Borneo Journals

Wild life in Borneo

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A travel journal to Borneo by catsholiday

Shangri-Las Rasa Ria Resort Photo, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia More Photos
Quote: We had the most wonderful couple of weeks looking at wildlife in Borneo in March 2012.

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

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Hotel | "Orang-utans and more"

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WHAT MAKES THIS AN ECO LODGE?This lodge was set up in 1994, by S.I.Tours who work with the locals as they not only pay a monthly rental fee for the land but they also hire locals to take care and manage the lodge.Everything is locally sourced and built using local materials. The water in the lodge is rainwater and they also use Reverse Osmosis water purifier system. The rain water is collected in huge tanks and is filtered before use. In the dry season this is supplemented by river water , which is treated and sand filtered before use. The water is heated for the rooms by electric storage heaters which are switched on by guests as they go into the room; the switch is just outside ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 1, 2012

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Lower Kinabatangan River
Sukau, Borneo

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

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Hotel | "Our eco lodge on the Kinabatangan River"

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Kinabantangan River Lodge, BorneoWe spent a couple of days in Sepilok before getting a speed boat up the coast from Sandakan jetty and into the Kinabantagan river,which is longest river in Sabah and Malaysia's second longest river. The journey by speed boat took us about an hour to get as far as Abai Jungle Restaurant which is around 50 km from the river mouth . We stopped here for our lunch.In our boat were about six other people and they all disembarked at Abai to stay for a couple of nights. After our lunch I am so glad we chose the Sukau lodge further up river as it was not great. The other couples joined us at the next lodge after two nights and they confirmed my feeling ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 1, 2012

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Lower Kinabatangan River
Sukau, Borneo

Rainforest Discovery Centre

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Attraction | "Wish we had seen some animals"

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We spent three nights in the Sepilok Nature Resort which I have previously reviewed. This resort is right next to the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre which again, i have already reviewed. Also very close to the Nature Resort is this Rainforest Discovery Centre and as we never like to miss anything we decided to walk down the road to visit.This was a bit further to walk than we had originally thought and as it was also raining we did wonder if we were totally mad but we had nothing else to do that afternoon and so armed with big umbrellas we headed onwards.The RDC (Rainforest Discovery Centre) promised not only a chance to see the rainforest trees and plants of interest but it ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 20, 2012

Rainforest Discovery Centre
23 Km From Sandakan
Sepilok. East Sabah, Borneo
089-533780

Gomantong Caves

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Attraction | "Bird Poo, bats and cockroaches!"

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The Gomantong caves are part of a limestone outcrop in the district of Kinabatangan, about 1½ hour overland drive from Sandakan, or 30 minutes from Sukau.. It is the largest cave and the most important source of the prized Chinese edible birds’ nest in Sabah. It is also described as "the best managed edible birds’ nest cave in the world" by World Wildlife Fund, WWF.These caves are #10 on the list of Lonely Planet Magazine’s best-kept travel secrets and was one of the many places visited by Simon Reeve when he presented of ‘Explore’ or the ‘Tropic of Capricorn’ documentary programme.Cave Opening hours:Mon – Thu 8:00 am – 12:30 pm 2:00 pm – 4:30 pmSat – Sun...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 30, 2012

Gomantong Caves
Gomantong Hill, Lower Kinabatangan
Borneo, Malaysia

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

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Hotel | "Our luxurious pad in the rainforest"

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We chose to have a couple of nights at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge after the nights we spent in the riverside lodge at Sukau on the Kinabatangan river just so that we could actually have some time walking in the rainforest and possibly see other animals we had not been able to see from the boat on the river. The Danum Valley is a primary rainforest jungle, is far removed from human habitation and renowned for its rich variety of both plants and wildlifeGETTING THEREWe were driven by our guide and driver in a 4x4 from Sukau Lodge on the Kinabatangan river to Lahad Datu where we met our guide/driver who would take us by 4x4 to the Rainforest Lodge in the Danum Valley, a drive that too about ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2012

Borneo Rainforest Lodge
KM 78, Jalan Danum Valley Conservation Area
Malaysia, Malaysia 911020

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

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Hotel | "So much to see and do"

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THE MAIN LODGE BUILDINGThe main lodge building was similar in design to the individual room only far larger. It was all polished wooden floors and you had to take your shoes off when in the building. It was all one large room but had different sections on the floor. In one area were several groups of comfortable chairs and tables where you could sit, enjoy a drink and have a chat or just sit and look out over the rainforest. If you were lucky then some animals may come down and sit in the trees or walk around under the lodge. One day we were sitting there and a family of Red leaf monkeys came and had their breakfast in the trees at the level we were sitting.In one corner was a raise...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2012

Borneo Rainforest Lodge
KM 78, Jalan Danum Valley Conservation Area
Malaysia, Malaysia 911020

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort

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Hotel | "Wow and Wow again!"

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Photo, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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This is the first of two reviews on this amazing hotel. here i will talk about our welcome, the room and the gardens and other things. RASA RIA – KOTA KINABALUThis hotel was luxury in the ultimate and the most luxurious we have ever stayed in. We had four days at the end of our Laos Borneo holiday in this hotel to chill and recover from all the flights before we went home and back to miserable weather in England. When my parents lived in Malaysia I remember the Rasa Sayang being built in Penang but this is another rung up from that hotel even though owned by the same company.THE WELCOMEWhen we arrived at the hotel rather grubby and dingy looking as we had jus...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 2, 2012

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort
Pantai Dalit Beach
Kota Kinabhalu, Malaysia 89208
(60 88) 792 888