The sprawling capital of Malaysia is a major hub of international finance, and one of the economic powerhouses of the reason. Best known for the iconic Patronal Towers, this city has enough to keep you busy for days. Museums, temples, and even a bird sanctuary are just some of the sights to immerse yourself in.
Batang Ai National Park
Batang Ai is a 240km2 biodiversity hotspot in Borneo that teems with exotic animal and plant life. While here, you will experience mesmerizing moments in a true wilderness like watching fireflies glide over water by night or perhaps catching a glimpse of wild orangutans moving through the canopy. An excursion into Batang Ai embodies the pinnacle of both adventure and nature travel, inside of wild and otherworldly landscapes.
Off the eastern coast of Malaysia, the Perhentians are a pair of small tropical islands surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters. The perfect place to kick back on the beach and soak up the sun, there's just enough to do to keep you smiling. The nearby reefs are home to dozens of colorful species, and divers will find themselves in paradise.
Danum Valley Conservation Area
Danum Valley is an extraordinary conservation area comprised of lush mountainous rainforest with diverse flora and fauna; it is considered one of the last remaining undisturbed lowland jungles in the world. This genuine natural paradise is home to some of the world’s rarest species endemic to Borneo.
Off the coast of Kedah is a cluster of 99 islands offering the best of many worlds: amazing beaches, top notch infrastructure, mangroves abundant in flora and fauna, duty-free shopping, and captivating legends.
George Town is the capital of the Island of Penang and the undisputed food capital of Malaysia. It's most famous for the Hawker Stalls that line its streets serving up rich and spicy fare unique to the region. With influences from India, Thailand, and China, the flavors you'll find here are unlike anywhere else in the world.
Jungles and mountains replete with rare wildlife, a history of adventure, and friendly locals make Borneo the top destination for many travelers to Malaysia, and Kuching fittingly serves as its welcoming entry point.
Gunung Mulu National Park
Gunung Mulu National Park, or Mulu for short, is arguably the most beautiful park in Borneo. What makes this park especially unique, is its gigantic caves and pinnacles (limestone rocks) that dot the landscape. The cave systems are highly attractive to scientists and have been constantly studied by geologists, conservationists, and expeditionists for decades.
While initial impressions of Kota Kinabalu, also known as KK, may be of an ugly concrete sprawl, many visitors end up charmed by its friendly locals, dramatic sunsets, buzzing arts and music scene, and a vibrant culinary culture present from street food to high-end gastronomy.
Deramakot Forest Reserve
The Deramakot Forest Reserve is located in Borneo's northeast region and is one of the best wildlife destinations on the island. The Deramakot Forest Reserve is a complete dream for any wildlife enthusiast and is a success story of sustainable forest management.