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Southeast Asia Travel News

The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

Kuching, the ‘City of Cats’, is the capital of Malaysia’s Sarawak State on Borneo Island. (Note, that’s nothing to do with furry animals but the nickname actually derives from a tributary of the Sarawak River along which the city was founded and which in turn was named after a common local fruit, the cat’s eye longan.) Kuching was founded as…

Situated in eastern Sabah State, inland from the Malaysian coastal town of Lahad Datu, the magnificent Danum Valley is one Borneo’s best preserved stands of primary rain-forest. It comprises of nearly 450 sq kms 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…