BORNEO - Malaysia
Straddling the equator and dominated by ancient, wildlife-rich rain forests, and breathtaking beaches, Borneo is the world’s third largest island. This massive, mountainous island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago is shared by the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, Indonesian Kalimantan and the tiny nation of Brunei.
The dense rainforests are home to half of all known plant and animal species, some found nowhere else on earth. Borneo has nearly 11,000 species of flowering plants, about a third of which are endemic. The forests are also noted for their epiphytes and for the Rafflesia Arnoldii, the world’s largest flower. This wildlife wonderland is home to orangutans, Bornean pygmy elephants, gibbons and two endemic species, the Bornean clouded leopard(Neofelis diardi) and the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus). There are also a great many species of birds, insects, and fish.
For many people, a trip to Borneo means glimpsing a wild orangutan or proboscis monkey swinging through the trees, or coming face to face with a pygmy elephant or elusive cloud leopard. Others head here to experience the incredibly diverse cultures, age old traditions, and varied cuisines. This colorful paradise combines relaxation and adventure with idyllic beaches, scenic mountains and a rich culture.
Come and discover your own paradise!