Year 2017 has gone by in a blink of an eye and what an amazing year it has been for us! We’re definitely anticipating more incredible things to come our way in 2018, so do stay tuned with us. We’re welcoming the New Year with our 71st Wild Borneo issue with a Heart of Borneo theme for your reading pleasure.
2017 was a whirlwind of events. Besides launching our new and improved bi-monthly newsletter Wild Borneo back in July 2017, our highlights in 2017 also include launching a few Heart of Borneo (HoB) tours such as the Lemaing 2 trekking and the Ba’Kelalan – Krayan Highlands tours. This is a great addition to our tours as our contribution to community based tourism with the recent of Visit Heart of Borneo HoB logo, which aims to promote the island’s biodiverse rainforest transboundary as an ecotourism destination. You can find out more about the Heart of Borneo and what it’s all about in this issue.
Last year, we have also unveiled and opened up our newly built and furnished Borneo Villas at Sukau Rainforest Lodge – a luxurious upgrade from our existing superior rooms. Besides that, we have bought a 7.7 acre land for the purpose of conservation in Sukau under BEST Society, as well as celebrated another achievement by being awarded with the Human Resources Minister Award for the SME Service category amongst others.
In this issue, readers will also be treated to an interview with Ivan Vallejo Ricaurte, the famous mountaineer who reached the summit of all 14 of the world’s 8,000 meters without oxygen tanks. Sukau Rainforest Lodge is celebrating The Year of the Bird with National Geographic and you can find out more about this campaign in this issue.
We’re also happy to announce that our motto this year is “A sustainable world means working together to create prosperity for all” which revolves around the theme “Sustainability”, a mission which we are adopting for the rest of this year.
On behalf of my team in Borneo Eco Tours, Sukau Rainforest Lodge and BEST Society, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you Happy New Year 2018 and a heartfelt gratitude for your continuous support!
Happy reading. Cheers!
Read Wild Borneo Issue 71 here.