Borneo, a huge island in Southeast Asia shared by Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, a small nation of Brunei and Indonesia, is all about Impenetrable rainforests, rare wildlife, and diverse culture. The place is heaven and the third largest island on the earth. There are number of adventurous things you can do here, out of which, Travelila has listed some best Things to do in Borneo, Malaysia.
Climb Mount Kinabalu
What is more important than the feeling you get of elation and relief as you look down on the world far below, knowing that you have made it and now at the 4095m above the sea level. Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia’s first UNESCO world heritage site, is the highest mountain between New Guinea and Himalayas. However, to climb this mountain you just cannot do it with stamina, you also need Lion’s heart for it as the route is a jungle-clad botanist’s Mecca. The beautiful flora and fauna, 500 species of plants and 1200 varieties of orchids will make your climb the most memorable thing.
Visit The Orangutans
Borneo is one such place where you can find Orangutans. With habitat being destroyed at an alarming rate, now is the time to see them while you still can that too with their natural habitat. The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in East Sabah and Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Sarawak are the best places where you can find them while they also let you see what is being done to save them. You can also see these by taking a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River.
Live In Ancient Long House
Living in a longhouse can be the most unique experience on your trip to Borneo where you can have the most adventurous feeling while your night stays here. Some longhouses are specially set up for tourists, while some are natural and authentic that can only be reached by the river and are not used by the local people anymore. These longhouses can differ in size.
Swim With Turtles
We have some great news for the water Childs present here. The beauty you witness on the lands of Borneo is definitely the heavenly experience unless you have witnessed the underwater Borneo. Just imagine a large hawksbill turtle only an arm’s length away backed with some super exciting marine life that will take your breath away. Go scuba diving at places like Sabah where you’ll be surrounded by curious batfish and clouds of brilliant-yellow snappers and will be swimming with black corals and over 3,000 species of fish.
Discover The Beauty Of Rainforest
It is said that Borneo’s rain forests are 130 million old is one of the oldest forests in the world. The forest is home to some great species including 15,000 species of plants, 221 of land mammals and 420 species of birds and uncountable species of insects and other animals. The impressive canopy walks takes you to the dense forest where you can spot a variety of birds and animals and if you are lucky enough you can see Leopards.
Feel Relax At Hot Springs
Get yourself relaxed at hot springs in Borneo which does not provide exotic and fancy accommodations but they provide time to get you to feel rejuvenated and relaxed. The hot springs here are deemed to have healing properties and why not? What is better than soaking your tired back and legs in warm bubbling water? Get ready to fell this experience of revitalization.