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Malaysian Borneo

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Malaysian Borneo


I have only 7 nights in Borneo and would love any suggestions!

We want to 1)see orangutangs 2)see sea turtles 3)experience culture 4)relax and sunbath

How would you recommend for us to do this in 7 days?

Thank you,

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1. Re: Malaysian Borneo

Look at Sabah - Kota Kinbalu / Sandakan, as these will give you most of what you want to see. By travelling you will experience culture.

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2. Re: Malaysian Borneo

Go to the Kota Kinabalu forum and read top questions on the right of the page. There is a lot of information.


Have a look at hotel reviews in the green section at the top of the page.

For beach, sun bathing, and Oran U tan I would suggest Shangri La Rasa Ria .


For Turtles, you really have no choice but Selingan (turtle) Island. As the turtles lay at night it requires an overnight stay. You will need to book well in advance as demand is high and accommodation limited.

As this would mean a trip to Sandakan, at the same time you could visit other locations in and around Sandakan such as the war memorial, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, and Sepilok Orang U Tan Centre. The review of my recent trip is here.


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3. Re: Malaysian Borneo

I live in Borneo's Sabah. Kota Kinabalu, Kudat and Sandakan are perhaps a good place to start.


4. Re: Malaysian Borneo

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