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Health and Safety Borneo

Health and Safety Borneo

Health and Safety Borneo Can we go north and east of Sabah? The context: from the colonial era, a long conflict exists as to the ownership of north and east Sabah between Malaysia and the former Sulu Sultanate, now one of the autonomous Muslim regions of […]

Money and budget Borneo

Money and budget Borneo

Money and budget Borneo Currency Monetary unit: the ringgit (international code MYR, current abbreviation RM). In January 2020: € 1 = RM 4,50, and RM 10 = € 2,20. See also Money and Budget in Malaysia. Change - Tips: don't ask for ringgit outside of […]

Transportation and travel Borneo

Transportation and travel Borneo

Transportation and travel Borneo bus - Long distance bus: located on the outskirts, the stations are generally accessible by city bus if necessary. On the Trans Borneo Highway between Kuching and Miri (Sarawak), count around 50 km / h and 1 start / h almost […]

Borneo recommended routes

Borneo recommended routes

Borneo recommended routes Below are some suggested itineraries for these 2 provinces.  A week in Borneo Sarawak, Kuching and environs, or Kuching and Mulu; (Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Mt Kinabalu, Kinabatangan or the islands of Semporna. Two weeks in Borneo (With […]

Climate, seasons and weather Borneo

Climate, seasons and weather Borneo

Climate, seasons and weather Borneo Climate Climate tropical hot and humid, always have a raincoat just in case! Influenced by the monsoons and the ocean that surrounds it, Borneo's climate is that of a tropical island: hot and humid ; rain possible […]

Before departure and Borneo formalities

Before departure and Borneo formalities

Before departure and Borneo formalities Entry formalities Mandatory conditions return or continuation. Sarawak and Sabah have their own immigration services, where you stamp your passport even if you come from Malaysia, but this does not reset the […]

Borneo activities, sports and leisure

Borneo activities, sports and leisure

Borneo activities, sports and leisure Diving, snorkelling and surfing "An inviolate work of art" says Commander Cousteau de Sipadan, where in 1989 he directed the film Le Specter de la Tortue. The tone is set as to the wonders of the Celebes Sea on the […]

Borneo ID card

Borneo ID card

Borneo ID card - Status: Sarawak and Sabah are 2 of the 13 states of the Malaysian Federation, a parliamentary-type constitutional monarchy. - Area: Sarawak: 125 km². Sabah: 74 km². - Capitals : Sarawak, Kuching. Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, often abbreviated […]

Geography and landscapes Borneo

Geography and landscapes Borneo

Geography and landscapes Borneo Borneo landscapes 3rd largest Guinea, the island of Borneo is located, in a clockwise direction from the west, between Sumatra, the Malay Peninsula, Indochina, the Philippines, the Celebes; Bali and Java. Before dee est a […]

Borneo traditions and customs

Borneo traditions and customs

Borneo traditions and customs Pluricommunity, the inhabitants of Sarawak and Sabah animate a kaleidoscope of traditions largely contributing to the interest of the trip and generating a pleasant atmosphere, imprint of tolerance and concern for others. The […]

Culture and people Borneo

Culture and people Borneo

Culture and people Borneo The peoples of Borneo 70% of Malaysian citizens belong to the official category of bumiputera ("Son of the earth") enjoying socio-economic privileges. These are the Malays and, in West Malaysia, the indigenous ethnic groups. But […]

Borneo food, food and drink

Borneo food, food and drink

Borneo food, food and drink Malaysian cuisine is a reflection of melting pot (crucible) populations and influences historically bathing this country located at the crossroads between the Middle East, India, China and neighboring countries (Thailand, Indonesia). In […]

History and key dates Borneo

History and key dates Borneo

History and key dates Borneo L & rsquoEst by the mainland. This is evidenced by the remains found in the niah cave where excavations are still in progress. Following recent excavations, especially around the dolmens and menhirs of Bario (Sarawak), it […]

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