Yes. Borneo in general is a safe destination with relatively low crime rates. Visitors should exercise the usual precautions – not walking alone at night, not leaving valuables such as cameras and smart phones on display, using registered and licensed taxis and many more. For the latest safety and security information, please see your government’s travel advice, Sabah Tourism Board’s Advisory .
To enter Malaysia, a passport or internationally recognised travel document must be VALID for more than SIX (6) months from date of entry.
Visitors from most countries are not required to obtain a visa and receive an immigration stamp upon arrival at the airport or other entry points. Nationals of Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America and Other European Union are EXEMPTED from obtaining visa for visits NOT exceeding 90 Days (3 Months).
To find out more which countries have visa-free entry and the length of stay allowed, please visit the Immigration Department of Malaysia website.
Most of our tours INCLUDE airport transfers. Please provide your arrival/departure details at the time of booking. Transfer arrangements will not be provided for bookings with inaccurate or missing arrival/departure information. For all land transfers, we will make all the necessary arrangement in advance.
However, there are some tours that DO NOT include airport transfers and so we recommend you arrange a taxi on arrival/departure. If you would prefer a pre-arranged transfer, please contact us for more information.
Please note that airport transfers vary according to package type and arrival/departure date.
Banks in Borneo are linked to networks such as PLUS, Maestro, Cirrus and many more. You can withdraw cash at local ATMs 24 hours a day. ATMs are readily available in the city, major shopping malls, airports and some rural towns.
For safety reasons, DO NOT go to the bank alone. Please bring a friend along with you. Always be alert of your surroundings and on the lookout for snatch thieves and other suspicious people/activity around you.
Yes. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are widely accepted in shopping malls, hotels, resorts and when eating out in modern restaurants. Retail outlets often have a RM20 – RM50 minimum charge for paying with a credit card and levy a 2-3% fee for using a credit card.
However, ALWAYS be ready with Cash as some stores, restaurants or establishments DO NOT accept credit cards as a mode of payment.
Please visit this http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/malaysia/ to know about Malaysia’s public holidays. Our reservation office is closed only on Public Holidays observed by the State of Sabah. Our tours will operate as usual.
The electricity supply is 230/240 volts at 50/60 hertz. The 3-pin electrical sockets used in Borneo are similar to those used in Britain.
There are different clothing, footwear and gear that you must bring along during your trip to Borneo and it really depends on the tour that you are taking on and places you will be visiting.