Borneo is the third largest island in the world and the northern region that comprises Sarawak and Sabah has been part of the Malaysian Federation since 1963.†A hidden paradise, mysterious and unknown.†We begin our journey in Sarawak in the north west of the island, in the capital, Kuching.
The Sarawak River divides the city in two and on one of the banks are the buildings of Kampung Boyan, an old water town.†Situated on a hill is Fort Margarita that dates back to 1841.
We visit a village of the Bidayum Tribe and to the border of the South Indonesian section of the island.†The Bidayum live in traditional long houses and survive from agriculture and river fishing.†The long houses measure up to a hundred and fifty†metres in length and are inhabited by several families.†
Between Sarawak and Sabah is the tiny sultanate of Brunei Darussalm whose capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, looks like something from an exotic fantasy.
In the north east of Sabah is the majestic Mount Kinabalu, at more than thirteen thousand feet above sea level the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea.†
Borneo is a country of natural wonder, full of adventure. A land of head hunters, mysterious cultures and exotic wildlife and an island far off the main tourist trail.
A veritable hidden paradise set amid the South China Sea.