Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Why you need to pack your bag and go to Borneo

This week’s photo showcase tempts you to the sandy shores of Borneo with a compilation of images that will make you want to pack your bags and jump on the next plane – well at least that’s the effect they’ve had on us! With so many alluring qualities – from its hauntingly beautiful caves, delicious cuisine and exotic wildlife, to its tropical islands, underwater life and beachside living – what good reason is there not to venture to this island gem in Southeast Asia.

1. For its beautiful islands

While Borneo is already an island in itself, forming part of the Malay Archipelago, one of its major drawcards are the tropical isles dotted in its surrounding waters. The unspoilt beauty of Sipadan, Lankayan and Selingan make for the perfect place to unwind on the beach, snorkel in crystal clear waters and to spot resident sea turtles.

2. For its exotic wildlife

While the Orangutan is certainly the star attraction of Borneo’s wildlife scene, this tropical island has plenty more curious creatures worth searching out. From the cute wide-eyed tarsier and comical proboscis monkey, to endangered species of Sumatran rhino and Borneo pygmy elephant, the diversity of wildlife here is not to be underestimated!

3. For the underwater life

While land lubbers will find respite in Borneo's lush rainforests and exotic wildlife, this island's beauty is not restricted to ground level. The warm blue waters surrounding Borneo are brimming with fascinating marine life - be it sea turtles, schools of blue snappers and colourful coral reefs.

4. For its magical caves

When searching for the words to describe the caves of Borneo, the most appropriate seem to be hauntingly beautiful. Whether you are exploring the Gomantong Caves in Sabah or Mulu Caves of Sarawak one thing is for sure, when the sun streams into the cave the effect is just magical.

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