Rumble in the Jungle

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We said good bye to sunny Mabul Island and took the boat at 16.00 to the mainland. It was a longer, more bumpy and wet ride back and we made a couple of stops for emergency boat repair! Upon arrival in Semporna we checked into Sipidan Inn, an oasis in an otherwise dirty town. A […]

You dive me crazy !

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Following our stay in Brunei, we chose to spend a few days on the island of Labuan, the paradise duty free island (see previous article) to relax after the trek, and celebrate Anne-Marie’s birthday. We were in one of the few affordable accommodations on the island, Jack’s Guesthouse. Jack is an extremely generous host: we […]

Wet & Wild in Borneo

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Bandar Seri Begawan was damp and overcast when we awoke, and we made our way to the jetty early on Thursday morning, bypassing the smell of durian fruit from the busy riverside market. There were many passengers at the jetty, day trippers to Temburong National park, university students and locals returning to Bangar town. We […]

Visit to the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam

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It’s 6 am when the alarm rings. It’s been two days since we arrived in Borneo and specifically Kota Kinabalu (KK), the capital of the state of Sabah, east Malaysia. You should know that Borneo, the third largest island in the world by its size, is divided into three parts: the largest, Kalimantan, is part […]