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Southeast Asia Travel News

The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

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…

Many thanks to Dom at Fieldskills for this interesting article on an unusual subject – building bridges for orang-utans in Borneo’s Sabah State! Conservation, green tourism, adventure travel and sustainability are often concepts mentioned in the same breath but actually making them work successfully together can be very difficult.  Fieldskills is an expedition travel and training business with offices in…

Thanks to Sandra in Mulu and our colleagues at Fieldskills for this great shot of the famous Deer Cave in Mulu National Park in Malaysia’s Sarawak State. Now whether it’s still the world’s largest cave is a subject of hot debate and all depends upon what type of cave one’s talking about anyway, but it is certainly one of the…

The Danum Valley, Sabah State, Borneo, Malaysia. Awesome photographic contribution by All Points East, Malaysia manager and tour-leader Marc Modin. During a night trek in Sabah’s fabulous Danum Valley Marc came across this brilliantly coloured, sleeping kingfisher – probably a Brown-winged Kingfisher but impossible to say for sure from this angle! The remote Danum Valley Forest Reserve is one of…