East Malaysia & Borneo

Plan Your Travel - East Malaysia & Borneo

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 Plan, Maps and Budget for this 21-day trip.


Tioman: Juara Beach

Juara Beach – Tioman Island, Malaysia

1511, Coconut Grove on Juara beach is a relatively new place. It comprises 8 to 10 compact but comfortable raised wooden ...
East Malaysia & Borneo - Tioman to Kuantan

Kuantan by Taxi 🚖 from Mersing

After 4 nights in Tioman, we planned to take an early ferry back to Mersing, and then travel on by bus ...
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

From Kuantan, we would have to take 2 flights to reach Kota Kinabalu, with a change in Kuala Lumpur. After the ...
Kuala Penyu

Kuala Penyu Tempurung Seaside Lodge

Before leaving Kota Kinabalu, we telephoned ahead to our next lodging - the Kuala Penyu Tempurung Seaside Lodge - to arrange ...
Kuala Penyu to Sepilok

Sepilok Borneo – Where to Stay & Eat

After 4 days in Kuala Penyu, we organized a taxi to take us to the airport at Kota Kinabalu. Our ...
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center

Our first day in Sepilok, and we were keen to get a closeup view of the orangutans. The Sepilok Orangutan ...
Borneo rainforest discovery centre

Borneo Rainforest Discovery Centre

Located within the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, the Borneo Rainforest Discovery Centre is one of Sabah's most popular and most accessible ...
Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

Kuala Lumpur Chinatown – the delicious aroma of food…

Jalan Petaling, otherwise known as the Kuala Lumpur Chinatown, is as good a reason as any to visit this cosmopolitan ...
Malaysia Travel Plan

Planning a Travel Itinerary Around Malaysia

We always wanted to visit Borneo - even more so than Malaysia. So when we found reasonably priced flights from Amsterdam, ...
If it's Tuesday this must be Belgium

If It’s Tuesday 🤡 This Must Be Belgium

Funnily enough, it was a Tuesday when we arrived in Belgium. We knew this must be Belgium because of the bicycles ...
Cherating Malaysia

Cherating Accommodation: Will you choose Top-end or Budget?

After our first night in Kuala Lumpur, we made an early start: We needed to get to the bus station ...

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