So, How Did They Confuse Borneo And Malaysia?

by Jaxon S on September 25, 2008

in Borneo Miscellaneous Stories, Borneo Odds And Ends

So, is Borneo part of Malaysia or Malaysia part of Borneo?

In some of the reports I read lately in relation to the launching of the globally anticipated Blackberry Bold (picture, left), it seems that Malaysia is part of Borneo.

Heh heh! Gee… How I wish this was the case.

One of the reports, for instance, stated that:

“Canadians can get the BlackBerry Bold through Rogers Wireless, but AT&T subscribers in the United States are still anxiously awaiting the arrival of the hotly anticipated smartphone. To further add insult to injury, it seems that the good people of Borneo are getting the BlackBerry Bold before Americans.”

“I think most people would agree that Borneo isn’t the biggest of worldwide markets, but Research in Motion knows that there is money to be made there.

“As such, it has been announced that the Bold will launch through Maxis of Borneo (Malaysia) on September 26th.

“Furthermore, 30 lucky individuals in Borneo already received their Bold smartphones last Friday! They had preorders. The sans contract price is RM2,199 ($643).” [Source]

Actually the 30 units of Blackberry Bold were collected from Maxis Centre in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) at a special event on Friday.

Hey, it’s okay. I don’t mind the geographical mix-up. It goes to show how popular Borneo is!

By the way, the Blackberry Bold is beautiful don’t you think so?

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LangRimba October 11, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Dear Jaxson, while surfing the web I am stumble on your blog and decided to drop by. I am a Sarawakian and like you been looking for my pot of living in Malayan land. I’m a blogger like you too, as a native of Borneo I’m looking at the Penan issue very seriously. The abusing of our Penan girls by the timber workers are not a surprise to me, because this problem been existed for quiet a long time in our community. These animals are committing crime damaging our innocents Penan girls future. The culprits should be punished. Anyway, just drop by on my blog if you don’t mind. Thanks. regds

jaxon s October 12, 2008 at 10:34 pm

Hi, thank you for dropping by and for linking this blog.

As you can see, I haven’t yet put up any links or blogrolls on this blog. That will soon change and when I have it up and running, yours will be among the links.

Good to know more people are blogging about Borneo. The authority should get into the Penan women abuse issue and not being in a state of denial over the controversy.

lea November 4, 2008 at 7:33 pm

i stumbled on your blog too and i think u have a great blog. i like reading about borneo since im from sabah too :)

jaxon s November 6, 2008 at 10:05 am

thanks lea… will try to blog here regularly. been visiting your blog this past few days and read the entries on the main page, interesting stuff. ;)

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