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Dusun Riddles of Sabah

In the olden days of colonial Sabah, the indigenous Dusun people of North Borneo played riddles with one another while they planted young paddy shoots in the rice fields. The practice still continues to this day, but riddling has been brought into the homes as a much-loved form of entertainment for all, regardless of age [...]

The Magic of Borneo

The island of Borneo conjures up images of a vast green tropical wilderness protecting doe-eyed orang utans, unique  proboscis monkey, exotic pitcher plants and the indigenous rhinoceros hornbill. From the would famous Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary in Sabah to the splendid Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Brunei, from lavishly decorated temples to cultural villages, Borneo [...]

The Pagans of North Borneo (Reprint)

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A White Headhunter in Borneo

Few people have the distinction of placing their signature on a document that created a new nation. This book is about how the British Empire’s last declared Colony of North Borneo became the state of Sabah in the Federation of Malaysia in1963. Stephen Holley describes the unique flavour of the period from his insertion behind [...]

Borneobooks.com goes Live!

After months of preparation and testing, this new website for Borneo Books Services is now open for business. We hope you will find our selection of books tempting. It is almost certainly the best selection on Borneo available anywhere. A number of our titles are not stocked in any other shop, nor can they bought [...]

This is Borneo; Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan

This is Borneo has been produced in close collaboration with the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) Malaysia, an organization which, as a matter of policy, always attempts to take a balanced, factual approach in its conservation work. Thus, this book provides a balanced view of the world’s third largest island, using a unique blend [...]

Plants and animals in Brunei Darussalam

Negara Brunei Darussalam is blessed with a rich biodiversity and its natural heritage deserves to be enjoyed, appreciated and protected by all, this book is a little gem well worth waiting for. It is not a perfect guide, nor is it a comprehensive or erudite study but it is highly informative and captivating. It will [...]

A taste of Borneo paradise

A taste of Borneo Paradise is an excellent guide revealing the best of Borneo’s hiden culinary gems.

Inland people of Sabah

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Kinabatangan Floodplain

Where Sabah’s longest river, the Kinabatangan, reaches the lowlands, it meanders through a vast floodplain, laden with oxbow lakes and swamps. Here, Borneo’s captivating wildlife – orang utans, proboscis monkeys, otters and spectacular bird life roam free. Along the mighty river, local orang Sungai have long made their homes. Not only does this key wetland [...]