Borneo is the third largest island in the world and the paradise of Indonesia. It is divided among three countries- Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, of which major portion is in Indonesia’s Kalimantan. Borneo’s tropical rainforest is one of the oldest in the world which has variety of plants and animals. Adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers will forever remember the long jungle trails, mountain climbing, pristine landscapes, wildlife spotting and the rich culture of this island. Borneo’s rainforest is a natural habitat for the endangered Orangutan. They are quite famous for their learning abilities and therefore considered as one of the most intelligent ape in Asia. The jungle is also home for many other wild animals like Sumatran rhino, pygmy elephant, clouded leopard, monkeys, gibbons,snakes, wild boars, hornbill etc. Borneo’s tranquil beaches and clear waters will certainly drive you crazy. Divers can have time of their life diving in some of the best beaches and exploring the rich corals underneath.
Borneo’s ethnicity is mainly dominated by Dayak group. Traditionally they are tribes known for their culture and traditions. They wear coloured attire and live in long houses. Music and dance plays in integral part in their festivities. Chinese is another important ethnic group residing in the Singkawang area. With numerous Chinese temples around, this place is a mini China in itself. So, if you fall in the category of explorer, traveller and wanderer, Borneo which is considered as Indonesia’s treasure trove should definitely feature in your travel list. With so many things to do, a traveller needs to plan this visit well and would need sufficient number of days in hand.
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