Orangutans are among the smartest primates; they make medicine, craft tools, and even exchange gifts!
While there are never guarantees, you have a pretty good chance of seeing semi-wild orangutans at both refuges during feeding times.
Alternatively, you can chance a real orangutan encounter in the wild by taking a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River!
Only open to the public since 2006, the Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sabah is a world-renown environmental education center.
There seem to be so many natural attractions in Malaysian Borneo that you may end up changing your travel plans just to stick around longer!
Borneo is one of those rare places where you can sense the adventure in the air, along with the green air from thousands of square miles of rainforest just waiting to be explored.
Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and a virtual paradise on earth for anyone who shares a love for plants, wildlife, and adventure.The island of Borneo is divided between Malaysia, Indonesia, and the small, independent nation of Brunei.The Indonesian part of Borneo, known as Kalimantan, covers around 73% of the island, while Malaysian Borneo occupies the rest along the northern edge.Malaysian Borneo has two states, Sarawak and Sabah, that are separated by Brunei.Sarawak's capital of Kuching and Sabah's capital of Kota Kinabalu are the usual entry points; the two cities act as bases for exploring Borneo's wild attractions.Borneo is one of two places on earth -- Sumatra is the other -- where endangered orangutans can still be viewed in the wild.