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From the Petronas towers of Kuala Lumpur to the top of Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, Malaysia has a diverse mix of cities, culture, cuisine and adventure. Most of our travels to date have been to Borneo although Malaysia has many other idyllic islands where you’ll compete with turtles for a place to lay on the beach.

The Summit sign. 4095m!

Snorkel with turtles on Redang Island, see if you can hold your breath as long as they do! Mt Kinabalu is a drawcard on the Island of Borneo. The 2 day hike is well traversed but worth it!

hammock kedat turtle beach

Kudat beach on the northern tip of Borneo is an infrequently visited area by tourists. The Kedat turtle sanctuary run out of the village lets you simply camp on the beach where you’ll likely not see another soul during your stay. Unless giant lizards have souls of course!

kinabalu sunrise

Borneo is the 3rd largest Island in the world. Behind Greenland and nearby Papua New Guinea. Although Malaysia only occupies a small portion at the top. The majority is administered by Indonesia and also Brunei is a country to itself on the island.

Travelling in Malaysia

Capri by Fraser Rooftop Pool
Posted by Warren | 12 Nov 2017
Balinese Visa Run

With Bali a growing destination for expat and digital nomads, co-working spaces have sprung up, wifi has improved, so too has the coffee. One thing that is unchanged however is...

Hammock time in Kudat Beach Borneo
Posted by Warren | 15 Sep 2014
Kudat Turtle Beach Sanctuary

Finding a truly deserted beach to camp on these days is a pretty tough find. So, by the time we were sitting back in our camping hammocks, with a beer...

Kinabalu Holiday Camp
Posted by Warren | 14 Sep 2014
Room with a view of Kinabalu

Doing business in Borneo is a peculiar affair. Our hire car was acquired by meeting a man outside a supermarket in Kota Kinabalu. Our campground was found by visiting a laundromat...

mount kinabalu
Posted by Warren | 12 Sep 2014
Hiking Mount Kinabalu, Borneo

Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain on the island of Borneo. Kinabalu stands at 4095m above sea level and is reported as a two day hike to the summit of...

lupa mesa jungle camp
Posted by Warren | 09 Sep 2014
Lupa Mesa Jungle Camp

On the Malaysian portion of the island of Borneo, a few hours drive west from Kota Kinabalu, lies Poring Springs. Located at the end of the road, Poring Springs is...