Turtle Island Adventure

Turtle Island Adventure

Turtle Island Adventures

25
May, 2017

People say, wherever we travel, we’ll look for a beautiful and relaxing island or preferably, “paradise”. Same goes for me, I’ll look for the best and beautiful island to go to for relaxation.

There’s a lot of things you can do while staying on an island anywhere in the world. You can choose from the most expensive resort to the cheapest budget inns on the island, but one thing is for sure, all activities done there are the same! Yes, it is! From swimming to snorkeling, to diving, you’ll definitely be able to explore a lot of things and witness the beauty and uniqueness of the marine life underwater. You will still get the pleasure, you still get amazing photos, put on your one-of-a-kind beach wear, with your sunnies perched on your nose bridge, and sand in between your toes, and have that amazing picture for Instagram and Facebook!

However, did you guys know those islands that you normally go are different from conservation islands which most people aren’t aware of? The conservation and preservation of the island itself for the wildlife and beach are totally different and this is what I found out after visiting one of the conservation islands here in Sabah. 

Turtle Island Adventure
Turtle Island Adventure

Visiting one of the famous conservation island known as Selingan Turtle Island was actually an amazing adventure. It’s not only a place that we can go for relaxation, but also a place where every tourist that come, can learn something about the conservations of one of the world’s endangered species, the majestic Green Turtle. This place is very calming and has limited tourist capacity, so would be best to book ahead of time cause they’ve got limited space.

I admit that the price to get into this conservation island is EXPENSIVE! Yeah, it is! BUT? It’s worth it. The accommodation is clean, simple, and nice and it even has an air-cond. The food was great because it was a buffet spread (foodie haven). And of course, during leisure, you can take a stroll down the beach or go for a swim, but do bear in mind, tourist aren’t allowed to walk around after 6 pm as the Ranger on duty will be doing their regular checks on the beach to see if any Mother Turtles are coming up to shore from time to time.

TURTLE TIME!! TURTLE TIME! Yes! It’s the sound of the Ranger telling us a turtle has come to shore. Everyone literally stopped what they were doing and rushed to get their torch light and joined their Guide to where the Turtle was about to lay its eggs. For the first time ever, I saw a HUGE Mother Turtle laying its eggs calmly. Plop. Plop. Plop! Came out the eggs in synchronization.

The Ranger took the eggs without the Mother Turtle’s realization and start counting how many eggs in total for record purposes. We were quite lucky, not only was the Turtle huge, but it was also a first timer to land on Selingan Turtle Island. So after taking measurements and all mandatory processes, the Ranger tagged the Mother Turtle so that in future, if ever the Mother Turtle comes back again to lay eggs, they have a record. Once all that is done, the freshly laid eggs were put into a hatchery for the hatching process.

Turtle Island Adventure
Turtle Island Adventure
Turtle Island Adventure
Turtle Island Adventure
Turtle Island Adventure
Turtle Island Adventure

To me, the next exciting part of the trip was releasing the Baby Turtles into the sea. It was so much fun to see all the Baby Turtles follow the torched light direction and (for the first time) swim into the open ocean. What a way to end an unforgettable trip, but it’s just the beginning for those little Baby Turtles. Chances of survival for these little ones are minimal, not only because they’re easy targets for predators, but due to pollution caused by human beings, we have cut their chances of survival by more than 50%!

Was the trip amazing? Definitely. Was it worth it? Worth every penny! If you have the chance to visit Sabah, do make yourself free to go to one the conservation islands here in Sabah. If you want to join our tour on Borneo Turtle Island Conservation project, you can check it out here.

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Interesting Places To Go In Sabah With Kids

Interesting Places To Go In Sabah With Kids

Interesting Places To Go In Sabah With Kids

20

May, 2017

Don’t listen to those who say traveling with kids are hard. It is one of the greatest moment in your life when you travel with your kids. Not only does it strengthen your bond with your kids, but also to create memories together. Planning to travel to Sabah but don’t have any ideas where to bring your kids?

Here are some interesting places that you can bring your kids to visit while in Sabah.

1. KOTA KINABALU

a) Gaya Street Market

Interesting Places to go in Sabah with kids

b) Mari- Mari Cultural Village

c) Kota Kinabalu Wetlands

Interesting Places to go in Sabah with kids

d) “Rumah Terbalik” / Upside Down House

e) Sabandar Leisure Rides

Interesting Places to go in Sabah with kids

f) Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP)

Are you looking for travel’s guide to Kota Kinabalu city? Read our blog on Traveler’s guide to Kota Kinabalu and Things to do in Kota Kinabalu with Kids.

2. PENAMPANG

a) Tinopikon Park

b) Sinilou Kibambangan Water Park

c) Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

3. RANAU

a) Arnab Village Farm

b) Desa Cattle Dairy Farm

c) Poring Hot Spring

Are you planning to bring your family to Ranau? Come and read our blog on “Don’t miss this when you’re in RANAU!” and you might can know some amazing places in Ranau that you never heard before!

4. SANDAKAN

a) Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

b) Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Center

c) Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

d) Turtle Island Park

Want to know more Sandakan? Check out the travel guide to Sandakan blog post to know where to go when you and your family in Sandakan.

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Weston River Cruise Tour

Weston River Cruise Tour

Weston River Cruise Tour

19

May, 2017

Two months ago, I had the opportunity to join the Weston River Cruise tour in Weston, Beaufort. Being a newbie in the company, I was very excited as I had never been on a river cruise before. I know I am not the adventurous type of girl, but if you get the chance to join a river cruise and it’s a place that I have never been to in Sabah, then I’m game for it!

To begin with my story, let me share some information about Weston town. Weston town is located in Beaufort, Sabah. It was named after Mr. A.J. West, who is a British North Borneo railway engineer and the town was built as the terminal point for the first railway of North Borneo. It’s roughly a two-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu city. In Weston town, there is one row of shops, back then, British made a jetty point and a Chinese primary school built in wood, which remarkably, is rich in 100-years of history.

Weston is treasured with wildlife and nature. It is home to Borneo Proboscis Monkey, Silver Leaf Monkeys, Long-Tail Macaque, Birds, Snakes, and many more. Moreover, Weston also has a variety of aquamarines living there, such as the Mudskipper Fish, Otters, Crocodiles and River Shrimps. Apart from spotting the wildlife there in Weston, you can also participate in watching the stunning view of the “Reddish Fire Sunset”.

Weston River Cruise

Our trip started about 1.30pm from Kota Kinabalu City, but we (one of my colleague, is the driver, and I) had to go and fetch our guests at Borneo Beach Villas, Karambunai. Our guest is a family group, a father, with four of his lovely children. Thus, we depart from the villas and enjoyed our trip to reach Weston town. However, on the way to Weston town, it was raining heavily and it’s hard for us to see the road! I can see the children were getting restless due to the long journey to reach Weston town. Luckily, my colleague played a movie “King Kong” through his mobile phone and I did some ice-breaker with the children.

Exactly at 5 pm, we reached Weston town, yet, it was still raining (sigh!), but that did not stop us all to continue the tour. Upon arrival at Weston Water Village, we went for an afternoon tea at one of the local cafes there. I was told by my colleague back in the office that the food served here are so delicious. Gosh, I could not agree more! The food really was so delicious especially their homemade pastry – the glutinous rice shrimp (Yummy!). Even our guests loved eating the fried noodles and had second helpings.

Weston Water Village
Weston River Cruise

After our high tea, the rain finally stopped (Yippee!). We put on our life jackets and hopped on a small river cruise boat to start river cruising along the Weston River, and I cannot explain the happy feeling inside of me to go for river cruising for the first time ever! The after-rain weather really does bring out a euphoric feeling somewhere in me, as we cruised along the river hoping to spot for wildlife. We spotted a few Proboscis Monkeys hanging on a tree and our riverboat driver brings us closer to the river bank to see the Proboscis Monkeys. Our guests were so excited, especially the kids when they saw the Proboscis Monkeys upfront.

While everybody including myself was busy taking pictures of the primates, out of a sudden there was one Proboscis Monkey which jumped unto the other tree but failed and ended up going into the water (Haha!). However, it was quick to climb up to the other tree. One of the amazing fact that you need to know about this creature is their fingers and toes are partially webbed making them good divers and swimmers for them to swim across the river to move to new areas. You cannot imagine the feeling we felt that time when we see the live action from the Proboscis Monkey, it was quite a show for those who were first-timers to see it, especially to our guests and myself.

After that, we continued our river cruising to spot more of the wildlife. As it was raining before, there were not much of wildlife coming out that time. We did spot a few Long Tailed Macaques, and they were soaking wet and cute too! However, we were warned by my colleague, being our professional guide for the day, to not believe the cuteness of the primates, because they are the most sneaky and aggressive animals, will steal anything from anyone. One of the most significant experiences on this river cruise tour was, we managed to see Silver Leaf Monkeys, which happen to be the hardest wildlife to spot in Weston due to its characteristic for being overly shy.

Weston River Cruise Tour
Weston River Cruise Tour
Weston River Cruise Tour

Afterward, we went back to the cafe at the Weston Water Village. Along the way, we can see the wooden stilt village nearby, which was funded by government and the locals there were mostly fishermen. Joining this Weston River Cruise Tour was not only for wildlife sightings, but to also indulge ourselves with the magnificent sight of the sunset. Upon reaching the local cafe, a run of the mill dinner buffet was served, but the food was so tasty and delicious. Lucky for us, we are the only customers that day and the food served was all for us to eat. Oh yes! After dinner, we spotted some bats as well in the cafe and took some pictures before continuing our tour activity.

Weston River Cruise Tour
Weston River Cruise Tour

Later that evening, we hopped on the same boat again, this time, in pitch darkness. The tour does not end without going to see the fireflies. My colleagues had this green light torchlight which attracted tons of fireflies to our boats, and our guest, especially the children, were so excited to see the fireflies and even wanted to catch it! It was a sight to watch the colony of fireflies lighting up the mangroves trees. It really did feel like Christmas in March (in a tropical climate). Such an incredible experience to get the chance of a lifetime to see such an unbelievable sight, for a city girl like me. Not only that, looking at the light from the fireflies, really reminded me one of the scenes from the movie “Avatar”.

Finally, our Weston River Cruise ended. We bid goodbye and thank the owner of the local cafe for their good service and delicious food. We depart from Weston and continued for a two-hour drive back to Kota Kinabalu city.

Planning to bring your family to Weston River Cruise? You can check our tour here. Moreover, you can read our blog on 5 quick tips about Family Travel in Borneo before planning to visit Borneo.

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Trip to Kinabatangan River

Trip to Kinabatangan River

Trip to Kinabatangan River

05

May, 2017

“Sabah Borneo is well known for its beautiful nature and wildlife that is still protected and undisturbed.”

Trip to Kinabatangan river

Yes! living in Sabah, Borneo, as my hometown is a privilege for myself and every local people that live here should also feel the same.

My life as a nature tour guide was never a burden or boring for me. In fact, it made me fall in love with God’s Nature and wildlife that comes in different type, size, sound, and shape. Every single day of my life I go for touring and of course, I am proud introducing my own heritage to the tourist that come from all around the world that puts Sabah, Borneo, on their bucket list as a place that they MUST VISIT!

There are so many places I’ve been in Sabah, but one place incomparable to the rest is Kinabatangan River which is the longest river in Sabah;- 560 kilometers in length. Why? Reason being, this is the best place to have such a great escape from a busy life and stressful work. Along Kinabatangan River, you can see beautiful lodges to stay and to calm your mind away from cities and problems! You might choose any resorts or lodges, or even bed & breakfast to stay, depending on your budget or demands. It is up to you as all the lodges along this river do the same activities and program!

Talk about the cruise? Yes . It’s such a fun relaxing excursion cruising in our little amazon. Hahaha.. I always get fascinated even when I’ve been doing this cruise every single day, learning each day on how the wildlife lives in their own habitat. I mean for real! They have to find their own food, shelter to sleep and avoid from being hunted by predators, and it’s totally different with the animals that you see locked in cages at the zoo or sanctuary. 

Trip to Kinabatangan river
Trip to Kinabatangan river

I just love the sound of the Proboscis Monkeys jumping from one tree to another, with the smell of the Borneo Pygmy Elephants popoh which was a good possibility the elephants are coming out and when it does come out… Booyah! Everybody’s super happy with a big smile on their faces and yeah! It’s like a party fever in the river, all boats from different lodges will speed up their boat ride and come to the area where the Pygmy Elephants are as it’s one of the highlights of Kinabatangan River to see them in the Wild.

Trip to Kinabatangan river
Trip to Kinabatangan river
Trip to Kinabatangan river

Not only that, different types of monkeys such as Silver Langurs, Macaques, Crocodiles, and birds, can also be found along this river. In other words, all you want to see, you might see it here!

Trip to Kinabatangan river

When you’re surrounded by nature, you will definitely have the feeling to explore it by doing the Jungle Trekking activity! Don’t ever miss it! It’s normally done in the morning at the oxbow Lake. It’s a beginner’s trek, so no worries to the first timers! The trek takes around two hours in which you will have the chance to see Orang Utans up on the trees in their nests, but most of all, you’ll gain knowledge on Borneo plant species and trees along the way to the jetty. Touchdown! It’s paid off your efforts to reach to this jetty as its time to enjoy the natural Borneo fish massage at the river while enjoying the calming nature and experience that you will never get anywhere else.

What else is interesting apart from the wildlife and nature? For sure it’s the culture of the villagers that live there which is mostly the riverine people. During your free time in the afternoon, it’s the perfect time to go for a walk around the villages and see the houses built on stilts. Sometimes you will have the chance to go inside of the house that belongs to the villagers there and witness their daily routine.

Trip to Kinabatangan river

Being a nature lover, at the same time share it with my guests, is such a great opportunity as it makes me appreciate more of what we have in our own place and share priceless information that will open up the eyes of every guest that come a million miles away to visit Borneo and catch their attention on the importance of protecting and preserving animals and nature. Besides, I always tell each of my guests that if they are looking for a perfect gateway, this is the best place for relaxation and they’ll definitely have such an unforgettable memory to bring home!  What else is there to it? Start planning and put this on your list!

You can join our Kinabatangan River Safari to experience it yourself! Click here for more information.

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Travel Guide to Sandakan

Travel Guide to Sandakan

Travel Guide

to Sandakan

07

April, 2017

Don’t have any idea where to go in Sandakan? Some guides for you to make your Sandakan trip exciting!

Sandakan, the second largest town in Sabah after Kota Kinabalu, is located on the northeast coast of Borneo. Sandakan was the former capital of British North Borneo until 1946, due to its busy port with visiting traders from around the world. Sandakan town has a history that is very important to the Australians and British for its infamous Death Marches which commenced here in 1945 during World War II (WWII). After WWII, the capital moved to Jesselton ( now Kota Kinabalu).

Not only does Sandakan hold precious history to the Australians and British, it also serves as the gateway to Sabah’s best ecotourism destinations for travelers. Read here for more information on Sandakan. In this blog post, we will share some of the attractions around Sandakan and food to try.

Top 5 Alternatives to Mount Kinabalu for trekking in Borneo

Sandakan is so worth visiting for its proximity to some of Borneo’s most accessible wildlife attractions. Just over 30 minutes drive from Sandakan town, Sepilok is one of the main attractions in Sandakan. The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is the place that travelers should go to watch Orangutan up close in their natural habitat. Beside to it, travelers can go to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Just nearby to Sepilok, Rainforest Discovery Centre is also worth a visit by travelers when in Sandakan, as it offers jungle trails and magnificent canopy walk for travelers to get intimate with nature, as well as get in some birdwatching activities.

In addition, travelers can go to the Turtle Island Park for a rare experience to watch turtle nesting and laying eggs, as well as witness turtle conservation at work. Travelers can check out our tour information on Turtle Island Borneo Conservation Project for booking. Other places of interest in Sandakan which can be visited by travelers would be the Sandakan Crocodile Farm which is located at Labuk Road and have over 3000 reptiles. If travelers want a chance to see the big-nosed Proboscis Monkey, then Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary is the place travelers should visit on a combo day trip tour.

For more wildlife destinations, travelers should head to Kinabatangan River – Sukau and Bilit for more Proboscis Monkey sightings or head to Gomantong Caves to see how the edible bird nests are harvested. Travelers can also continue overland and south of Sandakan to the Tabin Wildlife Reserve and Danum Valley. Our company does provide these tours for travelers to get the chance for a wildlife adventure in Borneo.

 

Sandakan was the major port for early settlers to Sabah. It is nicknamed as “Little Hong Kong” due to many Chinese settlers coming from Canton to Sandakan. Thus, this is the reason that until today the Chinese people in Sandakan have a stronger Hong Kong – Cantonese accent compared to other parts of Malaysia. A spillover effect of this, one of the places of interest in Sandakan is Puu Jih Shih Chinese temple, built for the Chinese people in Sandakan, a majestic temple definitely built to awe as it faces the Sandakan Bay.

Another must-visit attraction is the Sam Sing Kung Temple – the oldest temple in Sandakan that was built by the four main Chinese communities in Sandakan, namely Hakka, Cantonese, Hainanese, and Teochew.

Travel Guide to Sandakan
Travel Guide to Sandakan

Sandakan also was known as Sabah’s most historic town, has many other places of interest, which travelers can go through while doing the Sandakan Heritage Trail which covers the historical points of interest and sights around the city. The walk can take about 2 hours or more, and it commences at the 100-year old Masjid Jamik, then to the Pryer Monument –  a granite structure erected to honor the founder of Sandakan, William B. Pryer.

Travelers can climb up to the Stairs with Hundred Steps which will lead you to see a panoramic view of Sandakan town and bay. Along to that, travelers can also visit the Agnes Keith House – which used to be the home of the famous American writer who penned “Land Below The Wind” in 1939, and next to it is the English Tea House and Restaurant. Travelers will have the option to have refreshment and enjoy the view overlooking the town.

Next stop, travelers can go to the remains of an old staircase, that was once a part of the Chinese Consulate before the war. Visit the Goddess of Mercy Chinese Temple, which was built in the 1880s. Then, continue the journey reaching the St Michael and All Angels Cathedral, which was erected in the late 19th century and one of the oldest stone buildings in Sabah. The Sandakan Heritage Trail ends when travelers pass the Malaysia Fountain and can see the Harrisons Trading Building and two oldest banks in town, HSBC and Standard Chartered.

When in Sandakan, trying out Sandakan food should not be missed! Since Sandakan is located next to the sea, seafood in this town are so much fresher, and it makes up the town’s favorite and popular eats. Drop by to Sim Sim Water Village (Bridge no.7) to try out the tasty springy noodle, served with dim sums, century egg dumplings, and curry laksa. Travelers also can try grilled fresh fish at Pasar Sim Sim, served with amazing home-made sambal chili. Moreover, travelers should stop by at Nam Chai Restaurant for the famous seafood Bak Kut Teh or travelers can eat more fresh seafood at the 1Malaysia Steamboat Restaurant located at Trig Hill for only RM30.00 per person.

Travelers can drop by at Pasar Kim Fung located at Mile 4 for a quick delicious bite, available for dinner or supper too! Another do-not-miss food item is the Sandakan famous UFO tarts – a thin butter sponge cake as the base, top with a meringue enclosing a yellow center of eggy custard, which is so yummy to eat with a cup of hot tea/coffee and can be found in any Chinese bakeries in Sandakan.

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Top 5 Alternatives to Mount Kinabalu for trekking in Borneo

Top 5 Alternatives to Mount Kinabalu for trekking in Borneo

Top 5 Alternatives to Mount

Kinabalu for trekking in Borneo

22

March, 2017

Mount Kinabalu and other mountain trekking tours are the ones you should not miss during your trip to Borneo Sabah! To summit Mount Kinabalu, you will need to hike for two days and early reservation is required in order to reserve a spot. Since Mount Kinabalu is famous for it being the highest mountain on the island of Borneo, it has become one of the main reason for travelers to visit Sabah. However, if you are planning to hike Mount Kinabalu at the last minute, expect those chances to be slim as climbing spots are very hard to come by. Not only that, you will need to pay the expensive price of a last minute Mount Kinabalu tour. And well, that would be a bummer now wouldn’t it?

Fret not, as Borneo island has so much more to offer for avid mountaineers and adventure seekers who plan to do hiking and jungle trekking. Here we give few suggestions of places that can be an alternative to Mount Kinabalu for your mountain trekking desires.

Top 5 Alternatives to Mount Kinabalu for trekking in Borneo

1. Kawang Forest Reserve Jungle Papar, Sabah

If you are an adventurous nature lover, then Kawang Forest Reserve is a must to try out for trekking expeditions. This is one of the alternative adventure places for you to go, if you missed the chance to experience Mount Kinabalu Jungle trekking adventure. Kawang Forest Reserve is also an excellent spot for camping and other recreational activities. Whilst engaging in the activities, you will get to experience a peaceful, natural and beautiful Borneo rainforest adventure just outside of Kota Kinabalu city. Moreover, you will get the chance to acquire survival skills and some introduction to the Borneo wildlife in the Kawang Forest.

Top Peak Travel provides several tour options to Kawang Forest Reserve in order to quench your thirst for adventures! We offer two types of tour for your convenience, you can choose either Kawang Borneo Trekking Day trip or 3 days 2 nights Kawang Rainforest Adventure.

Top 5 Alternatives to Mount Kinabalu for trekking in Borneo

2. Salt Trail Crocker Range, Sabah

On the island of Borneo, it’s obvious attraction is the dense rainforest jungle and nothing can compete with the experience of spending a few days in the jungle. Salt trail Crocker Range can be an alternative for you to go for an adventure as well as to hike across the Crocker Mountains. The Salt trails also have a more historical significance on the island of Borneo, due to its function as a trade route for remote villagers to barter their local-made products to the outside world for items that they require.

The salt trail requires about 4 days to complete. During which, you will get the chance to get close to nature, going through trees and grass covered high-lying peaks, low-lying areas with muddy paths, dense jungle, several river crossings and some local hospitality. Here you can really get a taste of the authentic feel of nature in Borneo. Rumor has it, if you are lucky, you might even encounter wildlife there too!

If you or your group are interested in doing the Salt Trail Crocker Range expedition, contact us or email us directly and we would love to arrange it for you.

Top 5 Alternatives to Mount Kinabalu for trekking in Borneo

3. Long Pasia Sipitang, Sabah

Another alternative to Mount Kinabalu for trekking in Borneo, would be Long Pasia in Sabah. Long Pasia is located in the south-western part of Sabah, adjacent to the border of Sarawak and Kalimantan. With an altitude of 1,000m above sea level, unknown to many, Long Pasia is teeming with hidden gems of the natural and historical heritage of the heart of Borneo. Moreover, Long Pasia is where you can also experience an exciting adventure whilst immersing yourself in the age old culture of the Lundayeh people.

Going through the Long Pasia Trekking expedition in Sabah, there would be no resorts or hotels. Instead what you will get is an authentic home stay experience where you will live with a family or a host. Undoubtedly it will be a tough journey to reach the isolated villages but what you get is a rewarding experience with the rich abundance of nature – the untouched mountains, rivers, jungles, waterfalls, caves to explore and a great wildlife viewing. You will be in good hands as there will be a guide with you throughout your journey ensuring that you experience nature at its best and purest.

You should definitely put Long Pasia on you must visit list when you are in Borneo . We offer Long Pasia tours if you are interested to experience the adventure trip of your lifetime. Click here for more information on the tour.

Top 5 Alternatives to Mount Kinabalu for trekking in Borneo

4. Headhunter’s Trail Mulu, Sarawak

Headhunter’s trail is a great way of entering or leaving Gunung Mulu National Park, and it is considered one of the most worthwhile trips in Mulu area, as you will gain the ultimate adventure at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Headhunter’s trail tour will combine a visit to the main caves, jungle walks, climb the limestone Pinnacles, staying in a longhouse and hopping on the beautiful longboat journey to leave from Gunung Mulu National Park. Thus, you will get the chance to experience caving in the largest cave chamber and most extensive cave systems in the world – which is the Deer Cave and Clearwater Cave. Along the Headhunter’s trail, you will see the fascinating array of flora and fauna, with excellent introduction provided by the guide.

If you are interested to be amazed on this adventurous trip as an alternative to Mount Kinabalu for trekking in Borneo, you can check out our website for more information on Borneo Headhunter’s Trail.

Top 5 Alternatives to Mount Kinabalu for trekking in Borneo

5. Walk with Penan Tribe, Sarawak

Apart from immersing yourself in the nature and wildlife of Borneo Island, spending time with the people is also a great way for you to gain the experience of your lifetime. Penan tribe is a small ethnic group of Borneo, which are still living their traditional nomadic hunter – gatherer existence in Sarawak. Thus, living with the Penans is such an amazing experience as they are in tune with their natural habitat, being the last of the true hunter-gatherers and are noted for their practice of ‘molong’, which means never take more than necessary.

You will have the chance to spend time with the Penan people, live their daily lives and have meals together with them, as well as exploring the rainforest, all with Top Peak’s Borneo holiday tour packages. One important thing for travelers to know is jungle trekking with the Penans is so incredible as they really know the jungle inside out, they can navigate the rainforest with their eyes closed, find the ripest fruit in the jungle and slice it open for you, bringing you to the most beautiful places. Thus, this tour would have no set routes to trek, unlike in the National Parks, so the guides will just cut a way through the jungle for you to discover the rainforest of Borneo in its purest form.

 

“Only one who wanders find new paths.”
― Norwegian Proverb

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