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Fantastic Foto Friday: Island Hopping in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Borneo is known for its nature and wildlife, but it also has some very nice beaches to relax on. A popular destination for soft sand and warm seas is Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park off the cost of Kota Kinabalu! It’s National Park Status protects it from over development, but not from big crowds, so make sure to go for a nice walk on the islands to find your own private beach!
Read my Guide to Kota Kinabalu to plan your own Borneo wildlife & beach getaway!

Promising new Marriott Hotel on the waterfront of Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

The Kota Kinabalu Marriott is a new hotel on the city’s waterfront, with contemporary rooms, a very good executive lounge and a nice infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Marriott Rewards high-level elites receive great treatment and the hotel is good value on points. Some service issues left me with mixed feelings about the hotel, so read my detailed review to … Continue reading

Destination Guide Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

If you want to explore rare wildlife in remote valleys, hike sacred mountains, go island hopping and relax on a beach, all on one trip, than Kota Kinabalu in Northern Borneo is a great base to explore all that Sabah has to offer! You can see orang utans in the wild, hike Mount Kinabalu and explore the remote Danum Valley, … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Rare Proboscis Monkeys on Borneo

Borneo is called the “last frontier” and it has the wildlife to prove it! The proboscis monkeys are only found on Borneo. And while they are hard to find, they are easy to identify with the pronounced nose. They love the leaves of certain trees and thanks to our knowledgeable guides, we were able to spot them several times in Bako National Park.
Check out my Guide to Kuching to plan your own wildlife adventure on Borneo!

Destination Guide Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia

If you want to explore the last frontier and see the wildlife of Borneo, Kuching, the capital of Sarawak in the South of Borneo, is a great base. You can see orang utans, unique proboscis or silver leaf monkeys or explore Borneo’s culture at the traditional longhouses. And it’s easier to do as an independent traveler than most exotic wildlife … Continue reading

Malaysia Airlines causes serious safety issue through staff error!

Malaysia Airlines has suffered a string of bad news from the disappearance of MH370 and the shot-down MH7 over Ukraine to the economic spiral the airline has been in for years. Now, they have been caught with a serious safety issue when flight MH134 was scheduled for departure from Brisbane. The ground crew and pilots forgot to remove the covers … Continue reading

Is it worth bidding to upgrade on Malaysia Airlines? No!

Malaysia Airlines is one of a growing list of airlines allowing customers who purchased an economy class ticket to upgrade to business class by bidding. While this can be a great opportunity to fly business class for less on some airlines, my example below demonstrates that you have to check fares carefully before making a bid – clearly, Malaysia Airlines’ … Continue reading

Top things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a great springboard to explore South East Asia, with plenty of inexpensive flights to countless destinations in the region. But there is a lot to see and do on stop-overs in the city as well – from one of the most iconic buildings in Asia to shopping and delicious street food, there a … Continue reading

Destination Guide Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Planning a trip to South East Asia? Why not start in Kuala Lumpur, the springboard to Asia! Read my mini-guide to Kuala Lumpur to find out why Kuala Lumpur makes a great starting point to explore South East Asia, where to stay, the top things to do and where to eat, as well as tips on how to get around … Continue reading