Borneo Shopping

Where to Shop and What to Buy in Borneo

Surrounded by the South China Sea to the west and the Sulu and Celebes Sea to the east, Borneo is a veritable Eden straddling the Equator. The longhouse villages in the mountainous interior afford some of the best insight into indigenous culture and the planet’s third largest island is a mix of thick, impenetrable jungle, idyllic sun-kissed islands, mysterious caverns and soaring mountain ranges. The island’s got such a rich cultural bounty that you’ll be utterly spoilt for choice when it comes to retail bargains – traditional handicrafts and cultural souvenirs are especially popular in remote areas but if you’re looking for modern goods, bigger cities such as Kuching and Kota Kinabalu are your best bet.

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    Sarawak Shopping

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    Brunei Shopping

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    Kalimantan Shopping

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