Borneo: Jungle Dream Palm oil plantations make the rainforest disappear

Borneo. A huge island covered with impenetrable jungle, where orang-utans swing from tree to tree, elephants and rhinos roam the forests, wild cats and leopards hunt their prey, and crocodiles reign the rivers. That must have been Borneo many, many years ago. Now, it’s mostly palm oil plantations as far as the eye can see. I must…

Ulu Temburong: Brunei’s Green Heart A day in Brunei's biggest national park

Ulu Temburong National Park lies in Brunei’s Temburong district, which is cut off from the rest of the country. The only way to get there without having to cross the border to Malaysia is by speedboat from BSB. The speedboat really lives up to its name and the ride is lots of fun as the…

Brunei: Surprisingly Different Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Brunei is a tiny sultanate of only half a million inhabitants on the northern coast of Borneo and very rich in oil. If you’re expecting a kind of Dubai however, you will be either very disappointed or very surprised. Bandar Seri Begawan, short BSB, the capital and biggest (and actually only) city of Brunei, has a…