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E-BORNEO.COM'S E-NEWSLETTER (29 SEPTEMBER 2002)

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1. Borneo Editorial: 'Best of Borneo Tour'
2. What's New: 'New Travelogues' & more
3. Borneo Tours Spotlight: 'Budget Borneo'
4. Destination of the Month: 'Mulu Caves'
5. Borneo Events for October
6. Regional Hotels Promotion
7. Regional Tours Promotion
8. General Travel Tips
9. FREE eBiz eBook for Travel/Services sites
10. Interesting Websites
11. Tell Your Friends About Us

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1. BORNEO EDITORIAL: Best of Borneo Tour

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Dear Valued Subscribers,

Recently, some of you have inquired about tours that include a visit to all Four Corners of Borneo. Such tour is very rare since it is complicated to arrange and at most times not feasible economically and politically. To begin with, the island is made up of three different countries - the states of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia, the Sultanate Kingdom of Brunei Darussalam, and Kalimantan in Indonesia. Although quite developed within the Malaysia and Brunei part of Borneo, its landscape consists for the most part of steep hills, mountains, and dense rain forests. Additionally, the sheer size of Borneo - it covers an area five times as large as England and Wales - means that connectivity is complex and travel linkage services (i.e., air, land, etc.) are scarce, especially in the Kalimantan part. Immigration and the wide currency exchange differences are also a hindrance.

As it is, tourism in Borneo, usually confined to Sabah and Sarawak, and Brunei to a lesser extent. Most of the 'Best of Borneo' tours offered include largely the twin states of Malaysia. But, it is still widely regarded as the best of what Borneo can offer at present. After all, the eco-treasures in both Sabah and Sarawak are on par if not better than Kalimantan's, and of course, the tourism facilities in Malaysia are more developed and sophisticated. Kalimantan is realistically a unique destination that caters for a very different niche group - the real adventurers. For them, Kalimantan IS Borneo. After all, it occupied more than half of the island. In hindsight, it will be a boon for tourism in Borneo if one day soon, a truly 'Best of Borneo' tour package can be organised to cover all four parts of Borneo.

Feel free to share your feelings on this editorial, or any other related subject, at newsletter@e-borneo.com.

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2. WHAT'S NEW

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Travel & Related Articles
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New section for Borneo and related travelogues, articles, and destination spotlights. Previously, such articles were published under our leisure section, but an entire new section under this theme is long overdue.

URL: http://www.e-borneo.com/travel/articles/

Adventure & Travel Essentials Shop
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Added more than 30 new items in the store to help you find the travel necessities or accessories for your holidays.

URL: http://www.e-borneo.com/shop/bts.shtml

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3. BORNEO BUDGET TOURS SPOTLIGHT

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'Best of Borneo' in Two Weeks
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This itinerary will take you first to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (North Borneo) with its beautiful coral islands and towering 14,000 ft mountain, beckoning you from the clouds. Here you have a choice of either climbing the mountain or visiting the East Coast of Borneo and seeing the wildlife there plus the Orang Utan Sanctuary at Sepilok. Then on into the jungles of Sarawak, travelling from the dry sandy beaches of the South China Sea at Miri to the mountains and caves of Mulu National Park, amongst unspoilt rainforest deep in the interior of Borneo. For more information, please visit the link below:

URL: http://www.e-borneo.com/travel/tours/eb-bor01.shtml

'Best of Borneo' in Three Weeks
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This tour will take you from the dry sandy beaches of the South China Sea at Miri, into the interior at Mulu by light aircraft to see the caves and unspoilt primary jungle, and then across into Sabah (North Borneo) to Kota Kinabalu with its beautiful coral islands and towering 14,000 ft mountain, beckoning you from the clouds. Then on to Poring Hot Springs where you can soothe your aching limbs and lastly a flight to Sandakan on the East Coast of Borneo to see the Orang Utan Sanctuary at Sepilok and cruise down the Kinabatangan River where there is the greatest concentration of bird and wild life in Borneo. Please visit the following link for more details/itinerary:

URL: http://www.e-borneo.com/travel/tours/eb-bor02.shtml

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4. DESTINATION OF THE MONTH

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Mulu Caves, Sarawak, Borneo
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Mulu Caves is a designated World Heritage Site. It is the ultimate for adventure caving travellers as it is home to the world’s largest and most fascinating caves. Usually, the airfare makes up the bulk of such tour package in the past. But now, with the introduction of a chartered flight, tours to Mulu are getting more affordable. Check out the various tours available below:

URL: http://www.e-borneo.com/travel/tours/eb-ml.shtml

** Special Mulu Promotion Rate **
(till end-October)
5-15% off normal tour rate
Limited Space - Book today

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5. BORNEO EVENTS FOR OCTOBER

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Sabah's Events
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1 - 31 October 2002
ANTIQUES EXHIBITION
An exhibition in conjunction with the Sabah State Museum displays once valued heirloom, such as ancient gongs and other brass-ware, and Chinese jars, especially cherished by the peoples of Sabah. There will also be ample black-and-white photographic documentation.
(Organiser: Monsopiad Cultural Village; E-mail: mcv@tm.net.my ; URL: http://www.monsopiad.org/ )

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3 - 6 October 2002
ASIA PACIFIC ECOTOURISM CONFERENCE 2002
This two days conference will cover topics including carrying capacity, protected area management, zoning, site selection and architecture for minimal negative impacts. International and national speakers will present case studies relevant to Malaysia.
(Organiser: MATTA Sabah ; E-mail: albert@borneoecotours.com ; URL: www.mattasabah.com/apeco )

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3 - 5 October 2002
JAPAN ECOTOURISM SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL ECOTOURISM CONGRESS
This congress is the society’s main annual activity and will be held for the first time outside of Japan, thus giving opportunities for their members to network and exchange ideas with other international Society members. This is also an opportunity for their members to see and experience for themselves ecotourism destination such as Sabah. The Congress will see the presence and participation of prominent speakers from the ecotourism fraternity from all over the world. (For further information - Email: gordon@sabahtourism.com )

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5 & 6 October 2002
16th MT. KINABALU INTERNATIONAL CLIMBATHON
The toughest mountain race in the world! Normally it takes two days to reach Borneo’s highest peak (4,095.2m), but the Champs of this race takes only three hours plus. Come and witness the world’s top mountain runners as they take on the challenges of the punishing steps to the summit of Kinabalu. (Organiser: Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd ; Email: balwant@sabahtourism.com )

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12 & 13 October 2002
PESTA JAGUNG
Another of Sabah’s many festivals, this one celebrates the Maize industry and finds its setting at the district of Kota Marudu. Exhibitions, competitions and other fun-filled activities are organized for visitors so join the festivities and see the many wonders of Maize.
(Organisers: Kota Marudu District Office / Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd ; For further info:
E-mail: pt.pd.km@sabah.gov.my or balwant@sabahtourism.com ; URL: www.geocities.com/k3pkmu  )

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25 & 26 October 2002
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE
Returning for their third performance in Kota Kinabalu, the National Symphony Orchestra’s recitals sowcase on evening of harmonies collaborating local and western musical compositions.
(Organiser: Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd ; Email: celeste@sabahtourism.com )

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25 October to 5th November 2002
BORNEO EXTREME ADVENTURE RACE 2002
The Borneo Extreme Adventure Race (BEAR) is an expedition length adventure race taking place in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. It encompasses well over 700 kilometers of mountaineering, abseiling, white water rafting, running, canoeing, and mountain biking - a pure adrenaline adventure.
(For more info - Email: jbjertnes@deependproductions.com   ; URL: www.borneoextremeadventure.com   )

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27 October 2002
KIULU 4M CHALLENGE (K4MC)
A traditional extreme sports competition incorporating running (Manangkus), rafting (Mamangkar), Body rafting with the help of a length of bamboo (Manampatau) and walking (Mamarampanau) on bamboo stilts.
(Organiser: Kiulu 4M Challenge Organising Committee ; URL: www.k4mc.f2s.com  )

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27 October - 3 November 2002
BORNEO SAFARI
Venture deep into Sabah’s heart with powerful 4WDs and track through the world’s most beautiful jungle terrain. Fit for those who love adventure and challenges that is out of the ordinary.
(Organiser: Kinabalu Four Wheel Drive Club ; E-mail: tom9m6kl@tm.net.my   )

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Sarawak's Events
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6 - 13 October 2002
SARAWAK SAFARI - The CAN 4WD Ultimate Tour, KUCHING & SRI AMAN
For an unforgettable 8-day jungle outing for 4WD enthusiasts and visitors alike, the event piled high with the unexpected and anticipation is running even higher as the journey progress. Jeeps or 4x4 enthusiasts must trek down beaten long abandoned logging roads, chased rocky trails through rivers and explored forgotten jungle landmarks. This fun-filled expedition will provide unprecedented opportunities to discover stunning backcountry of Sarawak while challenging your vehicle and meeting friendly locals.
(Organiser: Ministry of Torism Sarawak; Tel: 6-082-319313; Fax: 6-082-441277)

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Labuan's Events
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4 - 6 October
LABUAN ARTS FESTIVAL
Labuan Arts Festival 2002 to be held at the Labuan International Sea Sports Complex, showcases the region’s best creative works in visual arts, traditional music and ethnic dances. Participation is open to every Malaysia from diverse art disciplines and styles. Various cultural presentations are expected during these three days of art and cultural rendezvous.
(Organisers: Persatuan Seni Tampak & Perbadanan Labuan ; Tel: 6-087-417862 ; Fax: 6-087-417861)

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6. REGIONAL HOTELS PROMOTION

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The Aryani Resort, Merang, Terengganu, Malaysia
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Free Night Special Offer

Stay more than 10 nights in Superior / Deluxe room receive:
- 1 bonus night free of charge.
- Complimentary floral balth for 2 persons at Heritage Spa.
- Complimentary 1 bouquet of fresh flowers

Stay more than 10 nights in Suite, receive:
- 1 bonus night free of charge.
- Complimentary 1 private candlelight dinner for 2 persons.
- Complimentary 1 session of traditional body massage for 2 persons at Heritage Spa.

Offer valid from Apr. 01, 2002 to Mar. 31, 2003

URL: http://www.e-borneo.com/travel/ph/special-merang.shtml

Phi Phi Island Village, Phi Phi Island, Thailand
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Free Night Special Offer

Free nights ! for minimum stay of 5 nights, based on accommodation only.
- Pay 4 nights, get additional 4 nights free.
- Pay 5 nights, get additional 5 nights free.
- Pay 6 nights, get additional 6 nights free.
- Pay 7 nights, get additional 7 nights free.

Offer valid from May 01, 2002 to Oct. 31, 2002 & May 01,2003 - Oct.31,2003

URL: http://www.e-borneo.com/travel/ph/special-phi_phi_island.shtml

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7. REGIONAL TOURS PROMOTION

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3-day Kenyir Experience, Malaysia
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Package based on Tasik Kenyir Golf Resort Terengganu, Malaysia
Package inclusion :
* Two-night accommodation in a Deluxe Chalet
* Daily breakfast
* A BBQ Dinner by the swimming pool
* A lake cruise on Tasik Kenyir
(fr. USD 73)

URL: http://www.e-borneo.com/travel/atm/rt04.shtml

5-day Perth Farmstay Package, Australia
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Package inclusion :
* Three-night accommodation at Standard class hotel
* One-night accommodation at farm stay property
* Daily breakfast and other meals as per itinerary
* Return airport-hotel transfers by airport shuttle bus
* Return farm stay-Perth transfers
* Half day Feature of Perth tour
(fr. USD 244)

URL: http://www.e-borneo.com/travel/atm/rt05.shtml

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8. TRAVEL TIPS

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Family Hotel Safety Tips
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Here are some safety tips to make you and family feel more secure away from home.

1. When booking your hotel room, make sure that the room comes equipped with deadbolts and peepholes.
2. Ask for rooms that open into the interior of the hotel, compared to the outside of hotel. Interior of rooms provides more safety because thieves can not monitor your coming and goings.
3. Make sure that all windows and doors are securely locked. And if your room has a balcony, make sure there is a net around it so your kids are unable to slip through.
4. Try to get a hotel that utilizes electronic keys instead of regular keys. Electronic keys are reprogrammed after each stay of a guest.
5. If your room comes with a safe, lock up your valuables. Don't leave valuables in plane site; more people have access to your room than you think.
6. Locate the emergency exits in case of a fire.
7. Teach your children how to call the front desk and 911 (or the country's equivalent) in case of an emergency.
8. Do not mention your room number in public, you never know who is listening.

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10. INTERESTING WEBSITES

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Mount Kinabalu: A Guide to the Summit Trail
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A personal Sabahan website. Informative guide site to climbing the majestic Mt. Kinabalu. All you need to know - plants, animals, map, photos, sites, tips, survival guides, etc.

URL: http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/6293/


OleBrunei
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A fascinating Brunei site for football fans. Besides the M-League, there are also updates on the Brunei Invitational Cup, great comments and forum, as well as the English Premier League.

URL: http://www.olebrunei.org/

If you have an interesting Borneo website to share with the rest, please email to mailing@e-borneo.com

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