The island of Borneo is divided among three countries: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Kalimantan is the Indonesian territory while the Malaysian states consists of Sarawak and Sabah.

It is the largest island in the Malay archipelago, surrounded by the South China Sea to the north and northwest, the Sulu Sea to the northeast, the Celebes Sea and the Makassar Strait to the east, and the Java Sea and Karimata Strait to the south. To the west of Borneo are the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. To the south is Java. To the east is Sulawesi, and to the northeast, the Philippines..


The second largest state in Malaysia, Sabah is richly blessed with nature diversity, unique cultures, fun adventure, beautiful beaches, and fantastic cuisines for the adventurous taste buds. Home to the world’s largest flower - the Rafflesia, and one of the highest mountains in South East Asia - Mount Kinabalu, Sabah is also one of the world’s top dive sites - Sipadan Island. Explore the unique culture and tradition of Sabah and get ready to experience sweet memories to last a lifetime!

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah. It is strategically located in the Northwest coast of Borneo island, facing the South China Sea and Tunku Abdul Rahman park on one site, and set against the backdrop of Mount Kinabalu; this beautiful “Nature Resort City’ stretches for miles along the coast and towards inland.

Affectionately known as KK or Api Api by the locals, Kota Kinabalu is a popular tourism getaway and a major gateway into Sabah and Borneo Island. Apart from featuring a good number of tourist attraction in and around the city, Kota Kinabalu is also one of the most thriving industrial and commercial centers in East Malaysia. > Find out more


From pristine underwater marine life and untouched coral reefs to rich heritage and from wilderness to modern city landscape, Sarawak is a potpourri of experiences appreciated by travellers from all over the world.

The Chinese who generally live in the cities are the second largest group at 26.7 per cent, followed by the Bidayuh, Melanau and other native tribes of Sarawak. The Malays also constitute a large portion (23 per cent) of the population as well, mainly concentrated along the coast. Sarawak is a land of colourful cultures boasting 28 ethnic groups, making up a population of 1.8 million. The majority of the population live in a few large towns and cities, but a significant percentage still live in longhouses and villages in the remote areas.

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian.The most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the most vibrant cities in the region. The largest city in the island of Borneo and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching was elevated to city status on 1 August 1988 and carries the nickname of Cat City. > Find out more