Rafting The Padas River

I like rafting but I don't like rafting enough to be picked up from my hotel at five fucking twenty in the morning to travel for a million hours to a river that I'll only be spending about ninety minutes on. In order to avoid this we travelled to a little town called Beaufort, which [...]

Beach Camping In Kudat

At the moment everything up here at the Tip of Borneo is pretty much free. I say at the moment because I still can't believe a place this perfect exists in 2017 without being overdeveloped to the point of destruction. You can park everywhere for free, you can access every beach for free and no [...]

The Closest Thing To Paradise

Fuck it. I'm staying here forever. I'm in love with The Tip Of Borneo and I never want to leave. It's one of those places that you have to get to before it goes the way of Lands End with a hideous visitor centre. It's already developing but right now it still has that middle [...]

The Biggest Flower In The World

After Nat and Laura buggered off back home myself and Tarrant decided to go to Poring for the sole purpose of looking at a massive flower which may or may not be there right now. We really wanted to wrap our eyeholes around a rafflesia and we'd heard that Poring was one of the best [...]

Macro Diving At Mabul

I woke up with crippling stomach pains and a sphincter looser than Indonesian road rules. Holy fuck, what had I eaten to deserve this? I was meant to be doing four dives today and no way did I want to cancel any of them. I weighed up my options; I could maybe skip the first [...]

Some Proper Expensive Scuba Diving

Diving at Sipadan Island costs the kind of money that makes all of your internal organs contract and you have to go and apply lots of beer to them and calm down a little bit before you return to the dive shop website you were looking at with a deep breath whilst trying to reassure [...]

Getting To Danum Valley

I don't recall where I first read about Danum Valley Conservation Area when I was researching Sabah, possibly the Lonely Planet, fuck knows, but I knew that we definitely wanted to try and visit. It's a largely untouched swathe of rainforest which still has areas of primary rainforest, a rarity in Borneo where acres of [...]