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Southeast Asia Travel News

The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

Although official Tourism Malaysia statistics claim more visitors to Sarawak than Sabah, we suspect this is inflated by domestic tourists as well as visitors from neighbouring Kalimantan since, in our experience of running Borneo tours, Sabah clearly proves the more popular of the two among Western travellers. Sabah has well-known Kinabatangan, Danum Valley, World Heritage Mount Kinabalu and a clutch…

Current Sites With just 2 cultural and 2 natural sites inscribed on UNESCO’s Malaysia World Heritage list this section is going to be brief. Now, at first glance on a map, the little blob tagged onto the bottom of the Thai-Malay Peninsula does appear quite small, however, once you’ve added Borneo’s states of Sabah and Sarawak to the little ‘blob’…

Spend a day on a tropical island in the South China Sea and do some good for the environment at the same time with a visit to Borneo’s Pulau Dinawan and the Ara Dinawan Research Conservation Centre. Lying a short distance off the coast of Malaysia’s Sabah State – just south of the capital Kota Kinabalu – this tiny island…

Malaysia UNESCO sites include 2 cultural sites in the Peninsular and a national park each in Borneo’s Sabah and Sarawak States. A further 2 candidates in the tentative section add a second national park in Sarawak plus the famous Taman Negara in West Malaysia. Considering the country’s rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes that’s a relatively poor return though the…

Situated in eastern Sabah State, inland from the Malaysian coastal town of Lahad Datu, the magnificent Danum Valley is one of Borneo’s best-preserved stands of primary rainforest. It comprises of nearly 450 sq kilometres of lush, lowland tropical forest – sadly increasingly rare with the predominance of oil palms in the local economy. Danum is particularly rich in flora and…