Borneo

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The third largest island in the world, Borneo is politically divided into three areas, the majority of the landmass is the Indonesian state of Kalimantan, followed by Malaysian Sarawak and Sabah and finally the small Sultanate of Brunei.  Borneo boasts the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea, Mount Kinabalu, at 13,435 feet.  Borneo’s flora and fauna is as diverse as its many tribal, religious and ethnic groups, which have been inhabitants of the island for over 40,000 years. With the unrelenting march of deforestation and new oil palm plantations, there is a stark reminder of what could be the islands future. For now it remains one of the world’s great adventure and wildlife destinations. Dissected by the equator, the lowlands are typically hot, wet and steamy, but with a minimum of effort it is possible to reach the cooler highlands where the climate is a delight.

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June 30, 2015