My friend and I have been traveling around South East Asia for the past 2 months and are due to go to Australia on 18th January.
Due to some serious overspending we are considering cutting Oz short and extending our time here. We wondered if it is possible to fly from KL to Borneo then on to Bali before returning to Singapore for our flight to Australia.
Also, given this a fairly new idea we know very little about Borneo and could do with a few tips on how much time we'd need there and whether it would be possible to volunteer (or if not visit) an orangutan sanctuary... if so, which?
Any advice or suggestions would be very welcome.
#1 bird2468 has been a member since 14/9/2009. Posts: 2
My sister and I spent 3 weeks in Sabah a few years ago. This seemed to be the right amount of time for a reasonable exploration of this state alone. We climbed Mt Kinabalu, spent a couple of days at Poring Hot Springs, went to the Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary and spent 3 days at Uncle Tan's jungle camp. We also did a couple of day trips from KK (snorkelling etc).
You could condense the time eg by not climbing Mt Kinabalu or going over to Sandakan area. I would think if you wanted to explore Sarawak as well you would want at least a couple of weeks for that State too. I'm not sure about the Kalimantan/Indonesian part of Borneo, as I haven't been there.
Thanks for the replies, is the weather really that bad at this time of year? We're from the UK so we can handle a bit of rain!
Is it not possible to get a boat from Borneo to Bali either? Does anyone know how easy it is to fly from Borneo to Jakarta and then get a boat over that way?
I think we'll probably have about a week or so in Borneo if, logisitically we can go, will this be enough to squeeze in the main attractions? i.e. the orangutan sanctuary.
#5 bird2468 has been a member since 14/9/2009. Posts: 2