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Malaysia

Borneo, Singapore & Brunei

Discover the beautiful diversity of Malaysia's landscapes and cities. Trek through tropical jungles, dive or snorkel in colorful reefs, relax on pristine beaches and sample exotic Malaysian cuisine. Nature lovers can fly over to Borneo to spot wild orangutans or climb Mount Kinabalu, whilst city types can get a dose of culture amongst the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur.

Borneo Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

Malaysian is the main language in Malaysia, but English is widely spoken. In Borneo, however, there are many more languages.

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Currency

Name: Malaysian ringgit
Code: MYR
Symbol: RM

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Time Zones

Malaysia Standard Time (GMT +8)

Top Places in Malaysia

While you're in Malaysia, why not visit the city state of Singapore? Or, if you're feeling adventurous, book a flight over to Borneo and Brunei.
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Kuala Lumpur

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Borneo Travel Costs

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Beers

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.

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Meals

Meals at food stalls are perfect for those on a budget, costing between $1-2. Mid-range restaurant meals will cost between $5-12.

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Taxi Ride

Taxis in Borneo can cost between $10-50 depending on the distance and which location you are in.

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Transport

Public transport is cheap in Malaysia. Longer distance buses will still be under $30.

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Hostels

A dorm bed in a hostel costs between $2-15 a night.

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Hotels

Air-con double rooms with a bathroom in a mid-range hotel will cost between $15 and $30 a night.

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Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

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Batu Caves

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Borneo Adventure Tours

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Best of Borneo
Spend two weeks in Borneo starting in Kota Kinabalu and ending in Kuching. Explore the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak and encounter wild orangutans, proboscis monkeys and other creatures of the rainforest.
14 days from $2,699
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Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Adventure
Travel up to Thailand through the best bits of mainland Malaysia on this 12 day adventure. Visit Penang, Chenderoh Lake, Cameron Highlands and Kuala Lumpur.
12 days from $1,449
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Highlights of Sabah & Mt Kinabalu
Spend time exploring Malaysia's jungle playground, Sabah. Meet orangutans in a rehabilitation centre, cruise on a river safari and trek up the stunning Mount Kinabalu.
11 days from $2,069
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