Want to get off the beaten track to find some secluded out-of-the-way places? Our East Malaysia & Borneo travel plan allowed us to enjoy both sea and jungle, with various modes of transport to keep it all interesting. Be sure to first check out our
for this 21-day trip. Plan, Maps and Budget
Kuantan by Taxi from Mersing
There's not always a morning ferry from Tioman, and the afternoon ferry gets to Mersing at 5pm - too late for a bus to Kuantan.
Miserable in Mersing Malaysia
Mersing is the gateway to Tioman Island, a popular destination for travellers to Malaysia. But avoid spending the night here especially at the Embassy Hotel
Cherating Accommodation: Top-end or Budget?
The Legend Resort or Yahya's Payung Guesthouse?
Meet the apes in Borneo
We were keen to get a closeup view of the orangutans. The Orangutan Rehabilitation Center is the reason most visitors go to Sepilok.
Into the Tioman Rainforest
Entering the Tioman rainforest we disturbed a red ant nest & suddenly had dozens crawling into our hair & clothes, biting like they meant it.
Juara Beach -Tioman Island, Malaysia
Backed up by a mountainous rain forest, 1511 Coconut Grove on Juara beach offers several compact but comfortable raised wooden beach chalets
Kuala Penyu Tempurung Seaside Lodge
Not far from Kuala Penyu Tempurung Seaside Lodge we were attacked by a Paradisi Flying snake which launched itself from an outhanging tree
Kuala Lumpur - First Impressions
With plenty to see & do (and some great eating) its worth devoting a few days of a trip through Malaysia to its capital city - Kuala Lumpur
21-day Borneo & Malaysia Travel Plan
With reasonably priced flights from Amsterdam we worked out a 3-week Borneo & Malaysia travel plan for just €1,671 per person all-in.
ML2612 to Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu offers a great selection of fresh products as well as stalls selling fried savouries & a good selection of open-air eateries.
Sepilok Borneo - Where to Stay & Eat
Many travellers visit Sepilok Borneo to see the orangutans and nature reserves, but booking a place close to the action saves some leg work.
Malaysia & Borneo Travel Plan - Highlights & Costs
Highlights and low points of our trip around Malaysia & Borneo: What we would do next time, and what the 21-day trip finally cost us.
East Malaysia & Borneo
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