Borneo in Southeast Asia is the third-largest island in the world, shared between Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei.
Hands down, Malaysian Borneo is a natural paradise. And with plentiful rainforests, endangered orangutans, and indigenous cultures, it’s certainly worth grabbing a cheap flight from Kuala Lumpur. You’ll often see deals to Borneo for US $20 or less!
Malaysian Borneo has two states: Sarawak and Sabah. Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is a happening tourist city in the shadow of towering Mount Kinabalu. Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, has a pleasant waterfront that helped earned the city “cleanest in Asia” for many years.
When you’ve had enough shopping and cheap seafood, trade the concrete for the undeveloped beaches and nearby national parks where there are plenty of opportunities to experience Southeast Asia at its wildest.