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Sandakan, the Gateway to Adventures in Borneo

Sandakan in Sabah is a funny old city. Firstly, there is not much in Sandakan but it is the gateway to some great adventure places like Selingan Island Turtle Sanctuary, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, the Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves. Secondly, Sandakan was another Borneo city completely destroyed during the Second…
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Labuan Island to Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, Borneo

The look on Di’s face was priceless as she passed through Brunei’ Immigration and headed towards the ferry – the seas were calm. The joy on her face was equivalent to the first lick into a melting macadamia, caramel and white chocolate Norgen-Vaaz Ice cream on a stinking hot summers’…
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Kuching, Sarawak to Brunei

We were now heading along the coast of Sarawak, in Borneo, up to Brunei and there we would be visiting an old friend we knew when we lived in Thailand, some 10 years ago. Kuching to Miri, which is near to the Brunei border takes a whopping 17 hours by…
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Kuching, Sarawak on the Island of Borneo

The frustration of booking ahead, and then things going wrong, and having to cancel bookings, or not make the booking, was never more evident than us not being able to get to Singapore, and the need to get to our bookings in Sarawak, Borneo. Due to the delays on Tioman…
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Stranded on Tioman Island, Malaysia

We arrived back in the coastal town of Mersing on Malaysia’s East Coast with absolutely the lowest of expectations and were not disappointed at all.  The town is a bore. We had six hours to wait for our ferry out of Mersing. We watched the cats roam around the bus…
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