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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
SAILING / YACHTING / BOATING
Sail Borneo
 
 

SAIL BORNEO

The island of Borneo has enthralled intrepid travelers for centuries.  Today, visitors can discover the two Malaysia states of Sarawak and Sabah to appreciate Borneo's many exotic qualities.  The unique flora and fauna constitute one of the world's great homes for biodiversity and the various ethnic groups continue to fascinate.

 

The East Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah, on the island of Borneo, are two of the world's leading nature adventure destinations. Settlements are mostly confined to the coastal regions and the interiors are difficult to access but offer intrepid travelers many exciting tourist opportunities. National parks, mountainous peak, unique flora and fauna, long meandering rivers, diving, deserted islands (the first Survivors was filmed on Pulau Tiga) and isolated ethnic groups are what make East Malaysia so alluring.

 
 
SABAH - THE LAND BELOW THE WIND
 

Sabah, known as the 'Land Below the Wind', indicates just how important the monsoon winds are in and around Sabah.  For centuries seafarers sought refuge here from the monsoon winds.  The main ports of call for yachters are Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Tawau, Kudat and Kota Kinabalu. Sabah is recognised for its rich natural features and a destination for eco and adventure tourism.  Malaysia's highest peak, Mount Kinabalu at 4,101m, is 'conquered, each year by many fit adventurers. The lowland forests are home to a myriad of animals including Orang Utans and Proboscis Monkeys both found along the mighty Kinabatangan River among others. Sipadan Island off the northeast coast is considered one of the world's best dive sites. Turtles emerge each night to lay eggs in the soft sands of Turtle Island off Sandakan. Borneo's only train from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom is popular with train lovers as is the old steam train of the North Borneo Railway that operates to Papar.

Sail Borneo - East Malaysia

 
 
 
SARAWAK - ADVENTURES IN NATURE
 

The modern city of Kuching on the Sarawak River is the gateway to the state.  The open concept riverfront is the city's main feature but there are many other attractions like the State Museum, historic buildings and shops along the Main Bazaar brimming with ethnic handicrafts. The Sarawak Cultural Village near the seaside settlement of Damai provides a wonderful introduction to Sarawak's various ethnic groups.  The main yachting sports are Miri, Bintulu, Sibu and Kuching.  Sarawak is known for its natural areas protected as national parks, its vast interior and several meandering rivers. Exploring the mighty forests and rivers of Sarawak are popular and yachters can their boats in ports like Bintulu to explore these areas.

 

Kuching

The bridge at Pending on the Sarawak River near Kuching is as far as most yachts can sail as the bridge here is too low for most to proceed upstream to Kuching.  There are 80 berths with electricity and water.  Bako National park near the mouth of the Sarawak River offers safe moorages and is a place to discover fascinating plants and animals.

 
 
 
LABUAN
 

The duty-free island of Labuan off the southwest Sabah coast is a recognised place for yachters to moor.  The Labuan Marina Centre - Waterfront Labuan may re-open its marina to offer services to passing yachts.

 
 
 
 
Sail Borneo
SAILING / YACHTING / BOATING