Consisting of 3 nations which are the Malaysian states Sabah and Sarawak, Indonesia’s Kalimantan, and also Brunei, the island of Borneo has some incredible collection of features that makes it truly special and out of this world! Here’s a long list of Borneo’s unique features and facts for you to get to know more about this amazing island.

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Largest

Island

Though it’s only the third largest island in the world, Borneo is still considered huge.

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Smallest

Mammals

Borneo is also home to the famous Bornean pygmy elephant and the Bornean sun bear, which are both the smallest elephant and bear species in the world respectively.

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Primate With The

Longest Nose

Found only in Borneo, this monkey known for its unique nose nad the alpha male nose can grow as long as 18cm in length.

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Highest

Mountain

Mount Kinabalu is one of South East Asia's tallest and mightiest peak standing at 4095m and 13,435 feet above sea level.

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Biggest

Flower

The Rafflesia arnoldii species can weigh up to 22 pounds and grow to be 39 inches in diameter.

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Longest

River

The Kinabatangan River is the longest river in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo and the second longest in all of Malaysia.

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Biggest

Cave

Borneo is home to one of the largest underground cave chambers in the world!

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World's Tallest

Tropical Tree

The tallest tropical tree in the world can be found in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo and it was recently discovered by scientists in early 2019 at Danum Valley.

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Oldest

Rainforest

Borneo's Rainforests are about 140 million years old, compared to the Amazon rainforest which is only 55 million years old, making them one of the oldest forests in the world- That’s unbelievably old!

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Most Culturally

Diverse

In Sabah, Malaysia Borneo, there are a total of 33 indigenous groups and over 200 sub-ethnic groups.

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Top Spot For

Diving

Barracuda Point, located in Sipadan Island, Sabah Malaysia as one of the top dive spots in the whole world!

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Loveliest

Sunsets

Here in Borneo, there are various locations where the sunsets (and sunrises) are out of this world.