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Where is Borneo?

  1. Approximate Population of Borneo: 16,625,796

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Nagara Rimba Nusa is the capital of Borneo

Nagara Rimba Nusa has an approximate population of around New City people and you can typically expect to pay around £0.80p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

The name of the beautiful island of Nagara is derived from a Hindi word, meaning "The Great Coast". Located in Borneo's eastern coast, the island is visited by thousands of tourists every year. The island features a lush tropical climate, perfect for year-round recreation. In fact, even during the winter months, the island is alive with activities, where locals and tourists alike can indulge in a wide range of sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and elephant riding. There are also a number of nature parks on the island, where visitors can explore and enjoy a variety of flora and fauna.

While in town, it would be wise to visit the Natural Park. The park has been named one of the top five places to go to in Borneo. The park has also been featured in films and television shows, so you can see how it looks like in real life. One of the attractions here is the Big Buddha Statue, which is located in a prominent spot at the center of the park. It has earned the name because of its large size and because of its unique paintings that portray the spiritual journey of Buddha.

One of the interesting things to do in the island is to visit the Camuang town. Camuang is a religious community situated near the Carambola lagoon. This town, along with the nearby towns of Alor and Jimbaran, forms a triangle with the island's most important airport. Many visitors come to Borneo to experience the natural wonders found here. If you are planning to stay in Borneo, then you will want to make sure that you include the island in your list of places to visit.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Borneo

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Borneo are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Borneo

For up to date information around safety and security in Borneo read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Borneo.

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Best time to visit Borneo?

March and October is considered the dry season and so thebest time to visit Borneo. It will be hot and humid throughout, with temperatures rising towards the end of the season before the rains come.

Festivals in Borneo

Festivals in Borneo are a great way to experience local culture. The Sibu Cultural festival is a three-day celebration that combines popular music, competition and beauty. On one stage you'll see Dayak drums and gongs, Chinese singing and a Malay chorus. You'll also find food and ancestral music on display. If you're in the mood for some sultry dance moves, then check out the Kubah International Jazz Festival.

The Rainforest World Music Festival is a four-day festival that was held in June. The organizers of this event said it attracted more than 140,000 viewers from 80 countries. The Kuching International Jazz Festival has also become a popular festival in Borneo. The RWMF also has an environmental initiative called the Tuyang Initiative. The environmental efforts of these festivals help preserve the beautiful nature of Borneo.

The Borneo International Kite Festival began in 2005 as a local celebration. But it soon grew into a fun and enjoyable festival in Borneo. Hundreds of participants gather in late September and early October to fly kites. Some of these kites are so large and complicated that it requires teams of handlers. The festival is free, and the trade expo is held for a week.

The Borneo Cultural Festival is held in Sibu in Sarawak. The festival features traditional music, cultural dances and a beauty pageant. There are three stages at the festival. On one stage, Dayak drums and gongs dominate the stage while the Chinese stage hosts an all-night Malay choir. The Gawai Dayak Festival is one of the most popular in the island, and attracts a crowd of around 20,000 people. While you're there, be sure to sample local cuisine and souvenirs.

There are several festivals in Borneo throughout the year. While there are many festivals in Malaysia, the vibe in these festivals is very different. The locals celebrate with food, music and dance. Some of them are a mixture of indigenous religions and cultures. They're a great way to celebrate the diversity and culture of this state. For more information on these and other festivals, contact the local tourist bureau.estivals in Borneo para: There are many festivals in the area of Borneo throughout the year. Each festival offers a different vibe compared to festivals in Malaysia. The most popular ones are the Sabah and Brunei Arts Festival.

The Melanaus erect huge 'Itut's as a symbol of thanksgiving. The BCF is the largest festival in the region of Borneo. It is one of the largest festivals in the world. It is held every November. And it's a great opportunity for young people to connect with their heritage. They are often unable to share their own cultural history outside of their communities.

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Do I need a Visa?

British nationals don't need a visa to visit Malaysia. You will normally be given permission to stay for 3 months on arrival.If you're travelling between Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (sometimes known as Malaysian Borneo and comprising the states of Sabah and Sarawak) you will need to carry your passport.

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What currency do i need for Borneo?

The official currency of Borneo is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Borneo you can grab amazing Malaysian Ringgit deals via (GBP to MYR).

What wildlife live in Borneo?

Borneo and Sumatra are the only places on Earth where tigers, rhinos, orangutans, and elephants live together. The forests are home to marvelous creatures like the proboscis monkey, sun bear, clouded leopard, and flying fox bat, and endangered animals like the Sumatran tiger, Sumatran rhino, and pygmy elephant.

What is the traditional food of Borneo?

Malaysian food? Borneo cuisine staples include grilled fish (Hinava), barbecued prawns, fried rice, noodles, and local vegetables seasoned with garlic, ginger, and rich sauces. The rainforest provides many of the locals' favorite treats, including bambagan (a giant, mango-like fruit) and the rambatan (a juicy, sweet fruit similar to a lychee).

What Languages are spoken in Borneo?

Bahasa Malaysia is the official language spoken in the Sabah and Sarawak. Other widely spoken languages include Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil and English. All the indigenous tribes in Borneo also speak their ownlanguage. You can learn some basic Malaysian before you travel to Borneo and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Borneo?

The currency in Borneo is the Malaysian Ringgit (0% service charge and 5% government tax are commonly included in bills. If you'd like to reward good service we recommend tipping guides at around MYR25-30 per day and MYR15 per day for drivers per couple.).

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