Borneo is a melting pot of cultures, traditions and languages and every ethnic group has various subgroups, each with readily identifiable differences. Borneo’s Iban People The Dayak people are one of Borneo’s native people, found mostly in the island’s interior where more than 200 subgroups live along the hills and rivers. One of the major subgroups […]

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is arguably the top resort destination for the most luxurious resort holiday in Sabah, Borneo. Set amidst the lush greenery of a nature resort, fronted by Sabah’s widest, softest, white sandy beach, which is gently lapped by the waves of the South China Sea, the sight of Rasa Ria Resort alone […]

It’s hard to read about north Borneo and not find something about the Tip Of Borneo or, as the locals refer to it, Simpang Mengayau, home to a lively community of Rungus people, one of Sabah’s local tribes. During a community development project I was involved in, we would visit the Tip of Borneo quite often. […]

“I cannot make you happy,” relayed the headman of Kampung Saliku wisely as he pondered the Murut mindset. “My facilities are limited, my people are shy, I am simple. And so are you” he opined. “To make your home here, you have to be at peace with yourself.” The Heart of Murut Borneo My mission […]

A Padas River White Water Rafting daytrip is but one of the adrenaline-packed options we offer for thrill-seekers planning a Borneo travel itinerary. But a quick search of Padas River delivers nothing but white water rafting related pages. What do we know about the Padas River? Where does it originate and is it more than just a adrenaline junky’s […]

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, 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 […]