8 Quick Tips About Borneo
What Makes Borneo Special?
Here are 8 Quick Tips About Borneo that makes it a special place to visit:
1. This island comes in a great size.
Borneo is the third largest island in the world, behind New Guinea and Greenland. The island has an area of 748, 168 km² which is double the size of Germany!
2. And it is tall too!
Borneo is home to Malaysia’s first UNESCO world heritage site Mount Kinabalu Park. Inside the park boast the tallest mountain (Mount Kinabalu) between the Himalayas and New Guinea at 4,095 m above sea level.
3. Do you like history? We have history…
The rainforest in Borneo rainforest has an estimated age of 130 million years, making it one of the oldest rainforest in the world. WOW…..
4. Wanna find something different?
Borneo is home to 44 endemic species mammals (meaning they are not found anywhere else in the world), 37 endemic species birds, 6,000 endemic species of plants, and 19 endemic species of amphibians and fish. Not to mention the rafflesia which is the world’s largest species of flower.
5. Meet cool people
The island has more than 40 ethnic groups on Borneo, speaking 65 languages or dialects which make it one of the most diversely populated areas in the world!
6. Discover something new
During the last 10 years, 360 new species have been found in Borneo. Sir Alfred Russel Wallace who was the co-discoverer of the theory of evolution spent 1854 – 1855 here while developing the theory.
7. What is Borneo?
Borneo isn’t a country, in fact it’s the only island in the world divided between 3 different countries ;– Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
8. Lots of space to explore.
Borneo has a population of 18.59 million which makes it relatively unpopulated compared to most of other parts of asia.
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