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Birds of the Sepilok Forest – a Photographic Guide

This is a neat little book of 110 pages has 200 colour photographs of birds seen at the Rainforest Discovery Centre and surroundings at Sepilok, near Sandakan on the E. Coast of Sabah, East Malaysia on the island of Borneo. 300 bird species have now been recorded, with 15 endemics, including the icon of  Borneo [...]

Bako National Parks Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo: A Guide to

Lush tropical rainforests including mangroves with some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna together with a rocky coastline interrupted only by pristine white sandy beaches are not a thing of the past: they can be enjoyed fist hand in Bako National Park. Bako is one the smallest parks in Sarawak, yet one of the [...]

Honey Bees of Borneo

Prof. Nikolaus Koeniger, his wife Dr Gudrun Koeniger and Salim Tingek

Today was the ceremonial launching of the long awaited book on the Honey Bees of Borneo, describing the research work of Prof. Nikolaus Koeniger, his wife Dr Gudrun Koeniger and Salim Tingek. All five species of honey bee occurring in Borneo are featured and [...]

Honey Bees of Borneo

Borneo, with 5 of the 9 species of honey bee found world wide, is the biodiversity hotspot for this group. Honey production world wide is base on the European, Asian and African species Apis mellifera, the Western Honey Bee, but as this beast suffers continuing large scale ‘colony collapse disorder’ (partly [...]

Publisher’s Visit

John Beaufoy and Ken Scriven

John Beaufoy,¬† Proprietor and MD of John Beaufoy Publishing¬† from the UK (left), and his Area Representative Ken Scriven (former CEO of WWF Malaysia) came to the shop in KK 2 days ago to show us the final mock up of¬† ‘Wild Sabah’,¬† a new volume by John (Mammals of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Butterflies of the Crocker Range # 2

The Blue Spotted Peacock Swallowtail, Papilio karna. This is quite common and seems to prefer the lower slopes of the mountain ranges of Borneo.
Kipandi Butterfly Park has a fine range of orchids and pitcher plants as well as insects. It is open to the public. You can even go along at night and see lots [...]

A common Butterfly of Borneo

Hypolimnas bolina likes open sunny spaces close to trees. It is a feature of large gardens in suburban Kota Kinabalu. The male is very territorial and glides down from a high perch to inspect intruders, including people. Other butterflies get chased away.