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Kudat: Secret Beach
Kicking things into high gear, as the search for the perfect beach continues. Today’s contender, a little-known beach in the extreme north of Borneo.
Kudat: Tip of Borneo
A last minute change in plans takes us to the north of Borneo—and by north, I mean the tippy-top north—rumored home to the island’s most beautiful beaches .
Kota Kinabalu: Arrival in Borneo
Finally arriving on Borneo—just in time to witness one of the island’s world-famous sunsets…and a major meltdown.
Petronas Towers & Jalan Alor Night Market
We make our necks sore and our tummy’s very happy making our way around some of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic landmarks.
Exploring the World’s Largest Aviary
Comprised of 20 enclosed acres, the KL Bird Park is home to 3,000 birds representing 200 colorful species, and quite unlike anywhere else on the planet.
Arrival in Kuala Lumpur
We set off to explore a new country: Malaysia! Two weeks in Borneo with a stopover in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

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