Top 5 Malaysian Borneo Destinations

Hmmm… not sure why Sarawak’s Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is picked over Sabah’s Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre as one of the top five places to visit in Malaysian Borneo — if the purpose of travel is to see the primate in their natural habitat, that is.

But of course, Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is more accessible than Sepilok. It is located 25km from Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak that is served by the Kuching International Airport, as opposed to Sepilok, which is about the same distance away in Sandakan, the former capital city of Sabah in the state’s east coast and served “only” by a domestic airport.

By Julielangford (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Orang Utan photo by Julielangford (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Nevermind about that. The more Orang Utan rehab centre the better as far as I am concerned.

Anyway, back to the top five places to visit in Malaysian Borneo, says the other places on the list are Nanga Delok in Sarawak as well as Tunku Abdul Rahman Park off Kota Kinabalu, Kinabalu National Park and Maliau Basin — the last three of which are in Sabah.

Hop over to to read more information about these five places including where to stay and eat. I’m sure there are many other places of interest in Sabah and Sarawak but if you only have a week to spare, these five places should give you a glimpse of what Borneo has to offer. You may need more time if you really want to experience the “Lost World” Maliau Basin though.

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