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Carrol Sylvester

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Sabah & Sarawak. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"My parents own a homestay when I was growing up, I would help them with preparing. It was always interesting to me as we received guest from all over the country, meeting new people, new story, it intrigues me! At 17, I work part-time while studying, doing everything such guiding and reservation. From part-time, I decided to pursue a degree in Tourism and the rest is history. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I would say my trip to Thailand was the unique one, went there solely for Water Festival, it was overwhelming to experience Bangkok and Pattaya nightlife! It is so tiring at the same time, I decide to take the next bus that night, leads to small town, not knowing where I was, roam around and grateful enough there is an Indonesian family let me tag along with them, thinking I was Indonesian at first. They are the loveliest family ever, I still keep in touch with them till now!"

Featured trips & expertise

The Kinabatangan River
Borneo Nature Lodge - 4 Days

This four-day tour will take you into the heart of the jungle to search for pygmy elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and Bornean gibbons. Spend your days scanning the shores as you cruise along the river and your nights wandering the jungle trails, always in search of the next wild, elusive jungle creature.

Borneo monkey in the wild
Borneo Eastern Wildlife Adventure - 5 Days

With flora and fauna unlike anywhere else in the world, the Borneo rainforest offers a thrilling experience to anyone willing to venture this far. During this 5-day journey, you will explore the jungle by both river and land in search of elusive wildlife, as well as encounter endangered species through the local conservation and rehabilitation centers.

Cycling the "Headhunter Heartland" - 7 Days

Following the trail of the White Rajahs in their late-1800s conquest to suppress the rebellious headhunters, cycle into the Iban heartland - a land of authentic longhouses, interior waterways, and rustic forts. This tour is perfect for those seeking a truly off-the-beaten-track experience of dining in longhouses with locals, listening to stories by village chiefs, and immersing themselves in the Bornean jungle.

Borneo Adventure - 7 Days

Grab your hiking boots and don't forget your binoculars! This Borneo adventure is full of off-the-beaten-track experiences in areas rich in wildlife. Trek through primary rainforest, go on a riverboat safari, browse local fruit and veggie markets, and explore the jungle canopy in Poring.

Wildlife and Sea in Malaysia - 5 Days

Animal lovers and ocean enthusiasts get ready: this five-day trip is bursting with both sea and wildlife. Make your way through the five distinct habitats of the Kinabatangan River to a chalet on the beach, keeping an eye out for proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, and Pygmy elephants along the way.

Dreamy sunset in Kota Belud
Best Local Experiences in Sabah, Borneo

To experience Sabah as the locals do requires expert insight. Our Sabah specialist has put together a list of places where you can get off-the-beaten-path and discover the hidden gems of this region of Borneo. From great diving spots and sunset viewpoints to bustling markets and local cuisine, this list is your ultimate guide to the experiences that Sabah locals love best.