The third-largest island in the world & the largest in Asia, Borneo is in Southeast Asia's Malay Archipelago. Borneo is known for its beaches and biodiverse rainforest which is home to wildlife including clouded leopards and orangutans. It lies astride the Equator and is largely mountainous with Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, having the highest peak at over 4,000 metres. Borneo is hot and humid with a wet, monsoonal period between October and March.
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Borneo is very friendly, they’re very laid-back, but remember that it is Islamic – so be respectful and keep fairly well covered up. Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Malaysia. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. Bars and restaurants, hotels, markets, shopping malls hosting major international brand outlets, tourist attractions, places of worship and airports are all potential targets. UK health authorities have classified Malaysia as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. Around 360,000 British nationals visit Malaysia each year. Most visits are trouble free, but incidents of petty crime, especially bag snatching, can affect visitors.
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