1 Pulau Tiga

With the TV crews long gone, “Survivor Island” remains largely undeveloped with attractive beaches, jungle walks and a natural mud bath for good measure.

2 Gunung Kinabalu

The arduous climb to see dawn over the South China Sea is well worth the effort.

3 Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre

Orphaned and injured orang-utans are nursed back to health in this popular rainforest reserve; visitors can observe feeding sessions.

4 Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

With their distinctive noses and round bellies, proboscis monkeys are among Borneo’s most sought-after endemic species.

5 The Kinabatangan River

Home to a great diversity of bird and animal life including orang-utans, proboscis monkeys and the occasional pygmy elephant herd.

6 Danum Valley

Stunning stretches of untouched rainforest with treks and wildlife galore.

7 Tabin Wildlife Reserve

More animal-spotting possibilities in a well-run jungle camp.

8 Sipadan and Mabul

Spectacular marine life makes these two islands a must for scuba divers; reefs off other nearby islands are also worth exploring.

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