Christmas holidays are an occasion for Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus. In Sabah, and even other parts of Malaysia, many people, even if they are not Christian, participate in the acts of gift giving,  preparing special meals and decorating their homes with Christmas cheer. Perhaps the season is so inclusive because the Christmas Holidays […]

Rustic Borneo actually came to be during my involvement working with a NGO at the northern part of Borneo near Kudat. I had the intention of using it as a vehicle to help eliminate poverty amongst the local community and help build their economic capacity by making their handicraft accessible to the world. My methodology […]

In the Malaysian state of Sabah, on Borneo’s east coast is the Kinabatangan River – a river whose district has one of the world’s richest ecosystems. The main attraction here, the reason you come here, is the river cruises on Kinabatangan River. The wildlife in this area is amazing and if you are lucky you […]

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is a center in Sandakan that takes care of abandoned, injured or displaced orangutans. They help them to learn everything they need to be able to survive on their own – like climbing, what to eat, what is dangerous, how to build their nests, etc.  Things that their mother normally would […]

Are you still wondering where to spend your Christmas holiday? We have some of the best options for you – the islands of Borneo. Forget about the snow and the cold winter in Europe – these tropical islands will provide you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. In Borneo the Christians celebrate the birth […]

Gomantong is located on the east coast of Sabah and we got here by car, driving through these bumpy, bumpy roads. We passed the palm groves, mountains, small rustic villages and lots of other things that made the journey more fun than boring. After the hours spent in the car we finally came up to Gomantong […]

We woke up early at Sabah Tea Garden and were welcomed by blue skies and sunshine. We had spent the night in one of Sabah Tea Gardens beautiful and modern cottages. Fresh, newly renovated bathrooms and a small living area with a sofa and TV for those who want to relax a little in front of […]