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Most interesting area in Borneo

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Most interesting area in Borneo

We are planning to go to Borneo for 6 days in July. We know nothing about the place. Could anybody recommend the best area to stay at during our short trip? We would like to dive and see the interesting sites in the place.

Also, we will be coming from Singapore. What is the best way to get there?

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1. Re: Most interesting area in Borneo

Hi Blondynette,

Are you planning to come to North Borneo? Sabah? If yes, you can either fly with Silk Air or AirAsia, both airlines flies direct from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu.

For diving, there is no place better than Sipadan Island in Sabah, but July is a super peak season, most dive resorts around the area are fully booked. I would love to recommend Sandakan as well, but Lankayan Island too is fully booked.

Maybe you could consider Mantanani Island? It has a simple resort which is good enough for divers. If you don't mind flying to Sandakan for a night, then Kinabatangan River Cruise is highly recommended. Staying for a night is not a bad idea too, as you could join the jungle night walk. Sabah offers tons of nature beauty. In Sandakan you could visit the orang utan and Proboscis monkeys as well. Taste the nice, cheap yet fresh seafood.

In Kota Kinabalu, you could join the Padas White water rafting day tour if you are looking for some exciting activities.


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2. Re: Most interesting area in Borneo

Kota Kinabalu,Sabah,Sipadan Sadakan,Lankayan island, Kinabatangan river>>all located at Sabah, Malaysia.

But this is Indonesian forum???

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3. Re: Most interesting area in Borneo

Thank you for the interesting information, we are now looking into these places.

We don't have any particular area of preference so it is acceptable to have these info. Indonesia or Malaysia is fine.

Thank you!

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