Explore Borneo with Elegant Resorts
An island in the South China Sea, Borneo belongs to three countries: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Renowned for its untouched rainforests, home to a myriad of rare and endangered wildlife species, this a country where tribes still practice their ancient ways and lazy rivers snake through the jungle en route to the South China Sea. Kota Kinabalu city is becoming a popular destination due to its proximity to tropical islands, lush rain forest and Mount Kinabalu. In addition to the many natural land attractions, Borneo's marine wildlife is also exceptional and both snorkelling and diving are extremely popular. The vibrant waters surrounding Gaya Island, enable guests to snorkel conveniently from the jetty and beyond, by boat.
Borneo's untouched rainforests are home to rare and endangered wildlife, including colourful birds and the protected Orangutan. Guests staying at Shangri La's Rasa Ria Resort can enjoy a boat trip to see mesmerising firefly displays at night, alternatively, guests can twin their stay with Shangri-La's sister property in order to make the longer trip to visit orphaned Orangutans at the Orangutan Sanctuary at Sepilok.
Ramadan, which is observed for one month each year, is a period of fasting when the pace of life is slower, public areas are busier and there are certain restrictions, for example, consuming food in public, drinking alcohol and use of restaurants.