinabalu. During my visit to Sabah, I was staying in Sepilok region, which is around 1 hour away from Sandakan. Earlier we thought of staying in Sandakan and visiting various places in and around Sepilok, but due to time constraint and alsoContinue reading “Sandakan, Sabah”

Night Safari at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok

One of the top attractions in Sandakan is Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok. Our itinerary was so tight that we couldn’t visit it during the day time. Earlier we did Night safari in Mulu National Park and that experience was amazing. Hence, we decided to do it again in Sandakan. We called the centre and askedContinue reading “Night Safari at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok”

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Sandakan

Neighbor to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre is the Bornean Sun Bear Conservatory. This conservatory is built to rescue, cure and free the Sun Bear, again a species which is under the threat of extinction. Borneo is an island of all those wonderful wildlife who gets back seat in developing and developed countries. The placesContinue reading “Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Sandakan”

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

When in Borneo, if you don’t encounter Orang Utan, then your trip is not complete. In the entire region of Sabah, you have many places where you can meet them in their natural habitat. The best place will be the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. For people like me, who have limited days to travel, we haveContinue reading “Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre”

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sepilok

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary located approximately 20-30 minutes from Sepilok and 45 minutes from Sandakan City is a sanctuary for preserving Proboscis Monkey. The increasing plantation of Palm Oil Tree in Borneo is endangered many species. One of such species of Monkey is Proboscis Monkey. They are also called Long Nose Monkey due toContinue reading “Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sepilok”

Kinabatangan River Cruise, Sandakan

The one of the rare sight in Borneo is that of Pygmy Elephant, world’s smallest elephant. The only place where your chances of seeing them more is on the Kinabatangan River. Opt for a stay at the lodge at Kinabatangan River and go on a river cruise ride in the morning and evening to increaseContinue reading “Kinabatangan River Cruise, Sandakan”

Kayaking at Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu

On our one day trip to Gaya Island, we opted Discover Scuba Diving course, you can read about our underwater experience in Scuba Diving at Gaya Island. In our second half of the day, we went for Kayaking. Kayaking sounds simple, looks simple and it is also simple to do if you have lots ofContinue reading “Kayaking at Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu”

Mt. Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring, Ranau

The highest mountain in Sabah and in Malaysia is Mt. Kinabalu at approximate height of 4,096 meters above sea level. The first thought which came into my mind – I want to climb this mountain. As days passed and I did my research, I realised that climbing the mountain is not as simple as IContinue reading “Mt. Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring, Ranau”

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

The capital city in Sabah, Kota Kinabalu gives you the feel of man-made land blended together with the nature. Big buildings with beach and rainforest nearby, tons of places for food, night market, it is the gateway to the island of Borneo. In many ways, Kota Kinabalu gives the feel of being around develop partContinue reading “Kota Kinabalu, Sabah”

Scuba Diving at Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu

One of the amazing water sport, scuba diving, I intend to do for years and years but didn’t materialise. Finally, in my trip to Borneo I decided to try scuba diving as Gaya Island near Kota Kinabalu as I heard they have one of the good Corel reefs. In Kota Kinabalu, scuba diving is doneContinue reading “Scuba Diving at Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu”

Night Safari at Mulu National Park

One of the exciting things to do at Mulu National Park is ‘Night Safari‘. Walking now on the trails around the park is something you will do during your stay in Mulu, but walking those trails during Night time in pitch dark is an altogether different experience. Gunung Mulu National Park Before I start talkingContinue reading “Night Safari at Mulu National Park”

Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa, Sarawak

Welcome to Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa When I came to know that there are only 2 hotel options in the Gunung Mulu National Park (except homestay and backpacker lodge), Mulu Marriott Resort and Spa was my obvious choice. I have heard of hospitality of Marriott and this was the first time I stayed inContinue reading “Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa, Sarawak”

Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park is in the Sarawak region of Malaysia in Borneo island. UNESCO added Mulu in the World Heritage list. Mulu is only accessible by flight from either Miri, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. The only operating Airline is Malaysian Airlines in MASWings plane. Except if some brave soul wishes for an adventure, theyContinue reading “Gunung Mulu National Park”