Kota Kinabalu – Sabah
A city in Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah in the northern part of Borneo. Some people call this KK. It is partly surrounded with rainforests which makes this an exciting and wondrous place to visit as well as being a coastal city. It has some great markets and beaches as well as being home to the Kota Kinabalu Mosque which is on the waterfront. IT is home to Kinabalu National Park and, of course, Mount Kinablau which is part of our man Borneo Treks.
Kuching – Sarawak
Capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, Kuching is a divers city that is full of old colonial architecture and is along the Sarawak River waterfront. It is a bustling city with some great food, shopping and historical landmarks such as the former Rajahs palace and Fort Margherita.
Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei
The Capital of the small nation of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan as an amazing Mosque called the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, with amazing architecture, chandeliers and Italian marble. To see and visit is the late sultan Bolkiah and Sharif Ali tombs in Kota Batu as well as The Royal Cereminal Hall (Lapau) in Jala Kianggeh which is used for traditional ceremonies. There is also the Royal Mausoleum away from the Brunie River banks. There is shopping around the amazing local markets and as well many other museums and places of interest.
Pontianak – West Kalimantan
The capital of the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan, Potianak is the 5th largest city on the island of Borneo. There are some great places to eat and visit, including Randayan Island and Temajo Island, as well as the city itself. There is also the Equatorial City Monument of interest to visitors to this city too.
Banjarmasin – South Kalimantan
Capital of the province of South Kalimantan, Banjarmasin has a great nickname “The City of a Thousand Rivers” thanks to its many canals. This busy city gives and visitor to Borneo the opportunity to take in its peoples culture. It has amazing floating markets to see such as the Muara floating market on the Barito river. It has the Mascots Park where you can see the proboscis monkeys as well as the plants in its fabulous greenhouses. There are plenty of museums to visit too, leaving nothing to the imagination but plenty to remember.
Balikpapan – East Kalimantan
The Indonesian province of East Kalimantan, Balikpapan is a seaport city on the east coast of Borneo. This is one place where people from ll over Indonesia visit and live with the locals. It was the precious stones market and and mazing beaches, namely Kemala, Manggar and Segari Sari. The Wain river Protected Forest covers a large area of habitat and is home to a number of endangered animals, such as the honey bear (sun bear), Orangutans and Proboscis monkeys.