BORNEO

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- BORNEO is the third largest island in the world and one of the wildest and most exotic places you can be.

 

However the powerful palm oil industry has destroyed over 60% of its rainforest in the last 50 years and has put indigenous species such as its famous orangutan in danger of extinction.

 

In the northern part of the island, in the region of Sabah, there are countless islands bathed by a crystal-clear sea where the Bahaut Laut or Sea Gypsies live. This ethnic group lives on floating houses in the middle of the sea and they are famous for their ability to dive for minutes underwater to fish. The region is also known as the water of pirates and terrorism, and each year there are many kidnappings of tourists by the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf, which belongs to the Islamic state and has caused a conflict that has led to a ban on sailing in the region's waters after 6pm. -

 

 

 

 

"Travelling is an exercise with fatal consequences for prejudice, intolerance and narrow-mindedness"

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