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Old 08-03-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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If you go to Kota Kinabalu, there is this cool Sunday morning market in Kota Belud, a town to the east. It is a place where you'll see a lot of tribal folk and stuff for sale outside normal (e.g., horses, piles of tobacco). I got a kick out of watching these old, pucker-faced women sitting by their piles of tobacco for sale. They had these massive stogies hanging out of their mouths, and would give prospective buyers a whiff of their spliff to seal a sale.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:57 PM
 
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Best places to go in BORNEO! (Malaysia side or the Indonesian side?)

I haven't been to either side in Borneo. But Kuching (with all the cats) and Kota Kinabalu (as so many budget airlines seem to connect there these days - there must be something to that).

I haven't really researched or heard about any obvious cities that one should visit on the Indonesian side, but I'm sure there a few of them...
borneo Indonesia you have to visit too, because there are still many forests that are still original you can see the river, forest and people who still live nomadic
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:14 PM
 
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Sabah is wonderful. One of our favourite holidays ever. Great food, great wildlife, really lovely people, you can stay cheaply in five star results if you want to.
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:25 PM
 
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Brunei sounds horrible though, even my Bruneians mate say its extremely boring and tell me not to even bother with it.

I think we already get the point that Malaysia is more developed and easier for travellers.


While Brunei if meaning their capital, then yes it is rather boring in a sterile sort of way, but the country is more than its capital city.


As Brunei is very rich in oil it has not had to harvest its tropical rain forest. (Unlike rest of Borneo) Hence it maintains one of the best untouched tropical rain forests in Asia and a definite attraction.


No need to spend long there, just a fleeting visit from Sarawak should prove enough. Just no need to write it off in its entirety.
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:31 PM
 
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borneo Indonesia you have to visit too, because there are still many forests that are still original you can see the river, forest and people who still live nomadic
Kalimantan, is certainly not for everybody but I agree totally worthwhile, especially for those that don't mind roughing it a little, or in cases, rather a lot.


But saying that one can still get much the same in Sarawak, especially close to the Kalimantan border. Somewhat easier than K for the most part but more back packers, but at least more interesting ones, than perhaps some may consider to be the norm.


I just returned from a time in Borneo in various locations not two weeks ago, so still very fresh.
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:49 PM
 
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I went to Kuching on business for a few days and found it to be a pleasant small city. It's not that much of a tourist town though from what I saw but I could live there. Like everywhere in Malaysia, the food was very good.
A lovely smallish city set around a colourful river. At night quite a sight, especially the bridge, with its changing colour and a great place to promenade.


interesting spending Ramadan there and witness the evening celebrations.


No need to book expensive tours to most places. Local transport more than adequate at a fraction of the price. Some of the eco places way over priced and hardly worth it, as these things tend to be.


But Borneo as a whole is a great place to visit, hardly tourist free but perhaps not yet over run as some theAsian sites certainly are. Visiting the Orang-utan centre an easy bus ride from Kuching (please don't take the tour) was rather over subscribed.


Question to the wise. Why do parents insist on bringing their whining young kids to such places, where silence is asked for?
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:52 PM
 
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Malaysia is best place for travelling if you are feeling boreno and many other palces for travelling in asia like,
1.Singapore
2.Thailand
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:14 PM
 
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history of Borneo it is wholly * belong to Indonesia which at that time indonesia still not colonized by foreign nation and still named "NUSANTARA" then .. why some Borneo belong to Malaysia? in fact Dutch who gave part of Borneo to British . but at the time of Indonesian independence Soekarno famous with "Ganyang Malaysia" wanted to retake some Borneo from Malaysia but could not be fulfilled, because there is a fully British colony agreement belongs to Malaysia and territories colonized by Dutch belong to Indonesia
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