E-BORNEO.COM TOURS & TRAVEL SDN BHD
Borneo has mystified the rest of the world for centuries with its incomparable scenic beauty, flora and fauna, island paradise, rainforest eco-system, and pharmaceutical treasures, as well as its diverse culture, race, language and religion. In line with the Internet and Information Technology (IT) revolution, it is most timely for “Borneo to go Electronic” to continue mystifying the world electronically.
For this reason, the Beta version of the first comprehensive electronic portal or gateway to one of the oldest island-continent in the world was pre-launched on 11 November 1999, and aptly named Electronic Borneo or in short, e-borneo.com.
On 2nd December 1999, e-borneo.com was launched at our very own server and domain name: http://www.e-borneo.com. For the historical development of e-borneo.com, please go to our announcement page.
Basically, the e-borneo.com web site aims to literally “bring” Borneo to the whole wide world by providing mostly free information, contents, and links related to Borneo as well as other topics of interest. Although the term “Borneon” may officially be defined as the peoples and expatriates from the island of Borneo which made up of the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, the kingdom of Brunei Darussalam, and the Indonesian province of Kalimantan, this web site intends to cater for all citizens of the increasingly borderless planet Earth. As such, e-borneo.com also aims to be a platform for the world to “bring” and “share” their presence in the Internet and IT arena to Borneons.
The concept of e-borneo.com was crystalised in early 1999 by a group of Borneons from various parts of the island-continent. The core group however, is still basically based in Sabah. This web site is created in Borneo and intended to be developed fully by Borneons and friends. This means that we hope to build the site through various contributions from Borneons and peoples from all over the world who have some form of affiliation to Borneo, either through interest, research, hobbies, and so forth regardless of nationality or race.
Since 2002 however, due to many popular requests, e-borneo.com evolved from a Borneo portal into the first comprehensive Borneo Travel Vortal. e-borneo.com has now become more of an InfoTravel gateway andTrip Advisor besides offering travel planning resources. In view of this, e-borneo.com was able to build a network of travel operators in the region (Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei). Given our website popularity, years of travel experience, and established travel network, e-borneo.com has slowly become a well-trusted independent travel specialist and tour intermediary between local tour operators within our travel network here and the international Internet audience.
From 2004 to 2009, e-borneo.com’s travel services were operated through a licensed local travel operator in order for us to be more equipped to serve our clients better and more comprehensive. However, this partnership was discontinued as we strive to expand the e-borneo.com brand name further by operating through a company with the e-borneo.com trade name.
Today, e-borneo.com’s travel services is operated through E-BORNEO.COM TOURS & TRAVEL SDN BHD, a private limited company (reg. no. 862652-M) registered under the Malaysian Registrar of Company. E-BORNEO.COM TOURS & TRAVEL SDN BHD is also a Malaysian Ministry of Tourism certified tour operator (TOB) and travel agency (TAB) (license no. KPL/LN 6169), and a member of MATTA (Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents), the national umbrella representative body for the entire travel industry in the country – equivalent to the NTA or TIA in the US, AFTA in Australia, and ABTA in the UK.
For credibility or legality, the company is listed in Sabah Tourism, the official web site of Sabah Tourism Board, the State’s main tourism authority under the “Tours & Travel” directory or under both “Licensed Travel Agents” and “Licensed Tour Operators” category. Additionally, we are also listed in MATTA web site (member no. MA3548).
The company’s contact information are as follows:
E-BORNEO.COM TOURS & TRAVEL SDN BHD
(Reg No. 862652-M; Travel License No. KPL/LN 6169)
Lot No. 7, 2nd Floor, Block C
Lintas Jaya Uptownship
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
From providing an avenue for netizens from around the world to Experience Borneo Electronically, e-borneo.com is now bringing netizens worldwide to Experience Borneo Physically. After all, the best way to get to know Borneo is simply to be here.