The Destinations

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‘Borneo’ – conjures in minds of the travellers images of exotic experiences – Rainforest, Orangutans, Adventure and off beaten treks. It fulfills the imagination of the incentive and conference achievers, motivating them to achieve their goals and ultimately, their company’s goals.

For the discerning traveller who has the passion for travel with a special interest, the expectation of the unusual experiences is fulfilled.

Why Borneo? As a Vibrant, Exotic and Adventure Destination

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Borneo where Sabah and Sarawak, the two states of Malaysia, Kalimantan and the country – Brunei Darussalam lie, is well known for its :

Exotic Natural History

From the highest Mountain in Borneo, Mount Kinabalu – one of the oldest Rainforest to the largest flower in the world – the Rafflesia, and the magnificent Mulu Caves.

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See the Orang Utans – the ‘Men of the Jungle’ and the elusive Proboscis Monkeys in their natural habitat.

Superb Range of Adventure

Enjoy the easy Soft Adventure of River Wildlife Safari Cruises, Crab Catching Riverine Cruise, picturesque River Rafting ride to Exhilarating Adventure – the thrilling White Water River Rafting and 4X4 Rainforest Excursion through the scenic villages and its lush green hilly countryside.

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Fun and exciting Activities Abound. From cycling to the Tip of Borneo and its hinterlands, helicopter riding to see the Majestic Mount Kinabalu, climbing to the Summit of Mount Kinabalu, taking a nostalgic stream train ride, parasailing and jet-skiing amongst the offshore islands, jungle trekking in the depth of the rainforest, taking the longboat upstream to see the native Longhouses and much more.

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Strategic Accessibility

Direct Routes by air from major cities in South East Asia into Kota Kinabalu International Airport – Malaysia’s Eastern Gateway ; into Bandar Seri Begawan, the Capital City of Brunei Darussalam; and into Kuching International Airport.

  • Into the city of Kota Kinabalu: 
    From Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Manila, ,Taipei, Kaohsiung, Perth,  Seoul, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Jakarta and other regional destinations.
  • Into the city of Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei Darussalam: 
    From Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei, Shanghai, Frankfurt, Dubai, Melbourne and other destinations.
  • Into the city of Kuching in the State of Sarawak: 
    From Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, and other regional destinations.

Borneo’s Finest Asset – Its People

Experience their warm friendly smiles and hospitality of the multi-racial society consisting of mainly Malay, Ethnic Natives, Chinese and Indians – wherever you are in Malaysian Borneo – in its towns and villages.

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There are over 33 ethnic native tribes in Borneo, each with its distinct ethnic rituals and performances. Some still live in Longhouses – see their unique lifestyle during a visit to a Longhouse – Iban, or Rungus tribe or any other tribe.

English, Malay and Chinese is widely spoken and understood.

Value as a Competitive Destination in Terms of Price

Major currencies are enjoying favourable exchange rates to the Malaysian Ringgit and therefore, making it a great return on money spent.

Idyllic Islands Offshore with Pristine White Beaches, Crystal Clear Waters and Brilliant Coral Reefs

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One of the Marine Park areas – Tunku Abdul Rahman Park – a cluster of five idyllic islands, located just minutes away from Kota Kinabalu, offers a haven for snorkellers, divers, sea sports enthusiasts and for team building activities such as the Great Dragon Boat Race. The islands offer a splendid setting for a rustic BBQ or an elegant luncheon.

For the avid diver, the unique oceanic island – Sipadan Island, consistently rated as one of the top diving spots in the world by Rodale Scuba Diving Magazine, USA, is the place to dive besides other top dive spots in Malaysian Borneo.

Wide Selection of Accommodation

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From Lodges to luxurious Five Star hotels with large Conference Facilities, Spacious Spas and World Class Golf Courses, marina and yacht services, and well placed onsite and offsite venues for breakfasts, luncheons and dinners.

This is all within easy reach of Kota Kinabalu, Bandar Seri Begawan, Kuching and major cities in Malaysian Borneo and Kalimantan. The destination is capable of handling the requirements of the incentive and conference clientele.

"The themed events were definitely the main ingredients to making an event in Kota Kinabalu a treasured memory. Our thanks to you personally of giving us a 100% commitment, your staff were extremely courteous and helpful which gave us as the overseas incentive house the confidence of using your service."

Mr. Robert White
Executive Chairman
Business Travel Team, UK
November 1999

Contact Us

Borneo Passages Sdn Bhd
B928, 9th Floor, Phase 2, Wisma Merdeka,
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Tel: +6 088 250728 / 260726
Fax: +6 088 250727
Email 1: sales@borneopassages.com
Email 2: borneopassages@gmail.com

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