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Borneo Travel Safety And Health

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January, 2017

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Travel can be exhilarating but also scary at times. When you’re venturing into the great unknown, follow these safety and health tips to protect yourself and ensure a happy and secure journey In Borneo.

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Several vaccinations are advisedbefore travelling to Borneo; consult your GP or travel clinic six to eight weeks before departure to ensure you have time to complete all the series of injections.

Citronella is the favored repellent for many travelers.However, this should be avoided as it attracts hornets – giant wasps with an extraordinarily painful sting.

Avoid eating bush meat such as monkeys or batsas these are often carriers of diseases – as well as often being inadvisable for environmental reasons.

Leeches are present in the lowland jungles.These are more unpleasant than dangerous, but you can buy “leech socks” which are effective at stopping them, and keep your trousers tucked into your socks or boots.

Bring a basic first aid kit and medication for sickness and diarrheaif planning to trek or cycle in remote regions.

Malaria is also present, so you will need to bring anti-malarial medication. Wearing long sleeves and trousers is also advised, as well as insect repellent. This also protects against dengue fever. Remember, malaria can develop up to a year after exposure, so keep an eye on any symptoms.

Tap water is unsafe to drink-also be wary of ice in drinks and unpeeled fruit and vegetables.

Mt Kinabalu is 4,095m above sea level,so if attempting to climb to the summit you should be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. The climb ascends over 2,500m in less than 24 hours, so there is little time for your body to acclimatize.

Borneo is incredibly hot and humid,so keep well hydrated at all times.

If you need to be hospitalized, travel to the mainland may be necessary,so be sure you have comprehensive travel insurance which covers medical evacuation, along with any other activities you may be doing, such as high-altitude hikes, windsurfing or diving.

Visit the CDC website for up to date health information on Malaysia

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Borneo in general is a safe destination with relatively low crime rates. Tourists should exercise the usual precautions – not walking alone at night, not leaving valuables such as cameras and smart phones on display, using registered taxis, etc.

In recent years there have been a few kidnappings of tourists and locals around the east coast of Sabah. Thanks to its proximity to the Philippines, this area is at a higher risk of this kind of activity. Travel to this area is largely trouble-free, but stay up to date with government travel advice on the FCO website to be sure..

If you are travelling independently in this region – and particularly from the airport at Lahad Datu to your accommodation, you should be sure you are using transport organised by reputable companies..

Traffic accidents are not uncommon. Choose your driver wisely, and always wear a helmet if travelling by motorbike or moped.

Malaysia is largely conservative, Muslim country, and you should dress modestly, particularly in rural areas, to avoid causing offence.

Homosexuality is not widely accepted (homosexual acts are illegal in Malaysia), so same-sex couples are advised to act discretely in public.

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