My name is Nick and my great love is, alongside my Malaysian wife, Borneo. In 2011 I moved to the Malaysian part of this gigantic island to work in tourism here. I find it particularly interesting to put together unique journeys and to work with local people. There is so much to see and experience in Borneo, and with pleasure, I share my experiences with travelers. In my free time I often go out to discover a new waterfall or see wildlife in the green jungle.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Malaysia is a vast country with wild jungles and vibrant cities. I specialise in tours with a twist, for example exploring a less-known part of a city during a Food tour. Additionally, I specialise in tailor made expeditions into the wild, for example a 5-day hike to the tallest waterfall in Malaysia."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I studied Tourism Management in the Netherlands. During my third year I did my internship in Borneo. During that time I fell in love with travel and South East Asia. I finished my studies and moved to Malaysia. Now, years later, it's still the best decision I have made in my life."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"The best experiences travelling in Malaysia is spending time with the locals in the rainforest. Without phones and internet, one will learn to look at the world in different ways. I have spent much time trekking the jungles with local tribes, as we were looking for wild Orangutans. One of the best experiences was celebrating the Harvest Festival at the Batang Ai National Park. During the Harvest Festival, friends and family from all over the country will visit a the traditional homestay. For one week there are celebrations with dance, games and delicious food!"