Borneo Wildlife and Nature Sights and Attractions
National Parks, Sanctuaries, World Heritage Sights in Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan and Brunei
The Borneo Wildlife and Nature Section provides information on selected sustainable projects, wildlife sanctuaries and sites of uniqueness.
Semenggok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sarawak
Orang Utans are prepared for their release into the Borneo jungle. Visitors can see them at feeding time.
Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah
There is an Information Nature Education Centre, and a mini-theatre where a documentary video on the work of the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary is shown. Visitors are advised to arrive about one hour in advance to register and enjoy activities prior to the feeding.
The Danum Valley has become a major conservation area and is home to many rare birds, monkeys, deer, insects and plants. Many visitors will remember it as a very beautiful place although it may be quite difficult to see some of the larger animals. There are only two places to stay, one for tourists and one for scientists. As there is no attempt made to attract mass tourism the price of the tourist resort is kept rather at the upper end of the scale.
Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary (LEWS)
Location and Size: Sarawak, Malaysia: 168,758 ha
Most of Lanjak-Entimau remains inaccessible, and the means of entry is limited to difficult longboat journeys up various rivers such as the Lubang Baya, Engkari, Skrang, Ngemah, Poi and Katibas. There are only a limited number of access points. It appears on the World Heritage "Tentative List".
Mulu National Park
This is probably the most famous national park in Sarawak. It is located near Miri. Gunung Mulu National Park is a World Heritage Site. It was awarded based on all 4 of the 4 IUCN/UNESCO criteria. Main attraction: Gunung Mulu, 2,376 m high. The park is home to over 1,500 different types of flowers and an exceptional large variety of wildlife. What to do: jungle trekking, bird watching, visiting and exploring its different caves, climbing the summit.
Mount Kinabalu National Park
Gunung Kinabalu or Mount Kinabalu is the most famous national park of Sabah. It is over 4,100 m high. The mountain can be climbed relatively easily provided one follows the right trail.