The Malaysian part of Borneo is split into two states, Sabah and Sarawak - these are by far the most popular with adventure seekers, being home to Mount Kinabalu and Sepilok's orangutans.
The remote and unexplored Indonesian part of Borneo goes by the name of Kalimantan. Which we think sounds like the name of a pretty bad ass dragon - and we love that.
Rich in cultural diversity and even richer in natural species and beauty, there's no end to the experiences you can find here. Come on, take a walk on the wild side...
There are 65 languages or dialects spoken in Borneo, but the principle languages are Indonesian (for Kalimantan) and Malay (Sabah and Sarawak). English is commonly spoken, particularly in tourist areas.
Name: Malaysian ringgit/Indonesian Rupiah
Borneo (GMT +8)
Be aware that alcohol is not widely drunk in Borneo due to the Muslim population, but you can still find it. Beer is cheapest in the local underground supermarket bars, and much more expensive in normal bars and restaurants.
Meals at food stalls are perfect for those on a budget, costing between $2-5. Mid-range restaurant meals will cost between $10-16.
Taxis in Borneo can cost between $13-60 depending on the distance and which location you are in.
Buses or planes are the best way to get around Borneo. Domestic flights are very cheap, often costing under $25 for an hour long flight. Borneo has a network of cheap buses connecting the coastal cities - book at the bus ticket office for the cheapest price.
A dorm bed in a hostel costs between $7-15 a night.
Air-con double rooms with a bathroom in a mid-range hotel will cost around $30.