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A journey to Malaysia's enchanting lands of Sabah and Sarawak

Malaysia’s outer states present a captivating blend of adventure, discovery and luxury which will leave a permanent print in your memory.

Explore Borneo your way and at your own pace.

Welcome to the untamed paradise of Borneo, where lush rainforests, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse cultures intertwine to create a captivating tapestry. 

This exquisite Malaysian gem houses two of its most enchanting states, Sabah and Sarawak, each boasting a treasure trove of inspiring tourist attractions. Let us take you on a journey to these hidden wonders, where adventure and serenity dance hand in hand.

Sabah: A kaleidoscope of nature's finest

Nestled along the northern coastline of Borneo, Sabah embraces travellers with its warm hospitality and stunning biodiversity. The majestic Mount Kinabalu stands tall as a symbol of the state's indomitable spirit, inviting thrill-seekers to embark on a challenging climb. As the sun rises over the horizon from the summit, it paints the landscape with a breathtaking canvas of colours.

Divers will be left mesmerised at the aquatic displays on offer.

For wildlife enthusiasts, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre provides a heartwarming experience. Witness these gentle giants swinging effortlessly through the trees and learn about the conservation efforts in place to protect them. Embrace the fascinating underwater world at Sipadan Island, a diver's paradise with its vibrant coral reefs and abundant marine life. Dive beneath the surface to encounter sea turtles, rays, and a menagerie of tropical fish.

Sarawak, the legendary land of headhunters and hornbills, attract birdwatches from far and wide to indulge in spotting the rich birdlife. They are always amazed by the Rhinoceros Hornbill, with this giant bird, which has a strange, double-decked beak. 

Sarawak: Where culture and adventure unite

Get your fill of Malaysian culture and heritage in Borneo.

Across the South China Sea, Sarawak beckons with its rich cultural heritage and untamed wilderness. The capital, Kuching, welcomes visitors with charming colonial architecture and bustling markets, offering a taste of the city's diverse cultural influences.

Step into the heart of Borneo's rainforest at the Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vast cave system will leave you marvelling at the surreal beauty of stalactites and stalagmites. At dusk, millions of bats will emerge for a nightly forage, creating an otherworldly spectacle that leaves you in awe.

Delve into the heritage of the indigenous communities by visiting the Sarawak Cultural Village, where you can immerse yourself in traditional customs, dances, and crafts. For the more adventurous souls, explore the mighty rivers on a longboat to reach remote Iban longhouses, where ancient traditions blend harmoniously with modern influences.

Culinary Delights: A fusion of flavours

Anthony Bourdain described the Borneo culinary scene as captivating.

No journey through Borneo would be complete without savouring the local delicacies. Both Sabah and Sarawak are a culinary haven, boasting a unique blend of flavours. Don't miss the opportunity to try ‘Ambuyat’, a traditional Sabahan dish made from sago palm starch, or indulge in Sarawak's renowned ‘Laksa Sarawak’, described by legendary food personality Anthony Bourdain as “Breakfast of the Gods”, a tantalising fusion of Malay and Chinese influences.

As we bid farewell to Borneo, the allure of Sabah and Sarawak continues to linger in our hearts. The vibrant rainforests, awe-inspiring mountains, and rich cultural hallmarks are but a glimpse of the wonders that await in this mesmerising destination.

The Rhinoceros Hornbill exemplifies the array of unique wildlife that calls Borneo home.

A journey to Borneo is more than just a holiday. It’s an expedition into a land where nature's beauty and cultural diversity intertwine seamlessly, leaving a lasting imprint on every traveller's soul.

Embark on this remarkable adventure and immerse yourself in the captivating charm of Sabah and Sarawak.

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Published: 17 August 2023

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