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Sabah and Sarawak – Seriously Sensational

26th April 2012

The two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo are often over-looked in favour of Malaysia’s mainland destinations. Exploring Sabah and Sarawak presents another perspective to this fascinating South-east Asian country.

Here are our top five activities on Malaysian Borneo.

Mount Kinabalu
At 4,095 metres, Mount Kinabalu is the second highest mountain in Southeast Asia. Energetic enthusiasts can climb to the peak to admire the spectacular views.

Padas River
While many travellers enjoy taking a white-water rafting expedition on the Padas River, you can also admire this incredible waterway from the comfort of a train. Take the train from Beaufort to Tenom to appreciate this stunning scenery.

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Cute Baby Orangutan

Sarawak Cultural Village
Located at the base of Mount Santubong, consider visiting the Sarawak Cultural Village to learn more about traditional life on the island. Different tribes from Sarawak have come together to demonstrate their unique culture, lifestyle and cuisine.

Gunung Mulu National Park
The caves in the Gunung Mulu National Park are one of the primary attractions in Sarawak – archaeological evidence suggests they were used for burials around 1500 years ago. While you’re in the region, enjoy the views from the canopy skyway, which boasts an elevated walkway of 480 metres high.

Poring Hot Springs
After all the great outdoor activities the region has to offer, relax in the hot springs at Poring in northern Sabah. Also in Poring, visit the Orchid Conservation Centre, the Butterfly Farm and the Kipungit Waterfall.