Borneo (Regional Travel Guide) - Wild orangutans swing through jungle canopies, Irrawaddy dolphins play in the shimmering waters of the South China Sea and saltwater crocs watch boats gliding down the river in search of Dayak longhouses.” – Daniel Robinson, Lonely Planet Writer
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This book is a huge step BACKWARDS by Lonely Planet. Compared to the previous edition content has been cut back seriously, and the chapter covering Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo, which covers 73% of the island) is so slim it is now almost useless. The entire huge province of West Kalimantan has been totally omitted from this edition, never mind that it has, among other things, the only land crossing between Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo. The coverage of the remaining three Kalimantan provinces is also so poor that you are much better off getting the Kalimantan chapter of LP's general Indonesia guide.
As for Malaysian Borneo, I guess the guide is OK, it covers all the touristy spots already covered in Lonely Planet's Malaysia Singapore & Brunei guide, but no more.
Inside This Book… view Detail
- 54 maps
- 427,500km of jungle adventures
- 25 spectacular dive sites
- 112 days of on-the-ground research
- In-depth background
- Clear, easy-to-use maps
- Adventure Borneo planning feature
- At-a-glance practical info
- Comprehensive planning tools
- Easy-to-read layout
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