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Fantastic Foto Friday: Private Beach near a busy city: Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, Northern Borneo, and a busy city with a population of around 500,000 people. And while most people us it as their base to explore the Orang Utans at Sepilok or the wildlife in the Danum Valley preservation area, you also can have the long, sandy beach of Tanjung Aru almost to yourself – a great place to relax after hiking Mt Kinabalu or exciting wildlife watching!
Find out more, How to find flight deals to Kota KinabaluHow to Get around Sabah &  Where to Stay and the Top Things to Do!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: History, Food & Fun in Penang, Malaysia

George Town on Penang Island is one of my favorite cities in Malaysia: The colorful, multi-culturual city offers impressive cultural sights like Kek Lok Si Temple above, historic buildings like Town Hall and Fort Cornwallis from colonial times and the food & fun of the Old Town with lots of character. Add in the sandy beaches elsewhere on the island, and you have a complete vacation just a short flight from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Hike the highest mountain on Borneo – Mt Kinabalu!

Kota Kinabalu is the capital and gateway to Sabah in Northern Borneo, home to the Orang Utan and fantastic wildlife watching at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center or in the Danum Valley preservation area, the final frontier in wildlife watching! But you can also hike up the highest mountain of Borneo, stunning Mt Kinabalu
Find out more, How to find flight deals to Kota KinabaluHow to Get around Sabah &  Where to Stay and the Top Things to Do!

Best of Borneo in 60 Seconds

Borneo is my favorite wildlife destination in Asia – watching our close cousins, the Orang Utan, or sneaking up on a snake are just as exhilarating as seeing a baby silver leaf monkey hiding in the trees! Climb Mt Kinabalu, learn about long houses or the last head hunters or relax on the beach – all possible on Borneo!

Find out more about Sabah, Northern Borneo, and Sarawak, Southern Borneo
Ready to go – read
Sabah – How to get there for less
Sabah – How to get around
Sabah – Where to stay
Sabah – Top things to see & do

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Wildlife up close & personal!

Bako Snake

Borneo still offers unspoiled nature and wildlife to explore at your own pace. In Bako National Park in Sarawak, Southern Borneo, I got as close to the wildlife as I was comfortable! 
Borneo is easier to reach and less expensvie than it sounds and the head hunters are long gone – so check it out, before the crowds arrive!