Welcome to Discover Borneo Travel Agency
The island of Borneo, the 3rd largest in the world, actually consists of 3 different countries - Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. The Discover Borneo travel agency service concentrates exclusively on the more developed and diverse region that is part of Malaysia, and which consists of two separate states - Sabah, and Sarawak.
Sabah is a living solar-poweredProf. David Bellamy OBE, Ecologist
Sabah is a unique tropical paradise offering an extensive scope of tours and activities making it one of the most attractive holiday destinations in the world. In Sabah you will find tropical islands, including coral atolls and oceanic islands, pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, giant rivers, dense tropical jungle, high mountains, and an abundance of nature & wildlife. As a result Sabah had long been a holiday destination for lovers of nature, culture, scuba diving and jungle adventure.
Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah is modern and offers all that a western capital has to offer, however travel only 20 or 30 minutes by car outside of Kota Kinabalu and you can quickly be in the midst of rural Borneo.
There is a huge diversity of cultures in Sabah with 32 indigenous groups speaking more than 80 dialects. Kadazan-Dusun, Bajau, Suluk, Malay, and Chinese make up the majority of Sabah's population.
Geographically Sabah is distinguised by the Croker Range, which divides Sabah's East and West Coast. The Crocker Range is dense with mountainous rainforests and large rivers which meander through the plains ands lowland into tropical seas. Both terrestrial and marine biodiversity in Sabah is outstanding.
Kinabalu National Park, for example, is a Unesco World Heritage Site and known for its many carnivorous plant and orchid species, most notably, the Nepenthes rajah, while Sipadan island lies at the heart of the coral triangle - the most diverse marine environment in the world - and is simply known as one of the best scuba diving destinations on the planet.
Sabah is bounded by 3 seas (the South China Sea, Sulu Sea, and Celebes Sea) and because she lies outside of the typhoon belt Sabah is free from any major climatic disturbances, making this lush corner of Borneo ideal for sailing and cruising vacations.
Sarawak is the largest Malaysian state and with Sabah is one of the two Malaysian states in Borneo, which is separated from peninsular Malaysia by the South China Sea.
Sarawak is an eco tour destination famed for its stunning rainforests and national parks, abundant with wildlife, and its diversity of indigenous tribes.
Sarawak's highlights include the caves of Gunung Mulu National Park, which are some of the largest in the world, and the orangutans of Semengoh. A visit to the longhouses and indigenous tribes in the interior of Sarawak is a must.
With two main urban centers (Kuching to the west and Miri to the east) visitors can enjoy the beauty of the rainforests, tribal cultures and sealife without being too far from civilisation. Kuching in particular is a haven for tourists. Here one can enjoy various sightseeing tours activities, including museum tours, day tours to the Bako National Park and Semengoh Orang Utan Sanctuary as well as shopping, food, nightlife and a very pleasant city atmosphere.