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1. Posted by mitchwell (Budding Member 28 posts) 6y

Soes anyone know how easy it is to get from Singapore to borneo??

Visa requirements, transport etc?? just be fro a couple of nights, would love to see the Orangutans!!!!

Cheers

2. Posted by M_Lester (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Borneo, the northern bit which you will be wanting to go to, is in a country called Malaysia. You probably wont need a visa for there unless you are Israeli, in which case you wont be going.

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4. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 6y

If you're UK citizen, you won't need a visa to go to Sabah (which is part of Malaysia) for a couple of days visit.

You can fly from Singapore to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu using budget airline such as AirAsia, and from Sandakan travel to Sepilok where the main orang utan sanctuary is. That's 2 flights to take, and mind that AirAsia is a budget airline to operates point to point, so you'll need to allow sufficient time for flight change.

You can go from Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok, the journey takes around 5 hours. That may be preferable if you don't want to linger around airport with huge connection time.

It is considerable amount of effort to head there for a couple of days just to see the orang utans. Why not consider spending a few extra days to explore Kota Kinabalu and its environs?

5. Posted by M_Lester (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Quoting lil_lil

If you're UK citizen, you won't need a visa to go to Sabah (which is part of Malaysia) for a couple of days visit.

You can fly from Singapore to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu using budget airline such as AirAsia, and from Sandakan travel to Sepilok where the main orang utan sanctuary is. That's 2 flights to take, and mind that AirAsia is a budget airline to operates point to point, so you'll need to allow sufficient time for flight change.

You can go from Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok, the journey takes around 5 hours. That may be preferable if you don't want to linger around airport with huge connection time.

It is considerable amount of effort to head there for a couple of days just to see the orang utans. Why not consider spending a few extra days to explore Kota Kinabalu and its environs?

Seplilok has half of humanity turning up wanting to look like the woman on that advert with the baby Orang. Prepare to be disappointed. Go to Kuching if you're on a lightening strike.

If on the other hand you'd like to travel round the edge of India on a train for 2 weeks with a load of India veterans, please message me.

6. Posted by mitchwell (Budding Member 28 posts) 6y

Thanks for all the replies :)
Not going to bother, just wanted to know how long it would take to get there and prob not worth it...

Cheers all!!!

7. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 6y

Well, it is a long way to get there for to just see the orang-utan. Hey, you could consider going to Singapore Zoo and see their resident orang-utans. There are quite a number of them there. :)