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1. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y


Hoping to combine a trip to Borneo with Thailand next Feb-March. I know the weather should be perfect around this time in Thailand, but can someone tell how the weather will be in Borneo around this time? Will it still be raining much? I'm looking to go to the Malaysian part of Borneo.


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3. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

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4. Posted by MazDev (Budding Member 52 posts) 10y

Which part of Malaysia Borneo?

Sabah or Sarawak?

The North East monsoon ends at February and the South West monsoon which is dryer start in march.

Borneo always has more rainfall then other parts of Asia.

But it also has a lot of sun, as it is close to the equator.

I personal like some rain in these regions, as it brings some freshness to the hot climate.

5. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

We are interested in visiting the Sabah area.

Thanks very much for the information.

If anyone has any information or suggestions, keep them coming.

6. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y


I won't be any help on the weather patterns, but I'll be heading to Borneo in about a week, so if you need any info down the line. Let me know.



7. Posted by MazDev (Budding Member 52 posts) 10y

Kudat is a very nice little town to visit. It got beautifull beaches and traditional fishing villages near by. Traveling there is also very scenic as you past a nice Valley populaer for their horses.

Sandakan I enjoyed the most. It's a fascinating town, with a wide mixture of malay indonesian and Phillippines influences.

Tawau got some of Asia's best Seafood and is nice too.

Kota Kinabalu is a little bit expensive.

8. Posted by poisonliz2 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

I'm from Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. It's part of Borneo. However used to live in Kota Kinabalu. Was in KK in May 2006. Still a beautiful city. If you are into mountain climbing, well I must say you must climb Mt. Kinabalu. After the climb u can go to the Manukan Island for snorkeling. Never been to Sandakan or Tawau but will be going in June next year. Going to Tawau to check out the Sipadan Island which is good for diving. There's great seafood in Sabah. Kuching is also not a bad place. The longhouse here are good to visit and also if you are going by Miri you can travel to the Mulu Cave.

9. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Thanks for all the tips guys, will read more into the places you've mentioned.

Re: mount Kinabalu, how easy is it to climb? Do you need to be experienced? Do you need proper mountaineering gear?

10. Posted by groverkiwi (Budding Member 15 posts) 10y

HI I climbed Mt Kinabulu about 8 yrs ago It is not a technical climb, Just requires a resnoable level of fitness and some determination. It is an absoulutly fabualous place and sunrise is really magic, cool though 3degres C. Funny being on the equator and wearing my down jacket. Sandakan is also worth a vist.