The famous adventure destination with national parks, beautiful beaches and wildlife.
How to get there:
Borneo is an Island split between Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. The island isn’t intercity bus friendly due to the various jungles, national parks and vegetation, so the best way to get to places is to fly. Flights are also relatively cheap.
Once you’re in the city of choice, local buses are the easiest and cheapest way to get around.
Things to see and do:
Bako National Park (you will need to get local bus 1 rapid red for 3.50 ringgits and then a boat for 40 ringgit return each. The entrance to the park costs 20 ringgits each)
Semenggok Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre to see Orang-utans
Hiking around this National park was incredibly fun as we tried to spot a variety of wildlife such as crocodiles, proboscis monkeys, long tailed macaques and a variety of birds. Unfortunately, we only managed to spot the long tailed macaques and wild pigs that were knocking about at the entrance. Nevertheless, being in the national park was a great city escape; surrounded by nature, and great company... it was even worth the intensely sweaty hike.