Batang Ai Resort

Batang Ai ResortPicture report from the Longhouse-Resort at Batang Ai dam The Batang Ai National Park has a Hilton resort. This is located directly on the same reservoir and can be reached via a twenty-minute boat ride. To the reservoir itself one comes from Kuching over a 280 – 300km long country road. For this…

Mount Santubong

Mount SantubongTrekking Borneo – Tropical Rainforest Trekking on Borneo can be combined with a summit victory! Mount Santubong (about 800m) offers a mountaineering challenge. In good weather Mount Santubong is visible from Kuching with the naked eye and the journey is only about 45 minutes by car. From the beach resorts in Damai you can walk to the…

Kuching – Sarawak

Kuching – SarawakPicture report about the capital of Sarawak Kuching is the capital of Sarawak and is located on the island of Borneo. The easiest way to reach Kuching is via flights from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. In Sarawak live just as many different cultures as on the Malaysian mainland. This allows Kuching to offer a…

Deforestation rainforest

Deforestation rainforest The reasons for the deforestation of the tropical rain forest on Borneo are easy to recognize, large-scale needs for the industrial use of the palm oil industry, the wood production itself and the need of arable land for small farmers. logging Firewood for cooking, wood pulp for wood pulp and paper production and…

Jungle Trekking Tips

Jungle Trekking TipsTourist Season on Borneo Important considerations and some tips for common misunderstandings. The suggestions below are intended for extensive jungle trekking tours. However, they are also helpful for jungle hikes in national parks or short jungle walks near to tourist resorts. Functional Clothing and Rain Poncho In the tropical climate, high temperatures and…