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8 night 5* Borneo Escape- Oct half term- £1950.99 (3 people at £650pp) - 23-31oct - 30kg luggage - BudgetAir
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8 night 5* Borneo Escape- Oct half term- £1950.99 (3 people at £650pp) - 23-31oct - 30kg luggage - BudgetAir

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g8ryj08/10/2019 19:50

Start of monsoon season ?


Borneo lies within the tropics and for this reason you should expect high humidity and rain at any time of the year. The wettest months are generally between December and February when the Northeast Monsoon hits, with the milder better months for travel being between March and October.
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Start of monsoon season ?
g8ryj08/10/2019 19:50

Start of monsoon season ?


Borneo lies within the tropics and for this reason you should expect high humidity and rain at any time of the year. The wettest months are generally between December and February when the Northeast Monsoon hits, with the milder better months for travel being between March and October.
This is a cheap price for flights to KK but imhoyou really need at least 10 (preferably 12+) days in Borneo to properly recover from jet lag and to really enjoy it... also the return flight looks like a killer (20hrs without transfers either end...)
Edited by: "sharkmark" 8th Oct
I've tried two approaches re: jet lag when visiting Borneo to see relatives.

The first time i was out there for a month and it took about 4 days to adjust to the time difference, and 3 weeks to the temperature and humidity.

The second I was only out there for a week so I stayed on UK time. I had a few afternoons where I crashed out (and very early mornings) but some of the celebrations in the long house went on til late anyhow.
greencat08/10/2019 20:37

I've tried two approaches re: jet lag when visiting Borneo to see …I've tried two approaches re: jet lag when visiting Borneo to see relatives. The first time i was out there for a month and it took about 4 days to adjust to the time difference, and 3 weeks to the temperature and humidity. The second I was only out there for a week so I stayed on UK time. I had a few afternoons where I crashed out (and very early mornings) but some of the celebrations in the long house went on til late anyhow.

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Aye they must be the same as Sarawak
diddly0808/10/2019 21:06

[Image] Aye they must be the same as Sarawak


Our longhouse is in Sarawak - not quite as posh or as big as that one though!
I dont know how you can go to borneo for 8 days without diving sipadan, climbing kinabalu, seeing orangutans or trekking with the Penan, going to Mulu, Danum Valley and a load more. If youve done all that, well stay in a hotel by the sea, BUT....
Ah perfect for you, your spouse, and that third wheel. That adorable third wheel.
Aleik09/10/2019 07:32

Ah perfect for you, your spouse, and that third wheel. That adorable third …Ah perfect for you, your spouse, and that third wheel. That adorable third wheel.


Take one of the kids and leave the other home alone.
My dad was recently very disappointed that they do not serve booze on Royal Brunei airways!
If we didn’t already have a sun holidays caravan break booked for that week I’d be snapping this u
g8ryj08/10/2019 19:50

Start of monsoon season ?


Kinda, normally around December. Love Borneo, hopefully going back next year to see my mate that lives in KK :-P
alrich08/10/2019 22:37

I dont know how you can go to borneo for 8 days without diving sipadan, …I dont know how you can go to borneo for 8 days without diving sipadan, climbing kinabalu, seeing orangutans or trekking with the Penan, going to Mulu, Danum Valley and a load more. If youve done all that, well stay in a hotel by the sea, BUT....


I went to Borneo for 10 days after a few nights in Kuala Lumpa - went mainly around Sandakan - Seligan Island, up the Kinabatangan River and around there for 6 nights. It was amazing - we then had 4 nights around KK and it was too long, we should have seen more on the east coast of Sabah (although Danum Valley was out of bounds at the time). Seeing orangutan and elephants in the wild (along with amazing other wildlife) was incredible - would love to go back.

Also, be prepared that if you fly over the island you'll probably want to avoid buying palm oil again!
Had a holiday years ago split between KL and KK, one of the best holidays we've ever been on, fantastic wildlife and scenery and some of the friendliest people you're ever likely to meet.
Would love to go back some day
The last and only time I visited Borneo was in 1964 when I was 20 years old I was posted to 99 Gurkha Infantry Brigade the things I remember were sleeping in the jungle been shot at by insurgents and jungle sores I found that when we came upon a village the locals were so friendly and the girls were quiet obliging Oh to be young again
Three people? That would be a challenge!
Hi, can anyone who's been to Borneo recommend what vaccinations you would recommend please? My daughter is going on an 18 day long expedition in July and we need to arrange getting her vaccinated.
Thank You
Queengemma11/10/2019 12:52

Hi, can anyone who's been to Borneo recommend what vaccinations you would …Hi, can anyone who's been to Borneo recommend what vaccinations you would recommend please? My daughter is going on an 18 day long expedition in July and we need to arrange getting her vaccinated. Thank You


My advice would be to go to your local GP - ask for an appointment either to see the nurse or GP specifically for travel jabs and advice. You'd definitely have to make sure that she would be up to date with her regular vaccinations (tetanus, polio, TB etc) and on top of that, diphtheria, typhoid, hep a and probably meningitis. I think I would get advice on Japanese Encephalitis (B) - I didn't for my trip. I probably wouldn't especially have Hep B for such a trip (but I already had it for other trips) but again, your clinician might advise differently.

As for malaria, there isn't a lot of it about in the coastal areas of the three smaller states but inland it is present. I took doxycycline for my trip but again, proper medical advice should be heeded.

Rabies - if you get bitten then you have to go for treatment immediately anyway. I hear it is more common in Kalimantan (Indonisia) than Sabah / Sarawak

I'm sure it will be an absolutely amazing trip.
oldcrazy7711/10/2019 17:45

My advice would be to go to your local GP - ask for an appointment either …My advice would be to go to your local GP - ask for an appointment either to see the nurse or GP specifically for travel jabs and advice. You'd definitely have to make sure that she would be up to date with her regular vaccinations (tetanus, polio, TB etc) and on top of that, diphtheria, typhoid, hep a and probably meningitis. I think I would get advice on Japanese Encephalitis (B) - I didn't for my trip. I probably wouldn't especially have Hep B for such a trip (but I already had it for other trips) but again, your clinician might advise differently. As for malaria, there isn't a lot of it about in the coastal areas of the three smaller states but inland it is present. I took doxycycline for my trip but again, proper medical advice should be heeded.Rabies - if you get bitten then you have to go for treatment immediately anyway. I hear it is more common in Kalimantan (Indonisia) than Sabah / SarawakI'm sure it will be an absolutely amazing trip.


Thank You very much for your reply. I asked at our Drs surgery for a travel consultation and she told me to come back in January.. we have been given a list of potential vaccinations but with some being low/no risk we need to choose whether to get them all or just stick with the main ones Thanks again for taking the time to respond, your info is really useful
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