The islands of Kota Kinabalu are unique in the way they form part of a national marine conservation area so close to the city. Gaya island, for instance, is just 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu, with the 4 other islands that make up the park between 10 and 15 minutes way. The park, named for […]

Borneo Travel Centre, Sabah – Our brand new Borneo Travel Centre recently opened quietly in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. Although we’re still putting the finishing touches on the shop, we are open for business and ready to help visitors, travelling through Kota Kinabalu, to book the best experiences that Sabah and Borneo have to […]

It is not a well-kept secret that Sabah has a wealth of golf courses and golf facilities dotted, not just around Kota Kinabalu, but throughout the state. With more than 20 golf courses and driving ranges, you can spend a fantastic 2 week golfing getaway in Sabah, Borneo and never have to play at the […]

Meet Rustic Borneo at TUR 2014 in Gothemburg, Sweden Rustic Borneo will be attending the TUR exhibition in Gothenburg 20-23 Marc 2014. Please visit us at the Malaysia Tourism, booth B09-28. Please drop by and hear about our tailor-made Borneo holiday packages. For agents please contact Peter Stenberg, peter@rustic-bornoe.com and learn more about our DMC […]

At Rustic Borneo we don’t just encourage our guests to see a destination, we encourage guests to experience it. Our Cycling & White Water Rafting Holiday is a prime example of experiencing Sabah & Borneo, in this itinerary via bicycle and white water raft. Tours often include a pick up from point A and drop off at point B […]

Last year Rustic Borneo’s interns Linda Nilsson from Sweden and Sebastian Ellefsen from from Denmark took on a whirlwind exploration of Sabah to learn more about Sabah’s tourism industry. Journey with them as they discover this land below the wind. The Journey Starts Our trip started at Rustic Borneo’s Head Office and headed towards Kinabalu […]

If you are a bead lover, you might have a large collection. In olden-day Borneo beads were an integral part of the the indigenous people of Borneo, the Orang Ulu. Designed and shaped from durable materials, like stone and glass, it was believed that each bead‘s reputed age indicated its power, and some believed that […]

Heart of Borneo is one of our longer itineraries. It’s a 3 week Borneo adventure that introduces you to the highlights of Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah. Through this itinerary you will get to meet local tribes, visit traditional long houses and encounter amazing wildlife whilst exploring unspoiled rainforest along with the best of modern city […]

Sabahans are always up for a party and as such there’s no shortage of things to do when the sun goes down. Nowhere is this truer than in the capital, Kota Kinabalu, where there is plenty of variety regardless of your preference of a night out. Such is the nightlife scene that, save for a […]

Co… co… co… co… coooocoooo. “Can you see it?” Osman whispered enthusiastically, his eyes sharp eyes and ears alert, making us turn our heads in an effort to pin the location of the sound. From just a short distance away the composer of this Partridge tune remained hidden within the deep lower mountain forest in […]