Malaysia is blessed with the wealth of Mother Nature and Borneo flaunts it very proudly! Home to one of the oldest rainforests and a wide range of exotic flora and fauna, Borneo sets many nature lovers on a mad scramble for tickets on Malaysia bound flights.

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For most holidaymakers, especially who wish to immerse in the tranquillity of nature on an island gateway to the Far East, Malaysia remains one of the most preferred choices to head to! Offering plenty of enchanting lures offering ultimate bliss, this stunning island of Borneo (the Malaysian region) promises a gratifying vacation to the tourists reserving flights to this Far East destination. Here’s a rundown to few activities at the place which are popular with the nature-lovers.

Rainforest Riches

Home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world, Borneo tempts hordes of nature lovers to look for air tickets to Malaysia, each year. Visitors are usually found on a quest for tickets to visit the dense jungle and opt for a 147 meter long canopy walk. The breathtaking panoramic view of the spectacular forest is sure to give flights to one’s fancy! Witness the rare species of wild flowers and plants including Rafflesia!

Walk on the Clouds

The highest point of Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu is one of the greatest possessions of Borneo. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers picturesque surroundings comprised of waterfalls, lush green forest and clear blue sky with white cloud patches. Many nature enthusiasts as well as thrill seekers landing on flights at Malaysia to enjoy a gratifying holiday often include this destination to trek the rugged surface of the mountain.

Under the Water

Holidaying in an island and not going for snorkelling or scuba diving is just not the thing for many! And in Malaysia, especially in Borneo, vacations are incomplete without indulging into water sports. Sabah, one of the prominent destinations in Borneo is known as ‘outdoorman’s paradise’. The sight of the magnificent world of under the sea is worth the cost of the travel tickets and a good number of holidaymakers are often found to avail various water sports here.

Fast Facts

Geography

Borneo is the largest island of Asia and a part of the island is located in Malaysia.

Climate

The ideal time to visit Borneo is between March and October. As this is considered as the peak tourism season, travellers are advised to book flights and hotels well in advance to get cheap deals on air tickets.

Time Zone

Standard Malaysian Time is 8 hours ahead of GMT (GMT + 8)

Currency

The unit currency is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). Traveller’s cheque and foreign currencies can be exchanged for Malaysian Ringgit at commercial banks, hotels or at authorised moneychangers.

Language

Bahasa Malaysia is the national language. English, Cantonese, Hakka and Kadazan are also widely spoken.

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Visa and Passport

As per FCO, British nationals planning to reserve air tickets to visit this island in Malaysia don’t need a visa. They will normally be given permission to stay for 3 months on arrival. Visas for longer stays or for non-tourist purposes must be obtained from the nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission before boarding flights. Moreover they should make sure to carry a valid passport with a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Malaysia, before purchasing tickets.

Connectivity

Travelling by flights is the best way to reach here. Many airlines offer lucrative deals on tickets aboard domestic flights from various destinations in Malaysia. And Malaysia is well connected with different regions in the world by international flights.

Major Airport Kota Kinabalu International Airport

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