Borneo 2003


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The winter was starting to come in over here in the UK and my feet were starting to itch again wanting to go away to somewhere a little exotic, luckily I was able to find a cheap deal to Borneo.  Borneo is somewhere that I have wanted to o for the past couple of years so I could see Orangutans in their natural environment and Borneo had the perfect place the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where they help sick and orphaned orangutans back into the wild.

The only problem was it was the monsoon season so it rained most days, but luckily only for an hour or so.  After a long flight we spend 3 days in Kuala Lumpur and 7 in Borneo staying at the Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort.  As well as seeing the Orangutans we also went on a river safari to see the Proboscis monkeys, visited the Monsopiad cultural village home of the house of skulls (42 skulls from the Kadasan warrior and head hunter Monsopiad), wandered through many markets, went to the nearby Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (where I was chased by a group of Macaque monkeys), took a train journey south through the countryside and visited the water villages at Sandakan.

Below you will find links to some of the photographs that I took whilst I was out there.


Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu
Monsopiad Cultural Village Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
Sapi Island Kalias River Safari
Tanjung Aru Resort Rasa Ria Resort & Nature Reserve
Sandakan Other Borneo Photographs
Photo Highlights



If you are planning an Independent trip to Borneo or anywhere in Malaysia I would highly recommend this Lonely Planet guide, I found it invaluable whilst over there.  You can order it direct from by clicking HERE or from their British site by clicking HERE.
Another useful book that I have found for the Sabah region of Borneo is this Insight Guide.  You can order it direct from by clicking HERE or from their British site by clicking HERE.